While perusing the blogosphere a few days ago, The Bitter Foodie (in a lovely post) reminded me about Alabama Chanin. You may remember seeing Natalie Chanin, Founder, in the September '07 issue of Domino...? Well, somehow I managed to miss out on checking in with the remarkable creations that Natalie is producing with the help of local Alabama artisans.
You know I can talk a blue streak, Kids...and I could talk about Alabama Chanin and its products and mission until that blue streak went white hot! Natalie has created a vibrant business concept supporting the art of creativity and craft surrounded by a goal of sustainability. Handmade or hand-stitched, the offerings abound that would do any heart, body, or home a whole lotta good. And, Natalie, understanding that artisan goods can be cost prohibitive, even has kits so you can make your own tempting treats.
There are home goods, clothing, books, a documentary called "STITCH" that Natalie directed, a blog, etc. It's practically endless! As will be the joy you'll have emersing yourself in the heart of Alabama Chanin. And that is one sweet ending indeed.
(Product photographs by Charles Moore and Robert Rausch
from Alabama Chanin website. Portrait of Natalie Chanin
(in banner image) from September 2007 issue of Domino Magazine.)