Dueble was out for the day so we had a substitute. It was a beautiful spring day and I was very excited because our class was scheduled to take the bicycle safety test that morning.
Two months after the Blackberry Farm experience, I drove from Atlanta to Eva, Alabama, to pick up my cousin before heading to Florence to visit the Alabama Chanin factory.
At one point, we were so far out in the country there was no place to use the restroom for nearly 25 miles. We stopped at a gas station to enquire about facilities, only to be told to head eight more miles up the road.
We arrive at the industrial park outside Florence a little after 9 a. Stacks of the jersey are neatly stacked and categorized by colorway, and an enormous pile of scrap material sits in a bin in the corner, with an old-fashioned scale for those who wish to purchase the remnants by the pound for DIY embellishments or for smaller projects such as scarves.
Aesthetically, the factory rooms are white, bright and clean — the whole place feels comfy and eternally ready for a photo shoot. I imagine the bustle of workers producing nearly 1. The curation behind the factory experience is deliberate and purposeful; how else should a company proselytize the benefits of a simple organic lifestyle?
I meet Natalie in her office for an interview, where she talked about her life as a single mom, her education, her travels and why she now lives and works in Florence. As she spoke, it became obvious why her company bears both her name and the flavor of her personality: I wanted to know why Natalie left Alabama, how she came back to her home state to start her company, why she cares where her cotton comes from and what she thinks is so special about the South.
I moved to Chattanooga when I was in the 10th grade with my mother.
That seemed like a really good city, so I always told everybody I was from Chattanooga and never talked about Alabama. It took me time to really appreciate [being from Florence]. This friend of mine had moved to New York. I wound up sending out some resumes, and at the end of the week I had a job in New York City.
It just seemed like every door I tried to open in the South, there was no place for me to land. She made all my dresses as a little girl and then my other grandmother was the same.
There was always a sewing machine. We had fresh vegetables and bread straight out of the oven. Building community was their work, and so I think I just it was just part of my life growing up and now seems so natural.
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