HOUSTON–Chantal Cookware Corp. has created a Memory collection of kitchenware and has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to raise awareness of the disease.
In addition, the company has promoted Henry Nading to national sales manager, responsible for managing the company’s sales team.
The collection includes items such as tea kettles, tea pots, mugs, bakeware and canisters, as well as special items that could be helpful to people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, such as colorful medicine bowls and a change tray to remind patients where to put possessions such as keys, watches and change. The collection is executed in a purple colorway, the official color of the Alzheimer’s Association. Each piece will include educational marketing materials, such as hang tags or stickers, to help increase awareness of the disease.
The collection will be available online at chantal.com this month and will be carried by retail stores for World Alzheimer’s Month in September, the company said. Now through 2014, Chantal will donate 5 to 10 percent of the Memory collection’s net sales to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Heida Thurlow, Chantal’s founder and CEO, experiences the struggles of Alzheimer’s on a daily basis as she cares for her husband, who is living with the disease. “The Alzheimer’s Association has been tremendously helpful in my pursuit for information, and we are thrilled to join them in this fight against this heartbreaking disease,” Thurlow said. “We hope to generate needed funds for the Alzheimer’s Association and to increase awareness of this disease. Over 20 million people in the United States are currently touched by Alzheimer’s disease, either as caregivers or as patients, and the number is growing significantly.”
Nading joined Chantal in 2008 as a sales trainee. He has moved up in the organization in various roles that have included managing its marketing department and product-development sector. Most recently, he served as southeast regional manager, handling numerous key accounts.