THE GRIST – A MANUFACTURING COLLABORATION
Recently, Building 14, our new Design + Manufacturing Services division, produced the Grist in collaboration with our friends at Billy Reid. This raglan style men’s t-shirt is made with our 100% organic cotton and features an antique button snap pocket.
Read more about our team, the manufacturing collaboration, and Building 14 on the Billy Reid Journal.
Purchase the Grist from Billy Reid here.
Photos courtesy of Bradley Dean.
In 2008, Alabama Chanin moved operations from a three-bedroom house at Lovelace Crossroads on the outskirts of Florence, Alabama, to a former textile manufacturing facility built in 1982 in the local industrial park. The Factory, as the space is called, has become not only home to the Alabama Chanin design and production studio but also to workshops, events, and dinners. The space is filled with books, music, the hum of making, and more recently, machines for the new A. Chanin line. In 2013, Alabama Chanin began an expansion of The Factory that includes a new event space and full-service café, and houses workshop headquarters and the flagship store.
Our community was, for generations, home to textile mills that employed an incredible number of area residents. This industrial building, The Factory, where we work and spend hours of our lives has seen thousands of workers pass through the doors over the years; it has heard the hum of machines running and the voices and laughter of employees passing the day away. This building is part of Alabama Chanin’s history, but, more importantly, it is part of our community’s history—a symbol of economic boom, hard times, and community rebuilding.
THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK
10.20.2014 - 10.24.2014
I cannot do all the good that the world needs, but the world needs all the good that I can do. - Jana Standfield
Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, October 20 – Friday, October 24:
Join us on Monday, October 20 for Third Mondays @ The Factory. Come and connect with fellow sewers and share inspiration while working on your latest project.
New A. Chanin pieces will launch online and in-store on Tuesday, October 21. Come in to see the new styles, suitable for layering as the weather continues to cool.
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Stop by any weekday at 2:00pm for a guided tour of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14.
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy a new menu every day.
Also, don’t forget to check out our ready-to-go items like fresh ciabatta bread, egg salad, pimento cheese, and our soup of the day.
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 3:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am, but coffee and snacks are available all day.
Below is the menu for Thursday, October 23; check back each day for an updated menu.
Four Deviled Eggs
made with locally-sourced, farm-fresh eggs 4.95
Bowl of Fall Squash Soup
served with toast 6.50
Pimento Cheese Sandwich
served open-faced 7.45
Gram Perkins’ Homemade Egg Salad Sandwich
served open-faced 7.45
Grilled Cheese Sandwich 4.95
brisket with roasted purple onions, provolone,
and a fresh horseradish aioli,
served with your choice of chips 10.95
Sausage and Pepper Quiche
with Jack-o-Lantern Farm’s sausage and peppers, topped with cheddar,
served with roasted potatoes and onions, and a side of The Factory Salad 10.95
Brussels Sprouts Gratin
with Brussels sprouts, gruyere, and bacon,
served with a side of The Factory Salad 9.95
The Factory Salad
made with farm fresh greens, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber,
and shaved parmesan, tossed in a house made lemon citronette,
served with a hard-boiled egg 7.50
selection of our house made cakes 3.95
a duo of Pear-Prosecco and Peach-Bourbon
with topped with lime salt 3.75
Sweet Potato Panna Cotta
with house made marshmallows and pecan streusel 2.95
Homemade Apple Crisp
topped with freshly whipped cream 3.75
Two Deviled Eggs 2.45
Side of The Factory Salad 3.95
Cup of Soup with toast 4.50
Roasted Potatoes and Onions 3.25
Route 11 Potato Chips 1.50
Two Pimento Cheese Cornbread Muffins 3.25
Half Pimento Cheese Sandwich 3.95
Half Gram Perkins’ Egg Salad Sandwich 3.95
Choose three of the sides listed above,
served with your choice of tea or coffee 10.95
Enjoy your lunch on exclusive Alabama Chanin @ Heath Ceramics dinnerware.