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
09.29.2014 - 10. 3.2014
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” - Maya Angelou
Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, September 29 – Friday, October 3:
Register now for the October 13th On Design lecture, which will be the first in a series hosted here at The Factory. Natalie Chanin will be presenting, “The School of Bauhaus + Creative Process”. The event is open to the public with limited seating.
Join us for First & Third Mondays in our studio space, to work on your latest sewing project in the company of other sewers. Coffee, tea, and light breakfast will be available for purchase from the Factory Café.
Seats are still available for the upcoming Friends of the Café Dinner featuring Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ on October 10th. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 take a look in our cooler—fully stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like egg salad, pimento cheese, and our roasted tomato soup.
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 2; check back each day for an updated menu.
Four Deviled Eggs
made with locally-sourced, farm-fresh eggs 4.95
Bowl of Roasted Vegetable 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
Sweet Potato Quiche
made with sweet potatoes, caramelized onions, and a Gruyere cheese,
served with roasted vegetables and a side of The Factory Salad 11.95
Four Small Puff Pastries
with house made ricotta and spinach,
served with a side of The Factory Salad 11.95
Roasted Vegetable Sandwich
roasted eggplant, squash, peppers, and red onions with fresh ricotta cheese,
served on homemade ciabatta bread,
with a side of The Factory Salad or your choice of chips 11.95
The Factory Salad
made with Jack-o-Lantern Farm’s greens, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber,
and shaved parmesan, tossed in a house made lemon vinaigrette,
served with a hard-boiled egg 6.95
white cake with buttercream icing 3.95
Aunt Mag's Chocolate Cake
chocolate cake with chocolate frosting 3.95
topped with lime salt 4.25
Three Chocolate Chip Cookies 2.95
(All desserts are made to order; please allow 10 minutes.)
Two Deviled Eggs 2.45
Side of The Factory Salad 3.95
Cup of Soup with toast 4.50
Route 11 Potato Chips 1.50
Thyme-Infused Roasted Potatoes 3.25
Roasted Vegetables of the Day 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 one chocolate chip cookie, and your choice of tea or coffee 10.95
Mountain Valley Spring Water (flat or sparkling)
Full Bottle 3.75
Individual Size 1.90
Bottle Drinks 1.90
Organic Iced Tea
your choice sweet, unsweet, or half-and-half 1.90
Hot Tea 1.90
The Factory Blend Drip Coffee 2.50
Enjoy your lunch on exclusive Alabama Chanin @ Heath Ceramics dinnerware.