Guided Factory tours are offered at 2:00pm on weekdays. No reservations are required. The tour is free and lasts approximately 30 minutes. It includes a behind-the-scenes look at our studio and production areas, including our natural dye house and Building 14 machine sewing production facility, as well a history of the company. Questions are always welcome.
If you are joining us for lunch prior to the tour, please allow ample time to arrive, order, and eat.
Alabama Chanin @ The Factory
462 Lane Drive
Florence, AL 35630
Please contact studio(at)alabamachanin.com for information on group tours.
The Factory | This Week
“Never miss a party…good for the nerves—like celery.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls
Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, October 5 – Saturday, October 10:
Stop by First Mondays at The Factory this morning from 8:30am – 11:30am for a little sewing, inspiration, and fellowship. Please bring your own fabric and sewing notions. Coffee, tea, and light breakfast will be available for purchase from the café.
Join us Thursday evening, October 8 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, for our very first Sip + Sew. Sip + Sew will be hosted at The Factory on every second Thursday of the month, so come sew, socialize, wind down, and enjoy a glass of wine (or beer). Small Bites + Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase from the café. Please bring your own fabric and sewing notions.
Secure your seat now for the next installment of our Friends of the Café Dinner Series with chef Anne Quatrano,Southern Makers, and Oxford American on October 24th. Cocktails begin at 6:30pm, and dinner will be served at 7:30pm. The cost of the ticket ($145) includes dinner, drinks, and a Maker Box with specially curated gifts from a selection of Southern Makers.
THE FACTORY HOURS
Monday – Wednesday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday + Friday, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
10:00am – 2:00pm
The Factory now offers extended hours on Thursdays and Fridays until 7:00pm. Stop by for Small Bites + Snacks—and enjoy a glass of wine or beer with friends while you shop our newest collection, A. Chanin machine-made line, home goods, and more. Our chef’s corner features coffee by the pound, house made granola, and wine by the bottle.
We offer guided tours of our space each weekday at 2:00pm, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14 machine manufacturing.
Enjoy an ever-changing lunch menu with seasonal, fresh ingredients. And be sure to join us on Saturdays for Brunch featuring seasonal choices that highlight products from local and regional farms and purveyors
Also don’t forget to take a look in our cooler—fully stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like pimento cheese, and our newest product, by-the-pound Brown Sugar Dry Cured bacon from the Fatback Pig Project.
We make freshly-baked whole cakes for any occasion. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven. Please provide 24 hours’ notice when placing an order. Call +1.256.760.1090 and ask for the café to place your order.
Custom catering is available for all events and occasions—including holiday parties. Work directly with our head chef, Zach Chanin, and the Alabama Chanin team to create a menu tailored to your needs.
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am, but coffee and Small Bites + Snacks are available all day. Here is a look at our weekly menu:
The Factory is also open-to-the-public and is used by the community for small catered lunches, as host to local or traveling art exhibits, and performances. Current programming includes workshops, our Friends of the Café Dinner Series, On Design lecture series, and sewing groups. Below is a list of currently scheduled events at The Factory for 2015. You can view a complete listing of our events here.
October 16, 2015 On Design: Working for Social Change
October 22, 2015 One-Day Business
October 23, 2015 One-Day Indigo
October 24, 2015 Friends of the Café + Southern Makers Dinner with Atlanta chef Anne Quatrano, celebrating a collaboration with Alabama Chanin, Southern Makers, and Oxford American
November 6, 2015 Classic Studio Weekend
November 19, 2015 On Design: Harvest Talk by Rinne Allen
First + Third Mondays Sewing Group meets each month from 8:30am – 11:30am.
Second Thursdays Sip + Sew meets each month from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.