Guided Factory tours are offered at 2:00pm on weekdays. No reservations are required. Tours are free and last approximately 30 minutes. They include a behind-the-scenes look at our studio and production areas 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
THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 6.20.2016 – 6.25.2016
“Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” – Henry Ford
Join us at The Factory this morning from 8:30 – 11:30am for Third Mondays. Spend your morning working on your latest project in the company of fellow sewers – sharing inspiration and encouragement. Coffee, tea, and lunch will be available for purchase from the café. Please bring your own fabric and sewing notions.
Be sure to explore our Celebrate America category, just in time for Independence Day. Shop made-in-America goods and Indigo pieces in select styles and sizes.
On Tuesday, June 22nd, Natalie is speaking at Patagonia’s Mag Mile Chicago store in a special lecture with Jill Dumain, Patagonia’s Director of Environmental Strategy. The evening includes limited materials for making. This event is free and open to the public. Visit here for more information.
You can find a selection of Natalie’s work and Alabama Chanin garments on display at exhibitions across the South, including the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, Alabama, and the The Georgine Clarke Alabama Artists Gallery in Montgomery, Alabama. The newest exhibition recently opened at The Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth, Georgia. Visit our Events page for more details.
Please note that The Factory and all Alabama Chanin offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5, and resume regular business hours. Wherever you find yourself – may you make happy memories and have safe travels.
We’ve still got a few spots available for our Two Hour Sewing Workshop on July 29. Purchase your tickets now and plan your trip to Florence for the day. This workshop is suited for beginners and experience sewers alike. Work with the Alabama Chanin team to create a hand sewn project from a selection of custom kits. After the workshop, enjoy lunch from The Factory’s café.
If you decide to travel in for the July 29th workshop, make a weekend of it and stay for our Sip + Sew Saturday on July 30 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Brunch, coffee, and beverages will be available for purchase from The Factory’s café from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Work in the company of fellow sewers and receive guidance and great company along the way.
The Factory is serving up savory meals every weekday featuring organic, regionally-sourced ingredients. Our Daily Menu rotates with the seasons and features everything from soup and sandwiches, to quiche and freshly baked bread. Stay for a free, guided tour each weekday at 2:00pm, where you will learn about the history of the company and our sustainable manufacturing practices.
Start your Saturdays the right way with brunch from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Our menu covers all of your breakfast basics, including biscuits and homemade gravy, and mimosas made with freshly squeezed orange juice. Our store is open from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Come out and shop our new Collection and a selection of accessories, home goods, and kitchen wares.
Custom catering and freshly-baked whole cakes are available for all events and occasions. Work directly with our head chef, Zachariah, to create a delicious menu tailored to your tastes and needs. Please provide 72 hours’ notice when placing an order. Call +1.256.760.1090 and ask for the café to place your order or fill out our online catering form located here.
462 Lane Drive, Florence, AL 35630
HOURS @ THE FACTORY
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
10:00am – 2:00pm
In addition to daily lunch service and shopping, The Factory is used by the community for small catered lunches, special events, lectures, and as host to local or traveling art exhibits. Current programming includes our Friends of the Café Dinner Series, workshops, and sewing groups. You can view a complete listing of our events here.
Friends of the Café Dinner with Sean Brock – Saturday, October 8th