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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 1.19.2015 – 1.24.2015

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 1.19.2015 – 1.24.2015

“Just when you think life is a bitch, it has puppies.” – Lois Battle, The Florabama Ladies’ Auxiliary and Sewing Circle

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, January 19 – Saturday, January 24:

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Join us today, January 19, for Third Mondays @ The Factory. Spend your morning working on your latest project in the company of fellow sewers. Share inspiration, encouragement, and fellowship. Coffee, tea, and light breakfast with be available for purchase from The Factory Café. Please bring your own fabric and sewing notions.

Monday, January 19, 2015
8:30am – 11:30am

The Factory
462 Lane Drive
Florence, AL, 35630

Store Hours
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

TOURS
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.

CAFÉ
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy our fresh, seasonal offerings. This week features items like customer favorite Open-Faced Meatloaf Sandwich, as well as our Lentil and Wild Rice Salad.

Whether stopping by to shop, eat lunch, or take the afternoon tour, don’t forget to bring home our egg salad, pimento cheese, and/or soup of the day. We also bake fresh ciabatta bread every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and have bread available daily for $6 per loaf.

We offer freshly baked whole cakes as well. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven—from our family to yours. Please provide 24-hours’ notice when placing an order.

Custom catering is now available for all events and occasions. Work directly with our head chef, Zach Chanin, and the Alabama Chanin team to create a menu tailored to your needs.

Café Hours
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 2:00pm; Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am, but coffee and snacks are available all day.

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SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Join us tomorrow, January 17, for Saturday Brunch at The Factory Café. This week’s Brunch features a Factory Benedict loaded with pork paillard, poached eggs, and sriracha hollandaise sauce, as well as ricotta pancakes with house made honey ricotta, Amish butter, and maple syrup.

As always, we will have a selection of seasonal choices that highlight products from local and regional farms and purveyors.

View our Saturday menu here or check below.

Saturday Store Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Café Hours: 11:00am – 2:00pm

The Factory Store + Café
462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama, 35630

Call us: +1.256.760.1090 or email office (at) alabamachanin.com

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THE SCHOOL OF MAKING: WORKSHOPS 2015

THE SCHOOL OF MAKING: WORKSHOPS 2015

Docendo discimus — “by teaching, we learn”
–Seneca the Younger

As we slide into 2015, we invite you to join us for one (or more) of our Workshops offered through The School of Making. As a company, Alabama Chanin believes strongly in the ideas of sharing, collaborating, exploring, educating, learning by doing, and—in the process—creating a community; our hope is that our work will produce a happy work environment, happy people, happy products, and a happier Mother Nature.

As Alabama Chanin and The School of Making continue to grow, so do our Workshops. Over the coming months we have a variety of Workshops scheduled and more to be added. We will have events lasting a week, a weekend, one-day, one-hour, and two-hours; some events will be held at The Factory, with other events in Tennessee, Texas, Illinois, New York, California, and beyond.

Here is an overview of the events we have planned. Come one, come all; come to one, come to all.

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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 1.12.2015 – 1.17.2015

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 1.12.2015 – 1.17.2015

“..I do not want art for a few; any more than education for a few; or freedom for a few… ” – William Morris

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, January 12 – Saturday, January 17:

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A big THANK YOU goes out to Southern Living Magazine for including Natalie as one of the 50 People Who Are Changing the South in 2015. There are a lot of good folk on the list and we are proud to be included.

Join us on Monday, January 12, for On Design. This fourth event in our lecture and conversation series will feature a multimedia presentation by Natalie Chanin on William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement.

Our One-Day Sewing Workshop will take place in our Pop-Up Store inside the Billy Reid shop in Austin, Texas, on January 15. Work with Natalie Chanin to create a hand-sewn project from a selection of kits available as part of our Studio Book Series. There will also be discussion of the physics of sewing, reverse appliqué, garment construction, and an overview of other Alabama Chanin techniques. Register here or contact workshops (at) alabamachanin.com for more information.

Store Hours
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

TOURS
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.

CAFÉ
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy our fresh, seasonal offerings. This week features items like our customer-favorite Petite Homemade Meatloaf, as well as our new Sweet Potato Risotto.

Whether stopping by to shop, eat lunch, or take the afternoon tour, don’t forget to bring home our egg salad, pimento cheese, and/or soup of the day. We also bake fresh ciabatta bread every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and have bread available daily for $6 per loaf.

We offer freshly baked whole cakes as well. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven—from our family to yours. Please provide 24-hours’ notice when placing an order.

Custom catering is now available for all events and occasions. Work directly with our head chef, Zach Chanin, and the Alabama Chanin team to create a menu tailored to your needs.

Café Hours
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 2:00pm; Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Lunch service begins at 11:00am, but coffee and snacks are available all day.

The Factory Store + Café
462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama 35630

Below is the menu for Monday, January 12; check here each day for an updated menu.

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ON DESIGN: ARTS AND CRAFTS

ON DESIGN: ARTS AND CRAFTS

“If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

Join us this Monday at The Factory for the fourth conversation in our On Design Series. Last month, Natalie spoke about the history of stenciling. This week, the conversation continues with a lecture about the Arts and Crafts Movement and its irrefutable leader, designer William Morris—including examples of the movement throughout history and a study of the work of Morris himself.

Monday, January 12, 2015
10:30am – 11:30am

Alabama Chanin @ The Factory
462 Lane Drive
Florence, AL 35630

$7.00

Open-to-the-public, the cost includes admission, participation in the conversation, and a cup of The Factory blend coffee, a cold drink, or tea.

Register here for our fourth event.

P.S. Look for more information on this and other upcoming Makeshift events on our Journal and/or join our mailing list.

NEWSLETTER #24

Newsletter #24

In Newsletter #24, we announce anticipated, upcoming events for 2015. Our Makeshift/Friends of the Cafe Dinner series and Two-Hour Business Workshop  at The Factory on March 5th and 6th will feature Ari Weinzweig, co-founder and CEO of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The dinner celebrates slow, sustainable, and inventive food, joined with Alabama Chanin’s ongoing conversations on craft, design, food, making, and community. During the business workshop, Ari will share his business experience and the approach to business that led to Zingerman’s success, including their unique business model, as well as the challenges all business owners and organizations inevitably face.

And this summer, we will host our second annual Classic Sewing Weekend at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, beginning June 25th. Work with Natalie and the Alabama Chanin team to create a custom garment or project of your choice. The weekend includes instruction, materials, and delicious Blackberry Farm cuisine.

The Factory Store and Café are now open every Saturday. Stop by for brunch from 11:00am – 2:00pm, and visit our flagship store from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

We invite you to join our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter and keep up with new products, workshops, events at The Factory, and stories featured on our Journal.

Update your mailing subscription to include the newsletter here.

xoNatalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin

SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

We are still in a holiday mood and to continue the celebration, we are keeping our holiday Brunch menu for this Saturday, December 27th.

Enjoy our customer favorite Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes, the always-popular Cinnamon Custard French Toast, and a variety of other seasonal choices.

View our Saturday menu here or check below.

Saturday Store Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Café Hours: 11:00am – 2:00pm

And after brunch, enjoy in-store savings at our annual Inventory Sale where you will find savings of up to 40% on Saturday the 27th. Savings will continue to grow each day, through Wednesday, December 31st.

The Factory Store + Café
462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama 35630

Call us: +1.256.760.1090 or email office (at) alabamachanin.com

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HOLIDAY STORE HOURS

HOLIDAY  STORE HOURS AT THE FACTORY

This week we will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, to celebrate the joys of the holiday season with our families.

We will re-open, with regular shop hours (shown above) on Friday, on December 26th, featuring our annual Inventory Sale both in-store and online.

Make post-holiday plans to visit us at The Factory:
462 Lane Drive,
Florence, Alabama 35630

Call us +1.256.760.1090 or email office (at) alabamachanin.com

 

ZINGERMAN’S @ THE FACTORY

ZINGERMAN'S @ THE FACTORY

In 1982, Ari Weinzweig and his business partner Paul Saginaw opened Zingerman’s Delicatessen in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Today, that institution has evolved into a collection of food specialty businesses (known as the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, or ZCoB) that includes a bakery, mail order operation, a coffee company, candy manufacturer, a barbeque restaurant, creamery, and a catering and event planning service. The decision to build new, independent businesses (instead of franchising the deli) proved to be an sustainable strategy for operating a business, an effective approach for establishing growth opportunities for employees, and a way to ultimately give back to their Ann Arbor community.

In March 2015, we are delighted to be hosting Ari and our friends from Zingerman’s here at The Factory in Florence. I’ve long been an admirer and student of Ari’s work, teachings, and books. (And as an introduction to Ari, you might want to check out this interview with him on our Journal.) His philosophies and approaches to running a business have helped me and the Alabama Chanin family create a better work environment here at The Factory. Our staff studied Ari’s latest book, Managing Ourselves, as part of a workplace enrichment program, and we each wrote visions of how we want to take ownership of our individual roles, while benefiting the team and helping the company grow as a whole.

ZINGERMAN'S @ THE FACTORY

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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 12.22.2014 – 12.27.2014

Christmas

“As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.”  – Donald E. Westlake

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, December 22 – Saturday, December 27:

As Christmas inches closer, the to-do list grows and, somehow, the gift list, too. Avoid the lines and give the gift of an Alabama Chanin digital gift card with just the click of a button. Simply specify the email address you would like to send the card to, add a special note.

This week we will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, to celebrate the holiday season with our families.

We will re-open, with regular shop hours on Friday, December 26th, featuring our annual Inventory Sale both in-store and online.

Make post-holiday plans to visit us at The Factory:
462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama 35630

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