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SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Saturday Brunch + The Week in Review

Join us tomorrow, February 28, for Saturday Brunch at The Factory Café. This week’s Brunch features our favorite Factory Benedict topped with fried salami and sriracha hollandaise sauce.

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

View our Saturday Brunch 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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MAKESHIFT DINNER SERIES (PAST AND PRESENT)

MAKESHIFT DINNER SERIES (PAST AND PRESENT)

Last year, we launched our Friends of the Café Dinner and Factory Chef Series, which was quickly established as part of our Makeshift initiative. As with most things here at Alabama Chanin, the idea evolved over time from an interesting idea into something bigger. In 2015, we are continuing to host Friends of the Café dinners, combined with a corresponding workshop series—a branch of The School of Making. The series will combine our celebration of slow, sustainable, and inventive food with our ongoing conversations on craft, design, food, making, and community.

The initial idea for this series was simple—each month, The Factory Café would feature seasonal dishes inspired by regional chefs (or restaurants) that shared our values of celebrating place, artisanal craftsmanship, and good food.

MAKESHIFT DINNER SERIES (PAST AND PRESENT)

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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 2.23.2015 – 2.28.2015

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“I’m convinced of this, good done anywhere is good done everywhere…” – Maya Angelou

Here is what we have going on around The Factory this week, Monday, February 2 – Friday, February 6:

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Our A. Chanin Long Sleeve Scoopneck and Fitted Rib Tank are now available in Pewter for a limited time.

Join us on Thursday, March 5th for dinner, featuring special ingredients and recipes from Zingerman’s with special guest Ari Weinzweig, Co-Founding Partner and CEO of Zingerman’s Community of Busineses. Cocktails begin at 6:30pm and will be followed by dinner at 7:30pm. Reserve your tickets here.

Reserve your tickets now for our Two-Hour Business Workshop with guest Ari Weinzweig. Ari will be sharing the approach to business that has led to Zingerman’s success. Tickets include training materials, presentations from Ari, roundtable discussions, and lunch from The Factory Café.

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.

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SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Saturday Brunch + The Week in Review

Join us tomorrow, February 21, for Saturday Brunch at The Factory Café. This week’s Brunch features our favorite Farm Breakfast with your choice of either bacon or a Big Bad Breakfast sausage patty or our French Toast made from fresh ciabatta bread.

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

View our Saturday Brunch 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 FACTORY | THIS WEEK 2.16.2015 – 2.21.2015

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 2.16.2015 – 2.21.2015

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, February 16 – Saturday, February 21:

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Monday, February 16, join us in our studio space for Third Mondays to work on your latest sewing project in the company of fellow sewers. Coffee, tea, and light breakfast will be available for purchase from The Factory Café.

Enjoy 20% off of Natalie’s Jacket, the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe, in-store and online Monday through Friday.

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 a new menu weekly.

Also don’t forget to take a look in our cooler—fully stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like pimento cheese and our carrot and ginger soup.

We offer freshly baked whole cakes as well. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven. 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 – 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, February 14, for Saturday Brunch at The Factory Café. This week’s Brunch features our Factory Quiche topped with a homemade puff pastry and a side of The Factory Salad, and our favorite Farm Breakfast which includes cheesy scrambled eggs and bacon.

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

View our Saturday Brunch 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 FACTORY | THIS WEEK 2.9.2015 – 2.13.2015

The Factory This Week 02.09.2015 - 02.13.2015

“Doubt thou the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.” – William Shakespeare

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, February 9 – Saturday, February 14:

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Join us as we discuss The Business of Artisan Work at our OnDesign event Monday, February 9. Buy your ticket now to reserve your seat; cost includes admission, participation in the conversation, and a cup of coffee or tea.

On Tuesday, February 10, we launch our new collection color Apple. Visit us online or in-store.

Our pop-up shop at Billy Reid in Austin, Texas, will be open through the 22nd of this month. Visit us there and receive 30% off our limited-edition pieces.

Monday, February 16, join us to sew and socialize at Third Mondays @ The Factory. Work on your latest sewing projects in our extended studio space while enjoying the company of fellow sewers and a cup of coffee.

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 a fresh menu every day.

Also don’t forget to take a look in our cooler—fully stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like Magpie and Ruth’s Pimento Cheese and our Carrot Ginger Soup.

We offer freshly baked whole cakes as well. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven. 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 – 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, February 7, for Saturday Brunch at The Factory Café. This week’s Brunch features our French Toast made from ciabatta bread in a cinnamon custard, topped with maple syrup and freshly whipped cream; or try our House Made Granola, served with local honey and vanilla yogurt.

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

View our Saturday Brunch 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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ON DESIGN: THE HISTORY OF STENCILING

ON DESIGN: THE HISTORY OF STENCILING

Our On Design conversation in December focused on the practice of stenciling—including examples of designs throughout history and various techniques used over time. Stenciling is at the core of our Alabama Chanin collections; currently it is the sole means by which we transfer decorative patterns onto our fabrics. We have explored DIY stenciling in our Studio Book series, and are even offering a one-day workshop on the topic next year.

The use of stencils dates back over 37 thousand years, as evident in Neanderthal cave art found in Spain. These paintings are outlines of hand prints; it is theorized that Prehistoric man or woman would place their hand against the wall, and then blow finely crushed pigment around it. These stencils were accompanied by shapes from the natural world and daily life: animals, hunting scenes, and ritual all figure prominently.

ON DESIGN: THE HISTORY OF STENCILINGThe photo above, by Stephen Alvarez, can be downloaded to use as wallpaper for you desktop here. Link through to see the color version and see more of his caving photos here.

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THE FATBACK PIG PROJECT

THE FATBACK PIG PROJECT

Being intimate with the obstacles of implementing Slow Design, we are inspired by how the Slow Food movement has successfully encouraged us to pay attention to the food we eat, where it comes from, and how it is produced. And, it’s beautiful—and even more inspiring—how the conversation has quickly moved beyond the concepts of sustainable farming and organic produce to sustainable livestock farming and animal husbandry. Will Harris of White Oak Pastures has been a leader in the crusade to raise livestock using traditional, multi-species grazing rotation, with no hormones and antibiotics since the mid-1990s.

It’s been said that it is not necessary to be a “pig” in order to raise one. These days, our friends at the Fatback Pig Project are proving just that by producing sustainable pork right here in the state of Alabama. This initiative, initially formed as a collaboration among Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q co-founder Nick Pihakis, chef Donald Link, John Michael Bodnar, and Mike Bodnar, is working to create a network of Fatback Farms—farms that produce heritage breeds of pigs.

THE FATBACK PIG PROJECT

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