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SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

We are so grateful for everyone who has joined us for Saturday Brunch at the Factory Café and welcome everyone to stop by this Saturday for our fourth installment.

This week, we are featuring holiday dishes such as Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes, and our (already) popular French Toast. View our Saturday menu here or check out our menu board below.

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

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

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

SATURDAY BRUNCH

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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 12.15.2014 – 12.20.2014

MAGDALENA-STENCILW

“We don’t beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully.”
– Randy Pausch

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, December 15 – Saturday, December 20:

STORE
Available for a short time at specially discounted prices, find our three brand new DIY Kits in the DIY Gift Guide.

Shop our Evergreen Collection for one-of-a-kind hand dyed garments, all available for a limited time.

We have also just added an exciting special on one of our most popular garments, the Organic Cotton Poncho. For a limited time, buy three ponchos and save 25%. Check out these and other special gift ideas in our Holiday Shop.

Give the Gift of Craftsy and save on Natalie’s Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric online class on Craftsy.com, as well as on our Craftsy Bundle, which includes all the materials required to complete Vogue Pattern 1263 from the Donna Karan Collection.

Now is the time to sign up for our 2015 Swatch of the Month Club. Sample a variety of our techniques and designs and receive ready-to-sew organic cotton jersey, along with detailed instructions to guide you.

Stay tuned for our Last Minute Gift Guide, coming this Tuesday, December 16.

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

Please note our upcoming Holiday Hours:
• We will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas day to spend time with our families and spread the holiday cheer
• We will be open with regular store hours on December 26
• On New Year’s Eve we will close at 2:00pm
• We will be closed on New Year’s Day

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 brunch at The Factory Café this, and every Saturday, and enjoy our fresh, seasonal offerings.

Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy our fresh, seasonal offerings.

Just in time for holiday celebrations, we now have freshly baked whole cakes available to purchase for $38 each from The Factory Café. Please give at least a 24-hour notice when placing your order.

Also, don’t forget to check out our ready-to-go items like fresh ciabatta bread, pimento cheese, and our soup of the day.

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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NEWSLETTER #23

Newsletter #23

We have a lot of new announcements this month online and at The Factory. Our holiday Evergreen collection launches online tomorrow, and our DIY Gift Guide will be featured online beginning Thursday, December 11th.

This Thursday from 2:00pm – 4:00pm we will also host a Holiday High Tea at The Factory to celebrate the one-year anniversary of The Factory Store + Café’s grand opening. We invite our friends and neighbors to enjoy complementary high tea and to shop the Alabama Chanin holiday market (look for our Evergreen collection too). The Factory is now open on Saturdays. The store is open from 10:00am – 4:00pm, and the café is open from 11:00am – 2:00pm.

Join our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter and keep up with our latest news, new products, and stories featured on our Journal.

Update your mailing subscription to include the newsletter here.
xoNatalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 12.8.2014 – 12.13.2014

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“The highest form of giving is allowing someone to do it themselves.” – Jewish proverb

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, December 8 – Saturday, December 13:

STORE

Join us on Monday, December 8 at The Factory for the third installment of our monthly On Design lecture series. This month, the conversation continues with a lecture on the history of stenciling. The event is open-to-the-public for a $7 fee, which includes admission, participation in the conversation, and a cup of The Factory blend coffee, a cold drink, or tea.

Monday, December 8, 2014
10:30am – 11:30am

Click here to register.

We are also excited to announce the launch of our new, limited edition, holiday “Evergreen collection.” Each piece is one-of-a-kind and dyed by hand at The Factory. View these items online starting Tuesday, December 9, and feel free to stop by The Factory to see the collection in person.

Join us this Thursday, December 11 in celebrating the one-year anniversary of The Factory Store + Café’s grand opening.

To thank our community for their support over the last year, we invite our friends and neighbors to enjoy complementary high tea—sandwiches, savory and sweet treats, coffee, tea, and more—and shop the Alabama Chanin holiday market.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Look out for the launch of our holiday DIY Gift Guide this Thursday, December 11, offering hand-selected discounts on Do-It-Yourself gift ideas. Reduced prices will be found within the The School of Making portion of the site and also available in-store.

Store Hours
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturdays, 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.
Just in time for holiday celebrations, we now have freshly baked whole cakes available to purchase for $38 each from The Factory Café. Please give at least a 24-hour notice when placing your order.

Also, don’t forget to check out our ready-to-go items like fresh ciabatta bread, pimento cheese, and our soup of the day.

Café Hours
Please note: our café hours have changed slightly and the café will now be closing at 2:00pm.

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

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The notion of the five-day workweek was introduced in the early 20th century in New England, as a way for Jewish workers to observe the Sabbath. This idea slowly spread to factories across the nation—mainly due to union demands. Department stores were also gaining popularity during the late 1800s and early 1900s and, once the 40-hour workweek became standard, more and more people began to spend their newly established weekends shopping in the city.

As weekend and holiday shopping became a popular pastime, big department stores began to construct window displays with the intent of luring shoppers inside. These creative and festive displays originally introduced the notion of “window shopping.”

Some of my favorite memories as a child were Saturdays with my grandparents and cousins on trips “to town,” window shopping, strolling the sidewalks, lunch at Trowbridge’s Ice Cream Bar, and catching up with friends and neighbors. When we began talking about a Saturday opening and lunch at The Factory, these childhood Saturday memories came to mind.

After a successful year of weekday commerce (our one year anniversary was November 18th), The Factory Store and Café are now open for business each Saturday. My daughter Maggie, who doesn’t yet know what it means to “work”, is excited to have the chance to help in the café. We are grateful to our staff who have rearranged their schedules to allow for Saturday opening, and to all of our guests who made a visit last Saturday. Please join us for brunch each and every Saturday for an ever-changing and evolving menu.

Thank you to everyone who made this first year a roaring success. We are grateful for each and every visit and hope to see you again soon.
xoNatalie

OUR HOURS:

The Factory Store
9:00am – 5:00pm Weekdays
10:00am – 4:00pm Saturdays

The Factory Café
11:00am – 2:00pm Monday – Saturday

 

ON DESIGN: THE HISTORY OF STENCILING

On Design - The History of Stenciling

Join us this Monday at The Factory for the third conversation in our On Design Series. This week Natalie discusses the practice of stenciling—including examples of designs throughout history and various techniques used over time, alongside a short, hands-on introduction to making stencils.

Monday, December 8, 2014
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 third event.

P.S.: If you can’t make it to the lecture and want to experiment with stencils on your own, we have a selection of stenciling materials and design resources on our website and a suggested reading list here.

If you are interested in learning more detailed stenciling techniques, we are offering our first One-Day Stenciling Workshop on May 14, 2015. During this workshop, we will design and create stencils through combinations of original artworks and existing stencils. Workshop participants have the opportunity to work with a variety of stenciling materials, experiment with mixing fabric paint, and explore a variety of stencil transfer methods like airbrushing, painting, sponging, permanent and fabric markers, fabric pastels, and transferring inkjet patterns onto fabric.

Learn more about this and all of our workshops through The School of Making.

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 12.1.2014 – 12.5.2014

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 12.1.2014 – 12.5.2014

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, December 1 – Friday, December 5:

STORE

Join us on Monday, December 1 for First Mondays @ The Factory. Come and connect with fellow sewers and share inspiration while working on your latest project.

Starting tomorrow, visit our Holiday Shop online to find some of our favorite gifts for the holiday season. Or visit us in-store and let one of our sales associates help you find the perfect gift for your loved ones.

Register for our online Craftsy class through Monday for added savings here. #makewhatyoulove and give the gift of learning this holiday.

Shop our newest line of A. Chanin Home products, created with remainders and cuttings from the garments we make here at The Factory from 100% organic cotton knits. These pillows and throws are examples of our “zero waste” approach and are pieced from a variety of fabric weights and styles to enhance the classic patchwork quality.

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

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.

Just in time for holiday celebrations, we now have freshly baked whole cakes available to purchase for $38 each from The Factory Café. Please give at least a 24-hour notice when placing your order.

Also, don’t forget to check out our ready-to-go items like fresh ciabatta bread, egg salad, pimento cheese, and our soup of the day.

Café Hours
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 3:00pm; Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am, but coffee and snacks are available all day.

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Shop Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 29th
at The Factory in Florence and at our pop-up shop at Billy Reid Austin.

Join us and save 25% off purchases*.

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

Saturday Hours
STORE 10:00am – 5:00pm
CAFE 11:00am – 2:00pm

Alabama Chanin Pop-up Shop @ Billy Reid Austin
1122 W 6th Street, Austin, TX 78703

Saturday Hours
STORE 10:00am – 7:00pm

#smallbusinesssaturday

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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 11.24.2014 – 11.28.2014

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 11.24.2014 – 11.28.2014

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” – Cicero

Please note that The Factory Store and Café will be closed Thursday, November 27 to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, November 24 – Friday, November 28:

STORE

Join us on Friday, November 28 for our annual Black Friday sale. Shop in-store and online to receive 25% off your total purchase (some restrictions apply).

The Factory Store and Café will also be open on November 29 as we participate in Small Business Saturday. Stop by The Factory to shop locally and receive 25% off your in-store purchase.

There’s still time to pre-order the fourth installment from our Alabama Studio Series, Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns. All pre-orders will ship in the spring with a special surprise. When you pre-order a copy, you can request to receive an electronic postcard at checkout that can be easily printed and wrapped for a holiday present.

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

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.

Just in time for holiday celebrations, we now have freshly baked whole cakes available to purchase for $38 each from The Factory Café. Please give at least a 24-hour notice when placing your order.

Also, don’t forget to check out our ready-to-go items like fresh ciabatta bread, egg salad, pimento cheese, and our soup of the day.

Café Hours
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 3:00pm; Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am, but coffee and snacks are available all day.

Below is the menu for Monday, November 24; check back each day for an updated menu.

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY @ THE FACTORY

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY @ THE FACTORY

In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday as a way to help small businesses gain local attention, and in turn, more customers. Small Business Saturday falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday—two of the biggest (and busiest) shopping days of the year, occurring at big box retail locations and e-commerce platforms, respectively. The day encourages consumers to make an impact in their neighborhood and community by shopping at small businesses instead of major retailers.

Over the past several years, this shopping day has grown into something of a movement. Small Business Saturday has been officially recognized by the U.S. Senate, and politicians all over the nation (including President Obama) have expressed their support. Each year, more and more communities and businesses get involved and promote the importance of shopping “small”. It is the hope of all those participating that this, the fifth year of Small Business Saturday, is the biggest one yet.

For the first time since opening last November, The Factory Store + Café at Alabama Chanin will be open on Saturday, November 29th, as part of Small Business Saturday; and, per many requests, we will begin keeping shop hours each following Saturday. This decision came about in order to make our storefront and café more easily accessible to those who may work during the week or live too far away for a weekday visit. (Weekend road trip, anyone?)

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