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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.

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 1.5.2015 – 1.10.2015

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 1.5.2015 – 1.10.2015

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” – Hal Borland

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, January 5 – Saturday, January 10:

STORE
Thank you to everyone who supported us during our annual Inventory Sale. We are still packing boxes, and the goodies should be on the way to their new homes in the coming week.

Join us on Monday, January 5 for First Mondays @ The Factory. Come and connect with fellow sewers and share inspiration while working on your latest project.

Visit our pop-up store at Billy Reid Austin to receive 30% off your purchase through Sunday, January 4. Please note that workshops and HEATH Ceramics are excluded from the sale.

Our One-Day Sewing Workshop will take place in our Pop-Up Store inside the Billy Reid shop in Austin, Texas. Work with Natalie Chanin to create a hand-sewn project from a selection of kits available from 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.

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 – 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 3rd, for 2015′s first Saturday Brunch at The Factory Café. This week features a special New Year’s edition of The Factory Benedict made with pimento cheese cornbread, collards, bacon, poached eggs, Tabasco hollandaise sauce, and topped with fried black-eyed peas. 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: 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

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Last week we held our annual Inventory Sale at The Factory, where savings grew daily and many of our most popular offerings reached discounts of 70%. These discounts will continue in-store through tomorrow, Saturday, January 3rd at The Factory. If you missed out on the online Inventory Sale, don’t fret—we will continue to offer special discounts, events, and promotions throughout the year. Follow our Journal for updates on upcoming sales and specials.

And (if you are out that way) don’t forget to visit our pop-up shop at Billy Reid in Austin, Texas, for continued savings:
Alabama Chanin Pop-up Shop @ Billy Reid Austin, 1122 W 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78703

On Monday we looked back at some of our highlights of 2014. All of these accomplishments could not have been possible without our entire Alabama Chanin team – and you. We are grateful, one-and-all.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then our Instagram will tell you more about the past year than we can write. Look back at our 2014 here: The Year in Instagram.

And, although New Year’s Eve fell in the middle of the week, we’d like to think that we’ve accomplished enough in 2014 to continue celebrating right through the weekend (thanks to Jesse Goldstein–our newest contributor to the Journal).

Thank you to everyone who made this journey with us.
Happy 2015.

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2014: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

The Year in Review

With 2014 coming to a close and a brand new year upon us, it is time to reflect on all we’ve accomplished—slow in design, but rapid in growth—during the past year. But first and foremost, we want to thank each and every single one of our supporters, friends, collaborators, partners, and everyone who has made 2014 the success that it has been. Without you, none of this would be possible.

Organic Cotton

No feat was as challenging—or as rewarding—as our organic Alabama cotton adventure. From a seedling of an idea to the harvest of pillowcases full of beautiful, white cotton, the success of this project is one of our proudest achievements. Not only were we able to physically see the fruits of our labor, we were also able to see the rewards of sticking to our ideals: sustainability, community, education, open-source sharing, and transparency in method.

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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

 

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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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 you 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.

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xoNatalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin