Guided Factory tours are offered at 2:00pm on weekdays. No reservations are required. Tours are free and last approximately 30 minutes. They includes a behind-the-scenes look at our studio and production areas, including our natural dye house 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
“But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those early Pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that’s what they mean by ‘Thanksgiving’, Charlie Brown.” – Marcie Johnson
Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, November 23 – Saturday, November 28:
CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
In celebration of Thanksgiving, The Factory and the Alabama Chanin offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26. Thank you for your understanding as our staff takes time off to spend with their families. Wherever you may find yourself, have safe travels and make good memories.
BLACK FRIDAY SAVINGS
We’ll open our doors from 10:00am – 7:00pm on Friday, November 27 for annual savings. Natalie will also be hosting Stammtisch from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, as part of our Café Nights. Get your holiday shopping on during the day—or that evening. Stay for lively conversation, board games, special drinks, or a glass of wine.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
The savings will continue in store on Saturday, as we participate in Small Business Saturday from 10:00am – 4:00pm. You can also join us for Saturday Brunch from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Take a break from leftovers, and enjoy fresh farm eggs, made from scratch biscuits and gravy, mimosas, and our own blend of The Factory coffee (also available by the pound).
The holiday season is here and we have many offerings in our Holiday Shop (available in store and online). In addition to our recent collections, we have accessories, jewelry, kitchen wares, home goods, and one-of-a-kind items. The Factory also houses select items from local and regional artisans and purveyors. Gift Cards for The Factory are now available for purchase.
Visit us to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. We invite you to explore all we have to offer, as you make your wish list for the holidays.
Our lunch menu features a rotating roster of savory dishes served with side salad and vegetables. We also offer free, guided tours each weekday at 2:00pm where you’ll learn about the history of the company and our sustainable manufacturing practices.
If you can’t make it during the day, The Factory offers extended hours on Thursdays and Fridays until 7:00pm. Stop by for shopping, a cheese plate or a selection of homemade dips, and a glass of wine or beer with friends. Our complete wine and beer list is available here, at the bottom of the page.
Custom catering is available for all events and occasions—including holiday parties and special gatherings. Work directly with our head chef, Zach Chanin, and the Alabama Chanin team to create a menu tailored to your needs.
HOURS @ THE FACTORY
Monday – Wednesday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday + Friday, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
10:00am – 2:00pm
*Weekday lunch service begins at 11:00am, but Small Bites + Snacks are available all day.
In addition to daily lunch service and shopping, The Factory is used by the community for small catered lunches, as host to local or traveling art exhibits, and performances. Current programming includes workshops and sewing groups—planning our 2016 Friends of the Café Dinner Series is in the works. Please check back for updates. You can view a complete listing of our events here.
First + Third Mondays Sewing Group meets each month from 8:30am – 11:30am.
Second Thursdays Sip + Sew meets each month from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.
Stammtisch meets the fourth Friday of each month from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.