Guided Factory tours are offered at 2:00pm on weekdays. No reservations are required. The tour is free and lasts approximately 30 minutes. It 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.
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
“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw
Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, August 24 – Saturday, August 29:
The Factory Café will be serving a limited menu and closing at 1:00pm on Thursday, August 27 as we prepare for our evening guests and welcome award-winning chef Rob McDaniel for the next installment in our “Friends of the Café” Dinner Series. A la carte items such as pimento cheese, egg salad, white bean hummus, and fresh ciabatta bread will still be available for purchase and can be enjoyed at The Factory Café
Beginning Friday, August 28, we will be serving a selection of wine and beer at The Factory Café. Come have lunch with us and enjoy an adult beverage with your meal.
On September 18th and 19th, Patagonia’s Worn Wear Repair Truck will be making a stop at The Factory during its fall tour. Bring your well-loved and worn garments (of any make) to be repaired for free by the Patagonia team. Events and activities for the day will include a mending station through The School of Making and The Factory Café will be hosting a taco brunch stand from 11:00am – 2:00pm.
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
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.
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy a new menu every week.
Be sure to join us on Saturdays for Brunch featuring seasonal choices that highlight products from local and regional farms and purveyors.
Also don’t forget to take a look in our cooler – fully stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like pimento cheese and egg salad.
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.
Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm.
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am but coffee and snacks are available all day.
Photo by Robert Rausch
The Factory is also open-to-the-public and is used by the community for small catered lunches, as host to local or traveling art exhibits, and performances. Current programming includes workshops, our Friends of the Café | Makeshift Dinner Series, and sewing groups. Below is a list of currently scheduled events at The Factory for 2015. You can view a complete listing of our events here.
September 18 + 19, 2015 Patagonia Worn Wear Repair Truck Event
October 22, 2015 One-Day Business
October 23, 2015 One-Day Indigo
October 24, 2015 Friends of the Café + Southern Makers Dinner with Atlanta chef Anne Quatrano, celebrating a collaboration with Alabama Chanin, Southern Makers, and Oxford American
November 6, 2015 Classic Studio Weekend
First + Third Mondays Sewing Group meets each month from 8:30 - 11:30.