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
“The more you know the less you need.” – Yvon Chouinard
Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, August 3 – Saturday, August 8—as well as upcoming events at The Factory:
Join us in our studio space this morning, August 3, for First 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.
On Thursday, August 27th, Natalie and the Alabama Chanin team invite you to a “Friends of the Café” Dinner featuring award-winning chef, Rob McDaniel, in celebration of the Billy Reid Shindig and as a fundraiser for the Southern Foodways Alliance. The dinner will begin at 6:30pm. Learn more and purchase your tickets in advance here.
Go ahead and start going through your closets in preparation for Patagonia’s Worn Wear Repair Truck visit to The Factory on Saturday, September 19th from 10:00am – 4:00pm. Bring your well loved and worn garments to be repaired by the Patagonia team for free. This includes broken zippers, rips, tears, buttons, and pulls.
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 day.
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, Zachariah 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.
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.
August 27, 2015 Friends of the Café Dinner with Rob McDaniel
September 19, 2015 Patagonia Worn Wear Repair Truck Event
October 22, 2015 One-Day Business
October 23, 2015 One-Day Indigo
November 6, 2015 Classic Studio Weekend
First + Third Mondays Sewing Group meets each month from 8:30 - 11:30.