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
“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” – Tom Brokaw
Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, March 2 – Saturday, March 7:
Join us in our studio space 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.
Join us Thursday for our first Makeshift Dinner of 2015, featuring special ingredients and recipes from Zingerman’s with special guest Ari Weinzweig, Co-Founding Partner and CEO of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses.
We will be hosting a Two-Hour Business Workshop on Friday, presented by Zingerman’s Ari Weinzweig. Ari will share his approach to business that has led Zingerman’s to success.
Try out a new free Craftsy sewing class here.
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 try our customer-favorite Petite Homemade Meatloaf.
Also don’t forget to take a look in our cooler—fully stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like pimento cheese and our carrot and ginger soup.
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 Rinne Allen
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 Cafe | Makeshift Dinner Series, sewing groups, and our On Design series of informal talks. Below is a list of currently scheduled events at The Factory for 2015. You can view a complete listing of our events here.
March 5, 2015 Makeshift Dinner Series: Zingerman's
March 6, 2015 Two-Hour Business: Zingerman's
April 11, 2015 One-Hour Mini-Workshops
May 14, 2015 One-Day Stenciling
May 15, 2015 Classic Studio Weekend
June 1, 2015 Patterns + Alternations Studio Week
June 8, 2015 Classic Studio Week
October 22, 2015 One-Day Business
October 23, 2015 One-Day Indigo
November 6, 2015 Classic Studio Weekend