Located in the midst of the Alabama Chanin design and production studio, The Factory features the company's flagship store and café. The store features the newest Alabama Chanin hand-sewn collection, machine-made line, accessories, home goods, dinnerware, kitchenwares from local artisans, as well as a selection of fabrics, sewing notions and tools, books, and more. Stop by to meet our helpful sales team and learn more about each of our locally- and regionally-made products.
The Factory Café offers seasonal, local, and organic fare that highlights the best of the new southern kitchen. The daily menu highlights simple soups and salads, fresh vegetables, homemade pimento cheese, fresh bread, and a host of sandwiches and entrees. Cold drinks, coffee, wine, and beer are served alongside delicious desserts like cake, pies, and cookies. Guided tours are offered each day at 2:00 pm. Call 256.701.8667 or email events(at)alabamachanin.com for to-go lunches, catering, and to inquire about our on-site events. The Factory is a unique space for the community, with the ability to cater small lunches, host local or traveling art exhibits, music events, and other exciting happenings.
Monday – Friday
10:00am – 5:00pm
10:00am – 3:00pm
Monday – Friday
11:00am – 2:00pm
10:00am – 2:00pm
To learn more about the history of The Factory, visit here.
Guided Factory tours are offered at 2:00pm on weekdays. No reservations are required. Tours are free and last approximately 30 minutes. They include a behind-the-scenes look at our studio and production areas 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
The Alabama Chanin staff is available for private tours that can be tailored to meet your organization or group’s needs. Please contact events (at) alabamachanin.com for information on group tours.
In addition to daily lunch service and shopping, The Factory is used by the community for small catered lunches, special events, lectures, and as host to local or traveling art exhibits. Current programming includes our Friends of the Café Dinner Series, workshops, and sewing group meetups. You can view a complete listing of our events here.
Valentine's Day Supper: February 14, 2017
Scott Peacock: April 15, 2017
Zach Chanin, Harvest Supper: May 27, 2017
Ashley Christensen: June 24, 2017
Asha Gomez: August 24, 2017
Zach Chanin, Harvest Supper: October 21, 2017
THE SCHOOL OF MAKING EVENTS
First + Third Mondays Sewing Group meets each month from 8:30am – 11:30am.
Visit The School of Making for a comprehensive overview of our Workshop programming hosted at The Factory.