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2019 Project Threadways Symposium

$65.00 - $865.00
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    Breakfasts, Lectures, and Lunches 4/26 - 4/27 Friends of the Café Dinner: Bill Smith 4/25 Threadways Dinner: Cheetie Kumar, Angie Mosier, and Lisa Donovan 4/27 T-Shirt Workshop 4/26 All Events 4/25 - 4/27
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Join us for our first annual symposium celebrating a story of manufacturing, music, and community with a focus on material culture, textile history, cotton, economics, oral histories, and women in the workforce.

Choose to purchase tickets to all lectures with breakfast and lunch included, cocktails and dinner with chef Bill Smith, cocktails and dinner with chef Cheetie Kumar with small bites by chef Angie Mosier and dessert from chef Lisa Donovan, a t-shirt workshop with The School of Making, or all of it.

Find details and the schedule of events at the bottom of this page. 

April 25 - 27, 2019 @ The Factory 
462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama 

This series of events is in partnership with the National Parks Service, the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, and Alabama Chanin.

For details and more information, or for help reserving lodging contact

Good Things Take Time

Our garments are carefully made to order for you, ensuring we utilize our organic cotton fabrics in the most responsible way.

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Thursday 4/25

5:30pm: Registration
6:00pm: Cocktails
7:00pm: Friends of the Café Dinner Series with chef Bill Smith, hosted by John T. Edge

Friday 4/26

9:00am: Rivertown Breakfast @ The Factory Café
9:30am  Welcome and Introduction
9:45am: The Factory Tour
10:00am – 1:00pm: The State of Threadways, The River Valley and The Rise of the Tee, Tee Jays & The Factory
1:00pm: The Factory Café Lunch 
2:30pm: T-Shirt + Making: A Workshop, hosted by The School of Making
4:00pm: Muscle Shoals Sound Tour
6:30pm: Open evening; optional dinner in downtown Florence

Saturday 4/27

9:00am: The Factory Café Breakfast
10:00am – 1:00pm: T-Shirt Capital of the World: Women in the Workforce, The Smell of Cotton: From Field to Culture
1:00pm: Box Lunch + Brainstorming 
2:00pm – 4:00pm: Material Culture: The Band Tee 
6:30pm: Dinner @ The Factory featuring chefs Angie Mosier, Cheetie Kumar, and Lisa Donovan