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.
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
Please contact studio(at)alabamachanin.com for information on group tours.
The Factory | This Week
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, September 28 – Saturday, October 3:
If you are in the Nashville, Tennessee area this weekend, stop by Craft South and visit with Natalie and the Alabama Chanin team. On both Friday and Saturday, join us for an Alabama Chanin Collection and DIY trunk show. Spots are still available for a Two-Hour Sewing Workshop on Saturday, and then stick around for a free cocktail hour and book signing with Natalie on October 3rd from 3:00pm – 4:00pm.
Make plans to join us next week on October 8th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, for our first Sip + Sew. Spend your evening in the company of fellow sewers to work on your latest project while enjoying a glass of wine (or beer). Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase from The Factory.
Tickets are still available for our upcoming dinner on October 24th with Atlanta-based chef, Anne Quatrano, Southern Makers, and Oxford American. Cocktails start at 6:30pm; dinner is at 7:30pm. We hope to see you there.
Monday – Wednesday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday + Friday, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
10:00am – 2:00pm
The Factory now offers extended hours on Thursdays and Fridays until 7:00pm. Stop by for Small Bites + Snacks—and enjoy a glass of wine or beer with friends while you shop our newest collection, A. Chanin machine-made line, home goods, and more. Our chef’s corner offers coffee by the pound, house made granola, and wine by the bottle.
We offer guided tours each weekday at 2:00pm of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14 machine manufacturing.
Enjoy an ever-changing lunch menu with seasonal, fresh ingredients. And 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 our newest offering, by-the-pound Brown Sugar Dry Cured bacon from the Fatback Pig Project.
We make freshly-baked whole cakes for any occasion. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven. Please provide 24 hours’ notice when placing an order. Call +1.256.760.1090 and ask for the café to place your order.
Custom catering is 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.
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 Dinner Series, On Design lecture 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.
October 16, 2015 On Design: Working for Social Change
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
November 19, 2015 On Design: Harvest Talk by Rinne Allen
First + Third Mondays Sewing Group meets each month from 8:30am – 11:30am.
Second Thursdays Sip + Sew meets each month from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.