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The Factory is home to Alabama Chanin and The School of Making, the design and production studio, the flagship stores, and the Bldg. 14 Design + Manufacturing division.

In addition to the collections, our store features machine-sewn organic cotton knits, accessories, home goods and kitchen wares alongside celebrated artisans, local music offerings, and a selection of fabrics, sewing notions and tools, books, and more. Throughout the year, we host sewing workshops, dinners, events, and special gatherings. 


Plan a visit to experience Alabama Chanin and The School of Making in-person, view the collections firsthand, work with our teams, and learn more about our commitment to responsible production, sustainable practices, and thoughtful design.

The studio is open to the public for tours every Monday – Friday at 2:00 pm.

Contact to schedule a private tour.


The Factory is housed in a former textile mill, a sturdy, industrial-style metal building. Since 2008, The Factory has seen thousands of guests, artisans, visitors, and team members pass through the doors. It has heard the hum of machines running and the voices of team members—which our friend Cathy Bailey calls the "hum of making."

This building is part of our history, but, more importantly, it is part of our community’s history—a symbol of economic boom, hard times, and community rebuilding. We are proud to continue the legacy of fashion and textile manufacturing in our nation. 


Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday


The Factory is located in Florence, Alabama—a vibrant, creative town in the northwest corner of Alabama known as The Shoals. We are a day trip away from Birmingham, Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.

The Factory
462 Lane Drive
Florence, AL 35630

Shop With Us


In addition to walk-ins, guests can schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with our sales team.

For Collection Appointments:
+1 (256) 760-1090 x 114

For The School of Making:
+1 (256) 760-1090 x 116

Contact us to learn more about local same-day delivery on select pieces, or with any other questions.