The Factory opened to the public in November of 2013 with our flagship store and accompanying café. The Slow Food movement has informed much of our work, and so we envisioned a space where the two merge—slow food served fresh and slow design made locally. We hope you’ll be able to visit us in our community of The Shoals and explore our world.

Find directions, café hours, and the Daily Menu which literally changes each day—depending on what’s in season—on the Café Menu page.


The Factory Store has its own presence on our website for guests who wish to plan time to take advantage of our in-store Shopping services—including private appointments, custom orders, Bridal dresses, and registries. We’ve had visitors from across the world walk through our doors, and we’ve love to host you next.


We have a strong belief in transparency—of methods, materials, supply chain, and practices—and we’ll show you how we design and manufacture on a guided tour of The Factory. We offer group tour packages including lunch and a workshop. If you can’t visit just yet, take a virtual tour of our operation.


Our Events calendar aims to offer unique experiences for and in our community. Look for sewing and cooking workshops, farm-to-table dinners, design lectures, and other enrichment and creative learning opportunities.


Did you know our café also offers on and off-site Catering services for any event? We can work with you on a customized menu. Fill out our catering form and hear back from our Events Coordinator.

Check back on the Journal tomorrow as we highlight The School of Making on, and on Friday, Bldg. 14.

Give us a call if you have any questions along the way: 256.760.1090


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