We’re not shy about proclaiming our adoration for Alabama Chanin. Natalie and her team are doing deeply meaningful work over in their neck of the woods in the name of sustainability, commerce, and craftsmanship—work with far-reaching effects influencing how the textile industry operates on a larger scale. It’s as fascinating as it is inspiring, and we’re not the only ones noticing.
Recently, Alabama Chanin expanded into a 5,000 square foot space they’re calling The Factory + Cafe. Part retail store, part restaurant, part workshop, and part event venue, The Factory + Cafe is an innovative community space that opened in November 2013. Curious to know more, we checked in with Natalie and she shared with us some insight to the space, their future plans, and, yes, a favorite recipe below. Thanks, Natalie!