Alabama Road Trips
Get ready to hit the road. Learn everything you need to know to travel the state like a local and experience all the hidden gems along the way.
See how creative our state can be. Whether it’s fashion greats, music legends, literary geniuses, food producers, innovative artists, or manufacturers, Alabama is home to lots of talented folks who are making what they love. Which maker will inspire you and your next adventure?
Alabama Funk is a collective of artists and designers that provide a range of custom products from textiles and one-of-a-kind jewelry to furniture and interior design.
Internationally renowned designer Billy Reid creates luxury men’s and women’s clothing from his flagship store and studio in Florence. Billy Reid is a Council of Fashion Designers of America award winner and was named “Best new menswear designer in America” by GQ magazine.
Earth Creations produces the popular “Alabama Dirt Shirts,” which are dyed with Alabama red clay. They also offer a full line of organic T-shirts dyed in a rainbow of colors and have a complete casual wear line for women made from sustainable fibers.
Since the launch of the Heidi Elnora brand in 2006, Heidi has designed wedding dresses for hundreds of brides across the world. Garment artisans craft all Heidi Elnora gowns and veils by hand.
Loyal Stricklin manufactures leather goods and creates everything from coasters and wallets to dog leashes and belts.
Natalie Chanin is the founder and creative director of Alabama Chanin, a lifestyle company that uses 100% organic cotton in its designs. At The Factory and Café, she sells goods for the person and the home, as well as delicious culinary delights.
Boutique sock manufacturer featuring high-quality organic cotton and designer fashions.
Southern Star Alpaca sells luxurious alpaca clothing such as gloves, socks, scarves, and much more. Meet the alpacas every Saturday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., weather permitting from October-May.