AVL Loom’s facilities are located in the beautiful city of Chico, in Northern California’s central valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. A few years ago we added solar panels to a portion of our building and, in addition to saving on engergy consumption, we can actually provide power back to the grid during Chico’s long summer days. Although some of our manufacturing techniques have changed over the years, all of our products are hand-finished and assembled by one of our skilled craftsmen here in Chico, many of whom have been working with AVL for over 20 years. As you may notice, nowadays most all of our products (including all of our looms) are made from sustainably sourced Ash hardwood. We donate our wood shaving to local farmers who use it for composting.