Through Factory45, I created a brand and a product that I believed in, that was beautiful, high quality and socially and environmentally responsible. We launched a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised almost $90K.
After Factory45, I have more clarity on what I’m doing with my business and the direction I want to take it. I’m currently in the experimental phase of creating some new products that I hope to add to my line later this year or beginning of next.
I launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, in which I reached 150% of my goal … In 2016, I’ve been named as one of 30 finalists for the Tory Burch Fellowship and the Mamachic was named one of the Best New Products of the Year by the Cribsie Awards!
Be Kind Vibes
With sustainability being somewhat of a niche within the larger fashion industry, I began hitting some roadblocks while looking to grow and expand the company. I was thrilled to find an entire program dedicated to starting a sustainable clothing brand.
Whenever we reached out to a supplier or manufacturer and name-dropped Shannon and Factory45 they seemed much more adamant on working together. The trust was already there thanks to Shannon.
I just went through my first market week, showing the second collection to buyers. My garments are now carried in a store in New York and hopefully will be in many others soon! I’m about to start the next collection, and I feel confident that I can figure out whatever comes my way.
Forest and Fin
Factory45 rescued me from the lonely road of solo entrepreneurship; it gave me confidence in areas that were lacking; and the tools to carry out a focused, ambitious, and achievable product launch.
Fair Seas Supply Co.
It’s simply beyond amazing to actually be able to say that I have a business. This has been a lifelong dream of mine, and at 32 years old Factory45 was the exact thing I needed to give me the push to do it.
Novel Supply Co.
I have managed to create my brand, source fabrics, find a pattern and sample maker (locally) and find a manufacturer (locally). These are things that never would have been possible had it not been for Shannon’s lessons, connections, calls and ongoing support.
[Before joining Factory45] I was at the idea stage. I had sketched out the first collection but honestly had no idea where to go, who to talk to or how to start an apparel business. Do I go on Etsy, should I start sewing, can I actually work with a factory?… Factory45 is exactly what I needed to take the next steps.