“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.”
“The fact that I could email Shannon at any time, no matter how basic the question, was worth every investment in the program. I also found the checklists and templates extremely helpful. I love working through a to-do list and to have one that walked me through all of the exact steps I needed to take made the process so much more manageable.”
“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.”
Novel Supply Co.
“[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.”
“Before joining Factory45, I was mostly flying solo. I didn’t know many other people who had started businesses like this and were working on setting up ethical supply chains within the United States.”