In your opinion, what is the most valuable thing about Factory45?
I’d say Shannon’s personal connections and the klout of being a Factory45 alumni has opened doors for me. Shannon has an impeccable reputation in the sustainable fashion and startup business scene and when I tell people that I went through Factory45, they are quite impressed.
In fact, right now, I’m partnering up with some significant leaders in the fashion and manufacturing space here in Los Angeles to discuss change in the fashion industry. Two of the people participating know Shannon and Factory45 and and value my opinion and what I can offer in these discussions because of my background going through Factory45.
What were some big or small milestones that you hit after going through Factory45?
I wrote five magazine articles that were published in online magazines (Conscious Magazine, Verily, Darling), I grew an email list from 0 to over 500, I grew a highly engaged Instagram following from 0 to almost a 1,000, and I successfully funded my Kickstarter and am headed into production this summer.