How did joining Factory45 help you?
Joining Factory45 gave me the foundation to plan, prepare for and actually launch my business. It was basically a crash course in the fashion industry, where I learned so much about sourcing, samples, production, packaging, pre-sales and everything in between. The program is laid out in the exact order that you need to follow in order to go to launch, so it's essentially a roadmap to start your sustainable fashion business—and I followed it step-by-step.
The community and relationships that I developed as a result of the program were also invaluable. Having a network of people who are going through or have gone through the same things as you're experiencing is so important, and we relied on each other heavily both during and after the program for everything from supplier recommendations to moral support to promoting each other's pre-sale campaigns.