Where were you with your idea or business before joining Factory45?
Before Factory45, I was working on developing SixChel without guidance. I had been following Shannon and the progress of Factory45 and wish I would have applied sooner. I did not know how to approach fabric suppliers nor manufacturers and was completely intimidated to do so.
Also, I was unaware of certain resources such as Trunkist in Austin, TX, where SixChel is based. I was very nervous about continuing to work to develop SixChel, but also knew I did not want to give up. I knew if given the opportunity to get my toes wet in fashion production, I would be able to learn and establish SixChel. The moment I decided to apply for Factory45 was when I was in the middle of producing a small holiday collection at a sew shop in Austin. Everything was going so wrong and I was still not secure in knowing the steps of fashion production, that after reading one of Factory45’s newsletters, I decided to just go for it and apply.