How did joining Factory45 help you?
My co-founder and I stumbled upon Factory45 for the first time in winter of 2019- we were both freshman in college at the time so we didn’t really think we should apply because of our age (which was a huge misconception on our part because as we know now age means nothing). But regardless, we applied the following year in 2020 and began the Factory45 program in June! I was struggling to reconnect with INFKNIT’s purpose, and seeing the level of community in the Facebook group was inspiring. I also was on the hunt for quality sustainable suppliers who we could trust were actually sustainable- and Factory45 has an incredible portal of resources.
The biggest way Factory45 helped me build INFKNIT was the most unexpected- wholesale! I knew absolutely nothing about wholesaling until I went through the Factory45 module. I ended up hiring a graphic designer to create our linesheet and lookbook- it turned out beautiful! We then landed three new retail customers- one of which found us through Market45.