In your opinion, what is the most valuable thing about Factory45?
Having Shannon as a mentor through the process is definitely the most valuable aspect of Factory45. Prior to enrolling, I had a few connections in the swimwear industry that could advise me here and there, but even I was feeling overwhelmed by the number of questions I had. I sometimes felt like I was taking time out of their workday or that my questions were too basic to bother them with. Being able to get tailored advice from someone so well versed in the sustainable fashion start-up world was a dream come true! With Shannon, it was always easy to communicate and she provided the tools to lead me in the right direction.
There’s so much scattered info online about launching sustainable fashion brands, however the level of detail and ability to having everything accessible in one place for a lifetime after the program ends is truly priceless. I constantly go back through the program to rewatch past interviews, redo some of the exercises and refresh my general sustainable fashion knowledge.