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Apparel Manufacturing: What You Need to Know

First, thank you so much for your support in spreading the word about The Clean Living Podcast last week! I know most of you follow me because you’re looking for help in launching your sustainable fashion brand, so I really appreciate your patience as we paused “fashion related” content this past month. But let’s get […]

Here’s How to Enter the Clean Living Giveaway

To celebrate the launch of The Clean Living Podcast, I’m hosting a giveaway featuring four amazing eco-living brands. There will be SIX WINNERS and here are the prizes: The Oct. / Nov. subscription box from The Clean Beauty Box (value $175) The Lotus Buttondown Dress from Factory45 alum Vesta (value $145 USD) The Starter Kit […]

Listen to the Trailer: The Clean Living Podcast

What’s really in the products we use and buy every day? Is it possible to change our lives by becoming more thoughtful consumers? For most people, it’s overwhelming to sift through research about pollutants and toxins when you’re just trying to make it through the day, put dinner on the table and get the kids […]

How to Push Past Insecurity to Impact the Right People

For the past month, I’ve had a recurring nightmare of not being able to speak. Sometimes I simply can’t find the words. Other times, it’s more extreme — like when my mouth is full of rocks. What I finally realized is that it’s a manifestation of insecurity. Insecurity about launching The Clean Living Podcast. Here […]

Video: How to Legally Protect Your Fashion Brand

Have you ever wondered if you need a patent for your product idea?  Or if you should file for a copyright instead?  What are the legal ways to protect your fashion brand? And what are some of the ways to protect your brand without hiring a lawyer? In this video, I’m going to tell you. […]

How to Actually Accomplish Big Goals

Do you know what’s nerve-wracking? Announcing that you’re starting a podcast…  And not having a single episode recorded. It’s true, two weeks ago when I was teeing myself up to announce the launch of The Clean Living Podcast I only had a spreadsheet of ideas. I talk all this game about starting before you’re ready, […]

Sustainable Fashion & Made in the USA: 5 Tips for Launching Your Brand

“We don’t work with new designers,” he said to me matter-of-factly. This was back in 2014 when I was just starting Factory45 and networking with potential manufacturers for my entrepreneurs.  He went on to tell me that startups aren’t “worth their time,” newbies don’t have any money and there’s too much hand-holding that’s required. I […]

Coming Soon: The Clean Living Podcast

I could feel the heat rushing to my face and my voice beginning to shake. I was on a Zoom call with a DEI consultant to discuss the blind spots and racial biases within the Factory45 program. I had actively sought this out, but it didn’t diminish how uncomfortable I felt. I started rambling off […]

A Love Letter to First-Time Entrepreneurs

“So, what are we looking at timeline-wise?” I asked my creative director as we mapped out a new project. “Well, it will be about two months for the first launch and around five months for the second one,” she replied. Five months?! That puts us into 2021! I thought back nostalgically to launching Factory45 in […]