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Sourcing, manufacturing & marketing tips to help you build a sustainable fashion brand.

THE

FACTORY
FLOOR

Sourcing, manufacturing & marketing tips to help you build a sustainable fashion brand.

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are now open!

WHEN SHOULD YOU

LAUNCH

YOUR FASHION BRAND?

It’s the golden question, because we never feel truly ready. Take this quiz to find out how much more prep time you should take before you launch!

Fashion Designers, Don’t Start Product Development Without This

How do you feel when you read the words:  Product Development Excitement? Anxiety? Confusion? Fear? When I talk to designers about patternmaking and samplemaking, many people say they feel paralyzed. The upfront costs for creating…

Fashion Designers, Don’t Start Product Development Without This

How do you feel when you read the words:  Product Development Excitement? Anxiety? Confusion? Fear? When I talk to designers about patternmaking and samplemaking, many people say they feel paralyzed. The upfront costs for creating…
woman entrepreneur planning and strategizing on laptop
woman holding shopping bags
designer sourcing fabric
woman entrepreneur planning and strategizing on laptop
woman holding shopping bags
designer sourcing fabric
HAVE WE MET?

I’m Shannon Lohr, the founder of Factory45

For the past five years, I’ve worked with hundreds of new designers to launch or grow their brands in a way that’s better for people and planet.

I’m a bi-coastal educator, writer, speaker and advocate for sustainable fashion. When I’m not behind my computer screen, you can find me hanging out with my husband and son — and traveling as often as possible.

HAVE WE MET?

I’m Shannon Lohr, the founder of Factory45

For the past five years, I’ve worked with hundreds of new designers to launch or grow their brands in a way that’s better for people and planet.

I’m a bi-coastal educator, writer, speaker and advocate for sustainable fashion. When I’m not behind my computer screen, you can find me hanging out with my husband and son — and traveling as often as possible.

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THE PROGRAM

Work With Me

Factory45 is a six-month online mentorship program that takes your sustainable fashion brand from idea to launch. We work together to source fabric, find a manufacturer and raise money to fund your first production run.

Applications only open once a year in May — until then, I have more resources for you below. Don’t wait to get started!

THE PROGRAM

Work With Me

Factory45 is a six-month online mentorship program that takes your sustainable fashion brand from idea to launch. We work together to source fabric, find a manufacturer and raise money to fund your first production run.

Applications only open once a year in May — until then, I have more resources for you below. Don’t wait to get started!

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