What’s the difference? Factory45 vs. The Crowdfunding Factory

"Sisters, not twins." That's what I told my web designer when…

How the Founder of Sotela Raised Over $20,000 to Start a Womenswear Brand

Many of you know Hanna Baror-Padilla, who is one of my past Factory45…

The Crowdfunding Factory Launches Next Week!

Six years ago, I told my friends and family that I was starting…

Introducing NOVEL SUPPLY CO: Conscious Apparel for the Urban Adventurer

This is an interview with Factory45’er Kaya Dorey about the…

Introducing The 24 Hour Outfit, Sustainably & Ethically Made in Brooklyn

This is an interview with Factory45’er Rachel Fernbach about…
hard work

Does Hard Work Really Pay Off?

When I was growing up my parents always said, “Work hard and…

How to Get Featured by Fashion Bloggers as a Startup Brand

“25 thousand dollars?!” My friend nearly spilled her glass…

Factory45 Success Stories

It’s been over two years since I started Factory45 and began…

How Much Money Do You Really Need to Launch a Fashion Brand?

A few weeks ago you may remember I sent out a questionnaire to…

How to Legally Protect Your Fashion Brand from Copycats

Your product is as unique as you are. With this usually stems…

How to Create Shoppable Instagram Feeds with Your Customers' Photos

In July I asked if anyone would be interested in a live interview…

Sew Shop Talk: Introducing APaDS

Note from Shannon: This is a guest post by Savannah Fender who…