5 Reflections from Working with Over 100 Fashion Startups

On Friday, we wrapped up the final day of the Factory45 2016…
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What’s the difference? Factory45 vs. The Crowdfunding Factory

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

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

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

Sew Shop Talk: Introducing APaDS

Note from Shannon: This is a guest post by Savannah Fender who…
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The 2 Most Important Things You Should Know About Product Testing

Consider this scenario.You spend years dreaming up the perfect…
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Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

Over two years ago, I got an email from an old “blogger friend.”My…

5 Tips for Creating a “Made in the USA” Apparel Company

So, I’ve laid it out before -- new designers tend to have a…

Improve Your Marketing Strategy by Using this One Simple Trick

When I published this blog post two weeks ago it was met with…