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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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When should you launch your fashion brand?

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Ethical Fashion

5 Steps to Becoming an Ethical Fashion Brand

One thing you know for sure:  You don’t want to create just any ole’ fashion brand. You want to ensure that it’s ethically-made and prioritizes people and planet. But what does that mean? And even more importantly, how do…
Ethical Fashion

5 Steps to Becoming an Ethical Fashion Brand

One thing you know for sure:  You don’t want to create just any ole’ fashion brand. You want to ensure that it’s ethically-made and prioritizes people and planet. But what does that mean? And even more importantly, how do…
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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