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Learn how to source innovative fabrics for your sustainable fashion brand

Factory45 teaches entrepreneurs to launch sustainable & ethical fashion brands the right way, from the start.

factory45 logo

Learn how to source innovative fabrics for your sustainable fashion brand

Factory45 teaches entrepreneurs to launch sustainable & ethical fashion brands the right way, from the start.

Are you searching for innovative textiles to use in your fashion line?

Sourcing the right sustainable fabrics can be challenging if you lack experience in the industry.

It’s all too common for new designers to feel overwhelmed by the world of fabric sourcing. You aren’t alone.

You’ve probably learned that fabric sourcing is not for the faint of heart – especially when you’re looking for sustainable and low-impact fabrics.

This is why Factory45 exists.

Factory45 takes the guesswork out of the sourcing process and gives you the tools you need to find your dream fabric.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Over the past 8+ years, Factory45 has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs source the perfect fabric for their sustainable brands and stay informed about the latest new fibers in textiles.

Vetted database with contacts for low MOQ suppliers specializing in sustainable fabrics

Overview of innovative textiles and how to choose what’s best for your product

Email templates and best practices for getting responses from suppliers

Materials inventory template to track the exact fabric + materials needed for production

Tips for effectively negotiating with minimums with suppliers and manufacturers

1:1 text support from an Alumni Mentor currently running their own sustainable fashion brand

I’m Shannon, the founder of Factory45 – the online business school for sustainable fashion entrepreneurs.

I’ve mentored hundreds of people, just like you, who have an idea for a sustainable fashion brand using innovative textiles but aren’t sure where to start.

Through Factory45, we work together to source fabric, set up manufacturing, and raise money to launch your brand — in the most time-efficient and cost-effective way possible.

You’ll get lifetime support from myself and our all-star mentorship team.

Our only job? To help you launch successfully.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Factory45 provides actionable steps to sourcing innovative fabrics for your sustainable fashion brand

“Factory45 guided me from the beginning to the end! The program started in June, mid-July I was traveling to LA and meeting fabric suppliers and end of August, I had my very first samples. Keep in mind, I had ZERO contacts and knowledge on suppliers, patternmakers. But the program is bringing so many resources.”

MARJORIE VERSCHUEREN
Founder of Choix

“The most valuable thing I learned joining Factory45 was sourcing fabrics and transitioning from that process to then finding the right manufacturer for the type of garments we wanted to create. The most difficult part in starting a fashion brand is the start so when Shannon gives step by step directions on what to do and where to find it; it helps a lot.”

STANLEY RAMEAU
Founder of Paul Rameau

“Factory45 gave me the confidence I needed to put my idea out there and start creating. Sending my first email to fabric suppliers was still scary but having a template of what to say gave me the boost I needed – and the responses I was looking for! This applied to every step of the process, from sourcing to production to crowdfunding; the inside information I garnered gave me the assurance that I was on the right track.”

MARY BEMIS
Founder of Reprise Activewear

BOOK A CALL

Whether you’re trying to source innovative fabrics for your sustainable fashion brand or you’re ready to launch your next collection…
we’d love to chat!

Book a free discovery call to chat with Hannah, our Director of Enrollment, to see if Factory45 is the right fit!

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