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How to start a fashion brand without fashion experience

Join the hundreds of entrepreneurs who have gone from idea to launch with Factory45.

FACTORY45

How to start a fashion brand without fashion experience

Join the hundreds of entrepreneurs who have gone from idea to launch with Factory45.

Can you really launch a fashion line without going to fashion school?

The answer is YES.

In order to launch a successful fashion brand, you also need to know how to launch a business (which they don’t teach you in fashion school).

In the 8+ years of running Factory45, my online business school for fashion entrepreneurs, some of the most successful brands didn’t know much of anything about fashion before they started their own businesses.

What do the most successful Factory45 brands have in common? They saw a gap, a hole, or a problem to solve in the fashion and accessories landscape. And they were determined to fill it.

The most valuable skills for starting your own business?
Hard work, grit, creativity, and resilience.

Does this sound like you?

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Shannon’s online program provides actionable steps to start a fashion brand without fashion experience.

“With absolutely no fashion experience, Factory45 provided [me with] insight and direction on how to navigate the often difficult world of manufacturing”

MEGAN HARRELL
Founder of Thom Kelly

[Factory45] was basically a crash course in the fashion industry, where I learned so much about sourcing, samples, production, packaging, pre-sales and everything in between.

DEANNA COOK
Founder of LIYA Collective

I had absolutely no previous fashion or manufacturing experience before joining Factory45. I began this project completely blind, and Shannon has given me the tools to create a successful, sustainable brand.

MATT HICKEY
Founder of Be Kind Vibes

Factory45 grad Crystal Cave of Poppy Row spent time in fashion school in Italy before joining Factory45.

She is the first to say that she didn’t learn anything in fashion school about running a successful business…

And ultimately it’s business knowledge that makes or breaks the brand.

Crystal joined Factory45 and launched Poppy Row with a Kickstarter campaign, raising over $30,000 to fund her first production run and validate her business idea.

“[Factory45] was the most tangible ROI + immediate results I’ve seen in any program I’ve invested in the last decade.”

BOOK A CALL

Whether you’re looking to start a brand without a fashion background or you have years of fashion experience… we’d love to chat!

Book a free discovery call with Hannah, Factory45’s Director of Enrollment, to get your questions answered.

Factory45 makes it possible to launch a brand without a fashion background.

Get equipped with the industry knowledge necessary to develop your products, set up manufacturing and market your brand for a successful launch.

To be the right fit for Factory45, you only need an idea – we’ll help you figure out the rest.

Factory45 makes it possible to launch a brand without a fashion background.

Get equipped with the industry knowledge necessary to develop your products, set up manufacturing and market your brand for a successful launch.

To be the right fit for Factory45, you only need an idea – we’ll help you figure out the rest.

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Are you ready to start your sustainable fashion brand, with or without a fashion background?

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