Here is an email I get at least once a week:
“I’m so excited about Factory45 and really want to join this year! The only thing is, I don’t have a background in fashion – will this affect my chances of being accepted into the program?”
And every time, my answer is…
Going to fashion school has absolutely nothing to do with how successful you’ll be at launching your own apparel brand.
I’ve witnessed how true that is — over and over again.
Some of the most successful entrepreneurs to come through Factory45 couldn’t have told you the difference between a serger and a die-cutter.
What did they have on their sides instead?
They understood the value of hard work, grit, creativity and resilience.
And believe me, those skills are far more valuable in starting your own brand than knowing how to draft a pattern or sew a garment.
Don’t believe me?
I’ve had massage therapists, Wall Street bankers, stay-at-home moms, humanitarian workers, executive assistants, advertising execs, and the like, join Factory with no knowledge of manufacturing and without any background in fashion.
That’s all to say, any dog can learn new tricks as long as they seek out the education and are willing to learn.
And in two weeks, you’re going to have the opportunity to do that.
Applications to the Factory45 2017 program will open on Wednesday, May 17th.
After the 2016 program ended in December, I’ve been working over the winter to update the content, re-shoot, and continue to tweak and improve the Factory45 experience.
And I know this year is going to be better than ever.
If you think Factory45 could be right for you, mark your calendar or keep an eye on your inbox, and I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we’re open to applicants.
I can’t wait to meet you.