Eco Fashion

Factory45 Applications Are Now Open: Launch your Sustainable Apparel Business


I emailed Shannon Whitehead, founder of Factory45, almost a year ago (!) thanking her for writing the article that convinced me to change my blog’s focus. Her article was the reason why I became adamant about ethical fashion and spurred this whole conscious living journey. Anyway, she had a job opening back in September and although I didn’t initially get the job, she offered me a part-time position doing social media. I already had a full-time job, but immediately took the offer because I am passionate about sustainable apparel.

On Monday, Factory45 opened its application for a four month online accelerator program that takes aspiring entrepreneurs from idea stage to launching an apparel product. This program runs from March 30 through July 31, 2015 and includes five online modules and bi-weekly group calls making it manageable if you have a full-time job or building your company full time.


 Shannon built Factory45 to solve the common problems she as well as other entrepreneurs faced when producing sustainable apparel. In 2010, she co-founded a clothing company with Kristin Glenn, founder of Seamly, and knows first-hand how difficult it is bringing physical products to market. She wants to help others execute their big ideas without the trial and error process she experienced with her clothing company.

The application period ends March 2, 2015. You can apply here.

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