Source fabric, find a manufacturer & raise money to fund production in six months.

Factory45 takes sustainable apparel companies from idea to launch. Entrepreneurs are given the tools and connections to source sustainable fabrics, connect with manufacturing partners in the U.S. and raise startup capital to fund production.

The 6-month online accelerator program is run by Shannon Whitehead, a sustainable fashion advocate and former co-founder of {r}evolution apparel. Factory45 has been featured on Forbes, Entrepreneur, Triple Pundit, Design Sponge, Boston Business Journal & more.

Applications to the 2016 program are now closed! Send Shannon a message (the button on the left) to find out when applications open for the next program or visit www (dot) factory45... (more)

Ideation

Shannon works personally with the entrepreneurs in Factory45 to mentor them through the creation and ideation process. From business plan creation to target market research, Factory45 provides the tools for creating a profitable business idea.

Pattern-Making

Factory45 entrepreneurs are referred to personally-vetted patternmakers in the U.S. who are experts in their field.

Sample-Making

Factory45 entrepreneurs are referred to personally-vetted samplemakers in the U.S. who are experts in their field.

Production

The entrepreneurs who come through Factory45 are connected with production partners all over the U.S. who Shannon has a personal relationship with.