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Do you know who made your clothes? Meet the people who made our Capsule Collection

Do you know who made your clothes? Meet the people who made our Capsule Collection

I knew from the moment I had the idea of owning my own fashion label, ethics was going to be the driving force behind it. I chose to celebrate the American worker and the great industry that was developed here at the start of the industrial revolution (yes, America is responsible for RTW) and has evolved into one of greater practices. Fashion production is not perfect in the US, (LA has improvements to work on) but having access to the factory and the people making our clothes is key to assuring our collections are produced in good working conditions.


10 Do’s and Don’ts for Launching a Fashion Brand on Kickstarter

10 Do’s and Don’ts for Launching a Fashion Brand on Kickstarter

This article was originally posted on the Factory45 blog on August 23, 2017.

 

This is a guest post by Factory45’er Dina Chavez who launched a Kickstarter campaign this spring for her womenswear line SixChel. Dina raised over $17,000, exceeding her goal amount, and learned a lot along the way. Today she’s sharing her “do’s and don’ts” for launching a sustainable fashion brand through crowdfunding. Here’s Dina:

 

-Shannon, Founder of Factory45


 

It’s been about a month and a half since the launch of my fashion brand’s first sustainable capsule collection via


What Women Get Wrong About “Ideal Beauty” – A Fashion Designer Explains

What Women Get Wrong About “Ideal Beauty” – A Fashion Designer Explains

But rather than thinking we should try to put our physical appearance out of mind, I believe that self-love comes from a marriage of finding appreciation for your physical beauty and cherishing your inner beauty. That may be easier said than done, but my career has encouraged me to reconsider my views about my physical beauty and helped me value it more, leading to greater self-love. -Dina Chavez, Founder & Designer of SixChel for Peaceful Dumpling