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What You Wear Matters

As a fashion brand, SixChel demonstrates the philosophy that doing good can look as good as it feels. These are garments that are meant to be worn for real life- for work and play, for as many different occasions as you can imagine, and to be mixed and matched with the wardrobe you already own. -Laura Madden

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A Note from our Founder and Remake Ambassador, Dina Chavez: Why I Am Passionate About Sustainable Fashion

Simply put, I am passionate about sustainable fashion because I believe addressing our basic need to wear clothes can be a fun and creative pursuit of expression; one that doesn’t harm people or the planet, but instead adds great value to our lives and to the lives of each person who contributes to making these special pieces. 

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How to Get Over a Fear and Find Confidence Through an Unexpected Opportunity

A year ago, I was living in a cloud of confusion, self-doubt and lacked confidence in all I did, but staying on task brought an unexpected opportunity that made me confront a fear and just in time for my 40th birthday. 2019 marked a milestone I never thought I would reach and definitely never thought I would go through without my sister by my side - you truly never get over the loss of a loved one. So as the year began, I truly didn't have excitement for it at all. It seemed there wasn't one thing in my life that brought excitement and bliss until an unexpected opportunity came through a few days into the new year that brought a wave...

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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. This is Han Lee, he over saw the production of the Capsule Collection at Fine Line Studio in Manhattan, New York. Han...

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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 Kickstarter.   The campaign was definitely a whirlwind, but now that the dust has settled and we are at the beginning stages of production, we have been...

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