Founded by Shannon Lohr, Factory45 is an online accelerator program for sustainable apparel companies. From sourcing the right fabrics and finding a manufacturer to guiding through branding and marketing sessions, it is made up of five online modules, released weekly, to take designers and aspiring entrepreneurs from the idea stage to pre-production to launch.
Initially started in 2007, Brook There is an organic lingerie brand established and helmed by Brook DeLorme and Daniel Pepice, who share duties of design and production management, and marketing and business development respectively. The company launched as a minimal, sustainable womenswear range, yet slowly evolved to include lingerie.
In January 2014, aged 23, Tom Cridland launched his eponymous label, specializing solely in creating the perfect pair of trousers. He quickly built a vertical luxury menswear brand established on the designer’s “buy less, buy better” philosophy.