THE MANUFACTURING KIT

Prepare for development & production, so you don’t lose money.

Do you have an idea for an apparel or accessories brand but are new to the world of sewn manufacturing? The Manufacturing Kit from Factory45 will help you get your product made.

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What's Inside

The Manufacturing Kit provides you with the resources you need to navigate production like a pro. Browse the digital content below to see exactly what you get.

01

Product Development Checklist

Learn the 14 things you need before starting product development.  

02

Cheatsheet: Manufacturing Terminology

Get access to a one-pager of common manufacturing terminology so you can “talk the talk.”  

03

Spec Sheet Template

Translate your sketch to this spec sheet template so you don't have to pay to have one made.

04

Croquis Bundle  

Not an artist or fashion designer? No problem. Create your first sketches, using this bundle of croquis as your guide.  

05

9 Questions to Ask a Pattern/Samplemaker Before Making a Hire  

Don't hire anyone until you're happy with the answers to these 9 questions!  

06

Manufacturer Email Templates

Learn exactly what to say so every manufacturer wants to work with you.  

07

9 Questions to Ask a Manufacturer Before Signing a Contract  

Don’t lose thousands of dollars down the drain because you’re working with the wrong manufacturer… make sure you ask these 9 questions first!

08

Production Checklist 

Get access to this A to Z checklist so you know what you need to do before, during and after your production run.  

"From social media to garment manufacturing, Factory45 is a treasure trove of knowledge."

- AMBER R.

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- SELAH M.

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ABOUT FACTORY45

Meet Shannon

Shannon is the founder of Factory45, the go-to resource for sustainable & ethical fashion brands. Over the past five years, she’s worked with hundreds of sustainable fashion brands to go from idea to launch. Her free weekly advice is read by thousands across the globe.

THE MANUFACTURING KIT

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Prepare for development & production, so you don’t lose money. 

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