This week the team at Factory Girls has been getting things produced and ready for the 2 trunk shows that Showroom Ampersand has coming up in the next few weeks. We’ve been producing size runs and multiples of styles from Abbey Glass and Megan Huntz Spring/Summer 2014 collections which have been previously available only by pre-order.
We are really excited to have pieces ready for people to take home. I mean, all of us here at the Factory love shopping online or pre ordering items, but there is something about going to a store, finding something really special, taking it home, and wearing it out that night...Instant gratification!! To get that instant feel good experience, get yourself to Mooncake on May 3rd or Bill Hallman in the Highlands May 9th, or better yet just follow Showroom Ampersand on Instagram and Twitter for more info.
Even though we want to deliver instant gratification to our Factory community, the process of delivery is definitely the opposite of that. A topic of discussion around the Factory is fast fashion, and we want to stress how far away from that we are and always want to be. Fast fashion is like fast food. It’s easy, convenient, and sooooooooooo tempting, but we all know that it’s bad for us! Like that burger you just got from the drive thru will bloat you, that fast fashion dress you just picked up is only going to bloat your wardrobe. We don’t want to get preachy or anything, but chew on that for a bit. You’ll see that it goes down pretty easy.
We also got a visit from You’ve Been Noted this week! You’ll have to check out our interview when it goes up, but in the meantime, get into their blog. They’ve got a great playlist by a Factory Girls Fave, DJ Speakerfoxxx and some great posts about other creatives around Atlanta. Actually, here's a photo of Speakerfoxxx in that pleated skirt from Abbey Glass we're producing: