Regina Weir, co-founder of Factory Girls, was born in the South and raised in Atlanta, GA. She moved to New York at age 17 to attend New York University where she received a bachelor’s degree
in Public Policy and Urban Planning. After graduation, Weir worked as a modeling agent and talent scout for a successful New York agency. There she managed models such as Nikki Taylor, Leticia Casta, Audrey Quock, and Martha Hunt for seven years while simultaneously styling editorial stories for magazines such as Esquire and
Zink. Weir returned to Atlanta in 2008 and currently runs two successful businesses, one of which is a manufacturing factory making industrial uniforms. She co-founded Factory girls with partner Rosa Thurnher in 2013 to support local emerging design talent in Atlanta and the Southeast.
Rosa Thurnher, co-founder of Factory
Girls, is an Atlanta native who studied Fine Art at the University of Georgia. After college she worked for ten years in retail sales and area management, fashion merchandising, and visuals for J. Crew and Armani Exchange. Her innate entrepreneurial spirit led her to
a freelance fashion styling career and brand consulting. She is a lifelong
collector of vintage fashion and owner of Recollection Vintage, a line that conveys current trends through vintage pieces. In 2009, Rosa started pop-up marketplace Bodega to promote Atlanta-based brands and designers. A long-time advocate for local talent, she co-founded Factory Girls with partner Regina Weir in 2013 to
provide designers with the necessary resources needed for a successful
career in fashion.