There’s a strong pool of fashion talent in the South, but budding designers often take off for big cities like New York and L.A., where industry resources are bountiful. To counteract that, Rosa and Regina teamed up last year to create an incubator where designers could share resources to jumpstart their clothing labels. Factory Girls provides workspace, tools, pattern and sample makers, as well as showroom space and branding help to young designers. “We have to keep designers in the South, if we want to elevate the image,” Regina says. “Atlanta is the perfect place to create a fashion hub: We have SCAD, a major airport, and a strong retail culture.” Next year, the women will add resources for accessory designers, and an event similar to Fashion Week for Atlanta, with a strong focus on education and community building.