From adversity to success, Fazane Fox’s pioneering venture, The Production Lab, stands as a testament to determination and innovation, earning them a spot as finalists at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2023.

Fazane Fox is the award-winning founder of The Production Lab, a unique clothing development and production company based in the UK. Launched in 2011, The Production Lab helps start-ups, designers and established brands create innovative, high-quality clothing and accessories.

Fox was inspired to start the business after recognizing a gap in the market to support emerging fashion brands in developing their first collections. Having previously worked for a large supplier, Fox wanted to do things differently by paying suppliers fairly, using sustainable practices and providing an ethical business model.

Under Fox’s leadership, The Production Lab has achieved significant success, including tripling revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Fox subsequently became seriously ill from stress and nearly lost the business. Through determination and with the support of her all-female team, Fox brought The Production Lab back from the brink of collapse. The company is now on track to return to profitability by the end of the year.

Looking ahead, the future looks bright for The Production Lab. Fox’s vision and perseverance have built a company that provides invaluable support for fashion brands in bringing new products to market. Her inspiring story of overcoming immense challenges demonstrates the power of determination and teamwork.

The Production Lab and Fazane Fox are finalists in the 2023 Great British Entrepreneur Awards, known as “The Grammys of Entrepreneurship,” which will be held in London on November 20th. To learn more about this inspiring entrepreneur and her unique business, visit