A zine, as defined by ZineWiki, is
"an independently- or self-published booklet, often created by a single person. Zines are customarily created by physically cutting and gluing text and images together onto a master flat for photocopying, but it is also common to produce the master by typing and formatting pages on a computer. The end product is usually folded and stapled. Zines can be printed and bound in any manner. Offset printing is a relatively common alternative to photocopying, though there is some controversy among zine writers as to whether professionally printed products may be defined as zines."
After looking at this and taking into account that Zines are primarily based upon the interests of the editors, we decided that we couldn't be so genre specific, and chose to cover the things that interest us. So - fashion, models, photography... the list goes on. Culture in general, in particular the creative cultures, and so The Factory was born.