Micro-MANUFACTURING and Resource Directory

The Dayton Garment & Textile District offers micro-manufacturing services by our tested sewist as well as being an online Resource Directory of sewist, seamstresses, fabric makers, pattern makers, weavers, fabric dyers, beaders, embroiderers, unique fabric vendors and other textile related talent and busineses to build a community and networking registry of skilled sewn product talent...and yes, these are paid jobs!

Since its launch in 2013, the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC has helped area designers build their brand, establish their clientele, produce runway events, and create editorials. As designers have spread their wings and grown there has been one persistent struggle...manufacturing their lines! Designers are currently booked 8+ weeks out and need your help to ensure that they are equipped to meet the demands for their designs.

Our MICRO-MANUFACTURING offers sewing services for soft-goods designers at the rate of $12-15/hr… you design it, we will sew it! This initiative also benefits area fashion designers that currently produce custom goods for their clients.  This service will allow designers to increase production of their lines and grow their brands. We will also create an in-house line of products to sell, with proceeds used to fund this new sewing initiative partnership.

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The DGTD will support ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT.  We will provide the equipment, tools, support infrastructure and studio space to support sewing and textile related businesses. We can help you start and grow your business!

Whether you are an employer looking for sewist, or a vendor looking to have something made, the Dayton Garment and Textile District, a subsidiary of (DE-FI) will help connect you to the skilled sewn artist that you need.

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