Get Ready!

Are you ready to join us in the movement to push Dayton Design Forward? We are always looking to partner with local businesses and organizations. 

Since (DE-FI)'s official launch in 2013 we have organically grown into THE RESOURCE for all things creative. Our grassroots movement is revitalizing  the design and fashion industry in our city as well as building an economic composition that will have a positive impact on the Miami Valley as a whole that is sure to make both Dayton Design Week and Dayton Fashion Week one of the fastest growing and influential events in the country.

Sponsors and partners gain sales and exposure all year through our  media relationships, social media, special events and marketing.  By becoming a sponsor for these exciting events, you are rallying with us in:


  • Cultivating the reemergence of  the Dayton Design Scene 
  • Support local economy
  • Embracing the Innovative community
  • Reaching the design conscious consumer
  • Promote local and regional talent to new heights
  • Provide opportunities to students to develop beyond the classroom

Your support will not only help promote local talent to new heights, but bring growth to  the Miami Valley and your business with (DE-FI)'s history of selling out 95% o their events you are sure to get your business noticed.

Swag Bag Contributions

From umbrellas to lip gloss, truffles to gift cards, and sunglasses to earrings Swag Bags are the place to promote your brand!  We offer a fantastic opportunity each season to local and national businesses that will get your brand in front our  our guest  by providing products for our Swag Bags. 

Please note the following before submitting your information for further consideration:

  • Must be able to provide product in increments of 100 
  • Only accepting tangible product or offers of value (e.g. discount codes, percentages off order, etc.)
  • You are responsible for delivering the product to (DE-FI)
  • A (DE-FI) Staff member will contact you to arrange a date/time for product delivery 

Thank you for your interest in participating in  Dayton Design Week and Dayton Fashion Week  by providing product for our Swag Bags. 

Dayton Design Week and Dayton Fashion Week Vendor Tables

We  offer a fantastic opportunity for local and national  businesses that will get your brand in front our guests at our  events and market.  Please note the following before submitting your information for further consideration: 

  • We will be provided you with a table,  linen, and 2 chairs  for your use. Additional items will be the vendor's responsibility  (e.g., extension cords, lighting, display stands, rolling racks, etc.) 
  • There is no set dimension of space, as it may vary between event, venue,  and number of participating businesses. However, space is unlikely to  exceed 10'x10'
  • You may have up to 2 people working your table. Additional persons will not be permitted without prior approval  
  • You are responsible for set-up/tear-down of your space in accordance with the time frame set out by (DE-FI)  prior to the events 
  • Additional, necessary information will be provided closer to the event dates 

Invest In (DE-FI)

The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC has set a fundraising Goal of $300,000 for 2019 that we will Kickstart during Dayton Fashion Week in December 2019 and will conclude during Dayton Design Week in May 2020.  Contact us to request a link to our Investor Deck.