Learn To Sew
Dayton has always had the reputation for being a globally recognized hub for innovation! It is our goal to provide high-quality design, cut and sew training to build on local industry momentum connecting the existing collaborative community to workforce development, technology and manufacturing.
A subsidiary of the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC , the Gem City Sewing Company will offer free workforce development for train to sew programs in under-served communities and low-income households to pair skilled sewist with sewn goods employers including the Dayton Threads and the Dayton Garment & Textile District Resource Directory, as well as manufacturing small sewing projects for paid work, earning $12-17.50 an hour. Located at the Dayton Mall inside of the House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Coworking Experience, eligible participants must reside in the the following zip codes:
If your zip code is not listed above and your measure of income meets the federal poverty guidelines, you are also eligible to receive this training free of charge.
Our Workforce Development program will work with area manufacturers and community organizations to develop our Industrial Sewing Training programs that prepare individuals for employment in the sewing industry.
We are here to make a difference and We do this in several ways:
Training will consist of the following areas:
Training Programs will consist of 3-6 months of instruction with required homework. Mandatory testing will take place after each completed module.
We need you to connect with our students learning how to sew at the House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Coworking Experience. Help these students needing employment achieve the next step towards success.
Volunteers are an essential component to the success of our organization! We offer a vast array of ways to get involved. Let us know how you want to volunteer and we will get started. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for info on how you can help make a difference.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
2700 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Dayton, OH 45459 Ste 368, Dayton, OH 45459
05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
11:00 am – 07:00 pm
01:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 31st, 2021! The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC will be celebrating our 8th Anniversary!! Are you ready to answer the call of 12 local grassroots organizations who are doing amazing work in our community?