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Opening the worlds first multi-disciplinary co-working studio; a business hub created by and for fashion and design entrepreneurs.

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Project Description

The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience will be the world's first multi-disciplinary Fashion and Design Co-working space that will help develop and provide support for the Dayton and the Midwest fashion industries.  Developed by The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC, a volunteer community Think Tank providing access for emerging designers, aspiring models, sewist, and textile makers into the fashion industry; The House of (DE-FI)ance will prepare future leaders in fashion through business resources, exposure, education, advocacy, advancement and outreach programs designed to enhance economic competitiveness regionally, nationally, and globally.  Our fundraising goal is $50,000 which will cover the initial start-up cost associated with this venue; our overall goal is to raise $250,000.  The funds raised from this campaign will be used to purchase tools, equipment and supplies.

For the local fashion and design communities, creativity and passion have never been our challenge. Our challenges have been a lack of financial support, meaningful mentorship, beneficial opportunities, and resources; all of which have prevented many people from even exploring their dreams in fashion.  As the needs of the talent that we've supported have grown, we've updated our Vision and Mission statements, as well as our Strategic Plan to meet the needs of our local fashion community. The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience will offer:

  • Design Studio featuring design software
  • Designated and Roaming Desk
  • Designated and Roaming Office
  • Visual Art  Studio
  • Fashion Studio
  • Fablabs
  • Manufacturing/Fabrication Space
  • Photography Studio
  • Sewing Studio
  • Conference Room
  • Production Room
  • Classroom Space
  • Networking Space
  • Venue Rental

The House of (DE-FI)ance essentially offering every aspect of the fashion industry in one synergistic place where aspiring, emerging and established fashion and design entrepreneurs can lay a foundation, build their brands, and prosper together, making the City of Dayton an ultimate Fashion Destination.

In closing, we would like to thank everyone who  has supported (DE-FI) over the years resulting in the creation of The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience. We could not have made this project happen without your financial support.  Thank you so very much!

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The Campaign FAQs

Q. What is the mission of The House of (DE-FI)ance and how will it be accomplished?

A.  The mission of The House of (DE-FI)ance  is to provide access to the following:

  • Fablab
  • Connecting resources
  • Building networks
  • Exposure to the community
  • Education-developing a fashion design program
  • Develop teams
  • Economic impact
  • Attract talent, business and investors

 

We will accomplish this mission by:

  • Broadening the  base of Professional Leaders
  • Offering professional development opportunities
  • Outreach
  • Developing space and resources

Q. What will the proposed space consist of?

A. The proposed space will consist of:

  • Design Studio featuring design software
  • Designated and Roaming Desk
  • Designated and Roaming Office
  • Visual Art  Studio
  • Fashion Studio
  • Fablabs
  • Manufacturing/Fabrication Space
  • Photography Studio
  • Sewing Studio
  • Conference Room
  • Production Room
  • Classroom Space
  • Networking Space
  • Venue Rental

 

Q.  How do you know that this space is needed?

A.  we hosted a series of (4) bi-weekly meetings that were open to the public to help set the general direction, business model, and logistics of the space. These meetings brought together members  from the Dayton Ballet, The Victoria Theater Association, Engineers, Models, Fashion Designers, Sewist, Costume Makers, Photographers and more.

 

Q.What is the vision of the House of (DE-FI)ance?

A.  The Vision for the House of (DE-FI)ance is to provide:

  • Educational tools
  • Easy parking
  • Dress Maker Forms
  • Somewhat centrally located
  • Collaborative Space
  • Large space with dividers
  • Security
  • Access to mentors from various disciplines
  • Business Planning
  • Industrial iron
  • Meeting areas
  • Classroom space
  • Scheduling facility
  • Model after fashion districts in larger markets
  • Collaborate with local school
  • Fitting area
  • Storage

 

Q.  What problem will the House of (DE-FI)ance address?

A.  Problem(s) that the space will address include:

  • Lack of education
  • Lack of working space
  • Lack of marketing resources
  • Lack of networking opportunities for models
  • Ease of transition into film work
  • Lack of networking opportunities
  • Lack of resources
  • Lack of collaborative space
  • Lack of paid work and database for models
  • Lack of meeting space
  • Lack of teaching space
  • Lack of supplies for day to day business
  • Lack of agencies
  • Lack of equipment and tools

 

Lindsey Hoyer
05/23/2020
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Come make art with us by contributing to the Art of (DE-FI)ance mural that will be a part of the House of (DE-FI)ance when it opens.  Not only can you add your art, but we'll also add your name to the wall. You'll receive a limited edition (DE-FI) t-shirt, AND your name listed in the digital version (DE-FI)ance Magazine.

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For a pledge of $175,we'll name roaming desk in your name or business name for 1-month, add your name to the Art of (DE-FI)ance mural, you'll receive a special edition (DE-FI) t-shirt, AND your name listed in the digital version (DE-FI)ance Magazine.

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For a pledge of $500, you'll receive a 1 year membership to The House of (DE-FI)ance, we'll name a roaming office after you or your business for a month, add your name to the Art of (DE-FI)ance mural, a pair of tickets to a (DE-FI) produced event of your choice, a limited edition (DE-FI) t-shirt, and list your name or business name in print version of (DE-FI)ance Magazine.

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For a pledge of $750, you'll receive a 1 year membership to The House of (DE-FI)ance, we'll name a dedicated office  and dedicated desk after you or your business for one months, add your name to the Art of (DE-FI)ance mural, you'll receive a pair of tickets to a (DE-FI) produced event of your choice, a limited edition (DE-FI) t-shirt, and list your name or business in the print version of (DE-FI)ance Magazine.

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For a pledge of $1000, you'll receive a 1 year membership to The House of (DE-FI)ance, we'll name a a conference room after you or your business for 3-months, add your name to the Art of (DE-FI)ance mural, you'll receive a pair of all access tickets to a (DE-FI) produced event of your choice, a limited edition (DE-FI) t-shirt, and a photoshoot with a full page color ad in the digital version (DE-FI)ance Magazine.

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Have your name or business name listed in the print version of (DE-FI)ance Magazine and a business card size ad in the digital version of (DE-FI)ance Magazine.

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100.00 USD
Art of (DE-FI)ance

Come make art with us by contributing to the Art of (DE-FI)ance mural that will be a part of the House of (DE-FI)ance when it opens.  Not only can you add your art, but we'll also add your name to the wall. You'll receive a limited edition (DE-FI) t-shirt, AND your name listed in the digital version (DE-FI)ance Magazine.

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175.00 USD
What's In A Name?

For a pledge of $175,we'll name roaming desk in your name or business name for 1-month, add your name to the Art of (DE-FI)ance mural, you'll receive a special edition (DE-FI) t-shirt, AND your name listed in the digital version (DE-FI)ance Magazine.

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500.00 USD
What's In A Name?

For a pledge of $500, you'll receive a 1 year membership to The House of (DE-FI)ance, we'll name a roaming office after you or your business for a month, add your name to the Art of (DE-FI)ance mural, a pair of tickets to a (DE-FI) produced event of your choice, a limited edition (DE-FI) t-shirt, and list your name or business name in print version of (DE-FI)ance Magazine.

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750.00 USD
Say My Name!

For a pledge of $750, you'll receive a 1 year membership to The House of (DE-FI)ance, we'll name a dedicated office  and dedicated desk after you or your business for one months, add your name to the Art of (DE-FI)ance mural, you'll receive a pair of tickets to a (DE-FI) produced event of your choice, a limited edition (DE-FI) t-shirt, and list your name or business in the print version of (DE-FI)ance Magazine.

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1,000.00 USD
House Hold Name

For a pledge of $1000, you'll receive a 1 year membership to The House of (DE-FI)ance, we'll name a a conference room after you or your business for 3-months, add your name to the Art of (DE-FI)ance mural, you'll receive a pair of all access tickets to a (DE-FI) produced event of your choice, a limited edition (DE-FI) t-shirt, and a photoshoot with a full page color ad in the digital version (DE-FI)ance Magazine.

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