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
- 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!