Dayton Threads is an immersive fashion and retail experience established in 2017 by the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC. and after years of planning, we are officially set to open our doors on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at our new home located inside of the Dayton Mall.
Specializing in high quality, independent and emerging designer clothing, accessories, homeware and more; we give our customers direct access to the next big thing in fashion and design. Like our parent company (DE-FI), we're disrupting the fashion industry and re(DE-FI)ing mundane ideas of what it means to shop small and supporting independent designers and artisans, each of whom have been carefully selected from across the country.
Dayton Threads also serves as the 6th Component of the (DE-FI) Incubator providing an opportunity for designers to launch and sale their line after Dayton Fashion Week as well as providing and educational opportunity for Incubator Designers to solidify whether they have reached their target market, learn to scale their business, and adjust or make corrections to their brand, portfolio, or business plan ahead of Ohio Market Week.
In conjunction with our sister company The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience and The Dayton Garment and Textile District, we are a unique retail and showroom business that creates an innovative online and brick and mortar creative shopping experience for our customers while promoting and supporting the finest independent fashion and design talent from across the country.
Over the years, we've found that after each (DE-FI) produced event whether a Runway or a Professional Development Experience, the demand for participating designers grew as well as their needs and the request for our services. It was evident that more needed to be done.
Dayton Threads was established as the next level in (DE-FI)'s quintfecta incubator approach assisting independent and emerging designers in reaching their goals.
We work to promote and empower emerging talent, while showcasing a curated selection of their products in a stylish yet ethically and environmentally conscious fashion community. We also offer micro-manufacturing at our store front location giving designers hands on quality control over their products. Customers can also receive alterations on site if a look doesn't quite fit right, as well as having customized pieces made just for you!
Fashion, design, and beauty are multi-billion dollar a year industries. It's time that you build your own table and get your piece of the pie; Dayton Threads is here for you providing the tools, support, and access!
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