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.
In partnership with our official non-profit and 501 c3 The Circle of Vision Keepers Re-entry and Recovery Program, the GCSC will offer workforce development for train to sew programs in under-served communities and the courts 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.
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 are currently accepting donations for the following items:
The CVK program goal is to empower the previously incarcerated with their reentry experience, as empowering the individual enhances a healthier family unit and promotes community well-being.
A helping hand and understanding heart can make all the difference in the world for those trying their best to make this important transition. The Circle of VisionKeepers helps generate the support, working to gain the funds and other resources necessary, to help people gain the education, job skills and other assistance that will help ensure a future of better options and more productive choices.
CVK provides bi-weekly Recovery (addiction groups) and Reentry Mentoring (Socialization & Reintegration groups) for the Returning Citizens from prison, jail and treatment. CVK is a vital, bustling organization. From educational opportunities; supportive meetings; job skills assistance; cultural and educational events and so much more, CVK is helping make the Miami Valley a healthier, more harmonious and enlightened place in which to thrive.
Your generous donations keep CVK running- thank you! We appreciate donations of money, barely used clothing for the CVK Clothing Store and other items, and also appreciate volunteers who help make the Circle of VisionKeepers a community success story.
The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC is a volunteer community Think Tank providing access for emerging designers, aspiring models, sewist, and textile makers into the fashion industry.
From 2014-2017 (DE-FI) played an integral role and was fundamentally involved in the development, growth, structural support, anchor, and launch of other community based sewing collaboratives in the Dayton area. However, as the needs of our designers expanded and those needs went unmet by those initiatives, a decision was made by (DE-FI) to expand their services to meet the demands of the designers. This decision gave designers more creative control, a clear timeline of production, cost effectiveness and most important consistency.
As our micro-manufacturing sector has grown over the past year, we are in need of equipment, tools, support infrastructure and studio space to support our rapidly growing sewing and textile businesses.
The Gem City Sewing Company and Dayton Garment & Textile District offers sewing services for soft-goods designers. If you design it, we will sew it, on budget and on time! We also design and produce custom goods for clients as well as an in-house line of products to sell. All proceeds are used to expand and fund our educational services and create a scholarship for fashion and design students.
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Do you have an unused or underused space that you would like to collaborate and make productive and prosperous? Our sewist are currently operating from in home studios, which has worked thus far, however, with the upcoming roll-out of Dayton Threads later this year, a larger and more collaborative space will be required.
Whether you are cleaning out your sewing studio, craft stash, fabric leftovers, art closet, estate collection, or unfinished project we’d love to take the items that are no longer useful to you and give them another life.
We are looking for a space to house this initiative and we’d love to work with you!! A few requirements for the space include:
Additional Supplies and Equipment Needed:
Arrange your donation today! Call the Circle of Vision Keepers Re-Entry and Recovery Program (937) 409-7887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange donation of your new and/or used sewing goods. The Circle of Vision Keepers is located at 3401 Woodman Drive, Suite 12, Kettering, OH 45459.
We are in need of instructors. There are also paid work opportunities as well.
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, please complete the form below and we will find a way for you to help make a difference.
We need your help teaching, helping, organizing donations, working behind the scenes! Other needs include but are not limited to:
Office / Computer Work
Sewing Machine Repairs
We strive to stay in communication with our clients. Have a question about our business, or want to see if we match your specific needs? Send us a message at email@example.com, or give us a call. We're always happy to connect with new customers!