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Sell your work with us, our online boutique relaunches in soon!
Staying true to the (DE-FI) Brand, Dayton Threads is disrupting the fashion industry and re(DE-FI)ing mundane ideas of what it means to shop small and supporting independent designers and artisans. Dayton Threads is a hands-on engaging independent fashion boutique that serves both designers in Dayton Fashion Week and The Cincinnati Fashion Incubator; as well as independent designers and creators across the country.
We are trend setters and we're ready to make the world our runway! Designers in our incubators are tasked with developing the demographic of their target customer which includes annual income, what they do for a living, where they are going, how much money they are willing to spend on clothing, etc. Dayton Threads is where designers are able to test their designs in their target market to confirm whether they are reaching their target customer and make adjustments accordingly and because of this, Dayton Threads is our least consistent program and the hardest program for some customers to understand and shop simply because Dayton Threads operates in a manner where we are expecting failure in some form.
Consider Dayton Threads as a classroom and experiment where the talent in our incubators:
1) Develop a hypothesis (designs, target audience, target market) for their brand.
2) Gather all of the tools and resources needed to test their hypothesis
Often times the designers test run fails, they missed their mark. Sometimes even when the designers in our incubator finds success and gets the desired outcome, they struggle with duplicating that success. Dayton Threads' platform is designed for our talent to make their mistakes, learn, grow, and retry until they are consistent with achieving the desired outcome. So bear with us as the designers work to develop better descriptions for their designs and become better story tellers about their brand. The items for sale may not be perfectly described just yet, rest assured as the designers continue to develop, you'll see the difference.
In a world of fast fashion, patience is a virtue when attempting to shop with us, and yes, we said attempting. We aren't able to serve everyone who comes to us for designs, especially when it comes to custom work; sometimes we don't have any products available for sale. Each one of our designers are in different stages of their careers and development. The ideal customer for custom designs is someone that is planning ahead for a special occasion, vacation, event, or they simply just have a unique style of their own and are preparing to update their wardrobe! On average, from the time of the initial consultation with the designer, it will take 6-8 weeks and sometimes more to deliver the finished product.
Believe us when we say, when our talent figures it out, they knock it out of the park, and the customer is fully satisfied. Dayton Threads is where independent designers and creators come to thrive and our customers are a part of their success stories! Slow Fashion is the name of our game...and as you know...good things come to those who wait! Our focus is ensuring a quality experience with quality products. Quality wins out every day over quantity.
Not in our incubator and want to sell your work with us? Apply HERE.
Independent Creators and Fashion Designers Come First! From casual to avant-garde, Dayton Threads is looking to work with independent designers across multiple product categories including clothing, jewelry, accessories, beauty and grooming products, as well as home-ware, home goods, stationery, and gifts.
Your brand deserves more than the typical trip to the store find or stumbled across this website story. Every aspect of Dayton Threads is intentional; we are committed to giving you and your brand the fully immersive fashion experience that you deserve while helping you build your brand, team, and audience!
Sell Your work
Sell your designs with Dayton Threads Boutique. We're searching for indie and emerging designers across various categories including:
We also offer micro-manufacturing services as well via the Dayton Garment & Textile District.
Due to financial hardships, we have several participants in our incubators who are unable to afford the cost of the services that we offer. We never turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. Your support and contributions to The Art of (DE-FI)ance Fashion Fund allows us to keep our services affordable and provide hardship grants to participants in need.
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