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The Denver Design Incubator is dedicated to providing resources, education
and professional development to the local creative community that will
enhance and support a thriving, profitable and sustainable local fashion
The Denver Design Incubator is a non-profit 501(c) 3 and a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC).
The Denver Design Incubator (DDI) is Colorado’s first and only fashion design incubator, focused on education and business development to assist with turning creative ideas into successful and sustainable businesses. The DDI, based centrally in Downtown Denver, carries out its mission and vision by supporting, educating and empowering designers with the appropriate skill-sets to be successful in the Fashion Industry. The DDI is a place of creativity and innovation for designers to build upon an already established fashion and design knowledge base.
WHAT DOES DDI OFFER?
DDI offers program that will accept people committed to advancing themselves and their businesses. Designers-in-residence will be immersed in a real world setting of a design studio in an apparel manufacturing company. They will receive mentoring from established fashion professionals to help them take their ideas from a concept to a money making business. Designers-in-residence will attend classes and workshops based upon a customized curriculum to take their skills to the next level. Classes/workshops will also be offered to the public in areas ranging from design to pattern-making to production to business planning to fashion law.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO ACCOMPLISH AT DDI?
DDI is dedicated to enhancing the creative culture of Denver and the greater Colorado area. Goals for DDI include creating new fashion design businesses and new jobs respective to those businesses each year. DDI will open and market a showroom and retail location for its designers and will establish a Denver Fashion Week.
Denver is experiencing a unique culmination of talent, energy, interest in art, food, music and fashion and is poised to break into the mainstream fashion industry as a place to watch. Denver has a rich history of fashion, though it had been centered around the western wear industry. The rich and beautiful lifestyle of Colorado has attracted such talent to our area. DDI will be instrumental in establishing Denver as a fashion center in the US and enable those who have been born to or adopted the Colorado life to remain in the place they love, designing the fashion they love professionally, and contributing to the fashion industry and the industry of Colorado.