Ohio Market Week is a Collabetive Collabetation project that is volunteer driven and gives participants an opportunity to organize a jam-packed week of retail and textile focused events designed to bring buyer, corporate decision makers, dealers, wholesalers, and manufacturers to the Gem City. Not to be confused with the concept of a Fashion Week which is comprised of runway shows where fashion designers can showcase their latest collections to retailers and the media. Fashion Weeks are not where buyers sit and meet with designers to place orders or purchase their product. In short Fashion Week is to display designs to get the buyers attention, Market Week is where the deals are made and business grows.
The end goals of this project are to:
(DE-FI) is currently accepting applications for Fashion Designers to join their newly restructured and CFDA affiliated Designer Talk Series as well as hosting Open Calls for Artisans and Designers to sell their work via Dayton Threads