FAQ

What is Sew Valley?
Sew Valley is a non profit that is part development/production facility for apparel, part shared space for designers + entrepreneurs, and part space to learn how to build + grow your brand.

I am not a designer, but I have an idea of an item I'd like to have made. Can you help me? We are happy to consult with you on your project. If you aren’t quite ready, we have a range of freelancers that we can reach out to find the right fit for your project. Then it can be handed back over to Sew Valley when you are ready! Check out our production services page to learn more.

I am a designer, what's in it for me?
Sew Valley is what you make it! You can be involved as little or as much as you like. If you already have a good thing going and just need access to specific machines, we offer hourly rentals on all of our machinery If you're looking for a physical space, as well as a community of like-minded individuals, and discounts on machine rentals/services/workshops, membership is for you!

What does my membership space look like?
Sew Valley membership spaces are semi-private, and come equipped with a desk and shelving. Check out our membership page to learn more.

What are your hours of operation?
10:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Members receive keys and have 24-hour access to their space.  If you would like to see our space you can schedule a tour by emailing info@sewvalley.org

I am a trained sewer. What can you offer me?
We are always looking for talented stitchers, and contract sewers for production jobs. Get in touch!

Is Sew Valley a place where designers sign up for X amount of time to be run through XYZ processes all the way to taking their product to market? Or is it purely a place to get services targeted towards designer entrepreneurs with sewn product needs?
Sew Valley is both! Our facilities offer designers both hourly rental on our machinery as well as fee-for-service jobs by our production team.

Do studio renters get discounts on other services offered?
Yes! Members will receive between 15% discount on all Sew Valley services and workshops.

Why is Sew Valley a non-profit?
Our main purpose is to provide resources to folks who are just starting in the fashion industry. With that comes an intense focus on education and community building. We dedicate a lot of our time building classes and seminars to help designers gain skills. Our values differ from a typical factory. We’ll tell you when we see errors and issues, we’ll tell you if you should slow down and take more time to think about it. We are here to help you build and grow your business in a sustainable way. All revenue we make goes to keeping the lights on and our staff paid a living wage. Any profits go back into education or equipment so our production team can work more efficiently and safer.

 

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