The energy in the classroom at Henry Ford College M-TEC was palpable; the students were excited, the instructors looked so proud and we couldn't have been happier to spend the last hour of the first Industrial Sewing Certificate Program with everyone. The students showed off their sewing sample books and shared stories of their time in the program. They even explained how they named their sewing machines based on the “personality” of each machine. Once each student had an opp
Shane and Melissa Douglas have launched a handmade leather goods manufacturing business, Douglas & Co. Detroit. To celebrate, Douglas & Co. Detroit will host a preview party from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 22 at Nora Modern, and the event is open to the public. “The establishment of Douglas & Co. Detroit is a dream come true for us, and we are thrilled to bring high-quality leather products to the marketplace for people to enjoy,” Melissa said. Douglas & Co. Detroit
“The idea began almost two years ago when Mark D’Andreta of TDIC, which is a cut and sew company in Sterling Heights, and his wife Lynne were chatting with me about the difficulty of finding skilled industrial sewers,” said Karen Buscemi, President of DG3. Lynne suggested we start a sewing program that will train people in industrial sewing. “And that was it,” says Karen. “There was no need for a light bulb, she was the light bulb and two years later, here we are.” The 6-week
After stuffing 250 gift bags for FashionSpeak, we sure can’t get this unique event, focusing on the business of fashion, off of our minds and we have tons of questions popping into our brains at all times. Is the FashionSpeak checklist updated? Do we have every last thing we need to make for a great day? What are we going to wear? Heels or flats? (Flats, of course, but heels for the reception.) You know, every fashion girl’s most important round of questions before an event.
Today was a historic day for DG3. After almost two years of blood, sweat and tears, the Industrial Sewing Certificate Program orientation happened today and it was a great success. Many potential and curious students, Michigan Works!, other workforce partners and cut and sew manufacturers came together to see the classroom and learn about what the program has to offer. The orientation covered how this program came to be, a quick overview of what will be covered during the cou