a non-profit organization serving the needle trades industry in Colorado

Our hours are fluctuating due to staffing shortages. For an updated schedule please refer to our google business hours and updates.  Follow us on Facebook to receive updates there as well. Interested in volunteering so we can be open more hours?  Email our Studio Manager!


Need a space where you can create with professional sewing machine and a large cutting table? Or maybe you want to work in a place with creatives to help you grow! Being a member is for you!

classes & courses

DDI offers workshops covering various knowledge and skills you need to be successful in this industry.  Come learn from the experts! 


Need some one on one help from a professional?  DDI offers reduced cost Mentoring from industry professionals.  




DDI was founded in 2009 by a group of individuals who had a passion to see the Denver fashion industry become a place of notice in the USA.  We're achieveing our mission - Textile Industry Magazine rated Denver as #5 in the Top Up and Coming Cities for Apparel in the US, and specifically mentioned DDI and Ralph's in that endeavor.  We're excited to be celebrating our 10th Anniversary - come join the fun - it's your industry - HELP US BUILD IT!

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DDI is a space for people to build their skills from concept to production as they develop commercial apparel or accessory lines.  Our goal is to foster marketable, profitable and sustainable fashion companies right here in Colorado.  The best part of DDI is our collaborative community – this is a space where we share knowledge, lend a hand and give feedback.  Some are just starting out; others are established movers-and-shakers – and that’s what makes our community unique.

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Do you love all things well made and participating on a team?  Bring your perspective to our organization to assist in growing the mission for the next 10 years and beyond.  Volunteers are needed to staff, plan and hold events as well as participate on our Advisory Committee.


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Join our passionate group of fashion entrepreneurs, industry insiders and cultural supporters. With your support of this unique non-profit, we will continue to offer amazing business-building opportunities, services and programs at affordable rates to fashion start-ups, students and emerging designers to help them thrive and survive in the challenging world of fashion.




Studio Hours:  
M-Th 10am-8pm, F 10am-4pm**
"On Broncos home game days, concerts and other major events at Mile High Stadium, DDI closes at 4."  Please check our Facebook page for current events/schedule changes.
**Our hours are fluctuating due to staffing shortages. For an updated schedule head over to our calendar by clicking on the "education" tab.  Please check our Facebook page for the latest on any changes in the studio schedule.  Interested in volunteering so we can be open more hours?  Email our Studio Manager!

2040 Clay Street

Denver, CO 80211

Phone: 720-213-6601

We love to hear from you!  

Please let us know what classes and other services will best support your growing business