The Makers Coalition is a movement to restore and build the industrial sewing heritage of America. We are working together to find, train and employ a proud, creative and skilled workforce for today and future generations.
THE LATEST NEWS
January 10, 2014
Makers Coalition featured on CNBC Where the Jobs Are
Larry Corbesia is willing to talk—it's just that he has a job to do.
So as a TV crew readies the camera for an interview, the 61-year-old excuses himself and goes back to his job of cutting and prepping leather, which will be used to make J.W. Hulme's high-end accessories, handbags and luggage.
Read Full Story on CNBC
Winter Networking Event
The Makers Coalition Winter Networking Event takes place at The Grand Cafe in Minneapolis on January 29, 2014 from 5 pm-7 pm. The address is 3804 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409. Please contact Joy Teiken at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or other information.
6:00 pm - Roundtable discussion by Ryan Furness, owner of No Ordinary Journey and professor at the University of MN - Rochester. Ryan will facilitate a discussion on social media best practices designed specifically for the Makers Coalition members.
Event details can also be found on our Facebook Page.
The Makers Coalition Featured in The New York Times
American Made: ...The issue wasn't poor demand for the curtains,
pillows and other textiles being produced at the factory. Quite the opposite. The owner of Airtex Design Group, had shifted an increasing amount of its production here from China because customers had been asking for more American-made goods...
Full story: http://nyti.ms/18pS9jg
Maiden MN Fundraiser
The Makers Coalition has been designated as the recipient of the proceeds raised in the Maiden MN fundraising event – November 1, 2013 at the Graves 601 Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. We hope you will join us and attend this great event!
The Makers coalition will be running the silent auction. We encourage you to consider donating a silent auction item.
August 31, 2013
Report to Stakeholders is now available on our ABOUT THE COALTION page: http://www.themakerscoalition.org/about-the-coalition.html
August 1, 2013
The list of the first Dunwoody graduates is posted in the Dunwoody Graduates link under the "More..." tab. They are ready for immediate employment and to start their long lasting careers creating fine products for the cut and sew industry. Also listed under the "More..." tab is the list of employers who currently have job openings.
WHO WE ARE
We are a coalition of businesses, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and service providers coming together to build a trained cut and sew industry for the Upper Midwest. We know from our collective experiences that there is a reshoring trend occurring in America. Therefore, we want to ensure the businesses that need high quality cut and sewing industrial production have the talent they need to grow.
Everyone can join our movement. As a potential student, please consider our curriculum for building your cut and sew production experience. As a business that needs this type of talent, please join our Coalition to further our cause of a vibrant, revitalized industry. And for those of you who are interested in supporting our mission, please let us know.