Lane Workforce Partnership Awards Discard Upcycling with funds

Discard Upcycling in partnership with Viking Sewing, Vacuum Spa and Stove have come together to launch Viking Textile Maker Hub (VTMH). The Textile Maker Hub will offer industrial sewing training, alterations, use of Industrial sewing machines for textile craftsmanship, industrial sewing, and textile makers space.

The Textile Maker Hub business infrastructure will provide a professional workspace with the needed equipment that will allow sewists flexible times to do alterations and textile repairs. There will be two classroom spaces that will enable local textile artisans to teach their own, unique curriculum’s to the community in a safe and accessible environment. The Textile Maker Hub will also offer access to a variety of industrial and specialized sewing machines for teaching classes, doing projects, and operating small independent manufacturing businesses.

The owner and operator of Discard Upcycling, Mitra Gruwell, is currently putting together and designing an industry recognized sewing training program that can be taught in the Textile Maker Hub to train students in the basic skills and safety protocols being sought out by our local textile manufacturing businesses.