Founded in 2012 by artist, designer & educator, Diana Coluntino, New Vestures was created to give designers and innovators access to affordable space and shared equipment in an inclusive environment.

Mission

Encourage and increase apparel manufacturing and job growth in the commonwealth by contributing to the fashion and textile ecosystem through workforce training and support for innovation.

 

Vision

Our goal is to support a community of fashion designers, entrepreneurs and innovators who believe that creative, sustainable apparel, textile design and manufacturing practices will improve lives and better the world. We believe our efforts will increase awareness of current manufacturing practices through fostering local entrepreneurs’ capacity for launching new brands.


Our Team

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What we Offer

Check out the many offerings and exciting opportunities at New Vestures, from public programming that serves refugee communities to holistic-driven classes & workshops in fibers, textiles, metalsmithing, patternmaking, fashion illustration, sustainable and interdisciplinary arts, built on a highly collaborative spirit with our distinguished instructors.



 
 

OUR SPACE, OUR HOME

 

Welcome to our new facility, located at Mill No. 5 on 250 Jackson Street, Suite 525, Lowell, MA.



quick Snapshot:

3,000 SQ FT

We've upgraded to 50% more space, which equals more room for members to co-work, higher registration limits where more people can take advantage of our classes/workshops, and an open floor plan for everyone to enjoy.

TECH INNOVATION

We may not be NYC, but Boston and the Commonwealth of MA, is a thriving startup mecca with nearly 50 startup accelerators, incubators, and similar support programs. Here, we have the technological resources to guide you towards innovation. We believe fashion = future.

INDUSTRIAL LEGACY

Home to the American Industrial Revolution, we are fortunate to be located in Lowell, MA, where its rich history give insight into time-honored textile traditions and techniques. We believe it is important to re-ignite a "Made in America" manufacturing movement, here in Lowell where it all started.

INCLUSIVE & ACCESSIBLE

We do our utmost to provide an inclusive, diverse, and respectful safe space. Our space is also wheelchair accessible, and we will prioritize persons with disabilities via the elevator. Before visiting, please contact us if you need specific accommodations.


RENTAL INQUIRY

 

Great for bridesmaid showers/bachelorette DIY parties, product launches, seminars, and third-party workshops

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RESOURCES & ACCOMMODATIONS

LOCATION HIGHLIGHTS

FOR COMMUTERS

PARKING

EQUIPMENT / TOOLS / AMENITIES

  • Industrial sewing machines, including:
    Straight stitch, cover stitch, overlock, button hole, double needle, heavy duty leather and canvas
  • Industrial cutting machine
  • Snap setting station
  • Large cutting tables
  • Dress forms
  • Knitting Machines
  • Wooden hat blocks
  • Pattern paper
  • Marking tools
  • Leather Tools
  • Library
  • WiFi
  • Electricity
  • Discounts on classes and events

RICHARD K. & NANCY L. DONAHUE LIBRARY



    In the spirit of collaboration and dedication to the arts, New Vestures has curated a selection of quality books, guides, and learning resources to provide access to our members in pursuit of their growth as designers and makers.

    Named in honor of our dear friends, longtime Lowell philanthropists, and Platinum Spool Sponsors, Nancy L. Donahue, and her late husband, Richard K. Donahue (pictured above).

    This project is currently in the works. Check back soon!

    Suggest a Publication ⇢



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