Drinks x Design networking series returns Thursday

Drinks x Design, one of Detroit’s most popular and colorful networking events, returns Thursday, following a more than two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. With the theme “Small Scale Manufacturing,” the event will take place at Detroit’s Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC), the first in a monthly rotation of design or design-related venues. 

Design Core Detroit, an economic development nonprofit that supports design-driven industries in Detroit, founded Drinks x Design to link area designers, clients and businesses. 

“Drinks x Design is about keeping creatives connected, collaborating with customers and learning about new resources throughout the city,” said Drinks x Design Director Kiana Wenzell.

The mostly free event takes place the second Thursday of every month. Every event features a new theme and partner, and aims to showcase a variety of designers, manufacturers and other resources throughout the city. 

Thursday’s event will also serve as the unofficial public opening of ISAIC, which launched in April 2020. The organization is both a garment manufacturer as well as a training center that offers apprenticeship programs for both industrial sewers and entrepreneurs. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the factory and learn about its programs and capabilities.

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