Design/Fabrication Network

Based on the success of our Small Food Producers Network (SFPN), Evergreen has created a line of programming to support NYC-based businesses in the design and fabrication trades, which are rapidly growing industrial subsectors in our community. The Design/Fabrication (D/Fab) Network has been developed to bolster business acumen and create community among businesses engaged in but not limited to the following fields: woodworking, metalworking, set and prop building, carpentry, furniture, and accessory design and fabrication, fashion and art fabrication. 

Similar to the SFPN, the D/Fab offers regular workshop and networking events, admission-based seminar series led by industry leaders, as well as one-on-one financial planning and loan-packaging assistance. Businesses on the D/Fab email list receive notices on events, programs, and other opportunities targeted towards growing design and fabrication businesses. To join our mailing list, contact Natalie Vichnevsky at
*Please note, until further notice, all educational programming will be taking place online. 

Regular Networking Workshops – Our events feature expert content on issues relevant to growing design and fabrication businesses. Past workshops have featured presentations on employee classification, primers on insurance options, and research and development tax credits. We have also organized panels on workforce development and training options and financing programs.

Business Planning Seminars – Several times per year, D/Fab hosts fully subsidized multi-session seminars for design and fabrication businesses. These seminars are application-based, and offer participating companies in-depth training on key business planning issues. Past seminars have included operations infrastructure, human resources management capacity building, and company culture development.

One-on-one Planning Assistance – Our staff offers long-term one-on-one business planning and financial consulting completely free of charge. Our staff is well versed in the full suite of financing options available to growing design and fabrication companies. We can also help you revise a business plan, assess financial projections, and guide you through the loan packaging process. Our goal is to get your business to the next level by leveraging our knowledge and resources and connecting your business to a community of your peers.