Textile Learning Factory

About TLF

The Dow Skills Development Centre (DSDC) has a rich history of promoting vocational education and skill development for underprivileged individuals, especially women and young girls. Established in 2010, the DSDC Stitching Unit has been pivotal in transforming lives by offering valuable vocational training to empower communities in and around the DUHS Ojha Campus area.

Initially, the DSDC Textile Unit offered various basic vocational courses such as basic dressmaking, advanced dressmaking, fabric painting, fashion designing, sewing, and stitching designing. The Stitching unit, a core component of DSDC, served as a haven for aspiring textile enthusiasts to acquire essential skills and knowledge. Many young girls from low-income households found a promising path toward employment and entrepreneurship through this initiative.

However, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic brought unforeseen challenges, leading to the suspension of all textile-based programs.

In December 2022, DSDC collaborated with Blossom Home Textiles to refurbish and restart operations, this time with a more sustainable model to prevent future shutdowns. The Stitching Unit at DSDC was revived as a “Stitching and Tailoring Learning Factory” for disadvantaged women & girls, a joint venture operating as a social enterprise, providing learning, training, and job placement. Working with an established Industry Partner ensures that the training curriculum aligns with market requirements and builds the right employability skills.

Blossom Home Textiles donated all required modern equipment and tools and continues to provide technical expertise to ensure the project’s success. With the Vice Chancellor DUHS’ approval, orders for all textile-related requirements, such as lab coats, scrubs, patient gowns, and uniforms, are now placed at the Textile Learning Factory, turning TLF into one of the safest and most productive job centers in the district, providing employment as well as lucrative self-employment opportunities to trainees. Thus, we are playing a small role towards SDGs 4 (Quality Education), 5 (Gender Equality), and 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth). The TLF not only provides employment and self-employment opportunities but also promotes quality education and gender equality.

The mission of the Stitching & Tailoring Unit is to empower women and young girls from low-income households with skills that can lead to sustainable livelihoods and self-reliance. By providing high-quality textile education and nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset, DSDC aims to bridge the gap between potential and opportunity, creating a brighter future for all participants and the society they belong to.

DSDC’s vision for the Stitching & Tailoring Unit is to create a dynamic and inclusive learning environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Through the unit’s initiatives, DSDC aims to become a catalyst for transformative change, not only in the lives of the participants but also in the broader community.


  • To operate as a self-sustaining vocational training unit simulating a real factory environment to provide marginalized women & young girls hands-on training required to create a finished product from the start, conduct industry-led projects, and earn income.
  • To ensure an industry-aligned curriculum that imparts market-relevant employability skills.
  • To function as a job center for underprivileged women and young girls, supported by DUHS and partners.
  • Fulfill the stitching needs of DUHS & other sustainability clientele at low cost.
  • Employ new technologies, machinery, and skills to innovate and bring improvements necessary for producing higher-quality textile products.

TLF Primary Purpose

DSDC-TLF’s primary purpose, with the re-establishment of the Stitching & Tailoring Unit, is to reignite the spirit of empowerment and opportunity for women and young girls from marginalized backgrounds. By reviving this essential component of the DSDC, TLF aims to provide:

Offer comprehensive textile education and hands-on training to enhance participants’ skills in stitching, tailoring, and other related disciplines. The courses will be designed to meet industry standards and equip learners with practical knowledge.

Create sustainable employment avenues for trained individuals within the textile industry. By fostering a skilled workforce, DSDC aims to support economic growth and reduce unemployment rates in the community.

Foster an entrepreneurial spirit among participants, encouraging them to establish their small businesses related to textiles and fashion. DSDC will provide guidance, mentorship, and resources to help these women set up and manage their ventures successfully.

Empower women from underprivileged backgrounds by instilling confidence and self-reliance through education and skill development. The Stitching & Tailoring Unit will act as a platform for women to break societal barriers and achieve financial independence.

Contribute to the overall development of the community by uplifting the socio-economic status of its residents. Trained individuals can become change-makers and role models for others in the area.

Contact Us



Phone: 92-21-38771111




First Floor, DIMC Central Library Building,

Dow University of Health Sciences (Ojha Campus),

Suparco Road, off University Road