If there is one thing I LOVE doing it’s supporting a business that I truly believe in that has core mission and values. Liberation Threads is an ethical fashion retail boutique located in downtown Durham, NC. It opened its doors to the public in November 2016. You can expect stylish Fair Trade Fashion from all over the world and American Made clothing when you step foot into Liberation Threads. I also appreciate that Liberation Threads is a small business that is helping shape the ever growing Durham community.
When you think of the word liberation… What comes to mind? The definition of liberation is the act of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression; release. It’s also the freedom from limits on thought or behavior. When I spoke with owner, Rebecca Kuhns about what opening Liberation Threads meant to her she stated the freedom to step out in a creative way is like liberation. She took a detour from her profession to jump into entrepreneurship towards pursuing her dreams and passion.
There is definitely a growth in Black Owned Businesses in Downtown Durham. According to Rebecca “there are so many fresh faces and women owned businesses. There is a new generation here downtown.” Parrish Street in Durham used to be known as Black Wall Street and was the hub of African American Businesses and Financial Services in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Durham definitely has a rich history. The number of minority owned businesses is steadily increasing in Durham, NC.
I’m pleased that Liberation Threads is a part of Durham’s growing economic community and I wish them nothing but success! So, what can you get at Liberation Threads? Clothing, Accessories, Books and items from local designers. There are stylish collections from all over the world. Clothing is being hand made by women of color from all over and there are stories behind their brands. I was able to play dress up at Liberation Threads and chose a few pieces that I will showcase for you and share separately. The names of the women that sewed my pencil skirt were written on the garment tag!
I can’t wait to share each brands story with you. Visit Liberation Threads located at 405 E Chapel Hill St., Suite A Durham, NC 27701. It’s such a great space! You’ll be supporting a local black-owned small business with fair trade and ethical fashion. They also recently launched their online store so you can conveniently shop from home or wherever you are. Visit the Liberation Threads website for more information and to shop online. Bonus: You can also purchase some of my Personalitees designs at Liberation Threads. Happy Shopping! Stay tuned for my Liberation Threads fashion piece…