Liberation Threads is a new Fair Trade and Ethical Fashion Boutique located in Downtown Durham, NC. I recently had an opportunity to visit and play dress up. There were so many styles and choices to choose from but, in the end I chose a cute cowl neck top and pencil skirt along with a t-shirt dress that jumped out at me. It’s really important to like the way they fit, feel and looked in the mirror when I try them on. One thing I learned while trying on clothing at Liberation Threads is that each brand has a unique story and that intrigued me.
My first pick was a white cowl neck shirt from Elevation Trade. Itâ€™s made from 100% organic and natural fabrics. When you support Elevation Trade you are contributing to a greener world. These garments are hand crafted in the beautiful mountain Kingdom of Nepal. The cowl neck shirt was a winner for me and I was able to accessorize it with my sapphire diamond necklace. It was paired with a printed mustard pebbles pencil skirt from Global Mamas Hand Made Collection. I absolutely love pencil skirts!
The Mustard Pebbles Pencil Skirt was hand made in Ghana by Martha, Rebecca and Esther. Itâ€™s 100% Cotton. Global Mamas is a nonprofit organization assisting small women-owned businesses in Ghana. Ghana is situated on the Gold Coast of West Africa where the vast majority of women earn less than $2.00/per day. When you purchase a garment from Global Mamas you are offering sustainable livelihoods to women in Africa. Proceeds go directly to the women entrepreneurs and nonprofit programs that assist them with business development.
I really like that the names of the women who make the clothes are listed on the garment tags. Thank you Martha, Rebecca & Esther! I LOVE my Pebbles Mustard pencil skirt! It fits perfectly and looks great with the cowl neck shirt. That is a stylish pairing that I am truly proud of. *Information was taken directly from Global Mamas literature about the organization. If you visit their website you can see some of the mamas on there that make the clothing. The next outfit that I tried on and LOVED was a dress!
The Vineyard Button Dress is designed by Passion Lilie. Passion Lilie is a woman owned and operated business based in New Orleans creating apparel for the modern woman. Passion Lilie empowers the lives of artisans in India through fair and living wages and a positive and uplifting working environment. They use hand block printed or handwoven eco-friendly fabrics to preserve ancient Indian artisan techniques. Each product is unique and variations may occur. Iâ€™m stylish and very comfortable in this piece.
My favorite features hands down on the Vineyard T-shirt Button Dress are the pockets and stand up collar. The fabric print is absolutely stunning and pockets are such a great touch. I can switch out the belt to another print or solid color if I choose to. Itâ€™s 100% Cotton. This dress can be worn in the office and then to an after-hours event without the need to go home and change. I am pleased with my selection(s)! Shop Liberation Threads to get these looks or do something totally different. There is something for everyone!