Imagine a time in life where you feel broken. You’re looking for a place to find rest, healing, and hope. Imagine you enter a safe space to replace that fear with a boutique filled with beautiful clothing, shoes, jewelry. You are told to pick out an outfit that makes you feel beautiful, and an outfit that pushes you to tackle the work you are going to be doing as you rebuild your life, your hope and your future. Imagine there is not the pressure of price tags or someone telling you what you should wear, but it’s a place where when you turn to look at yourself in the mirror, and you see yourself as beautiful. These beautiful warriors are reminded that they are truly clothed in strength and dignity and God willing will be able to laugh without fear of the future.
In 2009, Dana Spinola, CEO & founder of fab’rik, realized that our incredible fab’rik addicts not only wanted to shop their favorite looks, but they wanted to be a part of something bigger than themselves. She knew that there was a way for girls in need to experience the thrill of boutique shopping, but without the pressure of price tags. fab’rik customers and the community came together, collecting hundreds of bags of clothing, each with a greater purpose than could be served hanging in their closets. The result was and is something amazing, free fab’rik. At free fab’rik, women are invited for a free shopping spree at our Dream Boutiques, and receive beautiful clothing and assistance from volunteer stylists’ who help the women regain their confidence as they dress for success. Dana’s belief that clothing can change lives is evident with the confidence built in these women during the shopping sprees.
Dream Boutiques began as a dream our free fab’rik team thought was impossible. free fab’rik provides women in need a space to experience the full fab’rik in-store experience. There is something so inspiring and special about all-white walls, racks filled with clothing, mannequins dressed head to toe, and tables filled with the most beautiful pieces that these women in need have never experienced before. We wanted to bring that experience to them, and we did.
Our mantra is to clean out your closet so girls in need can fill theirs. We believe in the power of an outfit and that being clothed in strength and dignity can create a confidence in these women that will inspire them to dream again. The apparel and textile production industry makes up 10% of global carbon emissions, dries up water sources, and pollutes rivers and streams. Fast fashion is one of the leading causes of this environmental impact as consumers are purchasing & discarding more than ever. free fab’rik utilizes recycled clothing to restore strength and dignity to women who have lost theirs. Each one of our fab’rik stores is partnered with a local organization within their own city and hosts a free fab’rik clothing bin to collect donations. All of the donations received at fab’rik locations are taken to the local Dream Boutique or taken directly to the organization the store is partnered with. Your gently loved clothing goes straight to a woman in your area and provides them with the same confidence.
Join fab’rik’s conservation mission and extend the life of your clothing by donating to free fab’rik. Extending the life of your clothing by a single year decreases carbon emissions by 24%. Change lives in your local community and preserve the world around you by donating to your preloved clothing to your local fab’rik store. Donating extends the life of a garment which helps preserve our environment. Each donation matters.
Whether it is $5 or $500, any donation helps our organization. We are so thankful and excited to receive your donation, and every monetary amount goes to helping a woman in need right in your own city. See below to realize the tangible impact your donation has in our Dream Boutiques.