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August 12, 2019

Neighborhood Artisan Market | Shop Local at Navy Pier This Summer!

Freedom Effect is excited to be part of the Neighborhood Artisan Market, August 17+18.

Shop Local at Navy Pier This Summer!

Whether you are looking for an authentic Chicago souvenir or a one-of-a-kind collectible for your home, shopping in Chicago is more when you’re shopping local. During special Neighborhood Artisan Markets happening all summer, artisans and businesses from throughout Chicago set up shop at Navy Pier to offer items for sale and show off the city’s dynamic neighborhoods.

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July 31, 2019

Selling Local-Lolita's Bodega at Humboldt Park Boathouse

The Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N Humboldt Dr in Chicago has been the setting for several of our pop-ups this summer under the banner of Lolita's Bodega.

The scenic and gorgeous setting is the perfect back drop for local entrepreneurs to market and sell their products. Follow us on our social media pages to keep up with our appearances here.

May 17, 2019

February 05, 2019

Isla/Vida: Home (Puerto Rico)

This design captures an image of the Island/Tree or Home/Tree, which is re-imagined through the idea of growth but also the fragility of change.

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November 14, 2017

2017 Freedon Effect Scholar - Daniela!

We are pleased to announce Daniela Mouleón as our 2017 Freedom Effect Scholar. A dreamer, and a doer, Daniela represents what inspired us to begin the Freedom Effect project.

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Freedom by Ava+Naia

Last year, we asked our daughters, Ava and Naia, who were then six and thirteen years old, to collaborate on a design that expresses their idea of freedom.

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October 11, 2016

Our Bomba Inspired 'Del Sur' T-shirt

Bomba “is a musical expression created in Puerto Rico at the end of the 17th century by West Africans and their descendants who worked the colonial sugar plantations along the island’s coast. Through fiery drum rhythms and improvised dance, the cane workers released the feelings of anger, resistance, and sadness, which characterized their condition.”

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