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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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Introducing MusicRootsAfrica Tshirt

MusicRootsAfrica” is a collaboration with Bomba con Buya, a Chicago-based ensemble which aims to preserve and advance the Bomba music and dance tradition.

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Crew vs. V-neck T-shirts for Guys

A couple of our customers really loved the designs on one of our shirts but insisted that only a V-neck will do. For graphic t-shirts, that has never really been a deal breaker for me; if I like the design, I’m sold. However, I thought I’ll look into this more and see what sayeth the fashion world.

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Vending and Holding Court in an Art Market

(Image credit: Mollie Green)

On Friday June 12, Freedom Effect will be participating at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) ‘The Alumni Market’, part of the Pilsen neighborhood’s 2nd Friday Gallery Night. It will be the occasion for us to present Freedom Effect’s newest design, PaperBoat.


Maybe Sunday

1711 South Halsted Street

Chicago, IL 60608

5:30 PM-6:30 PM: A conversation with the alumni vendors

6:30 PM-10:00 PM: The Alumni Market

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The new Freedom Effect t-shirt collection, PaperBoat, is simply gorgeous! You will fall in love with this design series that speaks to the liberating process that charts transitions and journeys.

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