LIBERATE CAME FROM A DREAM, A DREAM TO HELP WOMEN FIND FREEDOM FROM ABUSE, POVERTY, LOW SELF-WORTH, CULTURAL NORMS THAT CAUSE HARM AND EVERY ISSUE THAT INHIBITS US TO LIVE LIFE AND GIVE LOVE TO OTHERS.
We have worked in the Dominican Republic and Haiti for quite a few years alongside a non-profit that focuses primarily on youth and families. Over and over again we would see girls and young women change their lives to create a life with purpose free from the things that harmed them yet would be pulled back into back into a destructive environment because they lacked the resources to take care of themselves.
We wanted to do something more to come alongside and provide jobs to help them meet their basic needs. Jobs that would provide more than an income but give them a purpose, value themselves and create the space to become who they were meant to be. This was the start of Liberate.
We have dreamt the dream to redeem the beauty from the destruction that surrounds them.
Two years ago we decided to launch our dream into reality. It all began few dollars in the bank, two best friends, a miraculous support system and a determination to make the impossible happen. These past two years have been an incredible journey, we have been so fortunate to be able to represent the idea of fashion having a purpose for good, of creating a business that creates positive change in the world, and creating a brand we are proud to represent.
Thank you for being a part of changing lives! We are excited to continue this journey and encourage you to continue to create positive change in the world!
-Jackie and Melanie
Photo: Isabelle, Liberate's Sewing Manager in the Dominican showing her designs.