heat seal

if you look around our site right now, you’ll find a few items that are embellished with studs/jewels via a process called heat sealing.
here, one of our knits designers – courtney – shows you how it’s done. :)

click here to view our heat-sealed items!

fp julia -Jan 12, 2010, 3:44PM
hi jasmine! it's "heat wave" covered by the who :)
Jasmine -Jan 10, 2010, 9:49PM
Whats the song thats playing?

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if you’re in the big apple on sept 10th, come out and support fashion in all its glory…
fashion’s night out is a global initiative designed to engage and entertain and inspire consumers, and invigorate the economy and local industry.

in ny, participating stores will be hosting events from 6 til 11pm. champagne, designers, models…across all five boroughs! proceeds from the sale of their special fashion’s night out t-shirt will go toward the national september 11 memorial and museum. and there’s a clothing drive…AND! 13 other cities across the globe will be celebrating, too. support and celebrate!!!!

teepees for a cause

at the onset of summer, a group of amazing designers/artists congregated to build 6 teepees at the surf lodge in montauk, ny – bob melet, mike diamond, robert mckinley, tracy feith and rogan gregory…all to benefit the local skate park there! how rad.

unfortunately, east hampton’s fire marshall demanded they be taken down soon after…but, kudos to these busy guys for giving their time and muscle for kids and what they love.
thanks for finding, meredith!

lana -Sep 04, 2009, 3:12PM
hah! I wrote about this a few weeks ago. i love teeeeepeeeeeees
Megan -Sep 04, 2009, 2:36PM
these men are HOT

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:)

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Chelsea -Sep 06, 2009, 10:27PM
I love the Home Office shots and features on employees! Your office seems so fun! I'd love to see a spotlight on someone who works in buying/research/anything related to consumer science.... I'm considering going to graduate school for something similar and would love to learn more about what people actually do in this field!
Darya Kagan -Sep 05, 2009, 8:29PM
Oh, the home office pix are the best. It's really good to know who works at Free People!!!

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martin’s school

some more touching stories from merrie, re: her travels in india…
“these are some pics we took last monday while visiting a school on ‘baas,’ a small village outside delhi.

the school was created 2 years ago in an area where the children have no access to a good education. its founder was the naval attache for the british high commission in india years ago, who ended up staying in india with his wife. together, they built an amazing home which they have opened as a guesthouse (bed and breakfast) for tourists.
it was fascinating to hear his stories of what he has been through with the indian government and the villagers while trying to help the children, but he perserveres, undaunted…amazing ‘chap.”
these pics are from the morning assembly they were having…all the children lined up singing songs and dancing with their music teacher (“mary had a little lamb,” etc.).
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when i popped my head in to take a peek, all the children stood up, unprompted by their teacher, and greeted me with “good morning madame”. very sweet.
martin offers internships to english-speaking students to expose the children to other accents, etc. when we were there, a young girl from britian was just finishing up her month spent with the children. it was very emotional for her to leave, as the children performed their songs for her farewell…”

Swati -Sep 08, 2009, 5:36AM
Keep up doing the good work. So Nice..!!
and.jewelry -Sep 03, 2009, 9:56AM
aw this is so sweet!

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heat-sealin’ shahin

our creative director doub sent us this pic last night…she’s in l.a. with our image team working on the next catalog, but met up with one of our vendors during her travels. she snapped him doing some metallic heat-sealing…

want to know more about heat-sealing? we just might have a little how-to for you in the next week or so… :)

Rheza Ollero -Aug 31, 2009, 3:03PM
Rock on Shahin!!!!!!

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style-us

!!!!!

come down…get dressed up!
new york and boston – you’re next…

Ayana -Aug 28, 2009, 9:39PM
you need to bring a free people store to hawaii!!! pleeease!
SR -Aug 26, 2009, 2:13PM
We need you here in Canada too! But that probably ain't gonna happen...so...maybe you could record and post your styling tips on this blog???

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something elsa

we love our model elsa from the august 09 catalog…

and were super excited that our friend cat posted a pic of her on her blog today…

Custom suits -Aug 25, 2009, 2:15AM
Nice models
sara -Aug 25, 2009, 12:30AM
she is so beautiful. this collection shows great range for her, a completely different vibe than the chloe campaign.

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we’ve had 7 interns with us at the home office this summer…most of them are heading back to school now.
allie worked on our planning team. see below…she learned so much while she was here!

things i have learned this summer:
• contrary to my suspicions, ap physics actually DOES come in handy in the real world. understanding “velocity” is crucial to becoming an accomplished planner or allocator.
• WTF does not stand for “what the ****!”…it stands for We The Free
• i have learned to proficiently read without vowels. for example, “hey jamie. how are you allocating that L/S SLD VNK XTRM BTTNDWN MNSWR B/D PCKT TNK? i really like it”
• planners like numbers so much that they have made a numerical equivalent for almost every word used in the retail world.
• IT is your best friend
• ProClarity is your worst
• make mistakes, it’s how you learn. however, make the same mistake twice, shame on you.
• be open to new opportunities. don’t turn your nose up at something until you are fully educated about it.
• incorporate design into all aspects of your life. be creative, be influential, and let yourself be open to influence.
• have energy and stay inspired.
• never settle for anything less than your dream job because…
• success and happiness are interchangeable.

Leslie -Aug 25, 2009, 12:01AM
All right. I'm ready to transfer to Penn State just to intern at FP.
mushroom moon -Aug 24, 2009, 10:07PM
i want to intern at free people so badly >_i want to intern at free people so badly >_< d'awwww... why do i have to live on the west coast?

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more from doub and her iPhone…

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more to come…

M.E. Ster -Aug 23, 2009, 10:31PM
ooh! Fab necklaces.
sara -Aug 21, 2009, 11:20AM
i love peeking into the e-windows of the free people office!

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adele

this is adele. she’s the oldest daughter of our senior wovens designer, kristal…

she has the best hair.

and she’s acrobatic, too…
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this is kristal and her youngest, olympia. look how sweet. that’s the proud papa in the back…
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michelle -Aug 22, 2009, 1:03PM
Oh Kristal, haven't seen you in years but you look beautiful and so does your family. Hello from LA!
Mushroom Moon -Aug 20, 2009, 4:34PM
I agree with lisa, it is wonderful to see the genius behind FP.. their families even! Adele is a jewel. We definitely need to see more behind the scenes FP posts! I've been loving them!

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artemas quibble

our friend jason ross created the cool, cool dog collar/leash featured on pg 34 of our august 09 catalog.

see more of what jason does at artemas quibble
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and here's talented jason.
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-Sep 02, 2009, 4:46PM
cool! love the choker!

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