Building 25 is where the magic of Free People happens. In the Navy Yard on the edge of Philadelphia a cluster of renovated warehouses sit alongside the Delaware River, and in one of them a group of young, fashionable, creative people – mostly women – delve into the details of living the life of the Free People girl. We sort through fabric swatches, take photos, share ideas, video, art, food and culture, and travel the world in search of inspiration to create fashion that reflects our creative, independent, impressively-bold and free-spirited FP girl.

The BLDG 25 Blog is a way for us to open the doors of our home to let you peek inside, come in, and hang out for a while. We wanted to create a place that merged our worlds and offered insight into the illuminating culture of Free People. We hope that this blog inspires you to embark on creative, fun, enlightened, and fashionable adventures each day, and that you return again to share your experiences with us.

We will update you many times per day and keep you informed of upcoming topics. Please feel free to offer feedback via email at blog@freepeople.com and participate through comments and interaction you deem fit as well. Enjoy!

Meet the Bloggers

Ziggy + Carrie

I’m the editorial manager. Yes, it’s true. A bit about me…

Spirit animal: Sloth.
Zodiac sign: Cancer.
Favorite word in the English language: Despite its meaning – melancholy. As a child, I used to sit on my Nana’s lap and read to her. I can¹t remember in what book melancholy appeared, but I always mispronounced it, and she never corrected me. I learned much later. So now every time I see that word, it makes me smile.
Favorite thing about FP: The people I work with and meet every single day. I¹ve been employed by the company for over 16 years, and I attribute that staying power to the unwielding beauty and energy of my co-workers.
Go-to wellness tip: SLEEP! And take your vitamins.
Favorite song: Right now? Probably “Haenim” by Kim Jung Mi.
What free means to me: Trusting that your voice is truth. And loving tirelessly.

Madisyn Fecko

hello, i’m madisyn; a dreamer, writer, photo-taker, creator. home for me is in the gritty steel city that built the world, pittsburgh. work days mean freelancing, pickin’ vintage furniture, or scribbling on my personal blog. on off days, i’m usually hiking in the forest with my 110 lb bernese mountain dog named wednesday. i’m a total book nerd, and always keep a story on my side for any chance that i can squeeze a few chapters in. i’m living a vegan lifestyle, and my true passion is for animals. one day i dream of living on a farm, creating a beautiful place where animals can find sanctuary. a few final words to describe me + wanderer / light chaser / morning person / cornbread enthusiast / music lover / crooked tooth & freckle-faced introvert. for a deeper look into my world, visit my blog, www.whoismadisyn.com <3

Julie O’Boyle

Julie O’Boyle is a freelance writer and content strategist with a background in fashion and DIY and a devotion to the outdoors and natural health. She currently resides in the woods of Maine with her husband and two tabby cats. When she’s not writing, you can find her at the beach or on a mountain, or otherwise getting her hands dirty. Read more on her blog and Instagram.

Kari Molvar

I grew up in Rhode Island, surrounded by sailboats and oars, and studied art history at Brown University. Rather than work in a museum, I chose to work in magazines. I started my career at SELF and eventually landed at Allure, where I got an education in everything from lipsticks to lasers to lymphatic drainage massages (all in the name of research!). Now as a freelance writer, I write about beauty for a variety of outlets, including T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Vogue, and Conde Nast Traveler. Offline, I chase around my two girls, who are most likely applying nail polish while I’m not looking, attempt to cook everyday, and go for runs as my own form of meditation.

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