RALEIGH, NC (April 10, 2019) – The Flourish Market, Downtown Raleigh’s do-good boutique, plans move to The Warehouse District, expanding its footprint to 3,500 square feet, opening May 31st 2019. The new space will occupy The Locality, a collaborative female entrepreneurs co-working space.
Downtown Raleigh Alliance President and CEO said, “We were excited to help The Flourish market find a new space in downtown Raleigh, where they can expand both their space and mission. The store will be co-located with other clothing retailers nearby such as Raleigh Denim, Father and Son, and Urban Outfitters, creating a clothing cluster for shoppers on W. Martin St. We are also very excited about The Locality co-working concept for helping support more female entrepreneurs, which is a major strength for downtown.”
Over half of The Flourish Market products are made by or support survivors of sex trafficking abroad, and right here at home in the United States. The store also offers clothing made by sex trafficking survivors in Nepal, jewelry made in the USA by women transitioning out of addiction programs, and 50+ incredible artisan partner groups. The Locality will be the hub for 50 local female entrepreneurs. Each membership will be part time (either 2 days / week or 3 days / week), and members will be interacting + collaborating with 20-25 different women on site each day. Monthly member socials as well as monthly development classes will be on tap.
About Downtown Raleigh Alliance
The mission of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) is: Advancing the vitality of Downtown Raleigh for everyone. DRA facilitates this mission through five goals: 1) Building a culture of authentic engagement and inclusion with Downtown’s diverse community; 2) Fostering a thriving and diverse storefront economy; 3) Facilitating strategic partnerships to produce positive, balanced activations across Downtown; 4) Improving physical connectivity and accessibility within and around Downtown; 5) Positioning the DRA as a reliable, responsive, representative, and mission-directed.
About The Flourish Market
The Flourish Market is a women’s boutique and online shop where every product has a bigger purpose. What started in October 2015 as a uniform delivery truck turned do-good fashion truck, became a brick + mortar store in Downtown Raleigh in November 2016. To date, customer purchases have allowed the shop to place more than $1 million of orders with non-profits and social enterprises supporting a wide array of causes in the United States and across the globe.
About The Locality
The Locality, launching June 3rd, 2019 as part of The Flourish Market’s new home in the Warehouse District, will be a hub for triangle based female entrepreneurs to connect and collaborate. The new gorgeously designed co-working space will offer monthly member socials, as well as monthly development classes.