free fab’rik was born in 2009, when two girlfriends sharing a glass of wine decided they had more blessings than they needed. Dana Spinola, owner and founder of fab’rik, had so many clothes her closet actually broke. Kim Fettig Bartlett, a local TV news anchor at the time, was all too familiar with the economy that was falling apart that year. So instead of just dropping their clothing off in a bin, Dana and Kim asked the question “What if we could meet the girls we donated our clothing to?” They then devised a way for girls in need to experience the thrill of boutique shopping, but without the pressure of price tags…and actually spend some time with these girls doing what many girls love most, shopping.

fab’rik customers and the community came together, collecting hundreds of bags of clothing, each with a greater purpose than could be served hanging in their closets. The collection of gently loved clothing filled the racks of our store, with one big difference from your typical boutique: no price tags. We then invited nonprofit organizations all over Atlanta to send us deserving ladies to enjoy the biggest shopping spree of their lives – and ours! Our volunteer stylists took it from there. The result was and is something amazing, free fab’rik.

Now girls that have so many pressures in their live can shop without the pressure of price tags. With our mobile boutique we can meet them right where they are. Whether its at a safe house, homeless shelter or foster home our goal is to remind them just how beautiful they are and that we are here to cheer them on.


Our founders, Dana Spinola and Kim Bartlett.

Our founders, Dana Spinola and Kim Bartlett.