This entry refers to a departed business that has closed or left town. All information here is for historical reference only.


Former Location
231 E Street #B (next to Espresso Roma)
Mon-Sat 11:00AM-6:00PM
July 10, 2005 - Late 2006

Naked Thread was a boutique that offered sweatshop-free and Fair Trade apparel, accessories and jewelry by local artisans for women, men, children and even dogs. Many items were also fashioned from organic cotton, hemp, hemp/silk, bamboo, and recycled materials, such as rubber. Their brands included American Apparel, No Sweat, Maggie's Organics, Indigenous Designs, Loomstate, Edun, Manifesto, Deborah Lindquist, Amet and Sasha, Sweetskins, Namaste, Nomads, Avatar, as well as Indie Designers, local artisans, and house-made applique Peace t-shirts. Prices ranged from $2 to $200, with most in the $20-$80 range. On the second Friday of each month, they hosted a reception for a new art exhibit in a small gallery as part of the ArtAbout and were usually open until 9:00PM on that night. The owner was warm and friendly and visiting was always a pleasant experience.

Aquarius used to be in this location.

Memories of Naked Thread

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2006-01-17 18:17:59   Wonderful! Finally, a sweatshop-free shop in Davis! —TobinJones

Actually, I want a free-sweatshirt shop in Davis. —SteveDavison

2007-01-10 19:31:12   Does anyone know who owns the building, or how one can get in contact with them? Please email me at elstub @ gmail . com —JulienBiewerElstob

2007-02-07 12:17:37   Thank you to all our customers over the past 18 months! We had a fabulous run at owning a business in Downtown Davis and were fortunate to have made so many friendships. Continue supporting sweatshop-free and Fair Trade when possible and look for us online in the future! —MelissaMartinez

2007-04-08 15:43:49   I loved this place! I didn't even realize it had gone out of business. They had great clothes like nowhere else in Davis and they were always really nice. :( —MayaCaldwell

2007-09-20 09:51:03   We appreciated everyone's business and the friendships we made. Thanks again.

Holly & Melissa —MelissaMartinez

2007-10-09 13:53:36   Hi, Holly and Melissa. I would love to hear about your experience running a business that specialized in socially conscious clothing. Would you contact me at kevin0423 @ yahoo . com? I would really appreciate that. —KevinHong

2007-12-26 22:26:23   ... then is there an alternative shop? —RebekahLee