The Gift of a Second Chance

DEBORAH KENT'S  LAUNCHES T-SHIRT COLLECTION THAT CHANGES LIVES

TAMPA CLOTHING BOUTIQUE AIDS FORMERLY INCARCERATED WOMEN IN A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE

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By Andrea Romero on Dec 18, 2015

TAMPA- November 2015. Women's high-end clothing boutique, Deborah Kent's launches a collection of limited edition t-shirts to help give women just-out-of-prison a second chance at life.

Deborah Kent's is a local women's clothing boutique that was founded by Deborah Skyrms in 1980 in Tampa, Florida. The store has become a fashionable landmark within the Tampa Bay community. With a background in textiles, merchandising and design, owner Skyrms travels to New York, Paris, Milan and Los Angeles in search of designers whose vision embodies the essence of style. 

Co-founder and CEO Fif Ghobadian of Road Twenty-Two, an urban clothing company based in San Francisco, reached out to Skyrms to share her latest, luxury t-shirt line and desire to give incarcerated women a second chance. Skyrms was inspired by the mission behind the t-shirt line and saw an opportunity to support local women in the Tampa Bay area by donating a portion of each t-shirt sale to the House of Hope. House of Hope is a local organization aiding women transitioning from prison to society. "Women are being given a hand-up so they don't fall back into a negative pattern," explains Skyrms. This cause has been something Skyrms has supported for several years and she is happy to find a new way to continue aiding those in need.

Road Twenty-Two t-shirts are offered in many styles and one for men, including stocking stuffers. All fabric, dying and printing is done in the USA. The designer t-shirts are created with signature accents including raw edges and silk-screened designs. The shirts are designed to be your everyday reach for that "effortless chic look."

During the month of December Deborah Kent's hosts it's annual Holiday Gift Bazaar, offering unique gift items for those on your holiday wish list and complimentary gift wrapping. This year the store is introducing something both meaningful and new to the collection, Road Twenty-Two designer t-shirts made from fine cotton fabrics. Both men and women can enjoy these luxury t-shirts while aiding women just-out-of-prison in starting a new life down a better road.

For more information, please contact Deborah Skyrms at deborahkents@aol.com/813-259-1150 . To learn more about House of Hope visit www.hillsboroughhouseofhope.com.