Owner Francesca Bourgault saw a need in the Connecticut River Valley for locally sold apparel, footwear, and accessories geared specifically toward dancers, yogis, and circus artists. With her background in dance and enthusiasm for yoga and circus, she began the journey to making her shop a reality. WMA officially opened its doors in November, 2016 at 5 Arch Street, downtown Brattleboro.
With one year under her belt and plenty of support from her family and community, Francesca made the choice to move the shop to its current location at 2 Elliot St. Not only is this space more visible and accessible but it also offers a larger footprint allowing for more direct collaboration with other related organizations. Currently residing within WMA is the office for the Southern Vermont Dance Festival.
The mission of Windham Movement Apparel is to supply the movement arts community with quality products in an environment that encourages fellowship between participants and increases awareness of the benefits of the arts.