• Authors curate; stories told. A community captured.

In Seven Words, a concept built by @weareedens to discover, empower and engage a community of creative retail talent.

Last year EDENS launched the concept in the Union Market District of Washington, DC, just in time for the winter holidays.

The name is inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s notoriously terse and efficient writing style, which was, in turn, inspired by his work as a newspaperman. Inside a 1,500-square-foot space at 1268 4th Street NE, adjacent to La Cosecha, In Seven Words hosts a collective of brands across various categories, offering a physical experiential platform for retailers and a canvas for everyday community experiences.

As storytellers, curators are invited to share a seven-word narrative as their point of view for the concept’s experiences, merchandise placements and visual media creations that evolve with seasonal and organic edits.

  • This season, we are proud to announce our new “authors”:

    Common Thread by Swatchroom


Common Thread is a community action project designed to offer an accessible retail experience with a focus on giving new life to gently used clothing, footwear and accessories donated through charitable contributions. Proceeds from sales support N Street Village, a community of empowerment and recovery for women, Women Giving Back, providing first steps to stability for women and children, and Central Union Mission, providing shelter, hot meals, medical care and job training for transform lives.

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  • Interested in being a future “author”?