Food Politics + Justice

Published on January 21st, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post


Fed by Threads: Clothing that Fights Hunger

Selected from Ecopreneurist.

by Derek Markham

Fed by Threads

If you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe, and you want to buy your clothes from a sustainable clothing company that’s not only making their apparel from organic fabrics, but is supporting the flagging US apparel industry, as well as feeding the hungry with every sale, then Fed by Threads should be your next stop.

“Fed By Threads set out to inspire change & get us back to the roots of what America stands for: generosity, community, feeding the hungry, and making real goods for our national economy.

Let’s stop outsourcing jobs.

Let’s stop destroying the environment.

Let’s stop blaming the hungry for being hungry.

We sacrifice profits to feed hungry Americans, revitalize U.S. garment manufacturing to create jobs, & use sustainable fabrics to protect our environment.

That is why Fed By Threads is the first and only humanitarian, sustainable, US-made clothing line & store in America that feeds 12 emergency meals to hungry Americans from each item sold.”

Fed by Threads offers a line of dresses, skirts, bras, shirts, t-shirts, hoodies, cardigans, leggings, baby onesies, and more, all made in the US, and all of which are made from organically grown fibers or repurposed materials. With each sale, the company donates funds to their local community food bank and the nationwide Feeding America organization, which is enough to provide 12 emergency meals to hungry Americans.

Since May of 2012, Fed by Threads has managed to enable the feeding of 100,000 meals to the hungry, making a difference while making a living. Currently operating both online and out of a dance and yoga studio, this sustainable clothing company is opening up a flagship retail store in Tucson AZ in March of this year.

“Join Alok Appadurai as he explores the harmful effects of Fast Fashion and the power of the consumer to determine our future. He takes us on a journey from pesticide cottons, collapsing garment factories, and polluted waterways to a future quite radically different, which he argues can be our present. Alok believes deeply in the power of global movements of individuals making choices that collectively form the basis for grand change.”

The company also offers “ethical organic made in the USA” fabric printing services for those who need custom shirts or other clothing produced for them. Find out more about Fed by Threads and their social entrepreneur story at their website.

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