How Does Fed By Threads Feed Meals Across America?
This all began with the simple idea to have a community shirt made for our dance/yoga/photography studio The Movement Shala in downtown Tucson. At that time, we learned some startling statistics about the depth of the hunger challenge in the United States and while Jade was bulging pregnant with our son, Sequoia, we decided we had to do something, even if it was a small act.
- 12 Emergency Meals/Piece Sold: We donate $1.20 per item sold to Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization with over 200 distribution points across the country to cover their costs to provide 12 emergency meals to hungry Americans. The food banks receive a lot of food that is donated but they still shoulder the costs of trucks, manpower, warehouses, and beyond. They are able to leverage our contributions to cover their costs to provide those emergency meals to the hungry in this country.
- American Jobs! Fed By Threads supports small producers of sustainable clothing from around the country including Michigan, New Jersey, Texas, California, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Alabama, and beyond. Purchases at Fed By Threads support American farmers, knitters, spinners, dyers, designers, printers, fabric cutters, and so many others in the Fed By Threads extended ecosystem.
While these dollar sums seem small, we ask our growing community to remember the cost of these 12 emergency meals is only one of the numerous costs we at Fed By Threads are incurring to do things differently. We pay more for US-manufacturing labor, sustainable fabrics, biodegradable/compostable shipping packages, recycled hangtags/postcards/business cards using soy ink, we use the post office, and print through local printers here in Tucson, when a large corporate printer might be less expensive. On top of that, we don't mark everything up based on what are industry norms in order to make Fed By Threads accessibly priced for as many people as possible.
Our mission is to inspire change and offer an alternative to the conventional shopping experience.
-Alok & Jade
Co-Founders :: Fed By Threads