Fed By Threads' Story

1 in 6 Humans Is Involved With Making Clothes.

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Our Mission

Fed By Threads is the first national chain of sweatshop-free multi-brand American-made organic sustainable clothing stores that feed Americans in need from each garment sold. It is a simple model of in-country manufacturing with sustainable materials feeding in-country meals and selling to an in-country market. Fed By Threads has international aspirations to bring our model to countries around the world as part of our commitment to end the use of sweatshop-labor, reduce food waste, and improve our impact on the environment.


  • Feed 10 million people in 10 years
  • Support 1000's of living-wage garment jobs
  • Dress people in amazing sustainable organic clothing. 

Why Do We Do This?


7 Ways We Feed:

  • Feeding People: Meals fed to Americans in need via FeedingAmerica.Org
  • Feed Jobs: American Garment workers can feed their families from good jobs!
  • Feeding Causes: Every garment "feeds" different causes with profits
  • Feeding Artists: We support artists who design for us to "put food on their table"
  • Feed The Hungry: We go out ourselves into communities to feed people.
  • Feed The Earth: 99% of our inventory uses organic sustainable materials. 
  • Feed Your Self-Esteem: 0% Commission personal shoppers + positive in-store signage
  • Feed Our Community: Add comments on product pages & post your photos

How Do We Do This?

We create timeless sweatshop-free American-made organic clothing that can be worn for years that helps feed some of the 46 millions Americans in need, supports safe good-paying American garment jobs, reduces the use of sweatshops, and lowers our impact on the earth.

Our Humble Beginnings

This started as 1 rack of t-shirts as a way to feed people and attack hunger in America. But after buying our first batch of cute & cheap shirts off the internet, we learned the truth behind cheap shirts and knew we had to change ourselves before we could change the world. So we switched to sweatshop-free American-made clothing that is organic and doesn't use heavy-metal dyes, pesticides, formaldehyde and other harmful ingredients. 

Our Amazing Customers

We are blessed to have the best customers in the world who stand for something bigger than themselves, who recognize the power their choices have to shape the world around them, and have a desire to do good in their lives. Thank you for being amazing! Many of you saw Fed By Threads start as one rack of t-shirts in our old dance and yoga studio with a goal of feeding 360 people in need. It was a tiny idea and a dream. Today we have fed 100,000's of people because inspiring people like you cared. But what people need more than emergency meals is JOBS. We are proud to support directly or indirectly over 175 American garment jobs and part of a future without sweatshop labor.

Thank you, -Alok Appadurai (co-founder)



Watch the TEDxTalk by co-founder Alok Appadurai and get fired up!