Fed By Threads Apparel Combats Hunger in America

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Fed by Threads is on a philanthropic mission to fight hunger in United States and create inspiring graphic designs along the way. Startled by the fact that 48.8 million Americans lived in food insecure households in 2010, founders Alok Appadurai and Jade Beall launched a philanthropic fashion label and a custom printing service to combat hunger here at home, in America. The family-run apparel company, based in Tucson, Arizona, provides 12 meals for every shirt sold to those in need of food.

While philanthropic fashion brands like FEED by Lauren Bush Lauren and TOMS Shoes spread their net wide, Fed By Threads keeps it local.

A portion of proceeds from each printed design, whether it's a men's, women's, or unisex style sold via their online web shop or a custom orderer print, is donated to Feeding America and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. To date, they have provided more than 5,400 meals.

Fed By Threads sticks to their American roots when it comes to manufacturing too. Each shirt is made in a sweatshop-free factory in the USA. Graphic t-shirts are made with sustainable fabrics, including organic cotton, modal, and RPET, though non-organic options are also available for wholesale orders. Shirts are printed in locally-owned print shops.

Fed By Threads Casual Wear starts at $25 for a tank top, at FedByThreads.com.

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