Here's How Your Old T-Shirts Can Create Jobs

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Here's How Your Old T-Shirts Can Create Jobs Here's How Your Old T-Shirts Can Create Jobs
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Here's How Your Old T-Shirts Can Create Jobs

by Nathan Rothstein

May 19, 2013


Rather than creating a one for one model, we wanted to integrate our social mission into the business. When someone buys from us they know they are turning some of the six billion t-shirts sold each year—made in the developing world—into fair wage jobs in the USA.

This past winter, we learned that our friend Brenna Schneider, was starting 99 Degrees Custom, a custom apparel manufacturing business with a social mission. Not only would she pay fair wages, but she was also planning to create a workplace that encouraged collaboration in a healthy environment. We felt our customers would appreciate Brenna’s work, and would want to see more textile jobs repatriated, so we partnered. We know how hard it is to get your first investment, so we decided to give 99 Degrees Custom cash up front to kickstart her business.


Now, through our Kickstarter campaign, we're giving you the opportunity to join us, and give her more orders so she can hire more workers and create a stronger middle class. This way you’ll also get a first crack at some of the new products we’re working on. Let’s show that Americans want to support fair wage jobs in the USA.

This project will be featured in GOOD's Saturday series Push for Good—our guide to crowdfunding creative progress.

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