Fed by Threads

How does the company you are nominating exemplify the concepts of reducing, reusing and recycling? (500 character max.)

Fed By Threads is a Tucson based apparel company, dedicated to moving the “Green Needle” by offering only responsibly manufactured corporate and team clothing. FBT is the first “Supply Chain Aware”, organic, sweatshop-free, livable wage, custom print manufacturer that only carries certified responsibly American Made products, and provides emergency meals to Americans in need through the sale of organic and recycled garments.

How does the company engage and inform employees and consumers about sustainability? (500 character max.)

Founded 2012, FBT as a retail store. In 2016, acquired by Skya Nelson, former Creative Director for Raytheon and Manish Shah, CEO of Maya Tee, both lecturer on sustainability, manufacturing and green design. Shah appears on MSNBC’s “The Profit” and Nelson lectures at Pima, U of A, tradeshows and industry events from NYC to India. promoting eco-urban Supply Chain Awareness using local talent for music, print and viral videos, promoting sustainability and responsible local business.

How does the company you are nominating give back to the community? (500 character max.)

To date, Fed By Threads has fed 570,000 emergency meals to Americans in need, created 4 jobs, launched Dyad management with multiple local vendors, and incubated independent fashion brands by student designers: Gabe Nakovich from U of A and Quinn Wilhite of Pima. Starting 2017, FBT will donate 75% of meals locally.

What else would you like us to know about this company? (1,000 character max.)

Fed By Threads provides children’s, adult and promotional apparel for small and large organizations.

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