This story like so many other starts with a relationship. It was 2001 when Leigh & I met in high school and from the beginning, it was clear that we shared many common interests. We shared a love for great food, fashion, culture, nature, traveling, the importance of family & friends, but in addition to those interests, we also shared an acute awareness and passion for humanitarian principles.
One morning, Leigh woke up with an idea that she shared with me over breakfast – why not create a line of graphic t-shirts using sustainable materials with graphics inspired by issues that we cared deeply about. It was a great idea & so we started forming the concept for what would become Threads 4 Thought.
Thanks to some great celebrity support at the outset (big thank you to Don Cheadle, Jamie Foxx & Gavin Rossdale all of whom wore some of our very first t-shirts) we were able to get the tees placed in some of the best stores in the country.
Our mission for Threads 4 Thought was to create great fashion that evoked a lifestyle of shared responsibility for each other & our world. We continue to work towards that mission every day, using sustainable materials to make our products, working with factories that respect their employees and treat them humanely and fairly.
“Our mission for Threads 4 Thought was to create great fashion that evoked a lifestyle of shared responsibility for each other & our world”
Threads for Thought primarily uses two fabrics – organic cotton and polyester made from recycled water bottles. Threads for Thought have made a commitment to using organically grown cotton, which does not use harmful insecticides, pesticides or GMO seeds in the growing process. Also by using recycled polyester, they are able to reuse plastic bottles and turn them into fashion rather than waste. In addition, recycled polyester uses 90% less water than traditional polyester helping to significantly cut down on our use of water in the manufacturing process.