I first learned about this unique new store from Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik, who had this to say in his email newsletter:
This is a very cool clothes boutique that will be having a grand opening downtown. I wanted to give you the head’s up so you can put it on your calendar. Fed by Threads is a unique textile company that uses a full array of eco-friendly materials in the production of their products. They also use fully compostable & biodegradable cellulose-based mailers to ship their apparel.
Each of those has two adhesive strips so that they can be used twice. The hang tags they use are made from recycled paper. Their office paper is 100% recycled andthen recycled when they are done with it. All of this tends to raise their costs – but the point is that we have a chance to support a retailer who is putting thought into the effect of how it does business in terms of long term environmental impact.
With the sale of each piece of clothing, Fed by Thread will feed 12 emergency meals to the less fortunate. Since beginning this back in May of ’12, they’ve fed over 6,500 meals through a network of 201 food banks across the country.
It’s not an overstatement to say that these folks are a unique addition to our community and worth a visit.
From their facebook page:
“Join the mayor of Tucson, Congressman Grijalva, and many others when we will be debuting our shift to ALL-USA-Made designs with sustainable fabrics. There will be food trucks, free dance/yoga classes and a concert/dance party with Baba Marimba playing live afterwards!”
More info: www.fedbythreads.com
435 E. 9th Street Tucson AZ 85705 (NW corner of 3rd Avenue and 9th St.)
Tucson Retail Store: 866.888.4652 & 520.445.8533
What motivates us?
In 2011 In America:
16.7 million children in America live in poverty in households that lack food security.
50.1 million Americans lived in food insecurity in 2010.
14.9% of households (17.9 million households) were food insecure.