Three college kids and an amazing idea- Jeff Steitz, Ryan Westberg, and Nate Holterman studied abroad together at Semester at Sea. They toured the markets of 15 different countries, buying authentic fabrics from each place and making bonds with the people there. In the spring of 2012, they launched Serengetee from their college dorm, a “new kind of clothing brand with a simple mission: to connect people to the glove through fabric while giving back to the communities that inspire our products.” Serengetee has now become one of the fastest growing clothing brands in the world.
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What’s cool about this brand is not only do they give back to 32 different causes, but you can also personally design your purchase. Start off by picking out a pattern from the drop down menu. You can choose from “abstract,” to “native,” to “preppy,” and more. Or you can chose your fabric via the charity it goes to. Choose from “animals,” to “orphan care”, to “poverty”, and 29 others. If you still can’t decide what colorful fabric you want on your purchase, decide via the continent each fabric is from. Once you decide your fabric, you can choose between putting it on a backpack, a basic tee, a long sleeve, a crop top, a v-neck, a Henley, a sweater, a hat, and much more.
Not only is Serengetee a new, and super trendy clothing brand, but it is also inspiring. “Wear the World. Change the World.”