Tenfed is a clothing company based in Toronto, ON that offers unique yet simple, everyday apparel. Tenfed launched back in August 2015 with a mission to help feed as many hungry children as possible. For every Tenfed item that is sold, TEN meals are provided to feed hungry children around the globe with the help of our partner, Kids Against Hunger Canada.
Tenfed is more than just a clothing brand - it’s about having meaning and purpose behind what you choose to wear. It’s about having style while changing the world at the same time. When you wear Tenfed, not only will you look great and feel comfortable, but you’re also making a statement that you’re part of the solution – for every Tenfed item you purchase, you’re providing 10 meals hungry children around the world, so it’s definitely a purchase that you’ll feel good about.
Our mission is to help feed as many hungry children as possible, while continuously raising awareness to poverty around the world by offering unique yet simple, everyday apparel and accessories, where 10 nutritious meals are provided for every item sold.
So far to date, we've been able to help provide over 40,000 meals to hungry children around the world, including locally here in Canada. Our goal is to help feed 100,000 children in 2017!
Tenfed was founded in August 2015 by long time friends, Mike Wallis and Kory McLaughlin. Both left their careers behind to build a company with a greater purpose that they could be proud of.
Mike worked in the corporate world and Kory ran his own landscaping company before getting into the Social Enterprise sector. Both were tired of working so many hours at something that they had little to no passion for. They both felt like there was something bigger to all of this. It lead them to travel to Chicago to attend a Tony Robbins seminar. Being at this event solidified their idea of wanting to do something greater for the world, and something that they had a passion for. They left that seminar with an idea, and a bigger drive to make it happen!
Mike and Kory launched Tenfed on August 10th, 2015. It was one of the most fulfilling days of both their lives. And it’s just the beginning…
Kids Against Hunger Canada is a registered Canadian charity, that packages and ships highly nutritious, life-saving meals to starving and malnourished children within Canada and developing countries around the world.
Kids Against Hunger Canada keeps 1/3 of the food local, here in Canada (they provide for food banks, shelters, reserves in the northern part of Canada, the Salvation Army, etc.) and the other 2/3 of the food gets shipped abroad to underdeveloped countries.
Since Kids Against Hunger started in 1999, they have shipped food to more than 60 countries.
The meal ingredients are formulated by food scientists to provide a rich source of easily digestible protein, carbohydrates and vitamins needed by an undernourished child’s body and mind.
The meals consist of:
Our apparel is made using some of the softest and sustainable fabrics in the world; this results in the most comfortable clothing that you'll ever wear. We use unique blends of bamboo, organic cotton, cotton and polyester to ensure quality and comfort with every garment we produce.
It is very important to us to have our clothing made ethically where workers are paid fairly and treated with respect. While there is a general belief in the industry that all clothing manufactured overseas is unethical and irresponsible, we do believe that all clothing companies have the ability to change that by only working with factories that are both ethical and environmentally responsible. All of our clothing is manufactured in factories that are WRAP approved - this means they are audited regularly (unannounced) to ensure they commit to fair hours of work, have no child labour in their factories, provide their employees fair compensation based on the local labour laws and commit to a healthy and safe workplace.
Educating people about making ethical choices and avoiding the “Fast Fashion” world is a big part of our vision. Instead of looking solely at price and style, we want them to look deeper into it: Is it made ethnically? What fabrics are being used? What are the values of the company that created the clothing?
We want our customers to know that they are not only helping feed hungry children with each purchase of Tenfed apparel, but they are also supporting responsible manufacturing practices.
You can reach us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org