Tenfed is a clothing company based in Toronto that offers unique yet meaningful, everyday apparel. Tenfed launched 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.
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. It's a purchase that feels good.
So far to date, we've been able to help provide over 340,000 meals to hungry children around the world, including locally here in Canada.
COVID-19 Update: Currently providing all meals to Canadians in need during the pandemic.
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
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 life changing Tony Robbins event. 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 was just the beginning…
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 meaningful, everyday apparel and accessories, where 10 nutritious meals are provided for every item sold.
Tenfed is about more than just clothing - it’s about inspiring people to go out and make the world a better place while becoming the best version of themselves. It’s about having some fun and enjoying the gift of life that so many of us take for granted. We’re very fortunate to live in a country where we have a roof over our head and plenty of food - So let’s celebrate and enjoy these gifts while making it possible for those in need to one day soon enjoy some of the same privileges!
ABOUT KIDS AGAINST HUNGER CANADA
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:
- High-quality white rice
- Fortified, crushed soy - 52% protein
- Blend of 6 dehydrated vegetables
- 21 vitamins & minerals
Kids Against Hunger Canada Website:
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ABOUT OUR APPAREL
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 fabric 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.
MONTHLY GIVING PROGRAM
Since 2015, Tenfed has provided over 290,000 meals to children in need. As you know, we do this through selling high-quality, ethically sourced products. Most likely, you’ve met us at a trade show or music festival (or two or three)! We have been blessed with a loyal following who are proud to own and wear our merchandise and support our cause.
BUT did you know...many of you already own ALL of our most popular items? You’ve been asking for other ways to get involved to help feed more people in need!
Our Tenfed enthusiasts can now partner with us to feed more people in need. The connections we’ve formed in this industry really allow us to make every dollar go further and reach more people. By becoming an official supporter of our cause, you’ll be providing meals to hungry Canadians each month and will also get some other really cool perks as well.
We’re all in this together and this is just another way to pull together and support our Canadian communities. Check it out now!
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
✅ Well first off, you get to feel good about feeding people every single month!
✅ How about early access to exclusive T-shirts and other items?
✅ Want to see behind the scenes photos and videos of our day to day... our journey?
✅ Do you want to receive exclusive discount codes?
✅ Need a Tenfed mask for when you leave the house? We've got you covered!
✅ Help us decide on designs. Help us pick colours. We want your feedback and we want you to be part of our decision making process!
Become a patron and you will have access to some awesome perks! You are truly part of the solution.
You can reach us by email at: email@example.com