Tenfed - One of the Top Social Enterprises to Watch For
As more aspiring social entrepreneurs come into the marketplace, it’s important to look and what problems your company wants to solve. The most intriguing thing for social entrepreneurs to understand is that solving problems can be very lucrative. Don’t be afraid or make apologies for doing good and making money. That ideology needs to change.
Meet the Small Business Trying to End Child World Hunger - Canada Loves
Shop local. Those two words have never meant more than over the recent past and present years. The pandemic has forced small businesses all over the world to close their doors for good. And with the focus now on online sales, customers are combing through more small businesses, wanting to help keep them afloat. It goes without saying that shopping local means supporting dreams. Supporting families. Supporting the fabric that ties economies together.
In our desire to highlight small businesses who give back to society, who have social consciences weaved into their very fibre, we sat down with Kory McLaughlin and Mike Wallis, the founders ofTenFed, to learn more about their mission to end world hunger, one piece of cool apparel at a time.
Tenfed is a clothing company based in Toronto that offers unique yet meaningful, everyday apparel. They are more than just a clothing brand...
Mike and Kory left their 9 to 5 behind to bring about change for Canadian children in need of a meal. Their ethical apparel line,Tenfed, provides 10 meals with every item sold, working alongside their charity partner,Kids Against Hunger Canada. Their collection of shirts, snapbacks, and signature Canadian toque, have been making some serious waves in Canada, as both a stylish line and a social purpose fashion company.
Tenfed is a local label that gives back. In fact, it gives back by a tenfold. For every item sold - including a cheeky t-shirt reading "iGIVAFCK" - ten meals are provided to hungry children across the globe via Kids Against Hunger Canada. Since launching last year, they've given over 250,000 meals and aren't slowing down any time soon.
That night the KxP crew met Mike and Kory at a pop-up market was like a match made on King Street (Toronto). We set up our KxP booth, stocked with our favourite socks from our subscription, as Mike and Kory were setting up their Tenfed apparel booth.
Mike and Kory oozed personality that just couldn’t be ignored. And their brand is just as awesome as they are. For every TenFed item that is sold, TEN meals are provided to feed hungry children around the globe. With the collaboration ofKids Against Hunger Canada, Tenfed has provided over 340,000 meals to date! As fellow Torontonian entrepreneurs, we wanted to hear about Mike and Kory’s startup story...