TeeCycle.org: T-Shirts get a 2econd Life ::: Thrift Store Remix ::: by Derrick Douglass

Derrick Douglass

Derrick Douglass

TeeCycle.Org

by Derrick Douglass

Jul 18.2010

ThriftStoreRemix’s mission is to spotlight the work of organizations who live the remix, reuse and re-purpose mantra.  Today, I spotlight TeeCycle.org where T-Shirts get a 2econd life.  I met TeeCycle’s founder, Tim Cigelske, through my ThriftStoreRemix Facebook Like Page.  I love the idea of reusing T-shirts.  Like most, I have a rather large collection.  I hope that Tim can get me a “Where’s the Beef?” shirt. Hint! Hint!

Tim started TeeCycle in April 2008.  He was inspired to do so because re-using what we have is just the smartest use of our resources. The average person owns about 27 t-shirts, and we can save a lot of cotton, water, energy and waste by re-using pre-worn shirts with character.

What keeps him going is constantly finding new (old) t-shirts, like this or this. It’s a constant scavenger hunt, and Tim loves it! Tim says, “Why buy new when you can find shirts like these?”

T-Shirt purchases support the River Revitalization Foundation. $1 of each sale is donated to restore urban river trails and waterways in the Milwaukee area.  TeeCycle’s motto has always been “Change your shirt. Change the world.”

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I started Teecycle in April 2008, and I was inspired to do it because re-using what we have is just the smartest use of our resources. The average person owns about 27 t-shirts, and we can save a lot of cotton, water, energy and waste by re-using pre-worn shirts with character.

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