I bet you’re all excited to know where some of your donated t-shirts are going, right? Well, a few days ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tim Cigelske from TeeCycle.org.
What the heck is TeeCycle?
Teecycle.org was founded by Tim and Jess Cigelske in 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The goal has always been simple: Reclaim the best t-shirts available and make the best use of our resources. It’s a simple and smart solution for being a friend to our environment.
TeeCycle shirts are unqiue, one-of-a-kind “pre-loved” t-shirts hand-selected from rummage sales, thrift stores or donated by friends. When you own a TeeCycle shirt, it says you care about the environment by re-using high-quality t-shirts with history, character and a unique story.
What’s so special about a TeeCycle t-shirt?
When you purchase a “TeeCycl’d” shirt from TeeCycle, you’ll be supporting the River Revitalization Foundation. $1 of each sale is donated to restore urban river trails and waterways in the Milwaukee area!
We’re still listening…
Jason and I know that many of you wanted the t-shirts to be repurposed, and that’s what we’re going to do. TeeCycle will be the first of many organizations that will receive your shirts and put them to good use. We’ve been exploring other ways to repurpose these shirts (i.e. reusable grocery store bags, quilts, etc), and if you’ve got any other suggestions, let us know!
Tim and Jess, great work on an amazing idea!
Reduce. Reuse. TeeCycle!