Lori VanBuggenum It's not easy being a trail blazer...but those of us who are committed to creating a world that reflects peace, social justice, compassion and love all have your back and are cheering you on! In the long run, we are all in this together! Thank you for living your vision, shifting old paradigms and showing that a different way can in fact be a reality!
Peter Talhame: We've all heard the saying, "You get what you pay for," but that is not always the case. Sometimes you get what you don't pay for. Sometimes the price of getting something cheap is at the expense of others, and we don't see that invisible oppression written on the labels. No one boasts, "Made by slave children in impoverished nations" on the tags of their apparel. There is, however, one company that can proudly say, "Made in America, using sustainable organic or recycled materials!" There is not another company like them anywhere. If you wonder why their clothes aren't as cheap as inferior products found at big box stores, it is because you are getting more than you are paying for, and the value of that peace of mind, that piece of pride, well that is priceless!
Keep up the stellar work FBT!!!
Yarrow King You are doing something that is outside of the norm and is life changing. Stay with your vision, your are being the change you want to see in the world!!!
Phil Lipman I, for one, felt like a million bucks in my green 'fly' tee shirt yesterday! Well worth whatever the shirt cost me! Love what you two are doing!
Lisa O'Neill Thank you for your integrity! And for all you do!
Rebecca Safford You all are an inspiration.
Catie Mara Bramhall What you all are cultivating is amazing! It radiates love out and is way beyond a price tag. Please keep on keeping on!
Patricia Martin Love your clothing and You!!! You are changing the world for the better!
Ali Maverick Thomas Less expensive clothing is "worth-less", considering the bad business practices it takes to keep the price down. I would rather buy good clothing from conscientious biz people. It's like they always say, you get what you pay for. My dollars buy clothing that helps people, not keeps people in financial slavery.
Lynne Jenrow You are at the leading edge of conscious shopping, of thriving rather than just surviving in this world. You can't meet everyone's needs because often you won't want to. How about a world where we increase our abundance so we can buy clothes that vibrates at a higher frequency of life affirming joy!
Ann Wilson I admire what you guys are doing - Sending love from Amsterdam
Lauren Terpstra I feel like you get what you pay for. The beautiful blue dress I bought from you is now a favorite go to in my maternity wardrobe. I feel good when i wear it. It exudes good energy. It is so hard to find something made in usa locally to wear that not only looks good but feels good. And not to mention the good karma I feel when wearing it!
Laurent Baig Tell the whiners to think about how those cheap clothes are made, how they get here, and just how long they last. Is it really money that is the bottom line? If it is, perhaps some questioning of self might be in order.
Timalee Nevels I love the clothes, and don't mind the price point...
Nicole Meade A world in which people have better access to affordable and sustainable healthy choices is exactly what you are working to create.
Noëlle Vieau While the dress that I bought was slightly pricier than something that I'd buy somewhere else (made by who knows who, in who knows what kind of conditions), it fits like a glove. And it was made for a fair wage. And it's organic and sustainable. AND it feeds people in need. I think that I got more than I paid for. It's not often that something like clothes can leave you feeling like you've done a good thing. Please keep doing what you're doing.
Kristen Guynn Culliney You are doing tough work making people THINK. Not everyone will get it... but the people who do are grateful you are here! I hope there are enough of us to make your business wildly successful.
Estelle Cruse We need people and companies like you, please do not give up! Tucson loves you!
Tana Kelch Keep believing and morphing and doing all you can to break the shopping mold the majority of society created. I heard it every day with Bohemia and I understand the drain. You are providing such a special product and have created such a wonderful business model.
Kelli Lehrling What you guys are doing is awesome. The clothes are fantastic and beautiful. Those who can and wish to support it will keep buying your clothes. And for those who cannot, they will still be positively effected by the messages you send out and the impact on the community you make.
Alex Liebeskind Double your prices. Seriously. People will pay astronomical amounts of money for garments that are made in countries that support slave labor with the profits going to corporations that don't care 1/10th as much as you do about your community. You should be extremely proud of yourselves for the company that you own. Never back down, never quit.
Andrea Buttrick I feel spectacular every time I put on one of your pieces. Beautiful, honored, joyful. And that's just the feel of the fabric on my skin. To me it's like you're redefining "beauty." We are all so worth it: from those who grow, spin, weave, cut and sew to those that dream, design, purchase, and sell, to those that hope and purchase. We deserve the vision of community, clothing, feeding and wearing that you are offering.
Catriona O'Curry Courage! Your clothes are worth it. People are just used to getting things cheap. We are also considered expensive, and I relate to the dilemmas you describe... Keep up the good work, one moment at a time, one customer at a time, one product at a time... As Mother Teresa said :" ...we can only do small things with great love". Good thing we have our support groups!! We need cheering on once in a while, but it is all good work and worth it in the end.
Jennifer King You all are doing a fantastic job!
Hannah Bell Go fed by threads!
Reohad McCloud Thank you guys for making a difference. People do notice and appreciate and are happy to pay your more than reasonable prices. Keep up the fantastic work. Know that you are loved, and supported by your community and the greater community.
Lisa Engelberg Love what you do, and how you do it...with heart!
Jessica Trezise I ADORE this line, concept, company, you name it! If you pay attention, you can tell that every little detail is thought-FULL. Yes, it is a little more expensive than other lines, but those other lines aren't tackling and overcoming with conscientious actions.
Teresa Osborne Your passion for the dream is spreading. Sometimes we just don't see it. Look back over the expanse of time and see the footprints you have left in peoples lives. The passion you have shared and the changes you have made for people. Enjoy the budding blossom of the change you wish to see.
Juanita Padilla ❤❤❤
Vanessa Combs Sending love. M
Elizabeth Akinyi Crumpler I love your clothes (and should probably send you some pictures of me loving life in your clothes), but more than that, I value what you are making happen in the world, and in support of that I am happy to pay what you ask Plus there are way more expensive clothes out there that are far more cheaply and definitely less ethically made than yours.
Wenonah Rollingearth Michallet-Ferrier You guys are an inspiration.
Kat Poepperling Love your vision and the grace with which you choose to serve others!
Pay attention to the folks who really care about your goals... And those you help every day!!!
Karen Wilson Cripe What your doing is important--to your neighbors, to your community, to your environment, to your world. You are amazing and giving so please don't lose sight of your awesomeness!
Ali Lamm I have seen several surveys asking,"If you could buy an American-made product for a slightly higher price than it's Chinese ( or other foreign country) made version, would you?"So many people say they definitely would, then turn around and go right back to buying low-priced, poorly made products at the big stores. While I might not be able to afford to buy a lot of your products, I have learned over the years that QUALITY is much more affordable in the long run. And if that quality product also provides meals, a living wage, and is done with sustainability and other Earth-friendly ideas in mind, then it is well worth a slightly higher price. Keep up the good work!
Mark Hansen I have 2 businesses. Both of which provide high quality products and fair prices. We are not the cheapest, just the best. There are others who superficially offer the "same" product. Educating my customers is expensive and marketing is like some voodoo science. I am successful but it is slow steady work and the fear gremlins are hiding in the shadows always. They remind us we need allies.
Carla Boucher Leasure Keep up the good work!!!
Stefanie Flynn You guys are doing an amazing job and i'm glad you are doing what you are doing!
Keely R. Sinclair Your clothing and social justice business model, is the best! I have a degree in Merchandise Mgt and almost got a masters in Fair Trade (Compassionate Consumerism). I was the GM for Shirts of Bamboo and I'm very familiar with eco minded retailers. Your clothing is most certainly comparable to those sustainably geared retail & online venues. If people want cheap clothing, made with pesticide laden fabrics, in a sweatshop, they can go to Wal-Mart.
Deborah Dobson Buying from Fed By Threads is a good value on so many levels.
Wendi Hauser You guys are awesome! This is the change we need to see in America! Sure it's cheap to buy a shirt at other places, they are made by people earning a dollar a day. I'm not just buying clothes from you guys, I'm buying peace of mind that I'm doing right by the environment and social responsibility. Keep it up!
Michelle Sheridan Worth every penny to spend the change I want to see in the world.
Celeste Lawrence What you guys are doing is something new and different from what most people are used to. Your work is valuable and important. I believe that Americans have been "trained" to seek out the lowest prices. Because of that, many have lost complete sight of what the TRUE VALUE of things are. Fed by Threads ROCKS!!!
Natalie Valenzuela I haven't made my first purchase yet but plan on doing it soon! I want to because I believe in what you're doing... In the change and the good you represent.
Jessica Dawn West-Paul My friends and I all think you are great!