Recently, we had the chance to partner with TattooSales.com to donate custom tattoos to Serengetee. This organization spreads awareness about poverty and hardships by collecting fabric from around the world and creating t-shirts . Below is a brief history of the organization from marketing manager Seth Klebe:
While studying abroad on a program called Semester at Sea in 2011, the founders of Serengetee traveled to 13 different countries all over Africa, Asia and Central America. They saw how amazing every country they visited was, but also saw the hardships and poverty that exist. The founders began collecting fabric in each of the countries that they visited, and by the end of the 111 day journey, the collection was massive. Serengetee’s inception was inspired by the countries visited, and motivated by the opportunity to give back. These fabrics were made into pockets and put on t-shirts, allowing our customers to ‘Wear the World,’ with a portion of all sales going back to a charity within the region of purchase.
The Serengetee founders pooled together the last $3,000 in their bank accounts and launched Serengetee out of their dorm rooms three months after they got back from Semester at Sea while still Juniors in college. Even now, I still carry on the tradition of having a large portion of Serengetee be run by college students because I run our campus rep program, handle PR, bring in celebrities, and work on partnerships like this one! It’s a pretty great job, let me tell you.
Since our inception, we have been able to raise over $50,000 to donate towards the causes we partner with, grow a fan-base of over 140K fans, create many new exceptional products, and direct over 1,500 campus reps across the nation. We have also teamed up with celebrities like college YouTube Star Jimmy Tatro and Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey to help fund cancer research, and provide disaster relief.
Overall, Serengetee is what it is because of our story, our social entrepreneurship, our exceptional products, and our incredible fan base. The best part about it all is that we aren’t even close to our fully realized dream of what we want Serengetee to become.
To learn more about Serengetee or support them with a purchase, visit their website.