PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A Charlotte County business is helping needy children, one t-shirt at a time.
Threads for US says for every shirt sold, it will give one away! WINK News spoke to the business owner who says he is hoping his unique business plan will inspire people to buy local.
Justin Brown has a big dream for his small business.
"I would like to see it grow so that way we can put clothes on children in need," Brown said.
Brown launched his t-shirt screening company six months ago from his Port Charlotte garage.
"They are American made t shirts, they are printed in America and they are donated back to America," he said. "It was an idea that my wife and I had, one night in our garage, we slowly started to work on it."
The self-taught clothing designer says for every t-shirt he creates and sells, another shirt is given to a child in need.
"It's a one-for-one business, so for the shirt you buy, the same shirt would be printed in a youth size and be donated to different organizations throughout the country," he said.
Brown says he hopes his business plan will inspire others to buy local and help children all over the country at the same time.
"I'm giving to other people and I'm putting a smile on somebody else's face. I'm giving a child self esteem for his first day of school, being able to wear a brand new shirt, that's not a hand-me-down," he said. "It's my good deed for the day and I hope it's my good deed for the years the come as well."
The t-shirts sell for about $30 each.
The company is taking pre-orders for their first two designs now!