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Eco-friendly activewear brand dedicated to supporting youth sports development throughout Africa.
Eco-friendly activewear brand dedicated to supporting youth sports development throughout Africa.
122 backers pledged CA$ 20,391 to help bring this project to life.

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“Be the change you want to see in the World” – Mohandas Gahndi

ECDC is an eco-friendly activewear brand that uses bamboo to create a high-performance t-shirt. The technologies of this new bamboo t-shirt design are guaranteed to keep you dry and odorless during those high-intensity workouts for athletes and those gym goers who are looking for a comfortable everyday activewear.

What’s built into every thread of fabric used to create ECDC is our underlying mission of providing sporting opportunities to underprivileged children in select schools in Uganda and South Africa, where we’ve strategically partnered with credible non-profit organizations on the ground to assist us. As a way to solve this injustice for children in some of the most impoverished communities of Africa, for every shirt purchased through ECDC, we will provide a soccer ball to a specific school in Africa. Our long-term goal is to provide sporting equipment as well as hire local and international coaches to create a long-term sustainable program that will continue to grow and impact millions of children.

Another key reason for our choice in material is because of its eco-friendly relationship with the Earth. Bamboo is sustainable, renewable, vegan, and a plant-based material. It requires 1/3 less water than cotton and does not require any pesticides or chemicals to grow. This also aids us in our mission to provide a clean and safe world for generations to come.

OUR STORY 

 My name is Jaz Shergill and I’m a former professional ball player for ABL and CANAM Leagues. I’ve never known anything different. I grew up on the mound and honestly have no idea where I would be without Sport. I’ve never been more passionate about anything other than baseball, until I was invited to South Africa, where I spent 13 months as a sports and life coach with the non-profit organization known as Play Sport 4 Life. This amazing organization focused on providing sporting equipment, educating and hiring coaches, and building facilities in poverty-stricken communities that are dominated by homelessness and gangsterism.

I never knew that something I loved so much was only a ‘dream’ for these children. Through this life-changing year on the ground in S. Africa, I realized that playing ball is a privilege for only a select few, but have now made it my life’s mission to provide this basic human right to these children in Africa.

Early on in my experience I realized that many of the children were not given many of life’s basic necessities that many people take for granted. On many occasions the children came to the fields without shoes, but that didn't stop them from running through the thorn covered fields to play sports.

We had some kids go from not even knowing what baseball was, to representing their country at the national level in under 12 months! It was a truly life changing experience and I found myself thinking about what else these children may be capable of achieving if they were actually given a chance.

Went from a stranger to a lover of the game. Went from a stranger to a lover of the game. These experiences created a burning desire to do more and now I’m on a mission to provide as many children with the chance at a better life through sports, but knew I wouldn’t be able to do it on my own.

  

CO-FOUNDER ON THE GROUND IN AFRICA

"Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. " 

- Co-Founder Connor Walsh

Baseball has led me to a position, where I have witnessed and experienced firsthand, how not everyone in the world has an equal opportunity to play a sport.     

 As a co-founder of ECDC it just made sense to partner with The Play Sports 4 Life organization because it aligns so closely with our ECDC values of helping to provide an opportunity for children in Africa through sport!

We also believe in the mission of Play Sports 4 Life and the positive impact we've seen first hand that this program has in a child's life. We are confident that the funds donated by ECDC will be able to provide sporting opportunities to thousands of children in Africa who otherwise would not have had the opportunity.

I'm blessed to be in South Africa on the ground, working with Play Sport4Life. This allows me to assess and identify the sporting equipment needs of children in Africa as well as the coaching needs for staff

I have come to understand that playing sport is not a privilege, but a human right. I believe with all of my heart and soul that Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Sport4Life.       

WHY BAMBOO?  

    

Take a look at the Bamboo vs other Leading Activewear Fabrics. You may be surprised.

Bamboo vs Leading Fabric
Bamboo vs Leading Fabric

 SHIRT COLOURS AVAILABLE

BLACK 

 OCEAN BLUE 

HEATHER GREY  

Limited Edition: 

STRETCH GOALS 

Help us unlock our new color by helping us reach 25k 

We are asking you to support us and help us become a legitimate contender in the Activewear industry.

Together, with your help, we can give millions of children a chance at a better life through sports and athletics.

You will also be able to purchase our high-quality bamboo activewear shirts at a much discounted rate

MAKE YOUR PRE-ORDER TODAY!
MAKE YOUR PRE-ORDER TODAY!

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ECDC Bamboo Activewear vs. Other leading brands

CUSTOMER REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS

REVIEW BY GLENN J., FORMER NCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL PLAYER WHO IS A HUGE ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH SPORTS! CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO HEAR HIS THOUGHTS ON HIS ECDC ACTIVEWEAR T-SHIRT!

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REVIEW BY KULRAJ S., HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETIC PHYSIOTHERAPIST - CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO HEAR HIS THOUGHTS ECDC ACTIVEWEAR T-SHIRT!

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REVIEW BY KINGSLEY A., FULL-TIME LAW STUDENT - CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO HEAR HIS THOUGHTS ON HIS ECDC ACTIVEWEAR T-SHIRT!

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REVIEW BY TONY J., ENTREPRENEUR - CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO HEAR TONY'S REVIEW OF HIS ECDC ACTIVEWEAR T-SHIRT! 

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Without your help to raise the full amount, we won't be able to launch our company.

We know that through the love and support of those who want to help our mission, we will accomplish anything!

Cheers to you!

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    Thank you for joining the ECDC Movement!

    We truly appreciate your time and donation! Thank you for helping our dreams become a reality, it means the world to us here at ECDC!

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    ONE Bamboo Activewear Shirt
    Super Early Bird Special - (Save CA$ 19)

    • Sizes: XS - XXL
    • Colour: Black, Ocean Blue, Heather Grey
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    One soccer ball will be donated for every shirt purchased!

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    • Sizes: XS - XXL
    • Colour: Black, Ocean Blue, Heather Grey
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    • Colour: Black, Ocean Blue, Heather Grey
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    Limited Edition - Gold

    This Bamboo activewear shirt is black with gold lettering and is considered a limited edition.

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    7 Day Trip To Cape Town South Africa

    Enjoy this 7 Day Trip to Cape Town South Africa to see where ECDC profits are going to support communities in Africa.

    This 7 Day trip will start out with experiencing a Sports Day, where you will have the opportunity to see first hand the camps that your donations help to provide.

    We will also take you on a tour to see the most beautiful sites in Cape Town. Be ready to take a Red Bus Tour, Take a journey to Table Mountain, Go on a Safari, as well as visit Waterfront + Robben Island.

    Hotel will be provided for your 7-day trip

    Don't miss out on a wonderful opportunity to experience ECDC and our partnership with Play Sports 4 Life in person! We can't wait to see you there!

    *****Flight, Travel Insurance, and most meals not included.

    Date of Trip must be used within one of the following dates:

    Sept. 27th - Oct. 9th 2018
    December 13th - Jan. 8th 2018
    March 18th - March 29th

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    10 Day Trip To Cape Town South Africa

    Enjoy this 10 Day Trip to Cape Town South Africa to see where ECDC profits are going to support communities in Africa.

    This 10 Day trip will start out with experiencing a Sports Day, where you will have the opportunity to see first hand the camps that your donations help to provide.

    We will also take you on a tour to see the most beautiful sites in Cape Town. Be ready to take a Red Bus Tour, Take a journey to Table Mountain, Go on a Safari, as well as visit Waterfront + Robben Island.

    Have you ever seen a shark? Well, we plan to take you to a Shark Cage Diving. Be ready to go paragliding as well as go on the Lions Head Sunset Hike. And if you love animals, we wouldn't want to miss showing you Cape Point and the Simons Town Penguins.

    We have a fun and exciting week planned out for you and a friend, for the entire family, or if you'd like to take a single person backpacking trip, we can make that happen as well.

    Hotel will be provided for your 10-day trip

    Don't miss out on a wonderful opportunity to experience ECDC and our partnership with Play Sports 4 Life, in person! We can't wait to see you there!

    *****Flight, Travel Insurance, and most meals not included.

    Date of Trip must be used within one of the following dates:

    Sept. 27th - Oct. 9th 2018
    December 13th - Jan. 8th 2018
    March 18th - March 29th

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