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Inject compassion into business. Help us start a screen-printing social enterprise and get free shirts, screen-printing lessons, and more.
104 backers pledged $11,736 to help bring this project to life.

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All pledges are tax deductible through the 501(c)(3) status of Dismas. Each backer will receive a receipt for tax purposes.

As a screen-printing social enterprise, Triple Thread Apparel:
1) makes quality custom shirts
2) employs residents of Dismas House, a reentry home for former offenders, and
3) teaches its employees the job skills necessary to reintegrate as contributing members of society.


Your pledge funds Triple Thread's startup costs. Supporting Triple Thread is not your typical contribution. Similar to buying stocks, your support today will have a return on investment (ROI). But this ROI will be in the form of sustainable impact on our employees throughout the life of our social enterprise. Your "social" investment will empower Triple Thread to generate its own revenue without the need for additional funding in the years to come.

In return, we will send you rewards (see right) which will empower you to spread the word, interact with our team, and gain ownership in our mission.

By buying from Triple Thread, our customers create immediate employment, job-training, references, and distance from crime for former offenders. Through these mechanisms, we funnel our employees into permanent employment in the community as contributing members of society. This ultimately reduces crime rates and the tax burden of our nation's prison system.

Custom apparel with a purpose. Coming Fall of 2010.

If this project is funded, we will send each backer an email via Kickstarter to collect the mailing addresses necessary to deliver the rewards.

Follow us on Twitter (@TripleThread), fan us on Facebook, and bookmark our blog - "Threads" - for updates on our progress!

Check the updates above here to see images of the t-shirts and recognition screens. Coming soon.

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    THANKS!

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    For all pledges of $10 or more, we will recognize you as one of our Kickstarter backers on our website and send you three Triple Thread Apparel stickers to use and share with your friends.

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    Receive three stickers and our classic Triple Thread Apparel t-shirt.

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    Receive three stickers and our exclusive "Investor" t-shirt. This edition of the Triple Thread Apparel shirt will only be available to our $50+ backers on Kickstarter.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Receive three stickers, the "Investor" t-shirt, and a screen-printing lesson at our production facility.

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    Receive three stickers, the "Investor" t-shirt, a screen-printing lesson, and personally print your own design on 15 shirts at our production facility alongside our screen-printing team.

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    Receive three stickers, the "Investor" t-shirt, and a personalized donor recognition printing screen shipped to you (screen pictured left, continental United States only).

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Receive three stickers, the "Investor" t-shirt, the donor recognition screen, and your name engraved on one of the arms of the print press machine we use to print our shirts as that arm's exclusive sponsor. Our employees will see your name every time they print a shirt and will know that you gave them a second chance at life! We will document our employees using your screen and send you photos via email.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Receive three stickers, the "Investor" t-shirt, and exclusive access to and recognition at our launch banquet (transportation expenses, etc. not included).

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