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We combined nature and technology to create a revolutionary fabric. Then we made a T-shirt. The Greenest T-shirt on the planet.
179 backers pledged AU$ 15,836 to help bring this project to life.

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The Greenest Tee is soft like cotton and cool like linen. It’s highly breathable, stretchy and sits on your body without sagging. It’s low maintenance and odour free, so all you have to do is wear it!

Not many people know that it takes 3000 litres of water to make a regular cotton t-shirt. That’s a lot of water.

The Greenest Tee uses less than 1% of that.

We created the Greenest Tee using our revolutionary fabric - ECOLITE™, a unique blend of two natural fibres that is biodegradable, compostable and sustainable. In other words, 100% planet friendly.

We took our cues from nature – in nature, there is no concept of waste. 

Everything is food for another organism or system. How efficient is that? 

Nature is super smart. 

The time has come to rethink the way all products are produced and how they affect the planet. 

Climate change is real and it’s happening now.

Kusaga Athletic is a young company with a great story and a unique proposition. We want to make it harder for people to ignore climate change and easier to do something about it.

Our plant-based clothing is the positive choice you can make today for the future of the planet.

It really is as simple as choosing to pull on a planet-friendly tee, knowing you are part of a movement that cares enough to make a difference.

To recognise you are one of the founding members of our global movement, every shirt is tagged with our specially designed embroidered logo - the greenest tee.

We developed the Greenest Tee using ECOLITE™ to be the better alternative to cotton - one of the thirstiest and most chemically sprayed crops in the world. 

“Conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other single crop — accounting for...nearly 25% of insecticides use worldwide”   Source: Pesticide Action Network North America

Like most people, we didn’t know that it can take 3000 litres of water to make just one cotton t-shirt. That sounds like a lot right? Well, it is a lot.

Our Story of the Greenest Tee short film explains more ...

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So, can the humble t-shirt help save the planet? Well … 

And what if those 2 billion t-shirts were made from ECOLITE™, a planet friendly material that uses rotational, sustainable crops that are rain-fed and grown with minimal intervention, using advanced manufacturing techniques to ensure the lowest possible impact on the environment?

Imagine the difference that could make.

It’s highly likely you will buy a new t-shirt sometime this year … so choose The Greenest Tee and be part of our global movement. Together we might just save the planet.

The greenest tee design has a stylish relaxed look, perfect for kicking back at the café or lazing around the house. 

If you want to be more active, you won’t need another shirt to hit the road for a run or to stretch out on the yoga mat.

Let’s face it we’re all sensitive souls, so the Greenest Tee is also hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial and has zero odour retention.

That’s right, ZERO. We’ve tested these tees in all types of conditions - winter in Europe, summer in Asia, whilst riding bikes, hiking mountains and running bush tracks … whatever we’ve tested, they’ve passed the sniff test – they don’t smell.

The female tee is designed for an active lifestyle, perfectly at home in the yoga studio, your favourite cafe or enjoying the outdoors. The tee features a comfortable neckline, capped sleeves and fitted waist making it both easy to wear and ready for a workout.

The male tee is a versatile garment and we believe it will quickly become your favourite t-shirt. The fabric delivers the expected performance during exercise, the comfort you want as an everyday item and you can wear it under a shirt to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. 

Style:  Regular fit 

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL 

Colours: Black, White, Red, Blue. 

Once the campaign funding goal is reached, we'll send out an order form so you can select your preferred colour and size.  The tees are designed for a comfortable, relaxed fit.

 Kusaga Athletic will change the way you think about your clothing. 

Our Kusaga Athletic journey began two years ago in Asia. As athletes and fathers we were concerned about the environment and went looking for a way to make a difference … we honestly didn’t know where to start.

Realistically, how can a single person make a difference to something so big? 

We discovered the opportunity in the clothes we wear everyday. We began researching fabrics and clothing manufacturing to understand where improvements could be made, then set about creating a sustainable alternative. 

We know other people are concerned enough about the planet to want to do something … and we believe that if more people knew of the alternatives and that if one person made a better choice and then another and another, well, we might just start a movement. 

It's never easy to challenge the status quo and cause change in a well-established industry, but thanks to our partnerships with leading mills, suppliers and manufacturers in Europe, the US and Asia, we achieved the first part of our dream; the creation of four sustainable fabrics that match or outperform existing fabrics, with minimal impact to the planet during their lifecycle. 

Our future fabrics:

We are working with long-term environmental organisations Earth Hour Global and the World Wildlife Fund as official apparel partners. 

Kusaga Athletic is also supplying clothing to several leading event companies focussed on limiting their impact on the planet like Evergreen Endurance.

Graham Ross and Matt Ashcroft.

The business partnership began when Matt challenged Graham to compete at the Great Wall Marathon in China. 

If you want to form a bond with someone, 5000 ancient steps and 42 sweltering kilometres is a pretty good place to start. That experience changed both of them. It set in motion a series of events that had them questioning their own personal direction and also the future of the planet. 

Professionally they both have solid international business experience and have lived and worked in a number of countries. Matt is a keen sportsman competing in a variety of running and triathlon events throughout Asia. He is passionate about green practices and the opportunity to transform current consumer behaviour for positive change. 

Graham has founded four privately-owned media companies and has over 20 years experience creating original, owned TV programs and in co-production with major broadcasters and media companies worldwide. He brings real world athletic experience to the boardroom as a multi discipline endurance athlete completing Ironman triathlons, extreme marathons and open water swimming events in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Risks and challenges

We have worked hard to put all the necessary logistics in place for this project. Supporting our solid in-house team, we've built strong relationships with suppliers, manufacturers, quality control experts, global logistics, fulfilment specialists and other service providers to minimise any potential risks.

With our current sourcing and production lead times in place, we are absolutely confident we can fulfil our promise to produce and deliver your goods within the agreed timeframe.

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    Want to help save the planet but not ready to buy the t-shirt?

    THIS PLEDGE IS FOR YOU. You'll become part of the Kusaga Athletic support tribe. We'll tag you on our Kickstarter launch info-graphic and we'll give you a shout out on social media.

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    THE GREENEST TEE – EARLY BIRD

    One Limited Edition planet saving casual tee Men or Women made from our revolutionary ECOLITE™ fabric.

    Colours: Red, White, Blue, Black.

    Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

    Once the campaign is funded, we'll send out an order form for you to choose size and colour.

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    THE GREENEST TEE - WOMEN

    One Limited Edition planet saving casual tee made from our revolutionary ECOLITE™ fabric.

    Colours: Red, White, Blue, Black.

    Sizes: XS, S, M, L

    Once the campaign is funded, we'll send out an order form for you to choose size and colour.

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    THE GREENEST TEE - MEN

    One Limited Edition planet saving casual tee made from our revolutionary ECOLITE™ fabric.

    Colours: Red, White, Blue, Black

    Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

    Once the campaign is funded, we'll send out an order form for you to choose size and colour.

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    THE GREENEST TEE – one for you, one for your favourite person.

    Two Limited Edition planet saving casual tees made from our revolutionary ECOLITE™ fabric in his and hers sizes.

    Colours: Red, White, Blue, Black.

    Once the campaign is funded, we'll send out an order form for you to choose sizes and colours.

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    THE GREENEST TEE – the 3 pack

    Three Limited Edition planet saving casual tees made from our revolutionary ECOLITE™ fabric in his and hers sizes.

    Colours: Red, White, Blue, Black.

    Once the campaign is funded, we'll send out an order form for you to choose sizes and colours.

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    Pledge AU$ 120 or more About $85

    THE GREENEST TEE – the 4 pack

    Four Limited Edition planet saving casual tees made from our revolutionary ECOLITE™ fabric in his and hers sizes.

    Colours: Red, White, Blue or Black.

    Once the campaign is funded, we'll send out an order form for you to choose sizes and colours.

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    Pledge AU$ 295 or more About $210

    THE GREENEST TEE – the 10 pack

    Ten Limited Edition planet saving casual tees made from our revolutionary ECOLITE™ fabric in his and hers sizes.

    Colours: Red, White, Blue or Black.

    Once the campaign is funded, we'll send out an order form for you to choose sizes and colours.

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    WOMEN'S PRODUCT TESTER

    Become our Women's Sportswear and Activewear Product Tester for 12 months. You'll be the first female to discover our revolutionary new fabrics, be involved in testing design prototypes and provide feedback through development meetings and promotional events. Your name will be listed as Official Product Tester.

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    MEN'S PRODUCT TESTER

    Become our Men's Sportswear and Activewear Product Tester for 12 months. You'll be the first male to discover our revolutionary new fabrics, be involved in testing design prototypes and provide feedback through development meetings and promotional events. Your name will be listed as Official Product Tester.

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    Pledge AU$ 725 or more About $516

    THE GREENEST TEE – the 25 pack

    Twenty Five Limited Edition planet saving casual tees made from our revolutionary ECOLITE™ fabric in his and hers sizes. Perfect for running clubs, work teams, extended families.

    Colours: Red, White, Blue or Black.

    Once the campaign is funded, we'll send out an order form for you to choose sizes and colours.

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    KUSAGA ATHLETIC AMBASSADOR

    Become one of only two Greenest Tee Ambassadors for 12 months. Do something positive for the planet, wear our tees and raise your personal profile. Ideally you are physically active and socially connected. You'll be kitted out with all four colours of The Greenest Tee in your size and will help spread the message to your friends and fellow athletes. We'll include you in our media coverage, photo shoots, marketing and social media. Fabulous!

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Funding period

- (30 days)