HOPE by Happy Fit - How it all begins...
We are a couple who live in a small red dot country called Singapore. We created HOPE by Happy Fit with the intention to Help Others Progress and Evolve. This is how it all begins...
We wanted to find more purpose in life after working in the corporate world for over 15 years. In our search, we read a book written by Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS Shoes. The book is 'Start Something That Matters'. It is an amazing story about the man behind TOMS Shoes and the creative One for One business model. A model that marries fun, profit, and social good. In his book, he encourages everyone not only to dream of something that matters, but also to take action. Inspired by Blake, we want to start a similar social enterprise to help women and orphans in the developing countries. While with this in mind, we went on to source for products that serve our purpose. Finally we found Freeset who makes and also prints our organic cotton tees!
Freeset is a World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO). They provide jobs to women who were once marginalized and trapped by poverty and prostitution. Freeset gives these women an option to freedom, to learn new skills and also to earn an honest living. They can now bring food to the table for their family, especially their children.
Home for poor orphans and abandoned children
On top of helping the women, we want to donate 10% of our sales proceeds to a charity. One that is honest and sincere about helping children in developing countries. After some research, we found Operation Hope Foundation (OHF), a charity registered in Singapore. The founder Mr Robert Kee shared in his book "Changing Lives: Hard truths about helping the poor" about cost-benefits ratio. His sharing opens our eyes as well as helps us better understand charity spending. Hence we start to question what amount of our donation money goes to the orphans. We can also feel his sincerity in helping the children, therefore we choose to donate to OHF.
Organic Tees that change lives
HOPE by Happy Fit tee is more than just a T-Shirt! It saves our Earth and supports small-scale farmers. It also restores pride and dignity to women, and brings joy to orphans. Last but not least, it promotes positives.
We believe everyone can do our part to make this world a better place. Each tee you buy, you give freedom to women and also improve the lives of orphans. Wear a HOPE by Happy Fit tee to make a fashion statement. We also want you to feel safe, feel proud, and feel inspired wearing our tees! Let's Help Others Progress & Evolve!
with Love and HOPE,
Happy Fit LLP