The story of Edible Clothing Company started in September 2010 when I was down on my luck and basically broke. It was bad, but could have been worse. I was hungry, but in true first world fashion, I didn't want the food I already had. The catchphrase, "my worst day is someone else's best day," came to mind and both humbled and reminded me that I was still blessed with what little I had. Through this revelation and a hope to create change in more than just my own life, Edible Clothing was born.
I started looking for facts, statistics, articles...anything I could find online related to the issue of hunger. What I found was heartbreaking. Did you know that the only meal 1 in 5 children get a day is at school? What does that mean for summers and weekends? These children are going hungry and very little is done for this issue.
Being hit with the reality of how hunger has become an epidemic in our country, I promised to donate a percentage of all profits from this company to help feed those without food. It wasn't easy, but through a variety of resources and friends, I started printing shirts with a cartoon milkshake (Eddie) on them. After word-of-mouth spread and friends, neighbors, and complete strangers started buying the shirts, Edible Clothing was officially on the map.
It has grown since then and we have had our fair share ups and downs, but we are continuing to work towards making a difference. My dream is that one day I can look back on my life and the life of Edible Cl