we're all from somewhere
Every Refutee has a story to tell and is a reminder to help keep a positive attitude. The story of each ties to the holistic message, we’re all from somewhere. Raising positive awareness through our merch, storytelling and collaborations. We give back by donating clothing and goods to the local Refugee and Immigrant community, though our partners at IRCO and Catholic Charities.
Ref - u - gees
I came to the United States in 1994 from a Refugee Camp in Saudi Arabia; which is in-itself a true miracle. My parents, six siblings, and I left the regime of Saddam in 1991 for a desert refugee camp in Saudi Arabia, that we spent the next three and a half years enduring. This unforgettable experience became the fuel to my desire to take advantage of every positive opportunity I can.
After college, there was an even more exciting journey that awaited me. I was in a period of my life that was both humbling and life-changing. As I struggled with inconsistent employment during the '08 economic downturn, I used that time to create my own path; the result is that I now have a multi-press printing operation in Hillsboro Oregon.
From Tents to Tees
My story of woven threads from heritage to a refugee camp, art, business and purpose of starting Refutees.
During this talk the audience will gain a new inspired out look, create opportunities, and seek more self improvement.