WE'RE ALL FROM SOMEWHERE
Refu-Tees are inspiring reminders to be better and spark positive conversation about Refugees. Raising our personal awareness is essential to seeking change in our communities. We use $5 from every garment we sell to help give back every month. We give back in the form of providing new garments and hygiene products to local Refugees and Immigrants in need. We donate our boxes to Catholic Charities and IRCO in Portland, Oregon. Follow our journey and join us while we Seek Knowledge and Spread Peace!
I came to the United States in 1994 from 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 employing six people in Hillsboro, OR.
From Tents to tees
A 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.
Refu-Tee Scholar Club
Join the Scholar Club to receive a monthly Refutee product! Your subscription will provide a much-needed garment each month to a recently arrived refugee in the Portland community through our partnership with IRCO and Catholic Charities.
"I love getting my Scholar Club Tee, it gives me something to look forward to every month. The messages and art put together in a beautiful book package makes it very unique. Knowing that someone else benefits from my purchase in my community makes it even better" - Jordan Thierry