Teen impressed by Serengetee’s style, mission

Serengetee is looking for teen representatives / Meghna Mahadevan, Times-News correspondent

By Meghna Mahadevan
Times-News correspondent

   Serengetee is a brand set to make a bold statement, not only by creating striking pieces of clothing but also by changing the world through fashion. Founded in 2012 by Jeff Steitz and Ryan Westberg, who met on a study abroad program. While travelling the world, they collected various pieces of fabric from different countries and began creating and shipping pocket tees worldwide. Mary Allison Page, a junior at Western Alamance High School, is a representative for the company, and was inspired by their mission and dedication to supporting artisans and fabric making traditions worldwide.
“I’ve loved Serengetee from the time I saw their products, which included Tyler Posey’s collection “Posey’s Paradise” and mission behind them so when I saw that they had a rep program for high schoolers, I knew it was something I had to apply for,” Page said.
Serengetee is committed to using its designs to make a positive change in the world. In fact, Serengetee donates over 10 percent of every sale to a diverse range of causes, including ones that support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes and the Lymphoma and Leukemia society.
Serengetee’s clothing is characterized by its T-shirts with vibrant pockets. These shirts come in a variety of styles, including the standard crewneck T-shirt to a more classic buttondown. Each shirt can be customized by a pocket of your choice, with over 100 patterns to choose from. These range from fun prints like the Broadway-inspired one or more regional prints like those handwoven in countries like Guatemala. Each fabric comes with its own unique story, making the purchase more wholesome than just adding a shirt to a virtual shopping cart and making each fabric patch more than just a mere fashion statement. Page’s favorites and recommendations include the classic crew shirt and the patterns from Posey’s Paradise collection, Zimbabwe’s KweKwe, and Uzbekistan’s Qarshi.
You too can become a rep for this influential company because it’s open to all high school and college students. Applications are available at the beginning of each semester. Also, you can use the promo code Page15 for 15 percent off your order.

Meghna Mahadevan is a sophomore at Western Alamance High School and a Teens & 20s writer.

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