GR8LKS™ is an apparel movement actively removing trash from the great lakes and coastlines while inspiring others to work together for cleaner great lakes, one minute at a time.
When we started the journey to what became GR8LKS™ , we didn’t focus solely on the brand. We instead focused on a concept. The concept wasn’t to simply start a company, but to start a company that also had a social conscious. A company that finds a way to give back from day one.
We want to build a community, not just a brand. We hope to rally the troops and start to make a dent in the growing issue of marine debris. We want to host clean ups and educate. We want to make a difference!
Going in we knew we couldn’t just find a random t-shirt or sweatshirt, we needed materials that matched our ideals. After scouring many different wholesalers, we found one that had the right products. Shirts with organic cotton and other recycled materials. It was important to us that the products we chose didn’t also have a negative impact on the environment.
Combining quality materials with our designs, we believe we have a great product. We want apparel that we would wear, and we hope you all will like it as well!
$1 = 1 minute is our promise, with your support we believe we can make a difference, and hope you will be a part of the movement!
Pete Gawkowski and Andrew Mann
APPAREL FOR CHANGE