Candor Threads Cares

Our continuous efforts to share our core values with others

Candor Threads' committed to donating $40 for every order placed in December 2022 to 3 non-profit organizations

UPDATE – Candor Threads is 40 Years Old!!!

Candor Threads committed to donating $40 to Twist Out Cancer, DECA inc., or Future Founders for every order placed during the month of December! We’re happy to announce that we raised $742.50 for each of these three organizations! Making sales in December was all the more fun, knowing we were playing a part in the betterment of entreprenuers, young minds, and cancer survivors. 

Learn more about Twist Out Cancer  >

Learn more about DECA  >

Learn more about Future Founders  >

Fidget mat made from Candor Threads ties by Wayne and Gail Hartlich of Wisconsin.

Fidget Mats for People with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Wayne and Gail Hartlich were in need of neckties for the handmade fidget mats they make for/donate to people with dementia. Needless to say, we were more than happy to provide some of our overruns! We love what they’re doing and we’re so pleased to see these ties rejuvenated in such a positive way! The photo to your left was sent to us from Wayne and Gail after they made a fidget mat using donated ties from Candor Threads. 

Learn more about Wayne and Gail’s mission  >


Candor Threads team at the 2022 Be a Part of the Light in Chicago

We Were a Part of the Light in 2022!

December 10th marked the 5th year for My Block, My Hood, My City’s Be a Part of the Light initiative. Candor Threads was thrilled to join other Chicagoans on King Drive to decorate homes with holiday cheer! This event brightens the neighborhood, inspires hope for kids, and brings the community together.

Learn more about My Block My Hood My City  >

Candor Threads is 40 Years Old!!!

For every order placed during the month of December, Candor Threads will donate $40 to Twist Out Cancer, DECA, or Future Founders! Thank you for your support. We’re excited to pay it forward to the organizations that mean so much to us.

Learn more about Twist Out Cancer  >

Learn more about DECA  >

Learn more about Future Founders  >

Hawaiian Shirts for Deployed Soldiers Donation

We recently donated 106 custom shirts to Hawaiian Shirts for Deployed Soldiers! Gwen Pollard started her mission in 2017, and over the years, has been donating Hawaiian shirts to deployed soldiers around the world to help cut the tension and spread some cheer. We are so happy we could make a donation, and hope our U.S. soldiers will enjoy them while away from home.

Learn more about Gwen’s awesome cause  >

Volunteering at Bernie’s Book Bank

As part of our Pledge 1% commitment, we chose to donate our time at Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Bernie’s is a non-profit organization that sources, processes, and distributes quality books to under-served kids in the Chicagoland area. Bernie’s has distributed over 22 million books since they started in 2009 and we were thrilled to play a small role in their progress! 

Learn more about our experience at Bernie’s  >

SPLC Donation

As a company, we believe in equality and justice for everyone. As such we denounce the Boogaloo movement and their adoption of Hawaiian shirts as a symbol, and we are committed to educating ourselves to avoid supporting their cause. As part of PLEDGE 1%, we donated 1% of all our Hawaiian shirt sales proceeds to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Our contribution helps support their mission to monitor hate groups and other extremists through the United States and expose their activities to the public, the media, and law enforcement.

Learn more about what Hawaiian shirts are and are not >

Pledge 1%

Candor Threads has joined over 12,000 companies around the world who have committed to Pledge 1% of either their product, profit, equity, and/or staff time to a charity of their choosing.  Each quarter, we choose a cause to support with either one percent of our profit, time, or product.  Stay tuned to see our various campaigns to give back to our communities!

Buy One and we Give One:

For every Ready to Ship mask purchase, we donated a mask to a community in need.  Previous donations include to the Chicago Parks District, the Cornerstone Community Outreach, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago Methodist Senior Center, and more.

Until Justice Just Is:

We are proud to support  YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and their work for racial justice.

Learn more about the #UntilJusticeJustIs pledge >

Masks for Change:

We asked kids to create a mask for what anti-racism means to them.  Three winners received 250 custom masks featuring their design to share with their classmates and teachers!

See more about the contest here >

Feeding The Frontlines:

Supporting Chicago healthcare workers with awesome Windy City apparel!

We teamed up to deliver meals to healthcare and frontline workers from local Chicago businesses.  Our nurses, doctors, aides, police, and firefighters do so much to help us all, so we are so proud to give back to them! We raised over $13,000 and sent out over 900 meals.  Special thanks to Sweet Addiction Toffee who has also donated half-pounds of delicious toffee for us to send out as well!

Check out some of the meals you helped deliver >