If you butchered reading the title itself, don’t worry– you aren’t alone! It’s pronounced SERE-N-GET-TEE. Serengetee is this awesome company that was started in 2012 by two college students, Jeff and Ryan. These guys met while they were on “Semester at Sea”, a study abroad program that allows students to travel around the globe by sea! While they visited countries in Africa, Asia, and Central America, Jeff and Ryan began to purchase fabrics from local artisans. They used all of their newly bought fabric and the last of the money in their bank accounts to start making clothing centered around culture and grassroots causes. By giving back 10% of profits to a diverse range of grassroots causes, Serengetee works to improve lives of communities all around the world! If you would like to read more about their mission, I’ll link their website here.
For months, I’ve stalked Serengetee on Instagram, mesmerized by the unique prints on their fabrics and their aesthetics centered around traveling the world. One day, an opportunity knocked on my door when they announced that they were looking for representative college students for the summer of 2017. I took the chance, applied online, and out of over 3,000 applications, mine was one of the few selected! Serengetee was kind enough to send me a free shirt of my choice, a representative gift (I picked the flag), stickers, and many other goodies to help me represent their company on my college campus.
Instead of their popular pocket T-shirts, I opted to get something a little more “Hamy”. I selected a versatile, cropped, black sweater that I thought I could dress up or down. As for my pocket, I chose their “Rome” fabric which has a black and white plaid design.
When I first opened my rep package, I was SO surprised at how cute this sweater was! It’s made out of light-weight, breathable material. I love that I can wear this sweater off the shoulders, tuck it into a pair of high-waisted pants, or even layer it over a dress to create endless outfits! For this look, I paired the sweater with my black and white envelope shorts from A’Gaci, a black, leather watch from Gucci, and my white sneakers from H&M.
Working with Serengetee and my fellow representatives from the North Team has been such a wonderful experience (#NorthOnTopReps!). Every week, we have challenges to participate in and earn points, which could rack up to earn one lucky representative a trip to Guatemala. We also have our own personalized codes to share with our friends and family. My code is “Huynh20”, you can use this code during checkout to receive 20% off your entire purchase. If you’re interested, you can visit Serengetee’s website to view their wide selection of apparel and accessories. And remember, 10% of your purchase will go back towards grassroots causes to help communities world-wide as well as supporting local artisans!
Well, that’s pretty much it for today’s blog post! I had such a blast collaborating on this shoot with the beautiful and talented photographer (and dear friend of mine!), Leena Yang of Elle Photography MN. I’ll link her Facebook and Instagram pages, make sure to check her out– she’s absolutely amazing at what she does! Leena, thanks again for collaborating with me on this shoot. None of this would’ve been possible without you!
Lastly, if you would like to get the same cropped sweater as me, it’s available on their website for $34. But if you use my code, “Huynh20” for 20% off, the total comes down to just $27. I think this is quite the steal, considering how well-made the sweater is and how soft the material feels. I’m not raving about this just because I represent their brand, I genuinely like their company and want to tell my readers (that’s you!) about their mission and products. Trust me, if I didn’t think that Serengetee was actually worth it, I would never tell you to check out their products or spend days shooting for, writing. and editing this post. My willingness to share my thoughts on this company means that I believe in them and their mission.
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