Underdogs United was founded on the belief that sports can unite global communities to solve global challenges. Over the past three years, we have partnered with athletes, sports organizations, and forward-thinking brands on sustainability initiatives that positively impact global health and the environment.
We design sportswear built on these values:
When you purchase Underdogs United apparel, you support a child with safe drinking water for a minimum of four years. For every item sold, we invest into clean water solutions for Kenyan schools to ensure children have access to fresh, purified water. Currently all of our clean water initiatives are concentrated in Kenya, where all of our design and stitching is done too. We employ local artisans at fair wages and make long-term commitments to the communities where we work.
We want your Underdogs United gear to be the most frequently complimented item in your wardrobe. Inspired by the vibrant colors and positive energy in Kenyan culture, we aim to encapsulate these good vibes in our apparel. A fusion of modern sportswear and East African style, we blend traditional Kenyan fabrics with a soft, breathable base fabric so your jerseys are stylish and comfortable.
In Kenya, it’s common to own fewer articles of clothing, but each article is tailored to last for years, or even decades. We believe clothing should be crafted to last. That’s why we source high-quality East African fabrics and partner with experienced tailors who take pride in creating an exceptional product. Each jersey is hand washed and inspected for quality before we send it off to you. If you’re unsatisfied for any reason, send your item back within 30 days for an exchange or refund - no questions asked.
We help athletes exchange their jerseys for impact, and here’s how:
Athletes from the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, and all over the world are auctioning their autographed jerseys to support safe drinking water solutions for children in rural Kenya. We’ve partnered with 70+ athletes from 15 countries and 20 leagues through our Global Jersey Exchange.
100% of proceeds from athletes’ jersey auctions are dedicated to funding water purification systems for Kenyan schools. Each purification system from our project partner Impact Water ensures up to 1,500 children have daily access to fresh, purified water at school.
For each jersey donated, we stitch a custom Kenyan-designed jersey for the participating athletes. We’re grateful that some of the biggest stars in sports have rallied behind our mission. This united effort from athletes globally inspires the Underdogs United apparel line.
To date, we've reach over 15,000 children in rural Kenya with safe drinking water. By the end of 2019, we're aiming to reach 50,000 children with the support of the athletes we’ve partnered with and Underdogs United apparel sales.