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The faces behind threadies

THREADIES FOUNDERS ANDREW JONES (LEFT) AND STEVE LEHMANN (RIGHT)

THREADIES FOUNDERS ANDREW JONES (LEFT) AND STEVE LEHMANN (RIGHT)

Steve Lehmann – Steve is an entrepreneur and technologist with a heart for the most vulnerable, especially refugees. His work in the humanitarian sector has carried him to far off places—Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Haiti, and Jordan—as well as to neighborhoods closer to his home in Chicago. An engineer with an MBA from Notre Dame, he has worked on projects related to renewable energy, water filtration, nutrition, and HIV/AIDS. Steve's undergraduate degree is from Valparaiso University where he met his college roommate Andrew Jones.

Andrew Jones - Andrew is an entrepreneur with experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. With a degree in International Economics & Cultural Affairs from Valparaiso University, every venture he’s participated in has used business practices as a force for good. He and his wife own Fair and Square Imports, a retail store that sells fair trade products benefiting disadvantaged artisans around the world. His joy lies in bringing handmade items to market and seeing the lives of producers transformed through trade.