How It Began

The Cause International was formed while Founder, Antoine Taylor was sitting in his dorm room at St. John’s University thinking about his financial situation. His family was going through rough times balancing monthly bills and helping him with college tuition. So he decided to sell customized socks around campus as a means of helping his family financially. He ended up selling 512 pairs of socks in one week, which jump started his vision for The Cause International. He believed by launching this he could help others in similar circumstances.

We want to be leaders in our community and inspire others to make a change
— Abdi Musse: Co-Founder


Our Objective

The Cause International is an apparel company that inspires through it’s giveback efforts… but there’s more to our story. Through our giveback events in Chicago, Los Angeles, Flint, Detroit, Guatemala and after summer 2019 Kenya we set the example for the next generation. With our core team of individuals who all have unique reasons to why they put others before themselves, we plan to continue to grow our brand through the sell of reasonably priced quality apparel. The Cause is committed to providing opportunity and hope where there isn’t through efforts extending past what is seen on the surface.

Be the change you want to see in the world
— Mahatma Gandhi