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Happy Birthday, Thought Collective // Team Barbecue Party

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               Thought Collective turned two last week! 

Thank you to all that have given us the support we needed to get through another fantastic year. This past year, we have launched two collections, been published in over five major magazines, have been featured on Buzfeed, at Urban Outfitters, TEDx events and more and we couldn't have done any of it without you. We have so many exciting plans for year three that we can hardly wait to share with you! So much love to you from the TC team.

Here are some photos of our 2nd birthday party at Khan's Barbecue in Arusha, Tanzania. Our entire team was in attendance as well as all of their children, it was the most special evening we have had as a family to date. We shared so much barbecue, fresh veggies, sodas, cake and a lot of laughter. So, cheers to year three, and to our Thought Collective family. 


The TC Fam

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