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Hannah Leigh for Spectrum Designs: Teen With Autism Uses Crowdfunding To Launch T-Shirt Business (PHOTOS)

02/08/2013 02:32 pm ET

Combining her love of fashion, the alphabet, and the color green, 15-year-old Hannah Greenberg is creating a new T-shirt line. But it's not your typical clothing line: the teen has autism, and the goal of the project is to help others with the same disorder. The shirts will be created by Spectrum Designs, a company composed entirely of employees with autism.

Hannah describes herself to the Huffington Post as a "teenage girl with autism who loves fashion." But she's also an entrepreneur. Using gofundme.com, Hannah is reaching towards her goal of $5,000 to cover start-up costs for the T-shirt line.

"I created the A-Z series; it's characterized by my zany curly hair coupled with my love of the alphabet and my favorite color green," she tells HuffPost. "I always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer and a portion of the sales from each T-shirt will help employ adults with autism."

Click through the slideshow below for photos of Hannah's project, and click here to donate to her business.

Are you inspired by Hannah's story? Do you know any awesome teen entrepreneurs? Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet @HuffPostTeen.

Hannah Leigh for Spectrum Designs
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