Who is Rethreaded?
We wanted to take a minute and share some information about a very important partner that is doing fantastic things. We buy the bags for our sensors from a company called Rethreaded. This company is a local non-profit that helps victims of sex trafficking. The bags are made from recycled t-shirts.
Rethreaded was started by their passionate founder Kristin Keen who had a very innovative idea. Kristin had begun to develop relationships with women on the street and make prison visits when she realized there was a serious need for a safe work environment for women to earn money and learn a skill. She began working in partnership with the City Rescue Mission of Jacksonville, hiring the first full-time employee in November 2012.
What is the Rethreaded Mission
Each Rethreaded purchase gives freedom to women affected by the sex trade and offers jobs to survivors of human trafficking. Through their Freedom Business Partners, we currently help 4,000 women.
Rethreaded’s mission is “to renew hope, reignite dreams and release the potential for survivors of human trafficking locally and globally through business. Rethreaded provides a second chance at life through employment for survivors of human trafficking in Jacksonville, Florida. Women have employment opportunities in different facets of the company including production, inventory, sales, marketing, and finance/admin. Rethreaded also operates as a distribution company that sells products from like-minded businesses who also employ women who have found freedom from the sex trade.”