Community ProjectRethreaded

Rethreaded: A Local Jacksonville Organization Supporting Survivors
of Human Trafficking through Business and Employment

Rethreaded provides a second chance at life for survivors of human trafficking in Jacksonville, Florida. A conscious gift company, Rethreaded uses business to benefit survivors and the local Jacksonville community through long-term employment partnered with life and career development.

Rethreaded “upcycles” material to create jewelry, wallets, handbags, corporate gifts and more. Preparing materials and creating items gives women both employment and job skills. Every purchase directly funds one hour of job training. The organization was featured on ProjectRunway to upcycle materials from SouthWest Airlines including leather from seat covers to create wallets and handbags. As a Repurpose with Purpose partner, Rethreaded has received more than 5,400 pounds of leather from Southwest. Together, Rethreaded and Southwest have saved 2.8 tons of waste from going into landfills through their partnership.

Rethreaded items

Rethreaded will be onsite at Annual Conference to tell you more about their mission and provide a pop-up store on Wednesday, July 10 so attendees can shop with a purpose.

Preview Rethreaded goods or buy onlineMake a donation to Rethreaded

Starting from a simple idea and a strong passion, founder Kristin Keen realized that the greatest need of survivors was for a safe, supportive work environment where women could earn money while learning a skill and continue healing through community. Working in partnership with the City Rescue Mission of Jacksonville, Rethreaded hired its first full-time employee in November 2012. Learn more about Rehtreaded’s Conscious Business model


Rethreaded Info Sheet