Rethreaded is a mindful gift company provides survivors of human trafficking with a second chance at life through employment. Their mission is to renew hope, reignite dreams and release the potential for survivors on a local and global scale through business. At Rethreaded’s warehouse in Jacksonville, survivors create vibrant products for sale and have employment opportunities within the company, which include inventory, sales, marketing, finance, and administration. Rethreaded also serves as a distribution company for like-minded businesses across the globe, all supporting the employment of women who have found freedom from the sex trade.
Farah & Farah is honored to stand with Rethreaded and survivors to raise awareness of the transformative work happening in the community. In addition, Farah & Farah hopes to spotlight the ways in which people and businesses can support Rethreaded. It starts with mindfulness. Shop online this holiday to support Rethreaded!
Farah & Farah regularly hosts pop-up shops in the lobby of the downtown Jacksonville office, and purchases staff gifts through Rethreaded. Recently, for an annual legal team retreat, Eddie and Chuck Farah purchased leather journals each employee from Rethreaded. These journals were made from upcycled Southwest Airlines seats, transformed with care by Rethreaded’s production team. Eddie and Chuck Farah also have purchased items for staff giveaways on holidays like Mother’s Day and Christmas. Farah & Farah encourages all businesses in Jacksonville to consider hosting a Rethreaded pop-up shop!
Farah & Farah is also honored to be a “Celebrate Freedom Sponsor” of Rethreaded’s annual Mukti Gala, which will be held on February 29, 2020, at the Glass Factory in Jacksonville, FL. The event is a celebration of Rethreaded’s work and is their primary fundraiser. Tickets can be purchased by individuals and businesses through Rethreaded’s website. We hope to see you there!
More about Rethreaded
Kristin Keen has a passion for helping women in need. She started off volunteering in local women’s prison programs – visiting and encouraging the inmates. Then, taking to the streets of Jacksonville, Keen would seek out homeless women in need of basic supplies or even just someone to talk to. Through her mission of care and spending time helping these women one-on-one, Keen heard time and again pleas for a safe and secure place where women could come to learn a trade and be employable.
Desiring to provide a safe place to help heal and reignite lives, Keen founded Rethreaded in 2012 when it hired its first employee with the assistance from the City Rescue Mission. Rethreaded uniquely employs women that have been victimized by sex trafficking. These women are employed in positions throughout the organization from production to accounting, allowing them to learn, earn, and rebuild the lives stolen from them by human trafficking.
Rethreaded produces a variety of fashionable women’s accessories, bags, gifts, as well as, other goods such as gourmet food, coffee, and pet toys. They also act as distributors for the products of other like-minded organizations helping to combat sex trafficking. Through active community partnership, Rethreaded hopes to create change-makers in the community that help support their mission of bringing freedom and opportunity to women in need.