Rethreaded is a social entrepreneurship providing job training to women who have been trafficked through the sex trade. Their training program helps these women overcome lives of addiction, violence and prostitution by helping them acquire new skill sets and integrating them into the community.
Here’s how it works: T-shirts and used leather are donated to Rethreaded, then repurposed by the women to make beautiful, handcrafted items like handbags, scarves, bracelets and more. The products are sold online and at local events with the goal of raising money to employ more at-risk women.
Volunteering is encouraged at their store location, close to Downtown Jacksonville. Daily tasks change regularly, which could be any variety of options from leather deconstruction to t-shirt sorting to fundraiser preparation.
Also, purchasing corporate gift boxes or local items from their store directly affects the lives of survivors and helps put their lives back together.