Kristen Keen, founder of Rethreaded, appeared on First Coast Living to debut the brand new Harmony necklace.
"It take a community of people to place a woman into the sex trade and keep her there. We want to be a community that is different. A community that empowers and brings harmony back into the lives of these women that have been so affected." - Kristin Keen
In their series featuring young entrepreneurs and the faith that pushes them forward, the Esa Blog "Evangelicals for Social Action", featured Rethreaded's founder, Kristin Keen. Check out Kristin's full interview with Robin Tierney here.
This March, Rethreaded will be releasing a brand new product to restore harmony into the lives of affected women. We couldn't be more excited.
What is that product, exactly? It’s a secret!
We’ll be releasing all the details on our exclusive March 23rd online release. To curb your curiosity, we’ll be sharing a new hint at harmony each day for ten days leading up to the online launch.
Our official launch party for the accessory is March 28th at Rethreaded’s Barnett street location. And you’re invited! The more, the merrier.
The first 20 advocates to purchase our latest product will receive a free “Sewing a new story” tote. We’re also offering a 20% discount on our Grace Scarves to those who pick up Rethreaded’s newest accessory.
Throughout the release, we’ll be announcing random 50% off flash sales.
It takes a community of people to traffic women into the largest criminal industry worldwide. Let’s be bigger. Let’s be a new kind of community for these women, a community that works to uplift and assist them out of the sex trade. Together, we can help them shape and sew new stories.
This past Saturday, we held our 4th annual Mukti Celebration Fundraiser. With nearly 300 attendees, we’d have to say this year’s Mukti was the most successful yet. Couldn’t make it out? Here’s what you missed:
The night began with opening sentiments from Carl Smith and Paige Kelton, followed by celebrity poetry readings from Delores Barr Weaver, Melissa Ross, Alan Verlander, and Sean Yost.
Accompanied with music from the Crescendo Amelia Big Band, the celebration continued with a “Passport to the World” dining experience catered by Conscious Eats, and delicious baked goods supplied by Motion Sweets, Kreasions, GuanaBana and Simply Southern Eatery.
After a thought-provoking speech given by our very own Kristin Keen, we were blown away by the story of a current Rethreaded employee, who’s a survivor of sex trafficking. Stories such as hers remind us why our mission is so important: we’re not only transforming lives, we’re giving people the hope and freedom they need to transform their own.
Donate your t-shirts: Rethreaded Store--820 Barnett Street // Monday-Thursday // 9:00-5:00pm.
It's a Blizzard at Rethreaded! A Blizzard of t-shirts that is. But for real we do need white shirts. We do need to have blizzard of t-shirts here at Rethreaded, even though it's 73 degrees outside. We need your size large and above white t-shirts, 100% cotton with no side-seams.
Whether you an individual or business we need your white t-shirts. If you happen to be in a store and see a pack of Hanes XL t-shirts we could use those. We just need your t-shirts. If you want to do a t-shirt campaign that would be awesome as well, so we can dye them and make them into all the amazing Rethreaded products and help employ more women.
So dig out your closets, go to the store, buy us a pack of t-shirts. Let's make a blizzard. Let's party!
In this video, Director, Kristin Keen, gives you the many reasons why this year's Mukti will be the best yet.
The night will start off with an amazing cocktail hour. We will be serving Bold City Beer, there will be a photo booth, a silent auction, and you don't want to miss amazing food by Conscious Eats. Conscious Eats will be preparing dishes from all over the world and you will have a "Passport Around The World" dining experience. It is going to be amazing.
We will have local celebrities reading beautiful, sometimes funny love poetry and this line up includes Alan Verlander, Delores Barr Weaver, Melissa Ross, Sean Yost, Alex Coley, and many many more. You will have the best Emcees we are going to have Carl Smith and Paige Kelton. And one our our employees will be telling her story.
I can't think of a better way to spend your Valentine's Day then with Rethreaded celebrating love and hope. We hope to see you there.
Mukti Celebration Fundraiser Unity Plaza //February 14th 6:30-11pm
This video shows the power of advocacy. It also displays the threads that men, women, and children are choosing to wear as a symbol of unity and hope for those still affected by the sex trade. You, too, can join the movement of Hope with your own Threads For Hope bracelet.
Every time someone buys a Threads For Hope bracelet, they provide a chance for a woman affected by the sex trade to sew a new story. What makes Threads For Hope so special is that every purchase directly funds one hour of job training for a woman in need.
Advocate freedom by rocking one of these hope inspired bracelets and share in the victory of a new story being sewn. Join the movement of hope in your city.
You can get your Threads For Hope: 1)online at our website--- Online Store 2)at our retail location--- [820 Barnett Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32209] 3)or any of the events we are going to be at.
If you don’t know January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month. For the next thirty days we are going to educating you on this issue.
This will be done in a few different ways.
We are going to be sharing statistics, informing you about upcoming events in our city of Jacksonville, and then were going to be explaining to you how exactly how Rethreaded is breaking the cycle of the sex trade not only in Jacksonville, but all over the world.
Along with informing you about this issue we are also going to be promoting unity & hope through our Threads For Hope bracelet. This bracelet is super important because every time someone buys one it pays for an hour of freedom for one of our employees. This is an opportunity to give a woman a chance to sew a new story.
We want the Threads For Hope bracelet to go viral. We want everyone associated to Rethreaded to be wearing them not only in Jacksonville but beyond. We want this to unify us that we’re in this fight again Human Trafficking together.
You can get your Threads For Hope: 1)online at our website--- Online Store 2)at our retail location--- [820 Barnett Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32209] 3)or any of the events we are going to be at for the month of January.
So make sure you get your bracelet asap and become a part of the movement of freedom.
Want to help us make 2015 a great year? There is still time!!
We are seeking to hire between 5-6 new employees this coming year and need your help to make it happen!
By investing in both our training program and/or marketing budget, you are helping to sew new stories for women affected by the sex trade. Together, I believe that we can help put a STOP to the 32 billion dollar human trafficking industry.
We would love to have you be part of our story for this coming year! Want to make a contribution to help sew new stories in 2015?
Here's three quick ways to help today:
1) Check out our WISH LIST to meet specific needs. 2) Donate online now by clicking HERE. 3) Donate by mail:
Mailing Address: Rethreaded Inc. 820 Barnett Street Jacksonville, FL 32209 Please make checks payable to Rethreaded Inc.
With much hope, Kristin Keen & The Rethreaded Team