Kristin Keen is the Founder and Executive Director of Rethreaded and is passionate about ending the exploitation of women through the sex trade around the world.
Rethreaded is taking a creative approach in fighting the global sex trade by using business on both a global and local level.
A little more about Krisitin Keen:
“Kristin Keen lived and worked for five years in Kolkata, India, encountering the life-stealing effects of the area’s sex trade on a daily basis. Together with her friend Sarah Lance, Kristin helped co-found a business that could offer these women a safe haven. Today, Sari Bari is a thriving business that employs more than 75 people in Kolkata who create beautiful handmade blankets and other products from traditional fabrics.
Upon her return to Jacksonville, Kristin felt called to fight the sex trade on a local level, and Rethreaded was born. Beginning by forming relationships with women on the street and making prison visits, she knew the biggest need was for a safe, supportive work environment where these women could earn money while learning a skill and experiencing continued healing through community. Working in partnership with the City Rescue Mission, Rethreaded hired its first full-time employee in November 2012.”
As Kristin pointed out, shopping at Rethreaded is an awesome way to get your holiday shopping done and change the world! So be sure to shop at Rethreaded—they’ve got all kinds of awesome stuff!
“Rethreaded loves people affected by the sex trade by fostering relationship and life-giving community. Our vision is to unravel the effects of the sex trade by fighting business with business on a global and local level.”