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Get Educated on the Problem of Human Trafficking

We need to understand the problem if we’re going to solve it. We’ve put together some resources to help make sure you are able to get the information to become part of the solution.

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75% Were Sexually Abused as Children

75% Were Sexually Abused as Children

More than 75% of women in the sex trade were sexually abused as children.

$150 Billion Dollar Industry

$150 Billion Dollar Industry

As an industry, Human Trafficking generates $150 Billion a year. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that subjects women, children, and men to force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor.

90% Want to Leave

90% Want to Leave

90% of women want to leave the sex trade but don’t have access to jobs and a new life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the "sex trade?"

Rethreaded defines the “sex trade” as human trafficking, prostitution, strip clubs, pornography and other forms of sexual exploitation.

What is “human trafficking”?

Human trafficking is the use of force, fraud, or coercion to perform a sexual act for profit.   Or to cause a minor to perform a sex act for profit. Although slavery is commonly thought to be a thing of the past, human traffickers generate hundreds of billions of dollars in profits by trapping millions of people in horrific situations around the world, including here in the U.S. Traffickers use violence, threats, deception, debt bondage, and other manipulative tactics to force people to engage in commercial sex or to provide labor or services against their will. While more research is needed on the scope of human trafficking, there is no official estimate of the total number of human trafficking victims in the U.S. Polaris estimates that the total number of victims nationally reaches into the hundreds of thousands when estimates of both adults and minors and sex trafficking and labor trafficking are aggregated.

Community Resources compiled by Rethreaded survivor employees, this list of resources comes highly recommended by our staff who have experienced continued healing through community.https://www.rethreaded.com/pages/community-resources

How did Rethreaded get started?

Rethreaded started with a simple idea, and a strong passion from it’s founder Kristin Keen. 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 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. You can read more on our mission page (https://www.rethreaded.com/pages/the-mission).

How can I stay up-to-date with what’s happening at Rethreaded?

You can sign up for our email list to receive first notice of promotions, events and happenings at Rethreaded HQhttps://www.rethreaded.com/pages/subscribe. You can also follow our bloghttps://www.rethreaded.com/blogs/news for an inside look at the focus and mission of Rethreaded. We also host an array of exciting events that we list on our website (https://www.rethreaded.com/pages/events). Don’t forget our social media channels as well, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube and Twitter @RethreadedInc.

What are some ways I can become more involved with Rethreaded?

SHOP our products: Shop with purpose for every season by purchasing a product that carries the story of the empowered woman that made it.

DONATE to our business and help to provide services and training for our women. You can also donate to Rethreaded by visiting our donation page (link here). We also accept and love to receive your old and previously loved t-shirts! We can then turn them into beautiful hand-made products which help to change lives! We love to have volunteers in the building who dedicate their time to helping us treat and condition our upcycled materials.

VOLUNTEER your time: We have Volunteer Days every Thursday from 1:00 – 4:30 PM at the Rethreaded Warehouse located at 820 Barnett Street Jacksonville, FL 32209. We also have events, home parties, and more that we need your help to run. To sign up for an upcoming volunteer opportunity head over to our clickhere or contactkansas@rethreaded.com. We love to have volunteers in the building who dedicate their time to helping us treat and condition our upcycled materials.

SHARE our mission: Help us spread the word! Our advocate’s voices are vital for the growth of our business.  Be sure to tag us on social media when you rock your Rethreaded products along with the #shoprethreaded hashtag.