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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. http://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 (http://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 HQ http://rethreaded.com/pages/subscribe. You can also follow our blog http://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 (http://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. You can shop by visiting our shop page.
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. 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 515 9th Street East Jacksonville, FL 32206. 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 click here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.