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The Rethreading Process

From a Purpose, to a Process

Our founder, Kristin Keen, established Rethreaded for a singular purpose: to transform the lives of survivors of human trafficking. But she knew that couldn’t happen if survivors didn’t have a safe place to heal and work through their trauma. Instead, facing the painful realities of human trafficking, within the right context, turns suffering into wisdom, resolve, and grace.

Creating that context, or a place and a program that makes healthy transformation possible, has become our primary objective. Since 2012, we have continuously learned how to better walk this journey from pain to purpose with our survivors, and our process has evolved and solidified to create what we call “The Rethreading Process.”

We are pleased to share our Rethreading Process, or the intentional journey of healing and transformation, outside of our Survivor Development Program. We have watched this process transform lives, including our own, and we believe it can transform yours.

The Rethreading Process

Healing requires a vision of what life could be like on the other side of pain. But when we’re in the thick of it, it can be hard to look beyond the moment.

That’s why a safe environment, including a trusted community, is critical. Feeling secure allows us to be open about what we’re carrying, where we’re hurting, and where we’re heading.

We have created the Rethreading Process based on these principles and how they apply to anyone who has faced disappointments or relational pain.

Time

In our production and efficiency-obsessed culture, it’s hard to give ourselves the time or the space for anything that won’t yield an instant result. But time is our greatest resource to heal and reach our potential.

 

Openness

Openness is not only the ability to honestly see our painful experiences, but it also requires the vulnerability of allowing others to see them, too. When we express our experiences, they hold less power over us.

Community

Vulnerability requires a strong, safe community, which is made up of the people who help, encourage, and hold us accountable. It’s important to distinguish this from people who may not be worthy of our trust.

 

Purpose

After living in fight, flight, or freeze mode for years, trauma survivors may have trouble looking beyond the moment. But having a purpose that we’re striving for helps us to stay focused.

 

Vision

By vision, we mean the hope or belief that things can change for the better. This means looking beyond our circumstances to build an idea or an image of where we could be, not where we are today.

 

The Grace Scarf: The process brought to life

Our Grace Scarves are the most recognizable item in our inventory, and they’re the first thing survivors make. They learn the Rethreading Process through the therapeutic and creative ritual of making something beautiful from tattered pieces.

Each Grace Scarf is crafted from upcycled tee shirts. They come to us worn out, threadbare, and no longer wanted. But then, a survivor cuts them into 15 individual threads and stretches each by hand. Under the pressure and attention of each stretch, the threads curl, eliminating any errors made in the cutting process. Once bundled, the strands are tied together into a lovely scarf.

The end result, and the steps they took to make it, are tangible examples of the Rethreaded Process that survivors (and the rest of our team) undergo as they rethread their lives.

Every Hour Is Grace

Check out our new Podcast

Our podcast features Kristin and Jason, our survivors, and special guests who are all discussing the many ways we can apply learnings from the Rethreading Process to our lives.

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Springfield Saturday

Hello Springfield! Come on down for a day of shopping, toffee tasting, and touring our space. Enjoy a community brunch with neighbors, and get the first pick of our seasonal items… all while supporting survivors of human trafficking.

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Birthday Party

Come celebrate Rethreaded's birthday and support survivors. There will be fun, games, raffles, tasty treats, and much more! We celebrate each year with a fresh theme and plenty of surprises, so be sure to stop in and help us celebrate another incredible year!

Come celebrate Rethreaded's birthday! There will be fun, games, raffles, tasty treats, and much more! We celebrate each year with a fresh theme and plenty of surprises, so be sure to stop in and help us celebrate another incredible year!

Mom’s Night Out

Enjoy reconnection, rejuvenation, and the opportunity to make a difference. This event is designed to uplift and empower moms while supporting a great cause. 

Engage in refreshing activities, enjoy specialty treats, and revel in a community of women determined to support one another through thick and thin.

This is a special event meant to engage moms with refreshing activities, specialty treats, and connections with other moms in the area.

Cocktails For A Cause

Meet with other Realtors in your area while you enjoy cocktails, networking, exclusive toffee tasting, and a personalized shopping experience while contributing to the care and support of survivors of human trafficking.

Are you in the real estate industry and looking to expand your professional network? Our Cocktails for a Cause event connects relators, interior designers, contractors, and other real estate industry professionals here in Jacksonville. You'll not only get the opportunity to network but also here from industry experts.

Women Empowering Women

Connect, uplift, and support survivors of human trafficking. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and Rethreaded’s unique upcycled products. Take part in authentic breakout group discussions about how to value and intentionally use your time. 

Proceeds from ticket sales provide employment, holistic care, and services for women in Rethreaded’s Survivor Development Program.

Connect with other women at our Women Empowering Women events. You'll have the opportunity to take part in authentic breakout group discussions and network with like-minded women in our community.

Mukti Freedom Gala

Join us for our largest annual fundraiser. Enjoy a champagne welcome, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, seated dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, and dancing. 

As always, proceeds from this event go directly toward supporting survivors of human trafficking.

Our Mukti Gala is our largest annual fundraiser that helps us provide the resources needed for the survivor's development program. We would love your support at our next Mukti- which means "freedom" in Bengali - and help change lives with us. Plus, if you have the opportunity to join us in the festivities you'll get to enjoy an open bar, seated dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, dancing and so much more!

Human Trafficking Educational Panel

Join us as we discuss human trafficking prevention, dispel myths, and learn how to empower survivors. Experts will share their insights, experience, and perspective. Ticket proceeds support survivor care, support, and education.

Want to learn more about human trafficking prevention, dispel myths, and how you can empower survivors? Join us at one of our Human Trafficking Educational Panels where experts share their insights, experiences, and perspectives.