Photo: Bob Mack/Florida Times UnionKristin Keen's non-profit hires women who were involved in sex trade and teaches them to make clothing, accessories and other products.
Northeast Florida Roundup
New lives: Rescuing women from the sex trade
While working in India for five years, Kristin Keen saw the impact of the sex trade on women who seemed to have no way out. So she started a business to employ the women and help them on a path to a better life.
When Keen returned to Jacksonville five years ago, she learned of women involved in the sex slave there. She started a business called Rethreaded and hired some of the women to make clothing, accessories and other products.
Now 5 years old, Rethreaded employs 19 women, 12 of whom are survivors of the sex trade. The women are trained to work in inventory, sales or production roles.
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