JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- A local organization in the One Spark Festival sewed its way into the heart of Jacksonville when it won the most votes this week.
Sewing a new story is the motto for Rethreaded, an organization that aims to take women out of the sex trade and offer them a different life, where they can sew a new beginning. Kristin Keen is the director of Rethreaded and first starting working with women involved in the trade in India.
"When I went out there my heart was always for women to know their worth and their value," said Keen.
For five years Keen said she helped the women start a successful sewing business.