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Grace scarves are produced by Rethreaded, a local nonprofit that seeks to unravel the effects of the sex trade by providing safe, viable, and dignity-giving work to survivors who are building new lives. Kristin Keen, Rethreaded’s founder, is a social entrepreneur and winner of the 2013 One Spark competition.
The Grace scarf is a one of a kind scarf, made from up-cycled t-shirts, and is the perfect accessory for any season. Each scarf is unique in size, color, and style, creating a matchless piece of art for you to wear.
Get one of your own at the JWBC 10 Year Celebration Thursday October 16
Grace scarves are available for a $50 donation to Rethreaded, and part of the proceeds will support the JWBC. The Grace scarves selected for the JWBC 10th anniversary celebration are designed to coordinate with our special Lucinda pins.
Lucinda Pins Also Available at the Event
Limited edition commemorative pins that were commissioned for the JWBC 10th anniversary will be on sale while supplies last. You can own one or give them as gifts for a donation of $25 or more.
“It was an honor and privilege to participate in the JWBC 10th year anniversary celebration. The pin design was a collaborative effort with the staff and board of Jacksonville Women’s Business Center.
Incorporating the skyline into the pin personalizes it and commemorates the JWBC and the great work that it does. The diversity of the women sitting at the table recognizes the great diversity we see in the women entrepreneurs who are part of the organization.” Lucinda Yates
Lucinda Yates, the founder and CEO of Designs by Lucinda was born with the heart and passion of a true entrepreneur. In the early 1980’s due to unforeseen circumstances, Lucinda and her young daughter found themselves homeless.
Lucinda used her creativity and drive to launch a successful line of fashion jewelry. One day she designed a simple pin in the shape of a house; that was the moment Lucinda knew she could help others. The first House Pins would become the perfect fundraiser for a local shelter. The idea behind the pin was to raise money for the homeless, and at the same time, create a greater awareness of homelessness in her community.
Given her natural instinct to be a successful entrepreneur, coupled with her desire to help others, it is no surprise that she founded a company built on helping non-profits. Lucinda’s experience of homelessness would come full circle and a company with a conscience was born… Designs by Lucinda.
Find her pins at www.lucinda.com