Hello, Friends! Sorry it has been a while since I put out a new post. I took a little break over the holidays but I am back with some great inspiration for the new year!
With Christmas fresh in our memories I want to take a minute to reflect on gifts given and received. I must say that the best gifts are the ones that keep on giving. You know the type…something both usable AND impacts the world for the better!
One of my favorite places to shop for these types of gifts, not just at Christmas time, but all year round, is a local store called, Threading Love. A few weeks before Christmas (on a very cold December morning😫 ) my sister, April, and I stopped by Threading Love, and as usual we were not disappointed.
This sweet store is located in beautiful downtown Lewisburg, PA and the owner, Kaitlin Schuck, has a wonderful heart to change the world through the way people shop. She is dedicated to selling products that pour back into people to give them a brighter future. Her website says it all… “To bring you world-changing fashion that keeps you in style while helping those in need.
I am excited to present, Kaitlin Schuck and her amazing store, Threading Love, as this months example of what it means to live a Breaking Average Life!
Take a look at Threading Love’s Mission Statement:
“Our goal at Threading Love is to create a movement to change lives around the world by keeping you in style! We have partnered with social conscious companies and organizations around the world to bring you the latest fashion trends that are changing lives and making a better future for others. Every item we carry has a name, a face, and a story behind it and through your purchase those stories are becoming ones of empowerment, self-sufficiency, sustainment, and triumph. The needs of the world sometime seem so overwhelming that it’s hard to find a place to start. Start by making your every day purchases ones that matter. Start by being passionate about the stories behind every item. Start by joining our movement to change the world together because there is infinite power in numbers!”
How can you not be on board with that? I often buy my gifts at Threading Love, knowing that my purchases impact not only the person I am giving them to but also realizing my purchase is helping change the world… It’s a win, win.
On her website Kaitlin shares how she had a dream of becoming a doctor and how her journey from pre-med student evolved into one of changing the world through fashion sales.
Threading Love carries some awesome brands like… Tom’s, Patagonia, and East Africa Coffee Co.!
I am absolutely inspired by “The Cambodia Collection”. Kaitlin herself designs fashion pieces that are on trend and works directly with a design team in Cambodia to create these high quality items. This process gives opportunity for survivors of sex trafficking to transform their lives by earning a fair wage, offering access to healthcare, and providing continuing education classes.
Threading Love’s website speaks of this amazing process…
“…Next, each piece is handmade with love in Cambodia by survivors of sex trafficking. We chose to work with AEC (Agape Employment Center), an integration program under Agape International Missions, to make our apparel because we believe in everything they stand for and want to be a small piece of the change they are making in so many lives. AIM believes in a holistic strategy that involves survivors, law enforcement and the community. They design and use programs that PREVENT sex trafficking, work with law-enforcement to RESCUE, RESTORE those rescued and REINTEGRATE survivors to give them a second chance at life. Through this approach, AIM is committed to lifelong and community-wide transformation that is effective and lasting. We have been in awe of the experience we have had using these oh-so-loved survivors to hand make each product that is part of our Cambodia Collection. Each person is paid 4X the average garment worker, receives on-site job training, healthcare benefits, and continuing education courses. These women aren’t just survivors, they are thriving because of having a stable income and a job to be proud of. The work and care put into each product is something we are proud of – we stand by the superior quality of every item we sell…so you can be proud of your purchase in more ways than one.”
What a beautiful example of living a Breaking Average Life. Kaitlin is re-thinking fashion sales and changes the lives of others in the process! Stop by Threading Love in person or Click Here to check out their amazing products on-line.
You can read Kaitlin’s inspiring story here and learn more about how she started Threading Love with her husband Ryan. Also check out many other products stocked by Threading Love that are changing the lives of those in need. Get ready to be inspired!