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Rethreaded Buys Amelia Toffee Co., Plans To Hire More Human Trafficking Survivors

Rethreaded founder and CEO Kristin Keen (left) and Amelia Toffee founder Anita Comisky

Jacksonville non-profit Rethreaded is adding something tasty to its product line with the acquisition of the locally owned Amelia Toffee Co.

In addition to its clothing and accessories hand-made by human-trafficking survivors, the retailer will now be selling candy made by the Fernandina Beach-based confectionary.

Rethreaded founder and CEO Kristin Keen said Rethreaded’s acquisition of Amelia Toffee Co. is a sweet way to help even more women.

“We know that Amelia Toffee is a great product and we’re going to be promoting it into our corporate gift line, called Gifts of Hope. And this will open up three to five new jobs for women at Rethreaded. So…that’s three to five new women who will have a chance to reclaim their lives. And then it will also be a new revenue source for Rethreaded.”

Keen said Rethreaded is adding an industrial kitchen in its new building off of Ninth Street in Springfield. Move-in will come in the next couple of months.

In the meantime, you can buy Amelia Toffee online and at the Rethreaded store at 820 Barnett St. in Jacksonville’s New Town neighborhood.

Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011.