A1A Solar Volunteers at ReThreaded

The team at A1A Solar volunteering at ReThreaded to deconstruct Southwest leather airline seats.

A few members of A1A Solar’s team participated in a fantastic volunteer event at ReThreaded in Jacksonville coordinated by CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Jacksonville. ReThreaded educated us on Human Trafficking and the service Rethreaded provides in our community, along with a tour of their wonderful facility. Our contribution was to deconstruct leather seats that were donated by Southwest Airlines so the leather can be repurposed into products made by the women at Rethreaded and sold in their campus store. The women who make the products are all victims of human trafficking and ReThreaded is helping them get their lives back.

We all found it cathartic and gratifying to disassemble the leather seats while we chatted with one another. If you are not familiar with ReThreaded, we encourage you to stop by and learn about this amazing organization that is helping people make a positive change in their lives.

The leather is then repurposed into purses, cases and more.