Our Mission

Hi! We're Thread Spun, a woman-owned and operated brick and mortar and online lifestyle boutique in Encinitas, California. We offer a curated selection of sustainably-produced home goods, gifts and apparel from around the world. We aim to make finding unique, well-made goods easy and conscious consumerism enjoyable.

At Thread Spun our mission is to offer goods produced sustainably as the term relates to both people and planet. We believe in paying fair wages and supporting fair trade and human rights, and this applies to our local employees as well as all of our vendors. We know that we have a responsibility to protect the environment through both our business practices and consideration for what production methods we support. Form and function are important to us, but mean nothing if goods are not produced ethically. We know things made by hand are made to last, traditional production methods cause less burden on the environment, and true beauty is found in unique crafts made with pride.

Thread Spun creates our own branded products locally in San Diego in partnership with fairly-compensated women who arrived to the U.S. as refugees and utilize handwoven and naturally-dyed textiles from around the world. We also work directly with nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and cooperatives around the world that are increasing socioeconomic standards in their communities through production of fair trade goods. We are proud to partner with small, independent brands locally, regionally and nationally and respectfully pay artists and makers' asking prices.

At Thread Spun, we reuse the majority of shipping materials we receive from vendors and only purchase eco-friendly packing/shipping materials when we must. We also purchase carbon credits through the highly rated carbon offsetting provider, Native Energy.

We have always given a percentage of all profits to 501(c)(3) charity organizations and mutual aid funds as an act of solidarity with all earth's peoples. We donate 5% of our total profits at this time. We participate actively and consistently in auctions for charitable purposes that align with our ethos of increasing equality including Still We Rise and Together We Raise. Learn more here.

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