Our Mission

The front of Thread Spun boutique in Encinitas and owner Heidi Ledger

Thread Spun is a woman-owned and run brick and mortar and online boutique in Encinitas, California, offering a curated selection of sustainably-produced goods and apparel from around the world. We aim to make finding unique and well-made goods and conscious consumerism easy.

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. We know that we have a responsibility to protect the environment through both our business practices and consideration for what goods we sell and what production methods we support. Form and function are important to us, but mean nothing if goods are not produced ethically. We know that 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 resettled refugee women paid fairly 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 their asking prices.

We have always donated 10% of all profits to 501(c)(3) charity organizations. We are currently donating to NAACP Empowerment Programs and in the past have donated to Circle of Health International. We also participate actively and consistently in auctions for charitable purposes including Still We Rise and Together We Raise

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