From the Neighborhood: TK Threads
In the Urban Art Center behind the Urban Impact building are the creations of a locally sustained clothing line. Jessica Watson, who lives in the neighborhood and attends Emerald City Bible Fellowship had a vision of a world in which every at-risk individual reaches their full potential through meaningful vocation and an earned living wage. Runner-up and People’s Choice Award Winner of SPU’s Social Venture Competiton, TK Threads is a social business that will ‘manifacture apparel for retailers through home-based and small-scale manufacturing.” TK Threads will partner with social service agencies to housing resources, counseling services and job training to hire underemployed people, focusing specifically on immigrants and refugees and formally prostituted women in the Rainier Valley and beyond.
Learn more about TK Threads on their website tkthreads.org