How it Started
Red Thread International was created out of a personal struggle to find purpose in my life. Born the daughter of a dry cleaner, I developed a love of fashion early on, and my surroundings cultivated an instinctive knowledge of quality fabrics. I briefly left my first love to study International Relations, but returned to major in Fashion Design, and quickly settled in a career working in LA’s Fashion District to be a part of producing styles for some of America’s top brands. I loved everything about my job: to be a part of the creative process and seeing them come to life in clothing. However, a big chunk of me was still missing: my heart for humanitarian work.
And as I shared my struggle with friends, I learned that I was not alone. Now we have grown to a group of 10: a mom, a fashion consultant, a graphic designer, a music producer, a financial analyst, 2 teachers, and a preacher, a writer/aspiring actor, a performer. People from all different backgrounds devoting our efforts to use the very talents and skills we love, to serve others. What I thought would be centered and focused in the fashion industry has come to encompass much more!
Our dream is that Red Thread would be a channel for many people to connect their passions to a cause dear to their hearts. ~ Christine
My whole world view changed after the birth of my two children. And when I would hear about the needs in the world, it touched me more personally. I thought about what kind of world do I want to leave behind for them. Could I even do anything? I wondered if I were to go into humanitarian work, would I have to give up fashion? Or could these two passions be connected somehow?