The Red Thread

Our Mission

Our mission is to combine American talents with those of Haiti, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Vietnam, to promote a self-sustainable life style that will continue for generations to come. Your patronage of our homemade, fair-trade, ethically sourced products here at The Red Thread allows the people of Haiti, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Vietnam to feed, house and educate their children.

We also provide a platform for local artists to share their talents with our community by providing a marketplace for their products and an event space for workshops. Our goal is to connect our community both here and around the world.


Our Team


Susan pettit - owner

I have done missions work for many years in other countries. I have a love for God, my late husband Bob, and our daughter Lisa. I was inspired by Rachelle Hamilton and her missions work with the people of Haiti. So I decided to take part in the change for Haitians and create a fair trade organization.


Loree Smith - Certified Public Accountant

I am a devoted wife and mother to our daughter who we adopted from China 12 years ago. I have always had a heart for missions. I did accounting work including missions with IICS. I have been in the accounting field since 1979 and a Certified Public Accountant since 1995.