Good Threads is the only needlepoint business that gives a percentage of each sale to charity. We were founded to help the families of the Joan Rose Foundation (JRF) stabilize their household by providing an additional source of income. By doing these things we provide the children at the JRF with the chance to obtain real success in life. We now provide jobs to nearly all of the families in the JRF community, as well as provide some jobs to other Haitians that live close to our community. To date, we have donated over 20,000 meals to the Joan Rose Foundation.
Makers of Hand Stitched Needlepoint Belts
Crafting the finest needlepoint belts available, Good Threads is a true social business. We were founded to help mothers of the Joan Rose Foundation (JRF) bring stability and the basic necessities to their households, and we have not lost sight of that goal. Our standard stitcher makes as much as a local public school teacher. Our design stitchers can make up to twice that amount. For every needlepoint belt we sell, we donate enough to the JRF to feed a child for two weeks. We work in tandem with the Joan Rose Foundation to develop our community and provide our employees’ children with the chance to succeed in life.
Both Good Threads and the Joan Rose Foundation were founded by David Palmer. David founded the Joan Rose Foundation in 2010 to provide impoverished children in the Dominican Republic with the opportunity to succeed. The JRF worked with its children from 10am to 4pm and provided food, education, clothing, emotional support and medical and legal help when needed. It quickly became apparent to David that if he really wanted to help the children at the JRF he needed to help their household. He heard about needlepoint, talked to his brother, Tim, who was looking to start a business, and Good Threads was founded.
We Take Pride In Crafting Only The Best Needlepoint Belts
While we take great pride in all of the good we do for the families in the JRF community, we also take great pride in the product we produce. Our needlepoint belts are second to none in the needlepoint market. We use full grain leather for our end straps and backing. Other companies use cheaper leathers to save a buck, but we want our belts to last a lifetime, which means full grain is the only choice. From our buckles, to our thread, to our leather, we search high and low to ensure that our belts are made from the best possible materials. We then combine these high end materials with the skill and attention to detail of our world class stitchers to create a beautiful needlepoint belt.
We sell single and wholesale orders of needlepoint belts, custom belts, batch orders of custom belts and batch orders of belts from our catalog. If you are in the market for a needlepoint product we can help you.
Buying A Needlepoint Belt For The Greater Good
We are the only needlepoint belt supplier or company that offers a portion of each belts revenue to charity. We have provided more than 20,000 meals to children at the JRF to date. Feeding children is the JRF’s single biggest expense. By stepping in and helping the JRF with this expense, Good Threads has allowed the JRF to spend more on education and other important needs.
One of the biggest problems in Haiti is a near total lack of jobs. Only 33% of the country has formal employment. By employing the JRF families, Good Threads stabilizes their households. Before Good Threads, the JRF would lose a lot of children whose parents moved away in search of work. No family employed by Good Threads has ever moved away. Good Threads employment also ensures that our children do not go through the trauma of going days without food or being thrown out of their homes.
We pay our employees extremely well. Our women make two to six times the national average in Haiti. Our design stitchers can make double what a public school teacher in Haiti makes, while our standard stitchers make the same amount monthly as a public school teacher.
Since founding the company in 2013, Tim has left to join the US Navy. David lives in Haiti and continues to run Good Threads and the JRF. During our time in business we have refined our product, developed our workforce and expanded our catalog. We take great pride in our ability to provide quality employment and a quality product. We hope you choose us to fulfill your needlepoint needs and to create your custom needlepoint belts, so that we can continue grow and improve the lives of hard-working Haitians.