Southwest Airlines partners with Rethreaded to help fight human trafficking

Proceeds from a collection made of old plane seats will be made to Rethreaded in Jacksonville, which fights human trafficking by helping victims get back on their feet.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, which is an opportunity to give back to the less fortunate. Southwest Airlines, one of the biggest airlines in the country, is using the day as an opportunity to help those in Jacksonville.

The airline announced that it is partnering up with the social group Rethreaded, Inc., which is an organization designed to help women get back on their feet after surviving the world of human trafficking. 

It is doing so by selling a new line of accessories and jewelry known as the "Luv Seat Collection," which uses 675,000 pounds of leather from old plane seat covers. All proceeds will go help Rethreaded.

Rethreaded started six years ago and so far, it has helped more than 2,000 women.

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