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Thistle Farms - Making a Difference by Being Different

by Stacye Wilson

Let's face it, a million companies make soap. Many companies make beautiful candles. Lotion is available everywhere. At Thistle Farms, we know that lots of companies are competing for your wellness dollars, that's why we are different.

Difference #1:

Our manufacturing workforce is made up almost entirely of women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.

Being survivors means that even when we were victims, we were often miscategorized as criminals. Felony arrest records that number into the dozens are not uncommon among us, and securing employment at a living wage is almost impossible with a criminal history. At Thistle Farms, we provide vocation and purpose to success-driven, competent women who are considered unemployable by other companies, paving the way for restoration in all aspects of life after incarceration or the streets. 

Difference #2:

We're not the cheapest and we're not the most expensive, and we believe that there is great value in both.

Thistle Farms products are not cheap because at Thistle Farms, we aren't cheap. Our employees have access to a full benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance, life insurance, personal days off, 401K, a recovery-friendly and safe work environment, trauma informed care, and a salary on which financial obligations can be met and future plans can be made. Our products are made with indulgent ingredients that are highly concentrated and nutrient rich so that you can use less for each application. We keep material costs down wherever possible to provide an overall cost effective line of exceptional products you can feel good about buying. When you buy, we work and heal. 

Difference #3:

The differences we create together are far reaching. 

At every step along the way, each of our products make life better for those who make and use them. From the farm in Rwanda where our rose geranium oil is grown by survivors of genocide, to our manufacturing facility in Nashville where survivors of America's harshest injustices blend that precious oil into our Natural Bug Spray, to your back yard where you live mosquito bite free all summer. With each spray, a freedom specific to a particular person becomes reality.

Find out more about how Thistle Farms makes a difference by being different from other personal care and home goods companies here


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