About the Social Enterprise
The social enterprise of Thistle Farms is run by residents and graduates of the program. By hand, the women create natural bath and body products that are as good for the earth as they are for the body. Purchases of Thistle Farms products directly benefit the women by whom they were made.
While working at Thistle Farms, women learn skills in manufacturing, packaging, marketing and sales, and administration. It is a supportive workplace where women acquire the skills they need to earn a living wage. Employees have the opportunity to put a percentage of their earnings in a matched savings account provided by Magdalene, the residential program. Through Thistle Farms, women gain much needed job skills, and learn responsibility and cooperation. Thistle Farms is housed in an 11,000 square feet sales and manufacturing facility. Thistle Stop Cafe, the global initiative (Shared Trade), and the Studios, the paper and sewing workshop, are also in the same building. We are committed to growing in order to employ more women and have greater opportunities to share our stories of healing on a larger scale.
Thistle Farms products are available in over 400 stores in Tennessee and across the country. Into every Thistle Farms product goes the belief that love is the most powerful force for change in the world. Our dream is that people will come to see Thistle Farms as a humble but powerful business synonymous with women’s freedom.
Katrina on our Sales Team.
If you are in the Nashville area, please come visit us!