Peace of Thread

Each bag is handcrafted, and one-of-a-kind by a beautiful refugee woman.

For women, looking to make a difference, Peace of Thread is a handbag company that makes high quality bags that employ unemployable women in vulnerable populations. We provide them with a sustainable source of income, practice in English, and job skills. Wearing Peace of Thread is a fashion-forward choice that intentionally gives purpose.

Each bag is handcrafted and one-of-a-kind — just like our artisan threaders — and serves as a statement piece for our customers to carry the stories of our artisans into the world. Be a part of our story. Sew Peace.
— Denise Smith

Who We Are

Peace of Thread is a non-profit organization that empowers women who have come to the United States seeking refuge from war, persecution and poverty to make a new life for themselves and their family.

Our Purpose

To give a voice to families in vulnerable populations through employment.

100% Handmade

The women of Peace of Thread hand make high quality, one-of-a-kind handbags and accessories using top-of-the-line, up-cycled fabrics from the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. The products are embellished using gently used handbags, belts, jewelry, and buttons.


We seek to bring women from the East and West together for friendship and conversation about peace.

We seek to provide quality training for the less fortunate.

We create an atmosphere for learning English and culture.

We create bags with the highest quality fabrics incorporating repurposed embellishments.

We provide an opportunity for refugee women to find work.

We provide an atmosphere absent of fear where women can discover who they are through mentorship.

We design each the inside of each bag even more beautifully than the outside and teach the women that they were designed in the same way.

We sew and mend, not only physically but emotionally and spiritually as well.