Thread Talk

Certified B Corporation

North Carolina, United States

Certified Since

April 2019


General retail via Internet



Operates In

United States

Chances are, domestic violence has happened to you or someone you love. Thread Talk knows firsthand because it happened to their founder, Hannah Kay Herdlinger. She created Thread Talk to sell high-quality blankets that fund shelters for other survivors. To them, buying comfort means giving it back to those who need it most. Physical assault by an intimate partner impacts 1.3 million women each year. Many of these survivors flee abuse with nothing more than the clothes on their backs and turn to domestic violence shelters for refuge. These shelters provide them with everything they need to start over, from bedding and towels to toothbrushes and shampoo. And, they do it for free. That’s why Thread Talk donates 10% of all proceeds to, to fund critical wish list items for 2600+ shelters nationwide.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Thread Talk earned an overall score of 131.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
131.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.8

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement3.0
Ethics & Transparency3.8
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Community 103.2

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion12.8
Economic Impact14.6
Civic Engagement & Giving14.0
Supply Chain Management8.5
+ Designed to Give44.7

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Environment 7.2

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management2.5
Air & Climate1.1
Land & Life1.4

Customers 3.7

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship3.7

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score131.1
2019 Overall B Impact Score133.3

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