Nonprofit and online store Krochet Kids intl., established in January 2008, works with highly vulnerable women who live in poverty-stricken regions of the world, namely Peru and Uganda. The organization provides the women with careers that allow them to provide for their families by selling the crocheted and knit items that they create.
“Today, over 150 people in Uganda and Peru are working, receiving education, and being mentored toward a brighter future in creating gifts that give back,” said Kohl Crecelius, CEO and co-founder. “The products created abroad have been well received here at home and the collaboration of our staff and beneficiaries around the globe has created a sustainable cycle of employment and empowerment.”
When a person purchases a garment hand-crafted by Krochet Kids’ artisans, they’re not just buying a fashion statement — they’re wearing a statement of hope.
I found myself in search of something cozy and mustard yellow (it’s my favorite color of the moment), and out came the Julianne scarf, which is the quintessential cold weather accessory. It’s Goldenrod, but it works! This item is also available in Black and Plum.
I mean, what’s not to love about the pockets? It’s like a two-in-one scarf-mitten combo. Thank you, ladies of Uganda!
See which other knitted creation captured my heart after the jump!
The Alice braided headband, made in Peru, is so whimsical and stylish that I’d like to wear it any and everywhere. This fun item comes in Rust (pictured), Black, Coral, Indigo and Oatmeal.
Like last week’s featured brand, Sevenly, Krochet Kids intl. is based in sunny Southern California and gives back in tangible ways. Check back the same time next week to see which company makes my Favorite Things list.