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Mar 20 2015

Look Good, Do Good: Krochet Kids

Look Good, Do Good is a monthly feature on Poplar Travels that highlights designers and retailers making the world a better place through their products. As travelers, we want to give back to the world we love exploring so much. Suggest an innovative sustainable or philanthropic partner to [email protected] or leave a comment on this post.  

Krochet Kids intl. began as three friends crocheting as a hobby and has grown into a successful nonprofit employing women in Uganda and Peru. These women come from difficult circumstances, some were captives and injured during war, some were abused, all were struggling to makes ends meet and support themselves and their families. Now, with stable incomes and mentorship through Krochet Kids they can send their children to school, buy houses for themselves and some even have dreams of opening a business of their own.

Krochet Kids empowers entire communities by investing in women and not just by providing jobs; they provide education and include mentorship in their programs. Their goal is to ensure the sense of empowerment lasts and the impact is substantial and sustainable.

Why Women?

Investing in women is widely agreed to have the highest return as far as economic development is concerned. Women are far more likely to reinvest their financial gains back into their community, increasing the effects.

Proof can be found in the words from the women of Krochet Kids themselves:

“My dream is to work hard and send my children to school so that they might have a bright future.” Abalo Margret

“My future plan is to educate my children to university level, buy a piece of land and build for them a house.” Laker Florence

Not all their staff are women, but the artisans who hand make and sign each article of clothing are. You can read about each and every one of them on Krochet Kid’s website.

Local Management

Krochet Kids also ensures the impact on the communities where they work by hiring locals at all levels. This helps ensure the needs of the community are recognized and addressed. You can meet Idro Dominic, the Country Director at KKUganda here.

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Personal Touch

One of my favorite features of Krochet Kids products is the connection with the maker. Not only can you read their bio and see their photo online, your clothing item is hand signed. You can even send them a thank you note. Transparency is key for nonprofits (and should be for all business) and Krochet Kids shares answers to anything you could think to ask on their website.

If you have any doubt about the impact of purchasing these goods, check out this video of the workers receiving thank you notes from people like you:

Krochet Kids branched out from crocheted hats to shirts, bags and accessories. Stylish products for men and women made with love are available through their website. Some of our favorite items are the Pike bag and the Davis hat. Reasonably priced, hand signed and doing a world of good for a community in need, these pieces definitely fit the “look good, do good” bill.

Now through March 31 our readers get 10% off their online order!

Enter code poplarkrochetkids at checkout

Shop their latest styles here and have confidence that your purchase will help a community grow and develop!

*One coupon per customer. Cannot be combined with any other coupon.
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Evanne Allen
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Evanne co-founded Poplar Travels after quitting her job in Washington, D.C. She got itchy feet at a young age and has never lost the urge to explore the planet. A previous museum employee, she is apt to drag travel partners into several cultural institutions anywhere she goes. She wishes she could speak every language and loves meeting new people.

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  • I would like to thank you both of you because thanks to this article, today, I know this brand !! I am currently in a business school specialized in fashion and I am part of the humanitarian organization so I would like so much to realise a project with them. I am going to send them an email. Thank you again to make us known people like the Krochet Kids band. Love your blog I read all your posts !!

    March 21, 2015 at 1:07 am
  • What a wonderful company! I absolutely love finding retailers like this – their products are absolutely gorgeous!

    Looking forward to reading more Look Good Do Good posts!

    March 22, 2015 at 3:17 am
  • Used to work with KKi – great brand, great people!

    April 3, 2015 at 2:44 pm

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