Krochet Kids {Friends With a Mission}


In keeping with our new “Friends With a Mission” series, today I bring you Krochet Kids—one of the most inspiring and fun organizations I’ve ever encountered! This clothing and accessories line comes from Northern Uganda and Peru, and each item has a note inside from the woman who created it.

You may recall that I attended the Fourth Estate Summit a while back, and had the pleasure of meeting the Krochet Kids folks at the Common Good Exchange. The heart of their story, from their Website, is this:

To empower people to rise above poverty.

To create sustainable economic development programs that support holistic growth of individuals and communities within developing nations.

To inspire the knowledge of a generation about their ability to bring change to a world that is in need.

People: We desire holistic freedom for our people to grow and enrich their lives physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Our Product: We believe in quality, handmade products that not only bring comfort and style but serve as a vehicle for social change.

Love: We believe actions rooted in love bring lasting and powerful change. Our model for love is that of the ultimate servant: Jesus.}

Krochet Kids is transforming Northern Uganda, as they put it, through “hook and yarn.” The founders, who were avid snowboarding enthusiasts, decided to make their own cozy headwear for the mountains and soon friends dubbed them the “krochet kids.” As these three high school boys began volunteering across the world, they began to realize they could empower communities through simply teaching the the craft they had grown to love.

Their story today is an inspiration to many:

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. 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.”

Krochet Kids’ line of soft, cozy clothing and accessories is perfect for any time of year. I had been eyeing this cute pocket hoodie for a while and today I decided to order it for my upcoming Fall camping trips and evenings spent around a bonfire!


Perfect, right?

We know you, our amazing socially minded readers, will enjoy the Krochet Kids cause and story (and beautiful products!) as much as we do. Enjoy!


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