Krochet Kids is a clothing brand dedicated to provide women in Uganda with jobs and an education so they can be self sufficient.
Krochet Kids info is a non-profit organization selling beanies and various apparel founded by Kohl Crecelius, Stewart Ramsey and Travis Hartanov. After learning how to crochet from his brother, Kohl taught Stewart and Travis and not before long, all three began taking custom orders and selling beanies to their friends. Some years later, after branching off to college, traveling and volunteering around the world, they made the decision to take their skills to Uganda.
They realized that people wanted the opportunity to work and provide for themselves, rather than outside organizations doing it for them. So they taught the craft of crochet in order to break the cycle of poverty. Now they employ over 150 women in Uganda and 30 women in Peru, pairing work with education and mentorship, to empower women to transform their families and communities.
Krochet Kids’ model is simple – they provide women with jobs, educate them so that they can develop beyond a need for outside aid, and provide mentorship so that each woman can plan a sustainable career and future.
“An opportunity to flourish doesn’t start with a hand out. It starts with a job. Work provides worth. Education breeds innovation. Mentorship nourishes relationship.”