Winter Knits

You never know what you’re going to get with the weather in Arkansas, but this year has been pretty darn cold here in Fayetteville if I may say so myself. I have a love/hate relationship with winter. I hate it because I hate being cold, but I love it because it’s an excuse to whip out all my sweaters, scarfs, and hats. If you’re like me, you love a good winter knit. But even more than that, I like to know where my money is going and what the conditions are like for those who are making the products. I want to buy things that are benefitting others, not contributing to problems. And that’s why I love Krochet Kids.

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hat here. similar sweater here. pants here. similar shoes here.

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How cute are these? And this is a purchase you can feel good about for more reasons than just one. Krochet Kids is a non-profit brand that empowers women all over the globe. When you purchase a hat through Krochet Kids, you’re contributing to changing the lives of women in poverty and their families forever.

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hat here. jacket here. t-shirt here. similar jeans here.

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I first found out about Krochet Kids when I was trying to find a hat for Josh for Christmas. When I found out you could actually learn about the person who is making your hat, I knew Josh would be all about it. I was so happy to find that KK is passionate about making sure they aren’t just giving out handouts, but they are teaching women skills that will empower them to go beyond this job and achieve their dreams.

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scarf here. similar top here. leather jacket here.

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Each hat is handmade and has a label signed by the woman who made it.

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The woman who made this hat’s name is Canpara Prisca. She’s from Uganda, and her message to people who buy her hats is this: “Thanks you so much for purchasing the products that we take care to make. It’s this work that is changing lives in Northern Uganda.”

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from KrochetKids.com

You can find out more about the woman who made your hat on Krochet Kids’ website. Here’s what the website had to say about Canpara:

“Prisca moved to Gulu after being orphaned and abandoned by her husband. Her and her children relocated to find security in a moment of life that was anything but that.“I was walking around town looking for work when I heard from some women that there was an organization that employs women. I decided to explore and the rest is history!” Prisca is proud that she can support her family with her own two hands. Only a few weeks into working at KK Uganda she has already put all her kids back in school.”

I am so proud to support this brand! Whether or not you shop at Krochet Kids, I would just encourage you to really look at the products you’re purchasing and what kind of impact they have on the community. Your purchases really can make a huge difference, so shop smart, people! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

With love,

Claire
P.S. If you want to hear more about Krochet Kids and the awesome impact they are making on the world, go to their site here.

Also special shoutout to my girl Carter for these wonderful pictures!

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