How To Launch A Socially Conscious Startup with Kohl Crecelius of Krochet Kids

In This Podcast: You’ll hear the authentic story and heart of a true social good entrepreneur. In our interview, we discuss what it takes to focus on people over profit and to create a world-class lifestyle brand around changing lives.


Out guest, Kohl Crecelius is the co-founder and CEO of Krochet Kids International. A company who empowers impoverished women across the world to create hand crafted products to be sold in high-end retailers here in the U.S.

What makes Krochet Kids unique, is they operate almost exactly like a for profit, but they are actually a non-profit. All of the earnings from their products go back to restoring the lives of the ladies in their communities.


You can find their products in Nordstrom, Whole Foods, and everywhere in between. Kohl has been featured in almost every major business publication and has spoken to thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs across the country.

In This Podcast You’ll Learn:

  • How To Manage A Dream & A Career At The Same Time
  • How Authentic Story Can Drive Success
  • How A Retail Model Can Be Successful For Your Business

Do you want to launch a social good company? What’s stopping you? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. Betty Cruz says:

    I am an upholsterer, but my true passion is in clothing and alterations. I would like to start a business where people bring me a “wardrobe” of thrift store finds and I alter them to fit. Naturally some of the results would fall under “eclectic”, as it may be obvious that some of these fashions are not RTW. I have made clothing for myself and had positive comments when people notice they’re out of the norm. I own a machine for sewing leather as for boots and shoes, but don’t yet have experience to use it. I bought it because my feet are hard to fit. I want to help others with similar issues. Yes I need to pay bills, but what drives me is making things that help people in their everyday lives. Thanks for reading. And thanks for your post. Very enlightening. BC

  2. Julie says:

    How could you leave that typo? Interesting stuff.

    • I guess people never make mistakes. I would love to take a writing class from the women who never had a typo? Where can I enroll?

  3. Dale,

    Thank you for interviewing Kohl. He definitely has a big heart to help others. My biggest takeaway is his advice to others who desire to start an apparel company…”Start.” Great advice!


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