Can Fiber Art Change the World? 12 Year Old KidKnits Founder Says Yes

by , posted on January 2nd, 2015 in The Tween Years

kid knits helps kids fight global poverty

“No one is to young to change a life on the other side of the world.” -Ellie, founder of KidKnits

Have you heard of KidKnits? It’s a knitting craft kit for kids that helps fight extreme global poverty. It’s the perfect winter craft and empowering on so many levels.

Twelve-year-old Ellie started the company when she was nine to create a platform to teach other kids about poverty. Her mission? Show kids they can do something with their hands that changes someones life on the other side of the world.

She and her family source yarn directly from women in Rwanda and Chile, then package it in craft kits that kids here in the US then turn into knit hats. In the three years since KidKnits started, the company has grown from 10 women spinning yarn part-time to being able to employ 40 women full-time. So cool!

Click here to purchase a craft kit. And here’s a short video about the company and the women behind the yarn.

More articles like this…
-finger knitting tutorial (KidKnits also sells the yarn by itself)
-tips for teaching kids about charity
-how to create care packages for the homeless

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One Response to “Can Fiber Art Change the World? 12 Year Old KidKnits Founder Says Yes”

  1. Aubrey Says:

    January 19th, 2015 at 9:49 am

    This is SO amazing! Thanks for sharing such an inspiring story. Kids rock.

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