Meet the Maker: Krochet Kids Intl CEO & Co-Founder Kohl Crecelius
I am a big believer that creative entrepreneurs like the Krochet Kids founders are inspirational and I love to learn more about them! So, I reached out to Kohl Crecelius with some questions and delightfully, he replied. Please read our interview below.
Meet the Maker: Kohl Crecelius, Krochet Kids Intl.
M&G: When did you first realize you were a "Maker" (artist, entrepreneur, creator)?
Kohl: Being an entrepreneur wasn't something I identified as until I was far into our work with Krochet Kids intl. We didn't start our endeavor to be "entrepreneurs", we started it to meet a real and tangible need for women living in poverty. However, as I realized the passion I had for entrepreneurship years later, I was able to look back and realize that many of my experiences and interests (prior to starting KK intl.) very much had an entrepreneurial bent to them.
M&G: What inspires your creativity?
Kohl: So much, but predominantly I would say I am most inspired by friends and people around me who are also pursuing their passions. I am fortunate to be surrounded by some incredibly talented and committed friends.
M&G: What is your greatest flaw?
Kohl: Thinking I know more than I actually do.
M&G: What do you want the impact of your work to be?
Kohl: I want shoppers to think differently about their purchases, by considering the impact they have a the person who made their product. Through this, I want to radically change the livelihoods of families living in poverty, allowing them to lead healthy and productive lives.
M&G: What is your biggest dream?
Kohl: The end of global poverty.
M&G: What is your absolute favorite song? Favorite meal?
Kohl: Madonna, "Like a Prayer". Food = wood fired pizza.
M&G: Are there any current projects you are working on that you can tell us about?
Kohl: 2017 is the 10 year anniversary for Krochet Kids intl. so we are working hard to create some exciting initiatives to celebrate the history of our work. Stay tuned!
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