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Aspen Fashion Week – Krotchet Kids International “buy a hat – change a life”

Aspen Fashion Week – Krotchet Kids International “buy a hat – change a life”

If you are looking for a company with an amazing message and a stylish product, then look no further than Krochet Kids International.  The company slogan, “buy a hat. change a life,” really sums it all up.  This incredible non–profit organization is based on the premise of empowering people to rise above poverty.  Aspen Fashion Week is thrilled to have Krochet Kids International as one of our non-profit partners for 2012. It all started with three high school guys who loved having unique headwear on the mountain.  The trio began crocheting and they quickly recognized that their hobby could turn into a business. After spending college summers in various nations around the world, they realized that they could teach crochet as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=zIXuOuQC7Zc] Since 2007, Krochet Kids International has helped more than 120 women in Uganda and Peru start a better life. Krochet Kids teaches the local women not only how to crochet, but also how to turn that skill into a business. The women...

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In Search of Powder – A Book Review from BraveSkiMom.com

In Search of Powder – A Book Review from BraveSkiMom.com

I wanted to be a ski bum. After college, I had it all planned out. I would move to Crested Butte. I would ski all the time. And I would live the dream on $13,000 a year. I still remember that budget. It was grounded in nothing, with no reality check. But to me it sounded sufficient. I don’t know that it was, because I never tested it out. Like many of my best laid plans, the “Ski Bum Plan” fell through. No one wanted to ski bum with me, at least not in Crested Butte. Many friends went to Aspen, some went to Telluride and I went to Denver, following my boyfriend (now husband) who landed a “real job” well before graduation. His plan was made first, so my plan lost out. This unplanned life has worked out beautifully. I have no regrets — just a continuing fascination with the lifestyle I gave up. A Ski Bum History Author Jeremy Evans’ 2010 book, In Search Of Powder, fuels...

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