KREWE Launches Non-Profit Foundation to Help NOLA’s Youth

The eyewear brand will provide tests and frames to local high schoolers

When we last spoke with Stirling Barrett, the founder of NOLA-based optics brand KREWE, he was celebrating the one-year anniversary of the brand’s flagship store, located on Royal Street within the city’s popular French Quarter district. Today, the brand’s success has reached even greater heights, including two additional brick-and-mortar spaces (one in NOLA’s Lower Garden District, the other in NYC’s SoHo) and a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund …

Marijuana as a Non-Profit Industry

No longer a question of if, it’s really a matter of when the US—like Canada—will legalize recreational marijuana use. As producers in states that have already embraced the bud can attest to, a commercial endeavor in the weed industry leads to competition, marketing and more. To prevent that from getting out of hand (in Canada) medical researcher Francois Gagnon has proposed a unique idea: “delete …

Helping the Homeless Community: the EMPWR Coat

Detroit-based non-profit Empowerment Plan is an organization with a goal to end cycles of homelessness in families—permanently—by offering parents living with their kids in shelters full-time employment. Not just creating jobs, the initiative offers training, and they even make a product that further aids the homeless community. The EMPWR Coat doubles as a sleeping bag—keeping those spending nights outdoors warm during the colder months. Since …