Buy a hat. Change a life. Krochet Kids is one of the many brands we carry here at Two Old Hippies. What makes this brand so special to us is their vision is to inspire the knowledge of a generation about their ability to bring change to a world that is in need.
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Feeling the luck of the Irish? Two Old Hippies is doing a special promotion this weekend. If you wear green and show one of the Co- Hippies you get a FREE gift with purchase. Don’t have anything green to wear?
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“The Jimi Jacket” is now available at Two Old Hippies Nashville. The Jacket was created by Perry Joe Gabbard of Nashville. You’re probably wondering why is it called the Jimi Jacket? Well the answer to this is pretty cool!
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Looking for the perfect travel bag? Well no need to look much further! We just got in a new selection of one of a kind WILL leather bags. These bags are made from the Oaxacan Rugs. “After Zapotec hand weaving was introduced to the Indians by the Spanish and Pueblos, the vegetable dyed Oaxacan wool rug was born”- WillLeatherGoods.com. Below is the Oaxacan Duffle. It is made with briddle leather trim and Chambray lining. The history is there – so if you want a well made bohemian bag to go with your one of a kind style, these are the bags for you!
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The British have a whole ‘nother brad of hippie struttin’ their stuf across the pond; and we at Two Old Hippies love it! Part of that swagger involves a couture cutting-edge shirt, straight from the mind of Scott Weiland. No one makes lookin’ like a classy hippie classier than this bloke. That’s why we’ve included his collection of shirt in our list of designers on web store. To view and shop his collection, click here. And be sure to check out the rest of our Men’s Section for other great highlights from our designers! For more information about Scott Weiland, take a gander below:
(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Scott Weiland (born October 27, 1967) is an American musician, lyricist, and vocalist, most notable for his work with Grammy Award-winning rock band Stone Temple Pilots. Weiland is also known for his five-year career with supergroup Velvet Revolver as well as his own solo career. His onstage persona is known as being flamboyant and chaotic; he is also known for constantly changing his appearance and vocal style, as well as his use of a megaphone in concert for vocal effect. Despite his success, his career has been plagued with drug addiction, as well as several arrests. However, according to MTV News, Weiland has not used heroin since 2002.
Kids rock at Two Old Hippies! We’ve got something for lil’ tikes of every age, shape and size. One of the brands we carry that’s we’re especially proud of is our Rowdy Sprout line of kids’ classic rock and vintage style apparel. To check out our awesome selection of Rowdy Sprout clothing for your little one, click here. And while you’re at it, be sure to check out the kids’ section of our web store. For more information about Rowdy Sprout, take a gander below:
Designer and colorful entrepreneur Laura Angotti established Rowdy Sprout in 2003. Like many great stamps in the history of success, Rowdy Sprout began as a “side project” while Laura achieved her graduate degree in costume design. At the time she became inspired by a children’s shop that was owned by one of her good friends in New York City. With her carefree and fun-loving attitude for walking a different path, Laura knew that she had to do something extraordinary. Deciding to flip the coin from previous triumphs in museum installations, Laura officially graced the children’s fashion industry and took root with innovative and fresh concepts.
Over the recent years, Laura has brought nostalgia to parents abound by offering classic rocker tees to the little ones of our world. She has personally and prudently hand selected the bands and designs currently available in the Rowdy Sprout product line. These hip and funky styles are offered to children anywhere from recently sprouted (3 months) to wordy back talkers (8 years)! Every shirt created has Laura’s utmost approval of quality and practicality while being manufactured and silk-screened by local Los Angeles companies. Each garment is intricately woven with the finest softest blends available and is made in the USA without the use of sweatshops. It is a given that these shirts can be rocked out many a time between each little stage diver and pre-Jagger.
Rowdy Sprout can be found in 300 boutiques nationwide and has extended to International buyers including Dublin, Paris, and Barcelona. The company has even found admiration by extensive celebrity clientele including Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts. Each band represented has been properly licensed and will enjoy the benefit of royalties for each garment sold. Most importantly, Laura Angotti has poured her heart and soul into Rowdy Sprout insuring that the love for her product is continually enjoyed by the juniors of our generation.
Even hippies can be classy, ya know. And if you didn’t then you should check out our collection of Georg Roth Shirts for men and women in our web store! Sometimes, you just have to class it up and make a big impression. If that’s what you need, Georg Roth can deliver! For more information about the designer, read more below:
Georg Roth was born in Bavaria, Germany, and began his career in fashion at age 17. He began his dream with his own shirt collection catering to the men’s wear market. Three years ago Georg took his designs to a new level creating Georg Roth Los Angeles. Residing in the heart of LA with the contemporary world of fashion in his backyard, it was a natural fit and well received with a new client base throughout the U.S.
Georg is unique in his own style and projects that in his shirts. He designs his shirts with his personal lifestyle in mind. A great shirt for play, travel, work, a dinner party or even the pool party. I like to design… “A shirt that puts a smile on people’s faces”. Georg Roth creates shirts for all occasions of today’s contemporary guy that wants to reflect his own individuality and style, from cool and casual to metropolitan sophistication.
Two Old Hippies loves Tokyo Bay because, like us, they’re in the business of exhibiting the beauty and elegance of older fashions that still got it goin’ on. To view our carried line of Tokyo Bay’s fabulous watches, check them out in the “Watches” section of the TOH Web Store. Read below for more information about Tokyo Bay.
(courtesy of Tokyo Bay’s web site)
With a vision to take the best watch designs of the classic eras and give them a modern edge, in 1991, Dory Isaacs and Jun Kobayashi began TOKYObay to create and market well-designed, fun and affordable watches and accessories. With TOKYObay’s success, Mathieu Isaacs joined the team in 1998 to manage and expand operations. Today our company based in San Francisco has built a diverse and loyal mix of fans all over the world. With a variety of styles that appeal to just about anyone, you can find TOKYObay in boutiques nationwide in fashion publications such as Elle and In Style, TOKYObay has quickly become a staple of trend-wise consumers looking for just the right thing to wear.
Our fashion-forward products which include watches, mini-clocks, handbags and accessories, appeal to design-conscious individuals across a broad age spectrum. To meet the demand for our products, we have a dedicated sales team network across the USA and Canada that manage sales and service our customers worldwide.
We are located at: 745 Bryant Street, San Francisco CA 94107. Our products may be seen at our Representative showrooms in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle, Chicago and Atlanta.
Through a unique model Krochet Kids are empowering the women of Northern Uganda with the assets, skills, and knowledge to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. The result is long lasting and sustainable change. Two Old Hippies is proud to carry a wide variety of Krochet Kids Hats in the TOH Webstore. Here’s more on Krochet Kids:
Among other things, my older brother taught me how to crochet. Shortly thereafter I passed the skill onto my friends Travis and Stewart. Being avid snow sports enthusiasts, we liked the idea of having our own unique headwear on the mountain and, though it was not a normal hobby for high school guys, we reveled in the novelty of it.
Before long our creations caught the attention of our classmates and we began taking custom orders and selling our crocheted masterpieces to anyone who would buy them. It was a local newspaper in our hometown of Spokane, WA that officially dubbed us the “Krochet Kids”. At that time our only expense outside of yarn and hooks was a hot-air balloon ride for our prom dates. With that, one chapter of our story was closed.
College found us three friends at different schools. Although there were brief resurgences of the crochet craze amongst new friends, we ultimately began exploring new opportunities — surfing, traveling. During our summer breaks we volunteered in various developing nations, hoping to gain a better understanding of the global community in which we lived. It wasn’t long before we came to realize how blessed we had been growing up. The desire was planted within us to help. To reach out in love. To make a difference.
It was around this time that an idea was born. One which involved a familiar trade. Friends and family encouraged us to teach people in developing countries how to crochet as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty. At first, I thought the world needed something more drastic than crochet, something much more profound. That was until Stewart returned home after a summer spent in Uganda.
Stew told us about a people that had been living in government camps for over 20 years due to a rebel army that had ravaged the north part of the country. Entire generations grew up only knowing the camp and relying solely on the government and aid organizations for their every need. They were sick and tired of being dependent upon these operating bodies and they wanted to work and provide for their own families.
It was then that we realized the simplicity of crocheting to be its most profound quality. With hook and yarn people could make amazing products. Being paid a fair wage to do so would allow for them, for the first time, to provide for their families and begin planning for the future. By teaching these people to crochet, we would be empowering them to rise above poverty. We decided right then that we were going to do exactly that.
The Krochet Kids quickly grew beyond us to incorporate close friends who shared this desire to see Northern Uganda transformed by hook and yarn. Halfway through college at this point, we applied to become a non-profit organization and began crocheting again to sell hats and share our vision for what we planned to do.
The following summer, after countless skype meetings and late nights, we found ourselves sitting in a simple brick hut with a group of Ugandan women and bags full of yarn. What followed thereafter remains to be one of the most surreal experiences of my life, as we watched these ladies nearly master crocheting before our eyes. Tears, primarily from Stewart, were in abundance.
Krochet Kids intl. has continued to grow and evolve in ways we never imagined since we earned our non-profit status in 2007. Today, over 100 people go to our compound in Northern Uganda everyday to work and to rewrite their stories for the better. The products created abroad have been well received here at home and the cooperation of our staff in America and artists in Northern Uganda has created a sustainable cycle of employment and empowerment.
Uganda is but one microcosmic example of what we hope to replicate throughout impoverished communities around the globe. Join with us as we continue to spread the good word of hope and empowerment …
BUY A HAT. CHANGE A LIFE.
-Kohl Crecelius, CEO & Co-founder
At TOH, we absolutely love having a good time – and for that reason we are wild about the Anne Taintor line we carry in both the Nashville and Aspen stores. Now, we know that magnets, flasks and napkins are not exactly “fashion”… but perhaps they are the perfect accessory to any fashionable gathering? If you are looking for the perfect party favor, stocking stuffer, or just a fun and funky gift for a good humored friend – check out Anne Taintor’s full line of humorous products.
We were a little curious who was actually behind this great brand, so we did a little digging… here’s what we found (from www.annetaintor.com):
Anne graduated from Harvard in 1977 with a degree in Visual and Environmental Studies. After college, she focused on collage, and her work always incorporated a subtle humor and playfulness. For years, Anne’s art was more of a sideline than a full-time occupation. But in 1985, she was a single mother searching for a way to spend more time at home with her daughter than her job in cartography permitted, and she began to develop a line of collaged pins and magnets. The new collages combined vintage images with Anne’s own interpretation of what these men and women might really be thinking. They were instantly a hit with Anne’s customers, though it took a little longer for her to be brave enough to “quit her day job”.
In 1999, with her daughter away at college, Anne and her husband moved to a tiny town (population 80!) in Northcentral New Mexico.