Buy One, Give More
When you shop at KNO, we give 50% of our profits to help end homelessness. Your purchase provides an article of clothing to someone in need and supports the work of our partners in over 180 different communities across the United States.
To date, our partners have housed over 39,000 people. Since November 2010, we have hand delivered 3,000+ articles of clothing to our neighbors in need.
How It Works
Housing is a Right
Housing is a human right under international law. Yet, over 100 million people worldwide still experience homelessness. In the U.S. alone, rough 3.5 million people experience homelessness each year. This includes the mentally ill, military veterans, business people, actors, artists, mothers, and fathers. Youth no older than 15-17 years of age are also living on the streets, or in cars, motels, or on couches.
The need for clothing is a basic one. Just like shelter. But just like shelter, it often goes ignored. KNO Clothing gives people the clothing they ask for. This usually means socks which helps people experiencing homelessness to stay warm, stay dry, and stay clean during a difficult time in their lives.
The solution is in our family. KNO Clothing has been adopted into a family with the Bethesda Mission and the 100,000 Homes Campaign. Staff and volunteers from both organizations are deeply invested in communities. They are the hands and feet of this mission to end homelessness. Together, we provide homes where people can replenish, regroup, and reintegrate.
KNO uses fairly traded and organic cotton or a sustainable blend of organic cotton, recycled polyester and natural rayon polymers which means our clothing is made with the people who made it in mind. Doing so supports living wages for workers and protests slave labor. We support eco-friendly growing methods which keep people and the environment safer and we support the community involved in making sure these processes only get better.