A project of Pittsburg State’s Enactus group, the new student-run Krimson Kultuur store that sells products from the 10,000 Villages organization, opened Nov. 14 with an official ribbon cutting celebration. The store is located at 111 W. 4th Street in Pittsburg.
PSU officials, including President Steve Scott, Provost Lynette Olson and Kelce College of Business Dean Paul Grimes, were in attendance at the grand opening. Pittsburg city and chamber officials were also present.
“We are very excited to open our doors to the public,” said Enactus President Sam Bogle. “We think we have a lot of products that people will enjoy, and it will be fun to finally give this thing a go. I am very proud of all of the students for the time and energy they put into making this project happen.”
In September, Enactus received a Pritchett Trust grant in the amount of $10,850 to help fund the store.
Founded in 1946, 10,000 Villages sells handmade gifts, jewelry and other pieces of art that were produced by artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Product sales help pay for food, education, health care and housing for artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed.