Interview with Joel Knoernschild
When I first heard of Creative Growth for Everybody, I wasn't too into the name. That’s only because I didn't know it was a fashion project created to support artists at Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California. It is the oldest non-profit art center in the country that provides a studio environment for artists with various developmental, mental and physical disabilities. This fashion project, which mainly consists of T-shirts that have been endorsed by celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson and Drew Barrymore, is now carried by more than 60 stores worldwide, and is in preparation to launch an online store in the coming months. I reached out to Joel Knoernschild, the director of Creative Growth for Everybody, and asked him some questions.