This idea expanded into an Instagram account dedicated to highlighting the well–loved and locally famous. After gaining some local attention, KWFamous started selling merch celebrating the local, starting with the OG Otis the Swan t-shirt.
The merch blew up and with the newfound local support, KWFamous hosted its first event demonstrating how local organizations can partner in unique win-win collaborations.
Now, KWFamous is a registered not-for-profit that continues to put out merch and events big and small to celebrate the region for all that it is.
Meet the team
Hey, I'm Sam!
My role at KWFamous is Head of Operations, which means I make the craziest ideas we have come true and handle the logistics, financials and paperwork required to make it happen.
My favorite KW hidden gem is KW Surplus – the store looks like the inside of my mind and it never lets me down on finding the funnest stuff.
If you ever see me out, ask me about finding the perfect coffee or food spot, and then ask me to grab a drink!! Love you all and thank you for your support!
Hi 👋 I’m Robin, cofounder and designer at KWFamous.
KWFamous started as a way to highlight people, places and things that made me fall more in love with this city. I started sharing interesting stories on Instagram (usually through some sort of photo I took on my iPhone or design I created at 2am).
Since then the team has grown and KWFamous has morphed into something bigger and more magical than I could’ve ever imagined.
If you ever see me out walking my dog uptown in sweatpants, no you didn’t.