Author: Craftivist Collective

30 May Jamming with our Tomato Jam Craftivism Project

This is a perfect project for Summer and Fairtrade Fortnight (Feb/March) plus it's a great way to support Oxfam’s GROW campaign for a fairer world where everyone has enough to eat. Tomato Jam: Inspired by a recipe our founder, Sarah Corbett, received from a lady in Kenya, this project involves making tomato jam, stitching a fabric lid cover with a message in support of Oxfam’s Grow campaign, and using it as a way to speak to people about the world’s unfair food system.      
We love craft so are using that as a tool to be the change we wish to see in the world. You can use whatever you’re good to be part of the solution to social injustice rather than part of the problem.
Craft is a time for reflection and so this project encourages you to make time in our busy lives to stop and think about how the way we grow and share our food doesn’t work. There’s more than enough food for everybody, but a billion of us don’t have enough to eat. That means one in seven of us goes to bed hungry, every night, no matter how hard we work. That’s not fair play but it doesn’t have to be this way.” The summer craftivism jam project was inspired by a Kenyan woman called Christine
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29 May An inspiring story of community craftivism

Image A while ago a photo popped up on the CC facebook page from a lady called Lolo Margaret Jackson.  The photo was of handmade bunting tied to railings, with stitched letters spelling out the message ‘You are loved’. Similar to the 'become who you are' bunting Sarah C made back in 2011. Then Laura got in touch to send us her inspiring story behind the bunting.  So here it is… You Are Loved - The Story “Around 10 years ago a small group of people starting living out the belief that
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25 Apr Thoughtful article on the Craftivist Collective in HUCK magazine. Issue out now.

ImageAs if being featured in the March issue of Oh Comely magazine (a firm favourite with London craftivists Margo, Sarah C, Sarah H and Hannah K) wasn’t enough, there is a great article on the Craftivist Collective in the latest issue of HUCK magazine.  HUCK is a bi-montly lifestyle magazine rooted in surf, skate and snowboarding, which reports on “social movements, emerging scenes and new thoughts and ideas that are having an impact on the world”.  It also happens to be one of Sarah C’s top 3 magazines, which for a self-confessed magazine and zine geek is a pretty big deal!
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