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Fly solidarity’s flag for those suffering as a result of the world’s injustices. Craft your own banner, turn heads and influence change.

 

Imagine walking down the street and spotting a colourful cross-stitched banner out of the corner of your eye. You stop to look more closely and discover a startling fact about human rights abuses, or perhaps an encouraging quote urging you to be the change you want to see in the world.

 

Mini Protest Banner inside Somerset House, London during London Fashion Week

Mini Protest Banner inside Somerset House, London during London Fashion Week

 

One of the reasons why we love craftivism is that it is beautiful and non-threatening, engaging with people where they are, rather than shoving our message down their throats. That’s why our small, provocative Mini Protest Banners are so effective.

 

While stitching your banner, you will have the opportunity to reflect on important issues (our kits include ‘crafter-thought’ questions for you to reflect on), whether that’s the shameful practices that go on in sweatshops or the need to live in an environmentally sustainable way. 

 

And by hanging your banner in public, you engage others in the fight for a fairer, more beautiful world in a provocative but thoughtful way, without them feeling threatened or preached at.

 

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Hundreds of craftivists have used this project to great effect each September over the last three years, to support War on Want’s ‘Love Fashion, Hate Sweatshops’ campaign. But you can stitch a Mini Banner at any time, with any gentle protest message.

 

Just remember to avoid aggressive finger-pointing or blame – the idea is to make people think, and to encourage them that positive change can happen, and that they can be a part of it! 

 

Stitch your banner on your own while you reflect on the issues at hand, or get together for a group stitch-in hosting an event where you can discuss your ideas with others, be encouraged by liked-minded people, and if you do it in public or a cafe hopefully you will also engage curious passers-by, who will wonder what you’re up to!

 

 

So… order your craftivism kit, pick up your scissors, and start shaping the future of our world into a more sustainable, beautiful place for all with us? Craft alone or with friends, family, or even set up a public stitch-in and bring the discussion to passersby and at other events. Tag us @craftivists on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest or ‘Craftivist Collective’ on Facebook) so we can share your creations with others (unless you say otherwise) and we can all join the conversation. You can also do a guest blog for this website to share your crafter-thoughts and hopes like these craftivists have here in our series “My Craftivism”

 

Our Why To video is here to help:

 

Our How To video instructions are here (the kits are old in the video but hopefully it’s still helpful)

 

Made ethically in the UK, each item you buy comes with 2 free stickers through the post.

What’s inside:

  • Cross stitch aida
  • Upcycled patterned cotton fabric with two eyelets
  • 2 cable ties
  • Embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Detailed instructions
  • Tips & message ideas
  • Crafter-thought questions to reflect on whilst stitching
  • Craftivist Collective label
  • Plus 2 free little gifts for you x

Use with courage and care.

 

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completed Mini Banner hanging up to provoke thought and actionCraftivist_Collective_July_2015_sharpened 9815_ copyMini Banner Kit – backInstruction sheet – double sided full of useful infoInstruction sheet – double sided full of useful infoCompleted Mini Banner ready to hang upCraftivist_Collective_July_2015_ 9912_All orders come with two free stickers  in ethical card package

Mini Banner Kit

£12.00

Fly solidarity’s flag for those suffering as a result of the world’s injustices. Craft your own banner, turn heads and influence change.

 

Sourced and made ethically in the UK by me (Sarah) in my little apartment normally whilst listening to talks online before I pop them in the post to you…

All profits go to help sustain and grow the collective’s activities to engage people in craftivism and support people to be the change they wish to see in the world. Win win!:)

 

More info on the project here

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Make a cross-stitched protest banner about an issue you care about and hang it in a relevant public space to provoke thought and discussion. By making it small and hanging it off eye level, people have a sense that they have chosen to engage with the message, rather than it being forced upon them.

 

What’s inside:

  • Cross stitch aida
  • Upcycled patterned cotton fabric with two eyelets
  • 2 cable ties
  • Embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Detailed instructions
  • Tips & message ideas
  • Crafter-thought questions to reflect on whilst stitching
  • Craftivist Collective label
  • Plus 2 free little gifts for you x

Use with courage and care.

 

Sourced and made ethically in the UK by me (Sarah) in my little apartment normally whilst listening to talks online before I pop them in the post to you…

All profits go to help sustain and grow the collective’s activities to engage people in craftivism and support people to be the change they wish to see in the world. Win win!:)

 

More info on the project here

Additional Information
Shipping Policy

Items will be shipped within 3 business days.

Returns Policy

You can return your unwanted items for refund, please ensure they are returned within 15 days of delivery.

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