The Craftivist Collective Handbook (PRE ORDER for 2nd May 2024)



If we want our world to be more beautiful, kind and fair, can we make our activism more beautiful, kind and fair? ‘Gentle Protest’ is a unique methodology of strategic, compassionate and visually intriguing activism using handicrafts as a tool. Since its creation in 2009, the award-winning global Craftivist Collective has helped change laws, policies, hearts and minds around the world as well as expand the view of what activism can be.

This handbook is for everyone, wherever you are in the world: whether you are a skilled crafter or a burnt-out activist, an introvert, highly sensitive person, or struggling with anxiety or overwhelm. These 20 projects and tools use the slow, soothing and thoughtful process of craft to help channel feelings of sadness, anger or powerlessness into proactive, encouraging effective actions to help make hope possible.


Praise for the book: 

‘Strategic, thoughtful and powerful… It’s discerning, disarming, an antidote to so much out there, and most importantly, it works!’ Helen Pankhurst, Senior Advisor of CARE International working in the UK and Ethiopia and the granddaughter of Slyvia and great granddaughter of Emmeline suffrage activists 

‘Everyone involved in craft can see how powerful it can be as a force for positive change. Sarah’s approach of using craft as a gentle form of protest brilliantly harnesses this power to give a voice to people from all backgrounds and levels of experience’ Jay Blades MBE, BBC Repair Shop and Heritage Crafts Co-Chair




About the author:

Sarah is an award-winning activist, Ashoka Fellow and founder of the global Craftivist Collective. Born into an activist family in a low-income area of Liverpool and has worked in campaigning for over a decade, most recently with the UK Department for International Development and Oxfam GB. Sarah set up the Craftivist Collective in 2009, providing products and services to help individuals, groups and organisations become effective changemakers using her unique ‘gentle protest’ methodology. Corbett regularly gives talks around the world and her TED Talk, ‘Activism Needs Introverts’, has received over a million views so far.

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Unbound
  • Distributor: Penguin Random House
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781800182509
  • Product Dimensions: 234 x 234mm

Optional extra: Have your book signed to you or as a gift for someone – PLEASE say clearly in the notes section the name I should address the book to so I don’t write the wrong name ;p x

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