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About craftivistcollective

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A spoonful of craft helps the activism go down

I grew up as an activist and has worked in the charity sector for over 7 years in engaging people in global injustices working for large international development charities such as Oxfam. Growing up in the 80s in Everton, Liverpool, the fourth most deprived ward in the UK, I was brought into the world of activism from a young age having experienced firsthand my community battling against the effects of inequality, squatting to save local housing aged 5! I am passionate about empowering and encouraging people to use their hobbies, talents and influence to be the change they wish to see in the world. 
I  founded the Craftivist Collective in 2009 after craft-lovers around the world asked to join in my craftivism (activism through craft) as a way to make positive change and give introverts a voice outside of traditional extrovert forms of activism. This is a growing movement of innovative reflective campaigning I designed for people including burnt out activists & creative introverts to do ‘slow activism’. This hobby accidentally turned me into Europe’s leading spokesperson in the global craftivism movement (crazy huh?!). The Times named me one of their 5 'New Tribes' of 2012, and I've been featured in numerous magazines, blogs and even been on French TV channel Canal+. 

The collective now has thousands of members all over the world doing my craftivism projects on their own and in groups doing ‘Stitch-Ins’. I am a ‘full time Craftivist’ creating projects, products, instruction videos, workshops, talks & currently working on creating an online hub for craftivists to connect with and share their projects with each other. I have exhibited in galleries including Brighton, Geneva & LA and have worked with creative institutions such as Tate, Hayward, British Library, TOMS Shoes, Greenbelt Festival, cult jewellers Tatty Devine & the groundbreaking Secret Cinema (managing to get 5000 customers dressed as prisoners doing reflective craft on the issue of the prison system’s revolving door problem!) and have worked with charities such as Save the Children on national projects to engage new audiences in campaigning. I have a craftivism book coming out in October 2013 through Thames & Hudson & is a craftivism columnist for Crafty Magazine.

I hope to connect with fellow crafters and sellers through Etsy :)

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  • Sarah Corbett

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hi :) My background is in engaging people in global injustices working for large charities. I joined my love of craft to activism in 2009, founded the Craftivist Collective after people wanted to join in my projects & now we have this shop!:)

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