Ethical fashion and craftivism

The Leeds Craftivism group are a creative bunch who meet every month and this year we are focusing on climate change in many different areas of our life. In April we were talking about all things ethical fashion. Where to shop, where to recycle, how to mend clothing and how to avoid clothing going into …

Eco-gardening and craftivism

The Leeds Craftivists group meet monthly on Zoom to be creative together and make change happen through their craft. At the start of Feb we met to make origami seedling pots and heard about the importance of peatlands in carbon capture. This year we are focusing all our efforts on climate change ahead of COP26. …

Festive Craftivism: spreading gratitude and hope

2020 has been quite a year. As a nation we have not known grief, loneliness and restrictions on our daily lives in most of our living memories. We have felt powerless to stop the many plights on our society: covid-19, climate change, racism and discrimination in all its forms. However, we are powerful, we do …

Top tips for ‘ethical’ living

The other night a group of creative activists gathered together and started talking about what we do to reduce our waste and impact on the planet. We discussed the problem with terms like ethical as it can mean so many different things to different people but also discussed the many brands we love and lifestyle …

Craftivism as lockdown eases

What racical crafty acts can you do in this time as lockdown eases and we all gaze into an unknown future. I have put together a few ideas but I would love to know your ideas too, please share them in the comments. Making masks for care homes. We all need a good stash of …

Climate craftivism

We are calling for the government to build back better and create a greener and fairer society. We are supporting the Climate Coalition’s #thetimeisnow campaign and encouraging you to do some climate craftivism and send a creative green heart to your MP. This is to support the work of the lobby on 30th June. Craftivism …

Craftivism for Global Day of Solidarity

This Friday (22nd May) is the Global Day of Solidarity. It is a call for everyone to use their creativity to show solidarity with our global community. We, along with many organisations, are encouraging you to do one of the simple actions below and then share it on social media with #StrongerTogether or send a …