A Heart for your Sleeve (Craftivist Collective)

£12.00

A hand-stitched green heart can help remind us all to protect our beautiful world and secure a safer future for the next generation of crafters. Stitch what you love about the world on your sleeve in support of The Climate Coalition’s #fortheloveof campaign.

2 in stock

The Climate Coalition, the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change, launched their “For The Love Of Climate” campaign in the run up to COP21 in December 2015 and it is still worth supporting now. They have 11million supporters through a network of over 100 organisations from environmental and development charities to unions, faith, community and women’s groups. Craftivists and craft lovers around the world (not just the UK) would be a good addition and Clare Fussell, Campaigns Manager at The Climate Coalition, agrees:

“Unless world leaders know that people from across the world with different passions, hobbies and backgrounds all care, they won’t have the mandate to take strong action on climate change. We all need to be climate changeMAKERS.” 

Sarah Corbett of the Craftivist Collective  explains in the video below a number of  “Why’s” for making  and wearing your green handmade heart on your sleeve

Each kit contains:

Felt heart and banner (made from post-consumer plastic bottles)

Fabric heart (upcycled)

Badge back

Embroidery thread (Anchor)

Needle (Milward)

Detailed instructions

Tips & message ideas

Crafter-thought questions to reflect on whilst stitching

Craftivist Collective label

Sales of these kits help to sustain and grow the Craftivist Collective’s global activities to engage people in Craftivism and support people to be the change they wish to see in the world.

Additional information

Weight 0.050 kg
Artist

The Craftivist Collective was started in 2009 by Sarah Corbett, an award-winning campaigner with 30 years’ practical experience as an activist. At that time Craftivism was a relatively new concept (the term was coined by American writer and crafter Betsy Greer) Since then, Sarah has been developing her own unique ‘Gentle Protest’ approach to Craftivism, and has gained a following of friends and strangers around the world who want to also get involved in this strategic, thoughtful and effective approach to making change "one stitch at a time".

Material Information

All of the materials, packaging and printing are carefully sourced by Sarah from local and sustainable small business and then assembled in her flat in Hackney. Use with courage and care.

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