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Craftivism workshop: Mini Fashion Statements to shopdrop

at Barbican OpenFest

crafty pocket

Join award-winning campaigner, Sarah Corbett and make a fashion statement that inspires others to look for beauty that extends beyond the garment. In support of Fashion Revolution.

We are asking craftivists to join in this craftivism project to gently encourage people to think about how their clothing is made. Our ‘Mini Fashion Statements’ project and kit is in support of Fashion Revolution which calls for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry.

Through the workshop you will make pocket-sized scrolls as powerful and poignant little reminders of the role we can play as consumers. They’re designed to make us think about how the clothes we buy and wear are made, and how we might be able to help tackle problems like, poor conditions for workers or the use of materials that are damaging to the environment.

We encourage you and fashionistas every year to lovingly handwrite messages onto beautiful paper and wrap them delicately in ribbon to place in clothes pockets in shops, fashion show seats and other secret places for people to find. Will you find on in your pocket?

Sat: 1–2.30pm & 3–5pm

Sun: 12–2pm & 2.30–4pm

Tagged with: Talks & events Free

All materials are provided, no experience necessary.

For ages 14+.

Part of Barbican OpenFest

About Craftivist Collective

The Craftivist Collective is exactly that – a collective, an inclusive group of people committed to using thoughtful, beautiful crafted works to help themselves and encourage others be the positive change they wish to see in the world.

But it started with just one person: Sarah Corbett, an award-winning campaigner with 30 years’ practical experience as an activist.

Sarah grew up in a low income area and was attending demonstrations with her parents on local and global issues by the age of three. She went on to have a successful career as a professional campaigner for NGOs including Christian Aid and Oxfam, and the UK Government Department for International Development (DFID).


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