Craftivism

Wildlife Rescue Pouch

Sew a Wildlife Rescue Pouch from Fleece Scraps

Wildlife rescues use fleece pouches to contain small and baby animals in a way that keeps them feeling safe and comfortable. It mimics the type of pouch that a marsupial animal will be familiar with, and recreates the feeling of a nest for other animals.

Fast Fashion kill das klima via Stefan Muller CC2.0

Why Shein Sucks, and What You Should Wear Instead

But alas, Shein is yet another imported fast fashion outlet, even more insidiously unsustainable than the other imported fast fashion outlets.Β 

So if Shein is so unsustainable, why is it so popular, especially with young adults who should know better?

Bottle Brick via The Plastic Solution on Facebook

You Should Be Making Bottle Bricks

Bottle bricks are a way of both accepting the reality of plastic waste, and also using the physical fact of that waste for a specific purpose.

Howdy Gadget Cases by Yvonne (bijoux & crafts) via CC BY 2.0

It’s Your Job to End the Reign of Craft Vinyl

Vinyl as a product has been around for decades, and vinyl as a craft supply has been around for nearly as long. It’s the popularity and affordability of computerized die-cut machines, however, that has really brought craft vinyl into popularity. With a die-cut machine, it’s simple to create a perfect graphic from crafty vinyl, requiring only weeding and adhesion to make a complete product.

face mask

20 DIY Cloth Masks

If you’re just getting started on creating your own cloth masks, or if you’re looking to switch up your go-to pattern–or add a handy accessory, OR make a matching cloth mask for a kid’s teddy bear!–then check out this list of my favorite DIY cloth mask patterns and tutorials.

Lori Guilderson, owner of Charlotte's Friends, gives second-hand traditional dolls (think Bratz) a feminist makeover. Goodbye, unrealistic standards of beauty; hello, dolls that look like an average person!

Charlotte’s Friends Upcycled Dolls

Lori Guilderson, owner of Charlotte’s Friends, gives traditional dolls (think Bratz) a feminist makeover. Meet Lori and learn all about what inspires her!

Warm Up America

Crafting for Good: Warm Up America!

If you like to knit or crochet but don’t feel like you ever have the time to make a finished piece, so how can you possibly craft for charity, then I have the perfect organization for you.

Project Linus

Crafting for Good: Project Linus

Want to give traumatized or hospitalized children something secure and soft to cuddle? Check out Project Linus, which provides handmade quilts and blankets to children in need across the country.

The Pussyhat Project

Craftivism: The Pussyhat Project

Marchers and supporters for the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., on January 21, 2017, have inspired an international craftivist movement called The Pussyhat Project.

Craft for Good: Halos of Hope

Craft for Good with Halos of Hope

Your friends and family have enough hats by now. Make your next one for Halos of Hope, an organization that puts handmade hats on the heads of cancer patients.

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