Browsing the "Craftivism" Category

In Bolivia, Knitters Treat Heart Defects

April 8th, 2015 | by Julie Finn

With the advent of 3D printing, I think that there's been a sea change that is leading innovators towards the idea of more local, individual, custom-fitted treatment parts.


Keurig K-Cups are Killing our Planet

March 9th, 2015 | by Julie Finn

An ounce of waste for every cup of coffee--that's what Keurig is doing to our planet. And I'm pretty sure that all the glue guns in the world can't fix this problem


How to Make a Sandwich Board

February 20th, 2015 | by Julie Finn

Whether you've got a craft fair, street festival, urban yard sale, protest rally, or, yes, Girl Scout cookie booth in the works, a DIY sandwich board is an excellent, albeit old-school, way to get the word out. Here's how to make a sandwich board with materials that you can get for free


Craftivism in Action: Embroidering Against Sexism

October 31st, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Crafter Marie Brian - aka The Cotton Floozy on Instagram - was fed up with hateful and sexist comments on her blog. Rather than start a flame war, Brian grabbed her embroidery needle in a stunning example of craftivism


Craftivism in Action: NCAA Net Works

May 21st, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

If you live in an urban area, you've probably seen basketball courts with missing nets or - almost sadder - nets that are falling apart. Those empty hoops are more than an eyesore, though. They signal to kids in these areas that we don't care about them. This amazing example of craftivism in action aims to fix that problem



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