Craftivists act in run up to London Fashion Week

Mini protest banner at London Fashion WeekThe Craftivist Collective have joined with War on Want to cross-stitch their way to justice, in lead up to London Fashion Week.

The bright young sparks at the Craftivist Collective have got their cross-stitch on, creating “mini protest banners” highlighting the abuses in the fashion industry. They’re encouraging the public to get involved by making their own banner, hanging it in a public space, and taking a photo for their image gallery, which will be displayed at the Knitting and Stitching Show this Autumn.

The action is being run in conjucture with War On Want’s Love Fashion, Hate Sweatshops campaign, and is taking place in the run up to London Fashion Week.

On their website the Craftivist Collective said: “Sadly, the clothes we buy come at a terrible human cost. Millions of workers around the world suffer poverty wages and exploitation, producing cheap fashion for our shops as they push for a profit driven fast fashion industry. 

“Our small, provocative Mini Protest Banners can help us reflect on this issue of sweatshops and what we can do as an individual (consumer, voter etc) to keep the spotlight on this ugly side of fashion we CAN change. Also by hanging your banner in public you can engage others in fighting for a world without sweatshops.”

To help create your banner, there is a kit your can buy, a video you wan watch, and events planned across the country. Deadline for creating and submitting your banner to the gallery is 1st October.

So get involved and help change the world, one stitch at a time!

Photo: Craftivist Collective

 

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