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We are the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training.

Community Action Network (CAN) holding craftivism sessions across Southwark

Let us know if you would like to hold a craftivism session.

Something that has always been very important to the Community Action Network (CAN) is to get people involved in social action who are usually underrepresented in it.

That’s why we have decided to hold Craftivism sessions with groups across Southwark as we think it is a great way to get people involved in social action.

Craftivism is a method of activism that uses forms of craft, such as sewing or knitting, to create movements for social justice.  

In other words, it is when someone makes some arts and crafts which include a message on something that they want to change in society.

Famous examples include Cat Mazza created a campaign against Nike’s labor practices by creating a giant blanket depicting their swoosh logo. From 2003 to 2008, crafters around the world were encouraged to mail in 4×4-inch stitched squares to border the blanket and to sign a petition against Nike. 

To get people more involved in social action, we have held Craftivism sessions with both older and younger people groups at a number of different organizations, including Blackfriars SettlementTime and Talents, and The Bridge.  

If Craftivism sounds like something you would like to do we would love to hold a session with your group whoever they are.

We are more than happy to provide the materials to do this and even the space.

Please just get in touch at jordan@communitysouthwark.org