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Lush Library Recommends... How To Be A Craftivist

Sarah Corbett is the founder of The Craftivist Collective.   Founded in 2009,  when Sarah began to doubt the effects of some more conventional activism, the time felt right to add a slower, less aggressive approach to activism. Craftivism was born and was the ideal outlet for activists who might not fit into the norm, or who might consider themselves introverts.

Since then, Sarah has published books, created Craftivist kits and delivered a plethora of workshops on her ideals. We featured her first book, The Little Book of Craftivism, here and her second book - the big sister of Craftivism book - How To Be A Craftivist is finally here!

Feeling powerless? Burnt out activist? Interested in alternative forms of activism?
Here’s the guide for you.
This book by Sarah Corbett, the founder of the Craftivist Collective, introduces the ideas behind hand-stitched projects and public installations that are poised to tackle the issues of human rights, global poverty and social inequality. Sarah hopes to lead a team of Craftivists (crafting-activists) in a provocative and thoughtful way, whilst quietly encouraging people to engage with issues on their own terms.

We’re now told Sarah’s own story, how she grew up in a low-income area of Liverpool and was raised by an activist family.  From Head Girl at school, to campaigner of global issues and now fully fledged Craftivist, Sarah brings light, support and encouragement to anyone who hears about her craftivism movement.

“Quiet action can sometimes speak as powerfully as the loudest voice. With thoughtful principals, practical examples and honest stories from her own experience as a once burnt-out activist, Corbett shows how activism through craft can produce long-lasting positive change.”


How to Be a Craftivist is a manifesto for quiet activism: how to tackle issues not with shouting and aggression but with gentle protest.

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