Craftivism Buttons Just Make Sense

September 25, 2014


Like us, you might not have heard of the term Craftivism. It wasn’t until last week when we responded to a button making inquiry over Twitter from writer, researcher and maker Betsy Greer, followed by a quick synopsis’s of her newly published book Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism, were we comfortable defining craftivism. 

Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection where craft and activism meet; Craftivism the book is full of inspiration for crafters who want to create works that add to the greater good. With interviews and profiles of craftivists who are changing the world with their art, and through examples that range from community embroidery projects, stitching in prisons, revolutionary ceramics, AIDS activism, yarn bombing, and crafts that facilitate personal growth, Craftivism provides imaginative examples of how crafters can be creative and altruistic at the same time.