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Content of kit: Mini Fashion Statements

Content of kit: Mini Fashion Statements

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Will you find a Mini Fashion Statement in your pocket this April?

As the world remembers the Rana Plaza disaster on 24 April, the Craftivist Collective will be launching a new craftivism kit to make and gently challenge people to think about how their clothing is made.

The collapse of a Bangladeshi factory in 2013 saw 1,138 garment workers killed and over 2,500 injured. There had been signs of structural failure the previous day, but workers were ordered to return to work regardless.

The Mini Fashion Statements kit is being launched in support of Fashion Revolution, a global movement born in the wake of the disaster, which calls for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry.

The kit feature small scrolls on which makers all over the world are encouraged to write – slowly and in their neatest handwriting on their own or in groups – one of three provocative but not preachy messages designed to get both writer and reader thinking about the true cost of fashion and inspire them to play their part in improving the ugly side of the industry.

Shop-droppers not shop-lifters

The finished scrolls, tied with a pretty bow and featuring an invitation to “please open me”, a smiley face and a kiss, can then be ‘shop-dropped’ into the pockets of garments in fashion stores, or clothes worn by family, friends and colleagues.

This deliberately non-confrontational form of ‘guerilla activism’ using handcrafts is a designed as an alternative to some the more traditional aggressive types of activism.

Sarah Corbett, founder of the Craftivist Collective, said: “We help people learn the art of ‘gentle protest’. We want every part of the fashion industry to be beautiful, not just the clothes. Our pocket-sized scrolls are powerful and poignant little reminders of the role we can play as consumers. They’re designed to make us think about how the clothes we buy and wear are made, and how we might be able to help tackle problems like poor conditions for workers or the use of materials that are damaging to the environment.”

Asking #whomademyclothes

Orsola de Castro, co-founder and Creative Director of Fashion Revolution, said: “We want to unite the fashion industry and ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased, so that what the world wears has been made in a safe, clean and fair way.

“The Craftivist Collective’s Mini Fashion Statements are a really simple, fun and creative way to be part of the Fashion Revolution. Made with love and placed into a pocket on a store’s clothes rail, they surprise shoppers with a message that reminds us to be more curious about our clothes.

“They may be small, but they have the power to make shoppers stop and consider the people who make our clothes, their working conditions and human rights issues. This shows that activism doesn’t need to shout from the rooftops, it can gently provoke from our pockets!”

The Mini Fashion Statement kits were pioneered by Sarah during workshops at Stockholm Fashion Week and Helsinki Design Week, and are the first non-stitched Craftivist Collective project. Sarah will be holding further workshops in London and Lincoln in early April to introduce people to the kits and teach them how to do ‘shop drops’ to distribute their mini fashion statements.

[Subhead:] Editor’s notes

CRAFTIVIST COLLECTIVE: Founded in 2009, the Craftivist Collective produces projects, products and kits to help individuals and groups across the globe change the world one stitch (or sentence) at a time using slow, gentle, beautiful activism. You can find out more at

FASHION REVOLUTION: Fashion Revolution is a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. Fashion Revolution Week runs from 24-30 April 2017. For more information visit

RESOURCES / CONTACT: Logos and product imagery, as well as quotes and interview opportunities, are available on request – please email

MINI FASHION STATEMENT KITS: Each kit features: a roll of high quality scrolls, each with an embossed Craftivist Collective logo; three different colours of ribbon (enough for 10 scrolls) to help make your messages stand out; ‘Crafterthought’ questions to reflect on as you write; two small free gifts; tips and message templates. They will available from 24 April at <a

EVENT: Hackney, London: Thursday 6th April, Showroom Studio, 6.30-8pm. £10 You will learn the art of gentle protest, create beautiful small fashion statements supporting the organisation Fashion Revolution to put into the world as catalysts for change and practice the skill of shopdropping (the opposite of shoplifting).

Posted by craftivist collective on 2017-02-16 18:10:19

Tagged: , craftivism , craftivist , collective’ , activism , protest , ‘gentle , sewing , craft , handicraft , ‘DIY , kit’

lienn tshirt

lienn tshirt

it’s actually prettyer then in the photos, I love this shape. the waist is vintage japanese silk

Posted by larimeloom on 2010-04-26 14:17:16

Tagged: , clothing , fashion , handmade , etsy , larimeloom , diy , indie , linen , cotton , portrait , summer

♥Colorfull hair♥

♥Colorfull hair♥

This is a fun thing that i tried to do, my sister had tons of makeup that she didn’t use, like eyeshadow, and i tried to paint the hair with eyeshadow with a makeup brush, and it worked! :3 Well the colour won’t last long.. Because it doesn’t stick to the hair. And it gets very sparkling! x3
So i tried to dye (actually my sister..) Mias hair purple and light blue! :3 Would be cool if she had only light blue dip dye! 😀
And i coloured Pontu’s hair pink! <3 love it! And he looks cute! ^w^
And i actually dared to make a sidecut on Theresia! :S
And did it shorter. 🙂 But i don’t like the hair that is left, someone that knows how to remove the last hair??? :c Oh and i did colour her hair green, red,purple, blur, lightblue! 🙂
And you can easily wash it out.

Posted by ♥Swedish fashionista♥ on 2013-08-18 13:20:48

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Posted by vocelyn on 2011-07-26 04:00:31

Tagged: , sewn , sewing , diy , clothes , fashion

1967 DIY Fashion Ad (2 pages), Pretty Summer Dresses, Simplicity Jiffy Dress Patterns (lengua española revista)

1967 DIY Fashion Ad (2 pages), Pretty Summer Dresses, Simplicity Jiffy Dress Patterns (lengua española revista)

Fashion description, in Spanish, 1960s sleeveless, mod-floral shift dress on left:
"Este traje cómodo, sin mangas, deriva su atractivo del aspecto siempre nuevo que da el algodón inarrugable y de la mezcla de colores atrevidos que trae su estampado. Es uno de esos shifts que una quiere llevar a todas horas."

Very rough English translation:
"This comfortable outfit, sleeveless, always derives its attractive new look that gives the crease-resistant cotton and mix of bold colors which brings your print. It’s one of those shifts that you want to wear all the time. "

Fashion description, in Spanish, cap-sleeved dress on right:
"Las curvas tenues y la manga apenas insinuada, dan a esta batita el toque de distinción que usted busca para una ocasión especial. Para quienes no pueden usar las tallas comunes, estas tallas intermedias tienen la ventaja de que se ajustan a su cuerpo y vienen en estilos tan graciosos y favorecedores como el que aquí mostramos."

Very rough English translation:
"The subtle curves and sleeve barely suggested, give this the better touch of distinction you are looking for a special occasion. For those unable to use the common sizes, these intermediate sizes have the advantage that fit your body and come in such graceful and flattering styles as shown opposite."

Published in Buenhogar con Good Housekeeping (women’s Spanish language magazine), August 1967, Vol. 4 No. 2

Fair use/no known copyright. If you use this photo, please provide attribution credit; not for commercial use (see Creative Commons license).

Posted by classic_film on 2015-03-18 18:35:04

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1973 DIY Fashion Ad, Coats & Clark Fashion Sewing Supplies & Sewing Book for Teen Girls

1973 DIY Fashion Ad, Coats & Clark Fashion Sewing Supplies & Sewing Book for Teen Girls

"We’ll help you make it yourself."

Published in Seventeen magazine, January 1973, Vol. 32 No. 1

Fair use/no known copyright. If you use this photo, please provide attribution credit; not for commercial use (see Creative Commons license)

Posted by classic_film on 2014-06-04 15:27:01

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1968 Fashion Feature, “Red, White, & Ruffled” Dresses

Two-page 1960s magazine fashion/home sewing feature, McCall’s patterns, 1968

Published in Redbook magazine, November 1968, Vol. 132, No. 1

Fair use/no known copyright. If you use this photo, please provide attribution credit; not for commercial use (see Creative Commons license).

Posted by classic_film on 2013-10-10 20:54:33

Tagged: , 1968 , 1960s , magazine , retro , vintage , woman , girl , print ad , pretty girl , fashion , classic , clothing , clothes , wardrobe , dress , DIY , nostalgia , women , beauty , blonde , consumerism , girls , sewing , dress pattern , nostalgic , ephemeral , hair style , sixties , housewife , budget , homemade , smile , color , publicité , reklame , anzeige , publicidad , werbung , anuncio , revista , hübsches Mädchen , niña bonita , mujer bonita , hübsche Frau , pretty , beautiful , old , style , frau , mujer , añejo , época , clásico , schön , kleidung , ropa , lady , jahrgang , alt , oll