A Craftivist approach to fashion with Sarah Corbett

7 March 2024

Deadline: March 20, 2024

Meet Sarah Corbett, founder of the global Craftivist Collective at a talk on ethics and sustainability in fashion and textiles at:

Craft NI Gallery
115-119 Royal Avenue

On the 20th March at 12.30pm


Beginning her career working for global anti-poverty organisation Oxfam, Sarah now leads Craftivist Collective. CC partners with campaigning organisations to use craft and creativity as the tools to make lasting impressions with decision-makers aiming to bring about positive change in society.

Notably, her campaign during London Fashion week in 2017 raised awareness of a number of sustainability issues in the industry, particularly highlighting conditions for workers in the garment trade overseas. Sarah will share some of her experiences and knowledge as an active observer of the sector and its journey in increasing sustainability.

There’ll also be the opportunity for a making activity led by Sarah and created in collaboration with Fashion Revolution.

To ensure we have enough materials for this fun and thought-provoking activity, RSVP is essential by booking your place here. If you have any issues with booking please contact info@craftni.org.


All craft resources supplied and ethically sourced.

No craft skills needed.

Suitable for 14+

You can find out more about Sarah’s craftivist projects here.

Or hear even more from Sarah as part of Imagine! Belfast Festival in broader conversation with Craft NI Director Katherine McDonald.


About Sarah:

An award-winning activist, author and Ashoka Fellow, Sarah Corbett founded the global Craftivist Collective in 2009 and coined ‘Gentle Protest’ as her unique methodology. Corbett creates products and services for individuals, groups and organisations to do effective craftivism (craft + activism) prioritising audiences who have never done activism before. Sarah’s pioneering work has helped change government laws, business policies as well as hearts and minds. Her talk ‘Activism Needs Introverts’ was chosen as a TED Talk Of The Day. Co-creator of the Girlguiding Craftivism badge, Corbett’ new book The Craftivist Collective Handbook is published 2nd May 2024.


Photo credit: Craftivist Collective



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