Betsy Greer turned Craftivism into a Masters thesis. The creator of Craftivism.com, she believes that crafting and activism are meant to be together. Her new book, Knitting for Good Knitting for Good, is a handbook of projects, tips, and thoughts on using your crafty skills to make the world around you a better place. It makes me wish more than ever that I knew how to knit!
She launched craftivism.com in 2003. The site includes an extensive definition of craftivism along with Betsy’s personal blog. On the site, she defines craftivism as activism + craft. She says “that each time you participate in crafting you are making a difference, whether it’s fighting against useless materialism or making items for charity or something betwixt and between.”
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!