Sarah Corbett grew up as an activist and has worked in the charity sector for over 7 years in engaging people in global injustices working in the UK for Christian Aid, DFID (UK Department for International Development) and most recently Oxfam. She started doing craftivism (craft + activism) in 2008 as a hobby and reaction to traditional transactional and aggressive forms of activism. Due to demand Sarah set up the global Craftivist Collective in 2009 which now has thousands of supporters across the world. This hobby has turned her into one of the leading spokespeople in the craftivism movement (The Times featured her as the leader of one of their 5 'New Tribes' of 2012). Sarah has worked with Tate, Hayward, cult jewellers Tatty Devine, TOMS Shoes, British Library, Secret Cinema, UNICEF & Save the Children amongst others. As well as collaborating with charities and art institutions, she also sells craftivism products, kits & commissions, delivers workshops & talks & exhibits her own craftivism work around the world and is a craftivism columnist for Crafty Magazine. Her book 'A Little Book of Craftivism' was published October 2013 with Thames & Hudson & part crowdfunded by 150 funders.
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