SOLE Craftivism

Students in Rachel’s Crafting and the World of Design class recently participated in the Stitches For Survival project, a worldwide knitting, crocheting, and sewing project intended to raise awareness about climate change at the UN’s COP26 conference in Glasgow.

SOLE created and sent two panels that will be joined with the work of hundreds of other crafters. The final scarf will be 1.5 miles in length, symbolizing the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius. Afterwards, the work will be recycled into other projects, such as art installations and blankets for unhoused people and refugees.

Though it’s still being sewn together, the scarf is already beginning to gather media attention, including by the BBC, where the organizers gave a shoutout to the Canadian contribution. Keep a lookout for our pieces when the final creation is assembled and displayed in November!