Recently created initiative, Crawl Arts, aims to createÂ new stories for positive change in our environment through works in deliveryingÂ up-cycled, â€œactivatedâ€ clothing and creative educational programmes. Working to “use creativity to engage a mainstream audience withÂ climateÂ relatedÂ issues” through their clothing, they provide “narrative illustrations to weave environmentalÂ consciousnessÂ in
The concept behind their clothing is influenced by traditional Guatemalan garments, embellished with colourful stories that illustrate the peoplesâ€™ social and cultural history. They are worn with pride and form part of their idenity. If the same were true for many of the products that line the high street shops in the UK, their narratives would more likely give cause for concern.
At Crawl Arts, it is believed that the everyday things we wear and use should not only be sustainable, but active. As well as being reclaimed (â€œup-cycledâ€), or sourced from responsible UK manufacturing partners, their garments tell stories that provoke different ways of thinking for how to engage with our natural world.
Additionally, Crawl Arts has developed their first creative educational program, School of Crawl.Â Working in partnership withÂ GiGL (Greenspace Information for Greater London) and the Royal Parks Foundation, they will be running it between 21st â€“ 28th AprilÂ at Thomasâ€™s London Day School, Kensington.
Interested in learning more? Contact Crawl Arts Here: