Sustainable knitting: Crowd Farming Yarn from Spain

Sustainable and ethical fashion is very close to my heart and I always try to contribute my parts against exploitation and waste in/ through the fashion industry. In recent years, I have educated myself, joined campaigns by the Fashion Revolution Movement and try to inspire others to rethink their relation with fashion, too. With my …

It’s Menstrual Hygiene Day: Time to talk about (my) period(s)

The art shown in the cover picture of this article has been created by Crafts and Cramps , a Berlin based organization/ artist collective to end the stigma around menstruation May 28th is a day for feminist activism: Today is #MenstruationHygieneDay, a day to fight for ending the global stigma on menstruation, period poverty and …

Women’s struggle: Women rights and communism in the 20th century

The international women’s day roots in the activities of socialist organisations and activists in the beginning of the 20th century. In the US and Europe those early socialist feminists fought for the introduction of an international day for the struggle of women. In 1917 the 8th of March became a national holiday in Soviet Russia. …

The personal (knitting) is political

When I started knitting a year ago, little did I know just how political that would be. Here I was, just looking for a nice, quiet hobby for after all my mind-wrecking thinking about the state of the world. I was wrong (and frankly, I should have known better, because, uh, everything is about politics). And just as I am, I don’t ignore politics when they come up.