This interview is with the founders of Books For Change, a campaign to get more diverse books into primary schools. Born from a love of diverse children’s literature and one of the co-founders lived experience of racism – they had known for a long time that schools desperately needed to diversify their bookshelves. They also knew from working in schools in a community engagement capacity, there are little or no funds to purchase the latest diverse books… so they decided to set up a crowdfunder and buy the book themselves! You can also do that too – see their tool kit for help and guidance.
This interview is with Katy from Make Waves Studio, a sustainable indie brand repurposing textiles to make vintage-style accessories and homewares. Based in Folkestone, Katy is also part of a:dress (read about it here).
This interview is with Leah Thorn from a:dress: a creative venture started in Folkestone to raise awareness of fast-fashion pitfalls, and to share the impact the industry has on the environment and on women globally. This week is the a:dress festival, which includes virtual talks, workshops and a town-wide exhibition of garments made for the project by local women.