A creative call for local climate action

This autumn, in the wake of the damning 2021 IPCC report, described as “a code red for humanity,” we’re bringing together Manchester craftivists and climate-concerned members of the community to urge local leaders for action on climate change with the COP Twenty Stitch project.

COP Twenty Stitch is the brainchild of Bawn Textiles conscious fabric store in Glasgow, and we’re delighted to be bringing the concept to Manchester!

Along with local makers we’ll be co-creating an exhibit for our Stretford Mall space, highlighting the impact of the fashion industry on climate change and calling for local action. Made from post-consumer clothing and textiles, the display will be exhibited at Stitched Up from mid-October. It will include messages from local people to our MPs, asking them to support immediate and ambitious action on the climate.

Join our making days, share a message or email your MP

Whether you’re an aspiring or practising craftivist, or just keen to demand action on the climate, we invite you to join in with the COP Twenty Stitch project.

We’re hosting three Making Days for you to get involved with designing and making the exhibit. You can also come along to add your message to your local councillors or MP, asking them to back urgent and ambitious action on the climate. These will be incuded in the exhibit and sent to leaders via social media. We’ll also have template emails and social posts you can send if you want to follow up with a direct mail to your reprentatives.

The making sessions will take place at our Stretford Mall workshop space on Saturdays 25th September, 2nd October and 9th October from 1-4pm. They are free and open to anyone (young people aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult), but please register here to let us know you’re coming. All materials will be provided.

All are welcome – come along and get involved!

Stitched Up x

Register for a place at the Making Days here.

Help us COP Twenty Stitch up our window!