Victory is Ours!

Its official the AirNZ video is gone and the petition organisers have given us a certificate to say we won.  We are still going ahead though with our exhibition, so keep those sleep masks coming as we demand a formal apology from AirNZ and a donation to Rape Crisis.

Ban AirNZ Sexist Safety Video

Our initial protest of the AirNZ sexist safety video has grown and with members of a feminist mothers group also giving us support, we have set up a temporary project group to mount a significant campaign to get this video banned.  There is a seperate blog where you can keep up to date with whats happening, and we would greatly appreciate your help and support, as this is an international protest, as this video is flying around the world.

This safety video is spreading 50 year old style of sexist ideas of marketing, as AirNZ have colluded with a peddler of female objectification Sports Illustrated. Children and adults alike are forced to watch this advertising as it has been used to co-op a safety video for a capitalist agenda. This video not only objectifies woman, promoting a single ideal of beauty, leaving woman passengers feeling humiliated and unsafe and female staff flight staff embarrassed, and sending dreadful messages on body image to young children on these flights, this video also enforcing a colonizing agenda of Pacific Island people.

To view the offending video click on,

There are several actions proposed,

1. Art Exhibitions: Two craft based art exhibits, you can take part in, one involving paper planes and complaint letters and the other airline sleep masks with radical messages, for more information follow this link,

2. Petition: A petition is circulating to ban this video, with now over a 1000 signatures, please sign,

Greyhound jackets - fashion fittings

Well last week we had our first greyhound bunting and jacket making sessions.  And today one member took them for a tryout on two four pawed supermodels, to check and adjust our pattern.  Don't the models look fabulous?

Keep Calm and Carry Them - Baby Wrapping Stencil

A crafty mum has made this awesome stencil to promote baby wrapping,

 "The truth is that the average Western infant between three weeks and three months of age is carried a little more than two and a half hours a day. We end up carrying the baby to the car in a container, through the store in a container, to eat lunch in a container, back to the car in a container. Sometimes from there to the swing that we can click [the container] right into without touching the baby so we can make dinner, into the bouncy seat while we eat, and soon to sleep in the crib. The West has diverged from eons of child rearing and has gotten to the point so that objects are defining our baby's existence more than our bodies".

Resist the TPPA

MARCH 29 – 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)

Huge Impact on Kiwis
Our government is negotiating an international agreement that could have a huge effect on the lives of ordinary kiwis. It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), and it involves eleven Asian and Pacific-rim countries, including the United States. If it goes ahead, we risk damage to our innovative economy, our pristine environment, our health, and the ability to shape our own future.
New craftivist member Lullaby Black and her dog Jake have made these wonderful banners for tomorrows protest, we want to make a call out for other such protest banners to be made to put on our city, town and village streets.

Final piece.
Props to Lullaby getting the band to put up the blanket.
Protesting at the Market
Go Lullaby!

Air NZ is Sexist

This is a CRAFTIVIST event in protest of the new Air NZ safety video that features swim suit clad woman insexualised poses. This video is a total objectification of woman, and is making woman passengers feel very uncomfortable, creating an unsafe environment for female staff and perpetuating a culture, that views woman as sexual objects for their pleasure. Also, this video has made passengers of Pacific Island and Maori culture upset due to the cultural appropriation.

In 2014 we would hope for better behaviour from a corporation that has been underwritten by NZ tax payers. This is not only ethically abhorrent but also incredibly bad for business as more and more woman are now refusing to fly with Air NZ.

For more information read this article,

In response we want to make paper planes to tie to fences and in radical shops, community groups windows, to conveying our rage. Please email us if you wish to participate and make some planes to send to up or drop planes off at Matchbox Gallery, 166 Cuba Street.

The first installation has been at The Freedom Shop, Newtown, Wellington.  

The paper planes not only have slogans but also comments from woman passengers, about how this safety video made them feel.