Craft Scotland and Make it Green

24th October 2019

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Craft Scotland have just released a new set of Make It Green case studies, highlighting the work of Scottish-based makers to make their methods more environmentally friendly.

The articles feature advice on working with alternative materials, reusing and upcycling, sourcing local materials, preserving natural environments, and much more.

The new articles are a welcome addition to diverse array of Make It Green articles already published by Craft Scotland, which give an extensive overview of how crafts in Scotland are engaging with environmental issues.

Many of the creative solutions that the case studies discuss, such as working with re-purposed waste or procuring materials from new sources, are highly relevant to arts organisations and these articles demonstrate the value of collaboration between arts and crafts in order to reduce our environmental impacts.

Irene, director of Craft Scotland says:

The climate change crisis needs urgent attention and action. Individually at Craft Scotland we all share a commitment to creating a working environment and culture that will reduce our environmental impact. As a national agency we also have an important role in raising wider awareness of the innovative and effective working practices of makers from across Scotland and showing where they have impact.

Craft Scotland also jointly run the Green Crafts Initiative with Creative Carbon Scotland, a sister organisation to the Green Arts Initiative that brings together a community of people working in crafts of all kinds. You can read more about the Green Crafts Initiative here.

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