Many indigenous women in remote northern communities must travel long distances to give birth, often doing so without the in-person love and support of their families and loved ones. As well, the financial challenges of providing for a newborn are amplified in these communities where infant clothing and basic needs like diapers are incredibly expensive. Imagine how comforting a baby layette bag of handmade woolens, a few necessary store bought baby goods and a personal note of congratulations and encouragement would matter to a new mom?
Love, support and hope matter.
Join Subculture Yarn in combining our love of fibre craft and our humanitarian concerns to support new indigenous mothers and families, while at the same time generating a powerful wave of fibre arts driven fundraising for our friends doing amazing work at True North Aid.
There are many ways you can get involved and together with True North Aid, we can make a difference, one stitch at a time:
Join us in combining our love of fibre craft and our humanitarian concerns to support new indigenous mothers and families, while at the same time generating a powerful wave of fibre arts driven fundraising for our friends doing amazing work at True North Aid.
How can you get involved and help make an even bigger difference you ask? Follow SUBCULTURE Yarn on social media (Instragram and/or Facebook) to stay on top of news and updates in our craftivism project with True North Aid! We will be posting updates on our progress and sharing event information as we go! Share this page, let your local yarn store know about it, repost and share our social media posts, invite your friends, knitting and crochet group members and anyone who might be interested in contributed their fibre arts energy to this exciting project!
On social media, please make sure you tag your related posts with @subcultureyarn and #subcultureyarncraftivism so we can share in celebrating your energy and contribution to this project!
Your layette bag will be a gift of welcoming and congratulations. The effort, care and thought your pour into your crafting carries with it your intent, energy and love. Layette bag guidelines were developed in concert with True North Aid. These are “minimal” guidelines. If you would like to add extra baby things, please feel free to do so. You can also donate more than one layette bag!
Our target goals are 50 layette sets donated and $5,000 raised, but to get there we need your help! Won’t you join your heart and your hands to the cause?
Are you a slow knitter? Short on funds? Happy to make a sweater but overwhelmed at the thought of making a whole set? Good news! You can leverage the power of community, work with knitting friends, family members, guild members, fibre arts group friends or your friends at your local yarn store to collaborate and create a layette together! This is an amazing opportunity to create community and make a tangible difference coming together and doing what we love.