Intersectional Environmentalism and Thörn Alexander a Needlepoint Company

Thörn Alexander is a needlepoint company that demonstrates Earth Day everyday but with an emphasis on Intersectional Environmentalism.

Brooke is the founder of Thörn Alexander where canvases are hand-painted and threads are sourced from small, family-run businesses. “Our goal with this one walk on Earth is to enrich an ecosystem of makers and shakers around the world with impact while doing good in the process.” Brooke’s company donates 10% of their profits to certain organizations that “… empower vulnerable women and children, create educational pathways out of poverty and protect our planet.” And all of that on their homepage.

Brooke also points out that Intersectional is a term coined by Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, a law professor, in 1989. Kimberlé coined the term in an effort to explain how African-American women faced different prejudices than white women and that mainstream empowering movements did little to further darker-skinned women’s lives. In an article by YW Boston What is intersectionality, and what does it have to do with me?, says “Without an intersectional lens, events and movements that aim to address injustice towards one group may end up perpetuating systems of inequities towards other groups.”

Thörn Alexander seeks to combine an older textile art with newer outlooks and strives for mindful stitching but with high-quality materials and sustainability in focus. Brooke’s style combines camping and couture. Take a look at this canvas for 4/20 😉

See more about them on their website or Instagram.

Blue Dream on 13 Needlepoint Kit (this canvas planted a tree) by Thörn Alexander

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