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Here's how you can support Black Lives Matter
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Jun 02, 2020

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Here's how you can support Black Lives Matter

Craft Factory stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, today and every day. We are committed to supporting our Black colleagues and followers, and taking action against the systematic injustices facing the Black community. Like many organisations, we know we have a long way to go. We want…

Crafters around the world unite to help animals affected by Australian bushfires
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Jan 08, 2020

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Crafters around the world unite to help animals affected by Australian bushfires

Crafters around the world have united in a bid to help the many animals affected by the Australian bushfires. This is welcome news in light of the devastating revelation that upwards of half a billion animals have lost their lives in the blazes which have been raging since September -…

Khol's Is Releasing An Adaptive Clothing Line For Kids With Special Needs
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Jul 23, 2019

5 mins

Khol's Is Releasing An Adaptive Clothing Line For Kids With Special Needs

More and more clothing retailers are trying to be inclusive because there's a lot of ableism in the world of fashion. Often, people with disabilities are left marginalised by the designs of clothes; with measurements that are impractical for their needs, and accessories which they might find impossible to use.…

Inspiring Sisters Help Struggling Families By Reading Bedtime Stories On Facebook Live
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Jul 23, 2019

5 mins

Inspiring Sisters Help Struggling Families By Reading Bedtime Stories On Facebook Live

When you're a small child, there are few things more engaging and engrossing than being read a bedtime story. It might sound frivolous to place so much importance on See Spot Run and The Cat in the Hat. But reading to children from a young age has an incredibly important…

Germany Makes Measles Vaccinations Compulsory For All Kids
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Jul 22, 2019

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Germany Makes Measles Vaccinations Compulsory For All Kids

The German government has announced new legislation which will make the measles vaccination of all children compulsory for parents. From now on, parents will have to prove that their children have been vaccinated before they can attend school. If they haven't, then they can expect to pay hefty fines of…

School Finally Adopts Same Rules For Boys And Girls Dress Codes
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Jul 16, 2019

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School Finally Adopts Same Rules For Boys And Girls Dress Codes

Despite the lengths we have gone to, in many parts of the world, in order to ensure that people are treated the same regardless of gender - there are many areas that are comparatively regressive. School dress codes, for instance, tend to be centered around the attire of female students…

Three-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Serves As Flower Girl In Her Bone Marrow Donor's Wedding
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Jul 12, 2019

5 mins

Three-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Serves As Flower Girl In Her Bone Marrow Donor's Wedding

As truly unthinkable as it sounds, sometimes children as young as two or three are diagnosed with potentially fatal illnesses. At the tender age of two, in fact, Skye McCormick was given a heartbreaking diagnosis - she had leukaemia. Fortunately, she managed to survive the ordeal after an anonymous bone marrow…

Amazon is selling a life-size inflatable speedboat for all the family
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Jun 13, 2019

5 mins

Amazon is selling a life-size inflatable speedboat for all the family

We've all gazed enviously at millionaires in their speedboats and wished we could be them. Well, there's no luck on that millionaire thing yet, but you can have the speedboat! In inflatable form, anyway... Amazon is selling a life-size inflatable speedboat just in time for summer, and it's as close…

Miracle Baby's Life-Affirming Smile Sends Hope To Anxious First Time Parents
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Jun 05, 2019

5 mins

Miracle Baby's Life-Affirming Smile Sends Hope To Anxious First Time Parents

When you're an expectant parent, there is nothing more anxiety-inducing than the idea that your child could be born unhealthy. You're helpless in the matter - there's very little you can do if your baby happens to be born with a weakened immune system or a rare, incurable condition. That's…

Toy Store Owner Shames Parents Who Leave Their Children Unsupervised In Her Store
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Jun 03, 2019

5 mins

Toy Store Owner Shames Parents Who Leave Their Children Unsupervised In Her Store

A toy store owner has taken to social media to shame parents who leave their children in her store. While having children play with products is all part of the parcel of being in the toy business, Ginette McGee, 44, said that a worrying number of parents treat her store…

School Creates Pay-What-You-Want Lunch So Students Can Eat Without Embarrassment
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May 28, 2019

5 mins

School Creates Pay-What-You-Want Lunch So Students Can Eat Without Embarrassment

A school in Annapolis is offering a pay-what-you-want lunch initiative. The scheme was set up to reduce the divisions created by wealth in the area, which resulted in many pupils turning up to school hungry - a situation that was not only impacting their ability to learn but causing social…

Mums Praise 'Miracle' Bubble Bath That 'Makes Babies Sleep All Night'
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May 16, 2019

5 mins

Mums Praise 'Miracle' Bubble Bath That 'Makes Babies Sleep All Night'

A problem which plagues all new parents is getting their baby to sleep through the night. While waking up for feeds is inevitable, when a child is waking up every other hour, it can be a draining experience for parents, who, with the responsibilities of modern life, don't want to…

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