Kombos has emerged out of a desire for autonomy and competence. Kombos uses macramé in combination with recycled materials to create unique statements about the environment or the uniformity of everyday life.
Craft products can challenge the social order and advocate for change as they relay messages about causes such as peace or justice.
Like all forms of craftivism, Kombos brings the crafts out of the marginalised applied arts sphere and establishes them into progressive and creative advocacy tools.
Although macramé has been used in learning and communication disorders classes to improve visual motor coordination, the craft itself still triggers images of domesticity as historically it is linked with traditional women’s activities.
Knotting techniques transform natural fibres such as cotton or linen into visual communications in everyday life which inherently honour women’s history of crafting in addition to their advocacy value.