Suffragette Scarf

Suffragette Scarf by Ruth Dent

 

The Suffragette Scarf – Celebrating a Centenary of Votes for Women in the UK

 

Imagine this scene – over one hundred years ago – and you’re there with your best friend, both of you wearing your smartest dresses decorated with tricolour ribbons and a sash?

 

You’re fighting for the right to vote.

 

There with your sisters – brave, courageous, a powerful force demanding justice, recognition and change.

 

Photo of the 1908 ‘Women's Parliament’ at Caxton Hall, held at the beginning of each parliamentary session from 1907 by The Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), part of the British Suffragette movement

The Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), part of the British Suffragette movement held a ‘Women’s Parliament’ at Caxton Hall at the beginning of each parliamentary session from 1907.

After the success of Votes for Women, 8.5 million women had the opportunity to vote for the first time in the General Election in the UK on 14 December 1918.

 

Suffragette Scarf by Ruth Dent

 

The Suffragette Scarf celebrates these courageous women who changed the status quo.

Wear your Suffragette Scarf with pride and gratitude, celebrating the centenary, your right to vote and unity with your sisters over the century and across the world.

Challenges remain today, and this scarf can be a symbol to remind us to be bold and brave, every day, and that there is always hope.

The creative power of women will continue to change the world for the better, for everyone.

 

Suffragette Scarf by Ruth Dent

 

Created with the traditional colours of the suffragette movement:

  • Purple for loyalty and dignity
  • White for purity
  • Green for hope

The purple, white and green are no longer the separate stripes of the twentieth century.

Today the colours mingle and flow, the organic lines and shapes suggesting the presence of nature.

 

A vision of co-operation and equality

 

One hundred scarves to celebrate the centenary of ‘Votes for Women’.

 

Suffragette Scarf by Ruth Dent

Your scarf comes rolled in a signed handprinted screen print (1-100).

The Suffragette Scarf is 44 x 200cm, printed on light habotai silk.

Made in Britain.  Free worldwide shipping.

Buy yours now

 

Share the joy of a beautiful scarf imbued with colour and meaning.

Buy one for yourself and one for a friend.  £240 using code ‘TWO’ at checkout.

 

 

How will you wear your Suffragette Scarf?

 

Do you remember the first time you voted in a General Election?

 

The next time I vote, I’ll wear my Suffragette Scarf, and post a photo.

And I look forward to seeing your photos too.

Do share your photos with me on Instagram, and tag me:

@ruthdentart #travelswithmyscarf

Ruth Dent wearing her Suffragette Scarf

 

Suffragette Scarf by Ruth Dent

 

I am immensely grateful to the Suffragettes.

For what they achieved, sometimes at great personal risk and sacrifice.

I value my vote and use it.

This scarf is my vision of equality, which looks back at the past and forward to a future where all are equal.

Because equality is best for everyone.

Let’s share the journey together.

 

 

Endnote

 

Emily Wilding Davison died after trying to put one of the original striped Suffragette Scarves onto the bridle of the King’s horse as it raced in the 1913 Epsom Derby.

It took one hundred years to unravel the truth.

 

 

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Shipping

The price of £140 includes postage and packing and VAT in the European Union VAT Area, and postage and packing to all other destinations. Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed or International Signed is used, depending upon which service is available in the destination country. Please be aware that if you live outside the European Union VAT Area you are responsible for charges levied when the goods cross the relevant frontier. I regret that currently the scarves cannot be despatched to Russia, China or India.

Returns

I’m sure you’ll love your scarf and I want you to be delighted with your purchase. If you live in the U.K. and want to return your scarf, or would prefer a different design using my gift swap option, this is what to do: Send me an email (sales@ruthdent.com) with the order number, and return the scarf, unused, in its original packaging within 28 days of receipt and I will issue a full refund and pay your return postage, or send your requested replacement scarf (to the same value as the original purchase).

Please note that the gift swap option is valid once only per purchase.   If you live outside the U.K. and want to return your scarf, or would prefer a different design using my gift swap option, this is what to do: Send me an email (sales@ruthdent.com) with the order number, and return the scarf, unused, in its original packaging within 28 days of receipt and I will issue a full refund, or send your requested replacement scarf (to the same value as the original purchase).

This does not affect your statutory rights.   See full Terms & Conditions

 

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