This tea towel is based on a 1909 poster advertising Votes for Women, the official Suffragette newspaper. The design is by Hilda Dallas (1878-1958) and incorporates the Suffragette colours of purple, green and white. "The Suffragettes" was the nickname of the Women’s Social and Political Union, who had broken away from the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies to pursue militant tactics under Emmeline Pankhurst. Despite the depiction of Suffragettes by their critics as ‘unladylike monstrosities’, our heroine stands empowered and elegant, comfortable in both her femininity and politics. One hundred years on, thanks to suffrage movements across the world, women can vote almost everywhere, but often their voices are still drowned out - and when they are heard they are frequently misrepresented or ignored. So here’s your chance to show solidarity with your sisters in the fight for female equality!
Votes for Women Wanted - Linen Union Tea Towel
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UK-woven linen union
Made in the UK
Wexford linen union tea towel, 57% linen / 43% organic cotton. 240gsm approx. Bleached with hydrogen peroxide, more environmentally-friendly than chlorine bleach, for superior print quality and brightness. Measures approximately 28 x 18 in. Stitched on all four sides. With wash label. and hanging loop. Machine wash at 100 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.