Votes for Women Wanted crossbody bag
This bag 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!
Crossbody bag made with half Panama cotton (heavy weight, 309 gsm, textured finish). Design front and back and brass zip. Approx size: 33 x 33cm x 11cm gusset; will fit A4 folders or books. Printed fabric strap: width 2.5cm; adjustable length up to 49 cm; with antique brass buckle. Interior pocket to fit large mobile phone or purse. Lining in plain 100% cotton, half Panama. Sponge clean with warm water.