Suffragette Tartan Scarf
To celebrate the Centenary Year of this momentous occasion in our UK history.
This unique tartan was officially registered on 6th February 2018. One hundred years to the very day, when ‘The 1918 Representation of the People Act’ was passed by Parliament. Which became law after receiving Royal Assent on 6 February 1918. Prior to this act being passed, all women and working-class men who didn’t own property were denied the right to vote in a general election.
This being the final year of World War One meant that of the millions of British men who fought in WWI, an actual third of them still had no right to vote. And the Women, who had proved they could do the same jobs as men in factories, offices and on the land during WWI, also had no representation.
The word ‘Suffrage’ means ‘the right to vote in political elections’. The name ‘Suffragette’ was introduced by the media with the intention that the ‘ette’ suffix would “belittle and show that the women who were campaigning for a vote, were less than the proper kind of suffrage worker”.
However, the Suffragette name was embraced by the campaigners, who were mainly women. But not all Suffragette’s were women, there were also men campaigning alongside them. As a result of the Suffragette movement, women over the age of 30 who owned property, or married to someone who owned property were now allowed to vote for the first time. Despite these restrictions, it was still a huge victory, giving 8.4 million women in Great Britain the vote! And also the voting franchise was extended to an extra 5.6 million men. How great was that!
This ‘Suffragette Tartan’ is the only Authentic and Officially Registered Tartan in the world to honour the Suffragettes. We have created this exclusively for you by weaving the DNA of the Suffragette into its very core, by incorporating these significant colours:-
GREEN, WHITE & VIOLET: Are the historical colours of the Suffragette. The first letter of each colour ‘G’ ‘W’ ’V’ represented their goal, to ‘Give Women the Vote’.
All our scarves are beautifully wrapped in crisp white tissue paper and popped into our stylish pillow boxes. So when they arrive they are ‘gift ready’. Making it ideal, for us to send direct to your friends, relatives or loved ones, on your behalf, anywhere in the world!
Orders received by 3pm are delivered to UK destinations the next day. Some remote areas of Scotland and Ireland may take 2 days. Orders received on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday are dispatched on a Monday and arrive with customers on a Tuesday. International deliveries are defined by each individual country.
Proud to say this beautiful scarf is made in Great Britain!
Dimensions: Approx. 24cm x 200cm (10 x 77 inches).
Materials: 100% Luxury Brushed Lambswool.
Delivery: You will see the costs for delivery at the checkout, before confirming your order.
Returns: 28 Days – see full terms.