Women Who Made a Difference

The history of the women’s suffrage movement is a perfect match for our radical and historical interests here at the Radical Tea Towel Company. No wonder we have several designs inspired by the movement on our products – here we explain the background.

Our suffragette ‘Women’s March’ design was inspired by Margaret Morris’s cover for the song sheet of ‘The March of the Women’, the anthem of the women’s suffrage movement in Britain. It was composed in 1910 by Ethel Smyth with words by Cicely Hamilton. Smyth dedicated the song to the Women’s Social and Political Union. In January 1911, the WSPU’s newspaper, ‘Votes for Women’, described the song as “at once a hymn and a call to battle.”  Like most things in life, you can listen to a recording on YouTube!

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The UKIP Christmas Party – and Other Progressive Causes of the Year

Have you been invited? The invitation looks something like this:

UKIP Christmas Card

 

We can’t wait. And what great inspiration for our Christmas cards this year! In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of Emily Davison, and the new ‘Suffragette’ blockbuster filmed in 2014 (to be released on 16th January 2015), here’s another design with a more traditional suffragette theme:

Suffragette Christmas Card

 

Both of the above are already available on our website as part of this year’s radical Christmas card collection. Here are another two new designs for 2014, commemorating some progressive causes this year:

Calm Down Deer Christmas Card

 

Desmond Tutu Tolerance

 

We tip our hats to two important campaigns this year – ‘No More Page 3‘ and the fight against homophobia in Uganda and around the world. We’ve no doubt missed a few important ones, but couldn’t think of any that could easily translate into Christmas card designs. Any ideas?