With the upcoming centennial of Women’s Equality Day, we at SENREVE wanted to celebrate this historic milestone of women’s suffrage with something really special. 100 years ago, incredible women fought for the right to be heard, resulting in the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. As of today, we are 100 days away from Election Day and have the opportunity to exercise that right. In honor of the past women and the future generations of women we represent with our voices today, SENREVE imagined and launched the Women Of The World Scarf.
Read on to learn about the inspiration behind our limited edition scarf and how to make your voice heard in this year’s presidential election.
Behind-the-Scenes of our Women Of The World Scarf
For our Women Of The World Scarf, the team was inspired by this powerful image from the historic march that occurred on New York’s 5th Avenue on August 26th, 1970. The strike was sponsored by the Organization for Women (NOW) and this historic day of activism extended beyond NYC, with thousands of feminists across the country coordinating sister demonstrations.
Our 100% Italian silk accessory will instill confidence wherever you go, whether you’re wearing it on your new bag, accessorizing your outfit, or tying it as a headband. The scarf itself features an abstract portion of the historic event alongside our SENREVE aspiration to, “Be a Legend”. Each scarf is 1 piece of 20 that make up a limited edition print of this historic image, and only 200 scarves per color have been produced.
While August 26th is the day we celebrate women’s suffrage in the US, we know that the fight for women’s equality is global. Here at SENREVE, we always try to be thoughtful when it comes to our product names and colors. This is why we have chosen to name our three scarf colors after incredible women from all around the world:
Women of the World Scarf, celebrating Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo was a Mexican surrealist who used her paintings and self-portraits to depict Mexico’s social and political unrest. Through her life’s work, she explored questions of identity, gender, class, and race in society. Since her passing, she’s become recognized as an icon for Chicanos, the feminism movement, and the LGBTQ+ movement.
Women of the World Scarf, celebrating Emmeline Pankhurst
Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist who organized and led the UK suffragette movement and helped women win the right to vote. She founded the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), whose members fought to enfranchise women in the United Kingdom.
Women of the World Scarf, celebrating Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks was an American civil rights activist who is best known for her crucial role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and her successful nationwide efforts to end racial segregation. Parks was also vocal about women’s rights and in the 1940s, Parks and her husband were both members of the League of Women Voters.
As with all of our products, our Women Of The World Scarf has been thoughtfully produced and is effortlessly versatile. Each scarf is carefully hand-stitched with 100% Italian silk and can be worn in a variety of ways — as a headband, wristlet tie, neck tie, handle wrap, and more. We love to see how creative our SENREVE community gets with accessorizing with our scarves.
Preparing for the 2020 Election Day
There is so much more to do, but all of these women have fought to bring us to where we are today. Wear it as you fill out your ballot!
1. Make sure you are registered to vote — requirements for voting registration varies by State. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. If you are not registered to vote, make sure to apply for voter registration no later than the deadline to register in your State.
2. Understand your State’s voting requirements and important dates — what are the restrictions and requirements for absentee voting? Early voting? How is your State impacted by COVID-19?
3. Educate yourself on your ballot — there are numerous tools online to help you get a better grasp on the issues to be voted on. Most simply require you to enter your address so that you can get more personalized information on the issues that are closest to your home.
4. Spread the word — regardless of your stance on the issues, it’s important to continue to educate yourself and encourage others to be well-informed too. Remind at least three friends, family members, or coworkers about the upcoming Election Day. Hold one another accountable for getting in all of the proper registrations and requirements ahead of time so that your voice is heard this November 3rd.
With our Women Of The World Scarf, we’re so happy to celebrate women who have fought in their lifetime for us to be a part of a story where we can work alongside strong women leaders, like at SENREVE. As we continue to provide products that empower the women of the world, we hope to inspire you to continue lifting other women up. Wear it as an homage to the women who joined the march 50 years ago and in celebration of all the strong women in your life.