Millicent Fawcett tea towel
Millicent Fawcett was the first women immortalised in a statue in Parliament Square in 2018.
- 100% organic cotton
- Sturdy half panama unbleached US cotton (48cm x 70cm)
- Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
- Includes hanging loop
- Designed and printed in the UK
It took a long time for women in the UK to finally get the vote on an equal footing with men (in 1928), and it was almost a century again before they got their first statue in Parliament Square in April 2018. It was Millicent Fawcett, founder of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), who was given this deserved honour. Fawcett led the NUWSS from its foundation in 1897 tirelessly, and while the Pankhursts and others later split from the NUWSS out of frustration with its low-key tactics, she wouldn’t let such differences in opinion divide her from her fellow sisters. She was a suffragist herself, but upon the death of the suffragette Emily Davison, she delivered these words in her honour: ‘Courage calls to courage everywhere.’ With this words, she continues to remind us to stand together and be inspired by one another’s bravery in the face of injustice. We hope it’s a message that calls to you.