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Staying Empow(her)ed!

New styles inspired by women in history who paved the way.

Introducing 12 new bracelets in honor of Women’s History Month! Silpada has launched new bracelets in six distinct colors, each of which represents the characteristics or values of powerful women throughout history. Wear them to be reminded of the strong women who came before us and as motivation to continue making changes towards gender equality.

Bolo bracelets
Green (hope) | Red (power) | Pink (love) | Purple (dignity) | White (new beginnings) | Black (solidarity). See the bolo bracelets up close here.

Choose one or layer them all!

Pick the bracelet(s) that best resonates with your values. Our hope is that each time you put one on it motivates and empowers you, reminding you of your connection to women everywhere, all taking steps towards a more equal future, together. 

Women's Month stretch bracelets
Green (hope) | Red (power) | Pink (love) | Purple (dignity) | White (new beginnings) | Black (solidarity). See the stretch bracelets up close here

We love the idea of wearing more than one color at a time to represent the qualities you most want to amplify that day! Which color(s) speak to you?

Meanings:

GreenHope – the emblem of spring, the color of hope.

Purple Dignity – worthy of honor/respect, loyalty to cause.

WhiteNew beginnings – Fresh start, good energy, new beginnings.

RedPower – cannot be denied.

PinkLove – unapologetically feminine, representing compassion and love.

BlackSolidarity – a color that everyone owns, accessible to all, symbolizing solidarity during times of change and progress.

Take a quick dive into history and learn how the women’s suffrage movement used colors to improve visual recognition of their causes. 

The suffragists adopted colors to reflect the focus of their movement: Green, White, and Red stood for “Give Women Rights”. While the sashes are often seen on suffragettes (and even in Disney’s Mary Poppins!) used Green, White, and Purple, which demanded, “Give Women Votes”. 

When by 1903 women had not been enfranchised, Emmeline 

Pankhurst and others frustrated with Fawsett’s moderate campaigning style founded the militant, Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), whose motto was “Deeds not words.” Their strategy was to demand, not ask for their rights. These became suffragettes as we know them today. These would become the suffragettes as we know them today.

The label of ‘suffragette’ was first used in a Daily Mail article with the intention of the “ette” suffix “to belittle and to show that they were less than the proper kind of suffrage worker,” says Elizabeth Crawford, a researcher and author on the women’s suffrage movement, “But they (the WSPU) took up the name and were very proud of it.” Reminds us of a certain “Nasty Women” label…).

The WSPU adopted the color scheme of purple for loyalty and dignity, white for purity, and green for hope- which not only distinguished them in their political movement but proved to be a huge marketing success. 

The Woman Suffrage Procession

The organizers of the first major suffrage parade, “The Woman Suffrage Procession” in 1913, also used distinct colors to represent each group of their supporters, creating a color scheme representing harmony and order: Social workers wore dark blue, educators and students wore green, writers wore white and purple, and artists wore pale rose.

Which color speaks to you?

See the bracelets up close on Silpada.com.

Shop bolo Bracelets or stretch bracelets

Shop Silpada’s Women’s Month Jewelry here.

Join the conversation

Follow @SilpadaDesigns on Instagram and Facebook in March for inspiration from women in history & in our community! Share yours by tagging @SilpadaDesigns, #MySilpadaStyle and #MarchisMeMonth.

– Tessa

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