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International Women’s Day & Day Without a Woman
Published March 7th, 2017 by Emily Roberts
Why are we celebrating March 8th? Because fighting for womens’ rights is at the core of our company. Indigenous was created to showcase the artistry of some of the most talented women garment workers in the world. All the while, we ensure our artisans are paid a fair wage and work in safe conditions. By providing good work, opportunity, and new skills to women, whole communities can be lifted from poverty.
International Women's Day began with garment workers. Working in torturous turn of the century garment factories, women said enough is enough and stood up for their rights. Those women walked out of their jobs and into the streets, marching into their place in history. International Women's Day commemorates their courage—and the courage of all women who have fought for equality—while calling on women across the globe to #BeBoldForChange.
Today is also the first Day Without a Woman. Afterall, celebrating International Women's Day through a general strike only seems fitting.
Here are the three suggested ways of participating in Day Without a Woman:
Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor
Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman
Let us know how you're participating. Are you wearing red? Taking a day to yourself? Going for a hike? Spending time at a local, woman-owned business? Use the tag #InMyRed to let us know.
What are we doing? Well, some of us are staying home from work. Others are wearing some ethically made red threads.
Indigenous, as a company, is donating $5 to The Global Fund for Women for every mailling list sign up we receive Wednesday, March 8th, through Thursday the 9th at midnight.
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