Sister Suffragette Women's Shirt

Sister Suffragette Women's Shirt

$22.00




This image is not intended to rewrite history (ahem, “The Greatest Showman.”) This isn’t a a rosy-colored lens that looks back at the movement for women’s suffrage and shows these women working together hand in hand, negating the history of racism and prioritization of white women’s needs above women of color.

There’s no question that white women had to fight a for the right to vote 100 years ago. Hard. But they did so without intersecting, often while pushing down, ignoring, or disparaging women of color. This image is meant to show my love and admiration for each of these suffragettes, in her own right. All of whom deserve equal acclaim and admiration. All deserving of the title “sister suffragette.”

The women’s suffrage movement is a story of courageous women and bold courage. It’s also the story of forgotten heroes (primarily women of color), racist exclusion and white supremacy. It is our history as women. And by owning it. ALL of it—the bravery and the cowardice, the victories and the failures—and recognizing all of it as our own, we can learn from it. We can understand better how it impacts our world as women and as feminists. And we can intersect with those stories with compassion and love.

Pictured are the following suffragettes:

Ida B. Wells: This abolitionist, journalist, civil rights leader, and suffragette. When the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) demanded that she not march on President Woodrow’s Inauguration Day (because many white Southern women refused to march with a black suffragette), she refused the order, waiting until NAWSA had passed and joining the march. Ida went on to found the NAACP.

Amelia Bloomer:One of the very few prominent white suffragettes who was extremely vocal in her opposition to the siloing of black suffragettes and the lack of intersectionality within the movement, Amelia worked alongside better-known names like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony (she actually introduced the two women) in her efforts to advance the rights of all women—not just white women. Amelia became the first woman to own and run a newspaper. She also created the controversial women’s clothing—the bloomer!

Felisa Rincón de Gautier: This Latinx hero, who led the women’s suffrage movement in Puerto Rico (and was one of the first Puerto Rican women to vote in 1929), was also the first woman to be elected mayor of a capital city in the Americas. Felisa was also one of the organizers of the Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico, which advocated for self-government and whose slogan was “Pan, Tierra, y Libertad” (Land, bread, and liberty). Her legacy is still a rallying cry for activists in Puerto Rico who continue to fight for either statehood or decolonization, as well as many Latinx individuals in the United States whose votes and voices are consistently suppressed.

Iroquois Clan Mother: These “keepers of culture” in the matrilineal Iroquois clans, both inspired and heavily influenced the strategy of early suffragettes. The equitable society of the Iroquois, where women participated at all levels of decision making, inspired the women’s suffrage movement—all without credit. Historian Sally Roesch Wagner says, “They [early suffragettes] believed women’s liberation was possible because they knew liberated women, women who possessed rights beyond their wildest imagination: Haudenosaunee women.”

This soft and flowy feminist shirt features four sister suffragettes in honor of the anniversary of women gaining the right to vote! Perfect for Women's History Month and International Women's Day, this intersectional cry for equality is the perfect feminist gift! © Design by Fourth Wave Feminist Apparel

Meet your new favorite T-shirt. This relaxed-fit women’s cut tee runs true to size (if you prefer a more fitted look, you may want to size down), has a gentle scoop neck, and is crafted from butter-soft, ringspun, pre-shrunk combed cotton (AKA, this is the comfiest shirt you will ever put on your beautiful body) Materials: preshrunk ringspun combed cotton blend.

Fourth Wave feminist apparel makes a great gift for your favorite sister in the resistance, ally, friend, or partner. Or, you know, yourself. https://www.etsy.com/shop/fourthwaveapparel

No toxic chemicals here! We use water-based, eco-friendly inks to screen print our shirts.

Check out our FAQ below for more information on custom order, organizations we donate to, sizing, materials, shipping, and wholesale opportunities.

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Payments

Please note that all Idaho orders are subject to 6 percent tax.

Shipping from United States

Once shipped most domestic orders take anywhere from 2 to 10 business days to arrive depending on the efficiency of your local postal service. International shipping delivery times may vary between 2 and 12 weeks. Items are shipped within two weeks, depending on factors such as order volume (all items are made by hand on demand). We'll get your order out as soon as humanly possible (just keep in mind that when order volumes are high, we are limited in how fast we can get orders out by sleep and our day jobs. Let us know through email (at time of payment) if you have any special considerations. To keep your shipping charges reasonable, we ship via USPS First Class Mail.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Returns and exchange details

It is very important to me that you are satisfied with your purchase! If there is any problem with your order, message me right away and we will make it right. If for any reason, you need to return or exchange any items, please contact me within one week of receiving your purchase. All returns and exchanges must be made within 30 days. Please note that all returns must be in unworn, unused condition, and that the buyer is responsible to pay return shipping charges.

Additional

ABOUT FOURTH WAVE'S SHIRTS:
Please note that the women's shirts sold on Fourth Wave are not your standard babydoll. The relaxed fit triblend runs true to size and is a not a juniors style (read: not clingy), ultra soft, ultra light, preshrunk, and is a flattering, feminine fit on pretty much anybody. Choose your normal size. A sizing guide can be found with the photos of each shirt.

Everything you see here is made by hand, by me, with real ink and real screens. I aim for perfection, and I want you to be happy with your shirt. But as a non-Walmart human, every now and then I don't notice that I got a dab of ink on my hand, etc. Please let me know if there's a problem with your shirt. I want you to love it, and I want you to wear it with pride.

You should also know I use waterbased inks. I use them because they're nontoxic (and emit water when I cure them instead of deadly chemicals so I don't expire in my studio). I love the way they look with these retro designs. The white ink is NOT 100 percent opaque on all tshirt colors, and will show a little bit of your tshirt color through the ink (scroll through the photos above to see what I mean). If you're looking for a thick, opaque ink (that will crack and peel as it ages), you want a mass-produced shirt from Walmart.

Last thing! Please note that all orders are made on-demand (e.g., I don't keep a massive stock of shirts with me at all times). This helps me keep costs as low as possible and give you tons of options in size and style.

PRIVACY POLICIES
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of a shirt, for example), if you contact me directly.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

-as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
-when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
-if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
-as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

-Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
-Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
-Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
-Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

-Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
-Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
-Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
-Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Noelle Ihli, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at fourthwaveapparel [!at] gmail.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:

Noelle Ihli 6522 W. Limelight Dr. Boise, ID 83714

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

1-2 week turnaround. Price varies depending on how many shirts you order. Prices include ONE color of ink, and one design location, up to 9 x 12 inches (either horizontal or vertical) in size. Preparing your artwork and creating a screen for your unique design is included in your pricing! http://fourthwaveapparel.com - Click on "Wholesale"

Wholesale pricing applies even if you order several different styles of shirts (from different listings)! Just shoot me a message.

If you'd like me to help you design something, I'm happy to do that, just send me a convo! And if you know what you want, please send me a high-resolution PDF of the design to fourthwaveapparel@gmail.com ! Please note that your design MUST be the same across all t-shirts.

Does Fourth Wave donate to any organizations?

Yes. 5% of my profits from Fourth Wave Apparel are donated to Women for Women International, a top-rated organization on Charity Navigator that provides resources, education, and lifesaving aid to women around the globe. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” -Rumi

We also support our local Democratic Party of Idaho!

Sizing details

Fourth Wave’s t shirts run very true to size (scroll through the photos above to see real women and men wearing Fourth Wave). The blank apparel industry is filled with cheap babydoll shirts, and I’m not interested in selling you any of those. Take a look at our sizing chart (just scroll through the photos above), and order the right size for you. I absolutely love the styles I offer here. They’ve been carefully curated for their softness, fit, quality, and style. I’m also proud to offer sizes XS-4XL on almost every item in my shop. Inclusive sizing matters, and all bodies are beautiful.

Materials

I use high-quality, butter-soft, no-shrink, triple-stitched, true-to-size apparel. I take ethical sourcing and ethical production very seriously. The wholesaler I work with is a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), which upholds rigorous standards for sustainability, sourcing, and ethical work conditions. As well as the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA).

INK
I use eco-friendly, water-based ink that does not emit toxic fumes while curing. It’s so safe you can eat it (YUM). The ink feels soft when dry and literally becomes part of the t-shirt.
Please also note: White water-based ink is NOT 100% opaque on all t-shirt colors. This vintage look is 90-95% opaque--and beautiful.

Are Fourth Wave's products handmade?

Everything you see here is made by hand, by me, with real ink and real screens. I personally believe in the messages I create, and you’d better believe I’m wearing my own shirts out into the world as I work to make it a better place for all of us. Keep in mind that all orders are made on-demand (I don't keep a massive stock of shirts in all designs/colors/sizes because that would be WHOA). Creating your shirt on demand helps me keep costs as low as possible and gives you lots of options in size, color, design, and style.

Where can I find Fourth Wave on social media?

Seeing your photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest warms my feminist husk of a heart. Whether you're marching, protesting, or having brunch with your BFF, I love to see women and men! of all shapes, sizes, ages, and colors wearing Fourth Wave feminist apparel. Tag your photo with #FourthWaveApparel find me on Facebook (Fourth Wave Apparel), Instagram (@FourthWaveApparel), and Pinterest (Fourth Wave)!

How is shipping calculated?

Etsy calculates shipping automatically, based on item weight and size. However, if you are ordering a large number of t-shirts, there will often be a shipping overage, which I'll refund to you as soon as your shirts ship!

Want a different style?

If you don't see the style/design combo you want, never fear! I make all of my products in house, so the sky’s the limit. I don’t list all design options for every single shirt, so you don't have to scroll for 8 years, but if you love a particular style of shirt but want a different design, just let me know in your order notes.

Wholesale availability

If you’re interested in placing an order of 20+ shirts, please reach out! I’m happy to answer all your questions and can provide quick turnaround and a fantastic, quality shirt for your event or party.

Return/Exchange Policy

I want this to be your new favorite t shirt. That means, if you’re not happy with it, please reach out before leaving me a nastygram in your review. I’m not perfect--despite my best efforts, a little blob of ink escapes without my notice. But I’m always happy to make it right. On a similar note, if you LOVE your shirt, please do leave me a review--it means the world to me to know that you are wearing your feminist shirt with pride while you make positive change in the world.

Returns/exchanges accepted.

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