Here at The Fibre Studio, we are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ERA with our newest colorway, “Equal Rights for All, Y’all.” Ready by March, Equal Rights for All, Y’all, is available in time to celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8.
On a steamy July day in 1923, Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman unveiled a brand-new proposal to the women activists gathered in Seneca Falls, N.Y. A simple idea that the American government could not discriminate against women simply because they are women. That proposal later became the Equal Rights Amendment.
“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged
A full century later, the ERA is not yet in the U.S. Constitution, despite its passage by Congress and ratification by the necessary 38 states. Women remain legal second-class citizens; our sole constitutional guarantee is the right to vote.
The Fibre Studio has chosen Studio Sox as the base for their brand new colorway. Each skein has approximately 440 yarns and the fiber content is 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon. Perfect for a knitted pair of socks, a scarf or shawl. We chose to use the colors of blue and green to coordinate with the colors of the ERA North Carolina Alliance. If you purchase a skein at the Carolina Fiber Fest in Raleigh March 10-11, you’ll receive an ERA Yes button to wear with pride.
If you’d like to know how you can make equal rights a reality for women, check out the websites of our friends at the ERA-NC Alliance and the national ERA Coalition. Show off your projects and ERA pride using hashtags
#ERA100, #KnittersForERA and #I<3ERA #fibrestudio and #equalrightsforallyall.