News News & press releases Tatty Devine Announces Partnership with Fawcett 21 MAY 2018 We are delighted to announce we will be launching a range with the iconic British jewellery brand Tatty Devine to celebrate the centenary year. Tatty Devine has a long history of creating pieces that support women's rights supporters, encouraging them to wear their feminism with pride. The brand is spearheaded by female creatives Rosie Wolfenden MBE and Harriet Vine MBE. To celebrate this partnership and the 100-year anniversary of the first women in Britain securing the right to vote, Tatty Devine has created an exclusive collection inspired by British suffragist, Millicent Fawcett. The classic Speech Bubble and Lipstick necklaces have been combined and reimagined in Tatty’s classic tongue in cheek style to advocate the feminist expression ‘Nevertheless She Persisted’. Necklaces, earrings and brooches brandish the phrases ‘Equal Pay Now’, ‘Girl Power’ and ‘Anatomy is Not Destiny’ in a reflection of the causes and beliefs that The Fawcett Society stand for, with a Tatty Devine twist of glittery laser cut acrylic. Homages to Millicent herself take the form of a sparkling warning sign stating ‘I have Millicent tendencies’ and a placard emblazoned with Millicent’s own words ‘Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere’. This last piece has been inspired by the statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square. Marking the centenary of the Representation of the People Act a new statue by Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing of leading Suffragist campaigner Millicent Fawcett, is to be unveiled in Parliament Square on 24th April. This monument will be the first statue of a woman in Parliament Square, and the first to be created by a woman. Its unveiling will be a major event in the Mayor of London’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign, which celebrates the role of women in the capital. Alongside Fawcett, the names and portraits of 59 men and women who campaigned for women’s suffrage are inscribed on the plinth. The statue has been commissioned by the Mayor of London with 14-18 NOW, Firstsite and Iniva to commemorate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, through the Government’s national centenary fund. “I am so excited about Tatty Devine’s exclusive collection. The pieces are both fun as well as having deeper political messages. It's great that a donation from each sale will go to the Fawcett Society. I am a huge fan and cannot wait to wear this new jewellery.” Gillian Wearing OBE “One hundred years ago women advocated, campaigned and fought bravely against a system that denied them theirfundamental democratic rights, and Tatty Devine’s collection beautifully celebrates these bold activists. In particular, the collection takes inspiration from Gillian Wearing’s design of the first statue of a woman in Parliament Square, of Suffragist Millicent Fawcett. So much has been achieved over the past 100 years but there is still a long way to go. The collection will help support the Fawcett Society to continue to fight for gender equality.” Justine Simons, OBE, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries “We are thrilled to partner with Tatty Devine to celebrate this landmark year with a range inspired by Millicent Fawcett. She dedicated her life to securing women the vote, and we are proud to continue our work in her name. Now you can help us keep her legacy alive by campaigning for the rights of women and girls everywhere. Wear your piece with pride!” Sam Smethers, Fawcett Society Chief Executive “We are incredibly proud to play a part in this momentous occasion. The Fawcett Society is such an important institution and it is an honour for Tatty Devine to support the advancement of gender equality and women’s rights". Rosie Wolfenden MBE & Harriet Vine MBE For each purchase of the collection a donation of £3 will be given to The Fawcett Society, to support campaigns such as the fight to close the gender pay gap, secure equal power, change attitudes towards women and to defend women’s rights post-Brexit. The collection will launch on 5th June, retailing for between £30 to £35 and will be available to buy at www.tattydevine.com, as well as their stores in Covent Garden and Brick Lane. The pieces will also be available to purchase from The Fawcett Society online shop. If you require additional information, imagery or quotes from Tatty Devine, please do contact Julia Terrey: [email protected]/ 07758038067 About Tatty Devine: Tatty Devine is the go to brand for original, fun, acrylic statement jewellery, and was founded in the heart ofeast London in 1999 by Harriet Vine MBE and Rosie Wolfenden MBE after graduating from Chelsea School of Art. All jewellery is still designed and handmade in house by a female led team. They often collaborate with artists, designers and their favourite cultural spaces to create special collections throughout the year. All of Tatty Devine’s collections are sold online and in their two London stores in Covent Garden and Brick lane. New designs, as well as iconic pieces from their archive, are highly coveted and collected by a loyal fan base from all over the world and discovered by new customers every day.