Here at R.Riveter, it’s no surprise that we’ve claimed Rosie the Riveter Day as one of our favorite holidays. Every March 21st, we celebrate our namesake and what she represents — pride, honor, and commitment.
And this year is no different. To celebrate, we’re launching a new collection inspired by Rosie’s iconic denim jumpsuit and red scarf. The new accessories feature dark-wash, 100% cotton premium denim made in the USA at Vidalia Mills.
Each R.Riveter handbag takes a journey across the country before arriving at your doorstep. Components are crafted by independent military spouses in their homes around the nation and shipped to R.Riveter's FabShop to be assembled into a one-of-a-kind product.
- 100% premium cotton denim from Vidalia Mills
- Height 3" x Width 6"
- Weight .12 lbs
Inspiration Behind the Name
Lucy Stone’s story begins like most of ours: learning about the way the world works through our parents. What she uncovered though, was that men had an advantage and special privileges over women for no apparent reason, like, whatsoever. And this totally did not fly for her. In the moment of time she was born into, women had no voting rights, barely any rights over their bodies, were paid significantly less than their male counterparts, and on top of it all had to wear long dresses layered with petticoats practically everywhere and in any season. Anyone else feel icky just thinking about it?
Our heroine’s story picks up at the age of 16 when she began teaching in district schools. She noticed the major pay gap between her and the men who taught the same material and voiced a huge “nope” to the committee. She was met with a “too bad” and a shrug.
Now that her blood was really boiling, let’s move on to her days in college, because yes, our girl was motivated to be heard. She started a debate club with a few of her gal pals and guess what—when she debated a guy from a newspaper over the topic of women’s rights, she totally blew him out of the water. *You go girl!* This led to her confidence to take on the government and demand that women have more rights starting with voting. You can thank her and her hard work for many of the rights we enjoy today as women.
Stone is remembered for being a powerful public speaker, an abolitionist, and suffragist. But truth be told she had her hand in so many more things that we didn’t even scratch the surface of (like her role in dress reform because she was totally over having to wear dresses every day and her work in roles within a marriage). *swooning times a thousand*
Fun fact: Lucy never took the last name of her husband Henry Blackwell because she felt doing so erased her of her own identity. (Henry was in full support of course. We love seeing a man who backs his woman like he did.)
Denim Care and Indigo Disclaimer:
Due to the natural characteristics of this fabric, the coloring may rub off on light colored fabrics and upholstery (similar to a new pair of denim jeans). Care should be taken when wearing with light colored clothing. General wear and use will fade the color and gain its unique appearance. Because of the unique properties of denim, please use a specialist for professional cleaning.