March is Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month

It's 31 days of championing a diverse society where everyone's contributions are celebrated and recognised equally. The theme this year is 'Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories'  and those stories are everywhere... on the news, in theatres, online and, no doubt, around your kitchen table. 
Not coincidentally, two of our favourite holidays happen in March:   
First, International Women's Day on 8 March, a global event officially recognised by the UN in 1977, which raises awareness and empowers women by discovering, documenting and celebrating women's lives and achievements;

And also Mothering Sunday on 19 March, which raises awareness and empowers women by discovering, documenting and celebrating women's lives and achievements, but on a slightly smaller scale!  In actual fact, Mothering Sunday has its roots in a centuries-old tradition when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as servants were given this one day off to visit their mother and family.

 It's amazing how far we've come... and how far we still have to go.

There's a strong link between influential women and motherhood... in fact, when we asked everyone on the Initially London team to choose the one woman they most admire to celebrate on IWD, half of them chose their mother or grandmother. Check out our IWD blog post to read more about that.

If you're celebrating the remarkable women in your life next Sunday, or all month, may we suggest using monograms to commemorate them? 

Monograms have been used for centuries as a luxurious way of making something unique and personal.  Today, monogramming shows you went the extra mile to design a gift for someone special that is hers and hers alone. 

Check out our Mother's Day Gift Edit for inspiration.  Our product line is classic, well-made and timeless, with each item designed to wear any of our monograms well.  

Of course we are delighted to monogram goods you purchase elsewhere.  In fact, we LOVE demonstrating how a beautiful embroidered monogram lifts everything from a charity shop or bargain purchase to luxury goods and antique and vintage finds. 

Have a look at some of the fun things we've done for clients lately for both our retail and trade clients including ... 

Laser-etching a family crest on vintage wood chargers for a ski chalet
Wood charger plates laser etched with our client's family crest
Embroidering initials on handmade linen bags used as party favours by Caroline Foster Brown
Event planner Caroline Foster Brown asked us to embroider these linen bags with initials
A bespoke font used to personalise a child's overnight bag
Floral B monogram embroidered on a pink tote bag
Block print napkins made by Faro Home and purchased at Cologne & Cotton, brought to us for monogramming
Faro Home napkins purchased at Cologne & Cotton and brought to us for monogramming
Happy International Women's Month to you and all the remarkable women in your life. Let's celebrate each and every one. 

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