SOCKS FOR A CAUSE
Made by Women - For Women
To help inspire the next generation.
Febb Burn's words changed the United States forever. We created Febb's Boutique to show the impact of a woman's words on history.
Through our partnership with AWAKE, Febb's Boutique directly promotes advocacy and representation for at-risk women and children.
by World's Softest Sock
Made in Niota, TN
Socks for Suffrage
The Yellow Rose
The yellow rose was a highly significant symbol during the fight for Women's Right to Vote. State Legislators would wear a yellow rose if they supported the 19th Amendment, and a red one if they opposed it. The yellow rose above is our way of showing our support of the courageous suffragists that helped ensure the right to vote for millions of women to come.
How One Woman's Words Changed History
In August of 1920, 35 states had ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. With the Tennessee Legislature in gridlock Febb Burn wrote to her son, State Representative Harry Burn, asking him to change his vote from nay to yay and make women's suffrage national law. Moved by his mother’s words, he cast the tie-breaking vote, and in doing so ensconced a woman’s right to vote in the U.S. Constitution. That strong woman shaped the course of American history, as well as that of our company. The Burn family co-founded Crescent Sock Company in 1902, and today Febb’s great-granddaughters are proud to bring you Febb’s Boutique to celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment.
AWAKE launched in 2013 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on the advancement of women and kids through education and policy change. In five years, through our volunteer advocacy work, we have had significant impact on the health and safety of thousands of women and children living in Tennessee. Our approach is simple. We are action-oriented, strategic and bipartisan.
Febb's and AWAKE
A portion of all proceeds from Febb's Boutique go to AWAKE to help support their work providing a voice for Women and Children in Tennessee