REIGN + GLORY
ISABELLA Mock Neck Sweater (Charcoal)
Our Mock Neck Sweater is named after ISABELLA BAUMFREE (1797-1883).
She was an activist under the name SOJOURNER TRUTH. She was born into slavery but escaped to freedom with her infant daughter a year before her state abolished slavery. ISABELLA became the first African-American woman to win a case against a caucasian man when she sued her former master for selling her 5 year old son.
She was illiterate but toured the US, speaking with passion + championing for political equality of all women along with the abolition of slavery. She spoke at the very first National Women's Rights Convention + at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in the 1850's where she delivered her famous "Ain't I A Woman?" speech. She was also known for working towards desegregation.
ISABELLA was a courageous woman. She was determined. She didn't care what anyone thought about her - she just wanted to do what was right + there was no stopping her. She attempted to ride a "white-only" streetcar + also tried to vote in the presidential election in 1872 but was turned away.
ISABELLA BAUMFREE is one hell of a Sister! She defied expectations by always doing what wasn't expected of her.
Like our Sister ISABELLA, our Mock Neck Sweater defies expectations. We've taken sweaters to the next level with our latest piece! The drop hem on the sleeve is flattering, neckline is chic, but best of all - we've hidden a kangaroo pocket INSIDE this Sweater! Perfect for keeping hands warm, carrying snacks for the kids or anything you want! It's not what you'd expect from a Sweater, it's better.
Bamboo 70% | Organic Cotton 30%
Wash + dry on delicate cycle. Or hang to dry.
PROUDLY MADE IN CANADA