Welcome to Unlock the Future

We print heroines on bags!

We dedicate ourselves to the promotion of heroines; women who fought for the rights and freedom we now have and who paved the way for us; as women, as people, as a culture and as interconnected global citizens.

Sometime in the future we will – besides heroines – also print heroes and historical events on bags, since we at Unlock the Future adore courageous and non-traditional or groundbreaking men as well!

The Bag

The suffragette totes are £ 14 each, the 2nd World war Spy bags are £ 12 each and are hand printed on both sides.
The other tote bags are printed on one side only and are all £ 12 each. They are 100% pure cotton and measure 42 by 38 cm. All bags have free UK delivery.
If you buy the whole set of 6 bags of suffragettes or female spies, you get one bag for free.

Buy the bag here >

 

We give 10 percent of the profit from the sale of our tote bags bag to the four charities listed below. These charities all work to protect human rights for girls and women, whether it being liberty from female genital mutilation, forced marriage and ‘honour’ violence or sexist advertising, trafficking in women and prostitution or simply having the right to divorce.

 

Equal, self-determined and free: this is still a distant goal for the majority of girls and women around the world.

1. Freedom charity in the UK
www.freedomcharity.org.uk

3. The AHA Foundation in the USA
www.theahafoundation.org

2. Femmes for Freedom in the Netherlands
www.femmesforfreedom.com

4. Terre des femmes in Germany
terre-des-femmes.de

Sites we like

Education and funding

UK charity for the promotion of women’s history.
www.womenshistorynetwork.org

Leading UK charity campaigning for women’s rights at work, at home and in public life.
www.fawcettsociety.org.uk

Charity supporting projects that transform the lives of women both internationally and in the UK.
www.feminist-review-trust.com

Online UK publication dedicated to heroic women, past and present.
www.theheroinecollective.com

70 famous women who changed the world.
www.biographyonline.net

Some of the ‘female firsts’ for women in the 20th century.
www.theguardian.com

Imagine if we made animated musicals about the women of history and myths who refused to behave.
www.rejectedprincesses.com

Women who have graced the pages of history, from ancient to modern times.
womenofhistory.com

10 female pioneers: from suffragettes to style icons
www.theguardian.com

Blog celebrating the achievements of female activists and campaigners.
hercause.wordpress.com

The Feminist Library is a large collection of feminist literature based in London.
feministlibrary.co.uk

American organisation that celebrates the accomplishments of women.
nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org

 Mother’s Day Proclamation from 1870 by Julia Ward Howe envisioning it as a Day of Peace.
peacealliance.org

‘One Billion Rising’, the biggest mass action to end violence against women.
www.onebillionrising.org

Project that catalogues sexism experienced on a day to day basis, showing that it is a valid problem to discuss.
everydaysexism.com

The Real Story of Kathrine Switzer’s 1967 Boston Marathon
kathrineswitzer.com

The suffragettes: pics, articles and east London info

The Women’s Library is the oldest library in Britain devoted to the history of women’s activism.
www.lse.ac.uk

Pictures, pamphlets and posters from ‘The Women’s Library collection’.
www.flickr.com

Time line symbolising women’s battle for equality.
digital.library.lse.ac.uk

Why is it important to remember the women’s suffrage campaign.
www.suffrageresources.org.uk

Antiquarian books, pamphlets and ephemera by and about women.
womanandhersphere.com

The Women’s Exhibition of 1909 in London’s Knightsbridge.
annesebba.com

13 Rarely Seen Photos of Women Voters in 1920’s America.
www.rd.com

London’s east end Suffragette map by the ‘gentle author’.
spitalfieldslife.com

Historical events connected to Sylvia Pankhurst and the East End Suffragettes.
inspiringcity.com

The Papers of Sylvia Pankhurst, 1882-1960
www.ampltd.co.uk

The amazing life of visionary women’s rights activist, writer and politician Annie Besant.
www.newworldencyclopedia.org

Pictures of the match women’s strike of 1888 at the Bryant and May’s factory in Bow, east London.
bryantandmaymatchgirlsstrike

10 empowering Millicent Fawcett quotes
www.harpersbazaar.com

East London Federation of Suffragettes Radical History Tour.
www.feministfightback.org.uk

Great information about the life of Sylvia Pankhurst from this East End blogger including where to find some of the harder to find locations.
diamondgeezer.blogspot.com

Site that aims to document all the memorials – plaques, monuments, statues, fountains that commemorate a person, an event or a building – in London.
www.londonremembers.com

The East End Women’s Museum seeks to record, research, share and celebrate the stories of east London women past and present.
eastendwomensmuseum.org

Roman Road Trust in London, a social enterprise supporting local journalism and the local community.
romanroadlondon.com

Women’s Suffrage Movement and its presence in the London borough of Camden by Aurora Metro, an arts and educational charity.
www.aurorametro.com

One of the many interesting articles on the website of UK’s parliament about male supporters of women’s suffrage.
www.parliament.uk

Article from the House of Commons library about universal suffrage and how some women, and all men, finally gained the right to vote in 1918.
commonslibrary

John Stuart Mill: liberal philosopher and intellectual.
www.parliament.uk

John Stuart Mill’s famous essay: On The Equality of Women (The Subjection of Women)
open.library.okstate.edu

George Lansbury, politician, social reformer and mayor of Poplar, East London who stood for social justice, women’s rights, and world disarmament.
www.theguardian.com

The Early Suffrage Societies in the 19th century – a timeline
www.parliament.uk

Article painting a more nuanced image of Winston Churchill’s attitude towards women’s suffrage.
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

2nd World War spies and general info:

World War II – Women of the SOE
seducedbyhistory

The role of women at work during World war II
caber.open.ac.uk

10 women who helped ensuring victory during world war II.
listverse.com

15 badass women of World War II you didn’t learn about in history class.
www.upworthy.com

British spy and war time heroine Pearl Cornioley Honoured.
womenofhistory.com

WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy Was A Woman—And A Hero
www.youtube.com

VERY powerful interview with Odette Hallowes, World war Two intelligence officer.
www.youtube.com

Violette Szabo Museum: The history of a real life heroine
www.violette-szabo-museum.co.uk

Meet Nancy Wake — The White Mouse Of The French Resistance
allthatsinteresting.com

Krystyna Skarbek honoured with bronze bust at Polish Hearth Club.
www.theguardian.com

The Daring Exploits of Virginia Hall
coffeeordie.com

Virginia Hall: the most important American spy most people have never heard of.
www.npr.org

Documenting Numbers of Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution
encyclopedia.ushmm.org

Shocking book about Ravensbrück, the only concentration camp designed specifically for women, written by British journalist Sarah Helm.
www.theguardian.com

www.telegraph.co.uk

The Nazi Party: Women of the Third Reich
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org

Was Vichy France a puppet government or a willing Nazi collaborator?
www.smithsonianmag.com

Page from the Holocaust Encyclopedia about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor and theologian known for his opposition to National Socialism.
encyclopedia.ushmm.org

Hannah Arendt (1964) – What Remains? (Full Interview in German with subtitles)
www.youtube.com

Blog

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Recommended reading

The phenomenal author and jungian psychologist Clarissa Pinkola Estés
www.clarissapinkolaestes.com

A Woman’s Worth: Marianne Williamson
www.abebooks.co.uk

Women & Power: A Manifesto: Mary Beard
www.goodreads.com

The chalice and the blade: Dr. Riane Eisler
www.amazon.co.uk/Chalice-Blade-Riane-Eisler

The Creation of Patriarchy: Gerda Lerner
www.amazon.co.uk/Creation-Patriarchy-Women-History

Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
www.amazon.co.uk/Testament-Hope-Essential-Writings

If This Is A Woman: Inside Ravensbruck: Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women by Sarah Helm.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/If-This-Woman-Ravensbruck

The Origins of Totalitarianism by political philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)
www.waterstones.com/book/the-origins-of-totalitarianism

The phenomenal author and jungian psychologist Clarissa Pinkola Estés
www.clarissapinkolaestes.com

A Woman’s Worth: Marianne Williamson
www.abebooks.co.uk

Women & Power: A Manifesto: Mary Beard
www.goodreads.com

The chalice and the blade: Dr. Riane Eisler
www.amazon.co.uk/Chalice-Blade-Riane-Eisler

The Creation of Patriarchy: Gerda Lerner
www.amazon.co.uk/Creation-Patriarchy-Women-History

Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
www.amazon.co.uk/Testament-Hope-Essential-Writings

If This Is A Woman: Inside Ravensbruck: Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women by Sarah Helm.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/If-This-Woman-Ravensbruck

The Origins of Totalitarianism by political philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)

www.waterstones.com/book/the-origins-of-totalitarianism

Esoteric Christianity: Annie Besant

www.amazon.co.uk
www.eden.co.uk/christian-books

Feminine Endings: Music, Gender, and Sexuality: Susan Mcclary
www.amazon.co.uk/Feminine-Endings

Opera, Or The Undoing Of Women: Catherine Clement
www.goodreads.com
www.amazon.co.uk/

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 tales of extraordinary women
www.amazon.co.uk/Good-Night-Stories

Women’s London: A Tour Guide to Great Lives: Rachel Kolsky
www.goodreads.com

100 pioneering women, richly illustrated mini gift book from the National Portrait Gallery, London.
www.npg.org.uk

The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women: Harriet Rubin
www.readinggroupguides.com

Architects, Angels, Activists and the City of Bath, 1765-1965 by Cynthia Imogen Hammond.
www.amazon.co.uk

Contact

We can research any subject and have it printed on a bag, whether heroines, heroes or historical events. Please email us at info@unlockthefuture.net with your ideas and we will get back to you.

For wholesale enquiries please mail: wholesale@unlockthefuture.net

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