The tricolor ribbon is a signature fashion statement of the suffragette movement, seen on sashes, ribbons, and other accessories. In 1908 Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, the co-editor of the WSPU's newspaper, Votes for Women, designed the suffragettes' colour scheme of purple for loyalty and dignity, white for purity, and green for hope.
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Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), “Suffragette ribbons,” Suffragette Stories, accessed March 21, 2019, https://suffragettestories.omeka.net/items/show/138.