In 1849 Walter Hunt was granted a patent for what we now know as the safety pin, but ancestors of todays safety pin date back as far as the Middle Bronze Age in the Second Millennium. While necessity drove the invention of the safety pin, it was inspiration from the punk movement and designers as diverse as Vivienne Westwood, Versace & Steven Sprouse who used the safety pin as a symbol of solidarity. As a symbol the safety pin has represented everything from friendship to saying "fuck you" to "the establishment".
We consider the pin a public display of solidarity in the emerging Pro-Kindness/Anti-Hate movement. We will stand with those who are like minded and be an ally, a protector of sorts, for those who are vulnerable via our presence or taking action.
A portion of the sales from the Winky&Dutch Brooch Pin will be made to Planned Parenthood
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