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    The Winky&Dutch Safety Pin Brooch: A Subtle Statement Of Solidarity in The Pro-Kindness/Anti-Hate Movement

    The Winky&Dutch Safety Pin Brooch: A Subtle Statement Of Solidarity in The Pro-Kindness/Anti-Hate Movement



    The Winky&Dutch
    Safety Pin Brooch

    Anarchy Safety Pin $14.99

    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". 

    Safety Pin Dress by Stephen Sprouse Circa 1984 
    Winky&Dutch has seen the importance of and utilized the safety pin many times throughout the years in our collections. While we have a not so secret love, for all things seditious and a healthy respect, for waving a specific finger at rules & boundaries, we DO wholeheartedly support, believe in, and actively practice what the safety pin has currently come to represent. Stand with us against hate!

     

    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

     

    All Pins Shown Are $14.99 & Available At ShopWinky.com

     

    Wholesale Inquiries: sales@shopwinky.com

    Press Inquiries: PR@shopwinky.com

     

     

    TBT: WINKY&DUTCH + GIRLS LIFE

    In August 2001, for their Fall Fashion Issue, the editors of GL GIRLS' LIFE magazine, identified and editorialized Winky&Dutch tac pins as a way to update back to school basics, all year long. [caption id="attachment_2690" align="aligncenter" width="300"]TBT: Flashback to August 2001: Girls' Life Magazine shows their readers an easy & affordable way to update basics: PUT A PIN ON IT! The Winky&Dutch tac pin is still the way to go to update any look. TBT: Flashback to August 2001: Girls' Life Magazine shows their readers an easy & affordable way to update basics: PUT A PIN ON IT! The Winky&Dutch tac pin is still the way to go to update any look.[/caption] Fashion and times move forward and change regularly, sometimes at the speed of light. One thing has stayed the same, as pointed out by GL Magazine, Winky&Dutch was AND is an easy, affordable, and cool way to change a wardrobe basic from flat to fabulous. [caption id="attachment_2692" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Up close view of the Winky&Dutch Tac Pin in its 2001 editorial debut.  Showcasing  Piggly Wiggly (no longer available) & one of our many pieces of Kitty Cat artwork. Up close view of the Winky&Dutch Tac Pin in its 2001 editorial debut. Showcasing Piggly Wiggly (no longer available) & one of our many pieces of Kitty Cat artwork.[/caption] The more things change, the more they stay the same, is our TBT throwback Thursday mantra as we have made great changes but what really matters has stayed he same.  Winky&Dutch is still loved the world over, and is a high quality product Made In the USA.  The Winky&Dutch artwork continues to give you more choices than anyone in the universe to curate/customize/personalize our unique domed accessories.   Winky&Dutch scours the globe seeking out the coolest artists and designers to create exclusive, fresh, and relevant artwork to our collection of images for you to chose from. [caption id="attachment_2693" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Take a look at us now.  The Tac Pin in 2 sizes 13mm (Space Cadet) & 18mm (Constellation) and our Aviator Wings 13mm Tac Pin. Take a look at us now. The Tac Pin in 2 sizes 13mm (Space Cadet) & 18mm (Constellation) and our Aviator Wings 13mm Tac Pin.[/caption] Check us out!  Shop & learn about, or contact us at shopwinky.com.  We are always here to help you. Who knows, with any luck, this post could get the attention of the editor of GL Magazine which could lead to seeing us in an upcoming issue of GL Magazine.