I grew up in a culture of supermarkets and large retailers, cheap clothes and cheap trends. The America of unique boutiques, shop owners, and family restaurants really didn’t exist much in our highly corporate, “glamorous” city. I believe the best way to grow our economy is to invest in ourselves. The New Daughters’ believe in an economy based on creativity, community, and “homespun” values. We believe every little bit counts and we hope to help you make the world a little more special!
“The Daughters of Liberty proved that women’s involvement in politics and their role in home economics could be beneficial to the country.”
The New Daughters’ of Liberty was inspired by the actions of The Daughters’ of Liberty during the mid-1700′s and Revolutionary War. This was one of the most profound times in history when women were a huge voice in the politics of the country. The Daughters’ boycotting of goods not only broke reliance on the British, but strengthened a new economy by becoming self-sufficient. Without the actions of The Daughters’ of Liberty, America might not be the great nation it has become. If we do not go back to becoming self-sufficient citizens our nation might not retain the greatness our fore-mothers worked so hard for.
“During wartime, women have historically been called upon to show their patriotism by scrimping and saving. The Daughters of Liberty consisted of women who displayed their patriotism by participating in boycotts of British goods following the passage of the Townshend Acts. Since women often purchased consumer goods for the home, they became instrumental in upholding the boycott, and ensured that women did not purchase British goods, particularly tea. In support of the Non-Importation Movements of 1765 and 1769, the Daughters of Liberty used their traditional skills to weave yarn and wool into homemade cloth they called “homespun”, which made America less dependent on British textiles. Mass spinning bees were organized in various colonial cities, and the Daughters of Liberty advanced that cause most effectively.
In January 1770, 538 Boston women signed an agreement, vowing not to drink tea as long as it was taxed. Proving their commitment to “the cause of liberty and industry,” they openly opposed the Tea Act of 1773, and experimented to find substitutes for tea. Discoveries like boiled basil leaves to make a tea-like drink helped lift spirits.”*
*Information provided by WomenHistoryBlog