Combed Cotton is a basic, lightweight cloth that is super easy to work with. This versatile fabric is perfect for sewing projects. Try out the Combed Cotton for quilting, appliqué, and other craft projects.
Pima Cotton is a high-quality, luxurious fabric made from one of the finest cottons in the world. This fabric is extremely soft to the touch and easy to work with. Select the Pima Cotton for high-end quilting, apparel, and appliqué projects.
Cotton Twill is a high-quality, medium-weight fabric that’s soft to the touch and features high breathability. This versatile fabric is ideal for home décor projects, upholstery, and accessories.
Polyester Poplin is a durable fabric with a beautiful draping quality. This fabric is wrinkle-resistant and durable, making it great for home and craft projects. The tight weave of this fabric and sublimation printing provides a vibrant and crisp print quality.
Polyester Weave is a soft, elegant polyester fabric with a linen texture. Appropriate for home décor projects, this fabric is printed with sublimation technology, providing great vibrancy for bold and bright designs.
Ivory Linen is one of the most luxurious medium-weight home décor fabrics made with blonde flax. The all-natural composition of this traditional linen fabric provides a full-bodied drape and produces prints with a soft, organic look.
Natural Linen is made with traditional flax fibers for a beautiful distressed finish. A luxurious fabric, the Linen Natural is lightweight yet durable, featuring a nice body. This fabric is ideal for home goods, tablecloths, and napkins. Designs are printed with soft color saturation, making this fabric great for achieving a rustic look and feel.
The kelly green color awareness ribbon means support for adrenal cancer awareness. It is considered a rare cancer.
Per the National Institutes of Health website on adrenal cancer:
Adrenal cancer is a rare form of cancer that occurs due to abnormal and uncontrolled cell growth in the adrenal glands (small glands that sit above each kidney). There are three different types of adrenal cancer which vary by location and the age at which they are often diagnosed:
Adrenocortical carcinoma – The most common type of adrenal cancer which develops in the adrenal cortex (the outer part of the adrenal gland)
Neuroblastoma – A childhood cancer that begins in the adrenal medulla (the inner part of the adrenal gland)
Adrenocortical carcinoma is also called adrenal cortical cancer (ACC). The human body has two adrenal glands. They are located on top of the kidneys. The gland make hormones which help regulate blood pressure, manage the body’s stress response and more.
Learn more about adrenal cancer awareness on these sites:
There are multiple dark blue awareness ribbon colors of navy, indigo, and royal blue each with their own meaning. The navy blue awareness ribbon means support for Koolen-de Vries Syndrome and Microdeletion Syndrome. The indigo awareness ribbon is for Targeted Individuals (Bullying, Harassment, Stalking, Systematic Harassment / Stalking, etc.) Royal blue is the alternate color (vs. orchid) for testicular cancer awareness.
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women raises public awareness of violence against women in all countries around the world and at all levels of society. It is observed each year on November 25.
Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. Gender inequality persists worldwide.
Violence against women is the most extreme form of discrimination. According to the aforementioned report, on the basis of data from 2005 to 2016 for 87 countries, 19 per cent of women between 15 and 49 years of age said they had experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner in the 12 months prior to the survey. In the most extreme cases, such violence can lead to death. In 2012, almost half of all women who were victims of intentional homicide worldwide were killed by an intimate partner or family member, compared to 6 per cent of male victims.
Another extreme case of violence against women is female genital mutilation/cutting. This harmful practice has declined by 24 per cent since around 2000. Nevertheless, prevalence remains high in some of the 30 countries with representative data. In those countries, survey data from around 2015 indicate that more than 1 in 3 girls between 15 and 19 years of age have undergone the procedure compared to nearly 1 in 2 girls around 2000.
Moreover, only just over half (52 per cent) of women between 15 and 49 years of age who are married or in a relationship make their own decisions about consensual sexual relations and use of contraceptives and health services. That statistic is based on available data from around 2012 for 45 countries, 43 of which are in developing regions.
Research also shows that achieving gender equality helps in preventing conflict, and high rates of violence against women correlates with outbreaks of conflict. Despite the evidence, actions for women’s inclusion, leadership and protection remain inadequate. In some areas, there has even been a roll back on progress.
Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will require more vigorous efforts.
2017 Theme: Leave no one behind
UNiTE leads the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, which aims to raise public awareness and mobilize people everywhere to bring about change. Those 16 days go from 25th November to 10th December, which is Human Rights Day. The theme of the campaign for 2017 is “Leave no one behind: end violence against women and girls.” This theme reinforces the UNiTE Campaign’s commitment to a world free from violence for all women and girls around the world, while reaching the most underserved and marginalized, including refugees, migrants, minorities, indigenous peoples, and populations affected by conflict and natural disasters, amongst others, first. As in previous years, the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign invites you to “Orange the world,” using the colour designated by the UNiTE campaign to symbolize a brighter future without violence. Organize events to orange streets, schools and landmarks!
The purple and burgundy awareness ribbon means support for chronic migraines. The burgundy ribbon is for migraine awareness and the purple ribbon is for chronic pain. This ribbon combines both ribbons together meaning chronic migraines awareness.
The red and blue awareness ribbon color means supports Noonan Syndrome, Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS), Congenital Heart Defect (CHD), Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), and Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Purple and teal colors means support for suicide prevention awareness. (Suicide Prevention also uses the yellow awareness ribbon.) The purple and teal also combines the two awareness colors for domestic violence (purple) with sexual assault violence (teal) to show support for both causes.