Throughout history, women have been working hard to ensure that the female voice is heard. Whether that means working in politics, becoming an activist for social change, or breaking barriers in the fashion industry, women have gone the extra mile for equality and a better world.


For us at ASK Scandinavia, the better world means making conscious choices about more sustainable options in everything we do. We believe that having a great bag makes a difference – and having a sustainable bag is revolutionary. Innovative fashion with recycled materials and responsible manufacturing is changing the industry and that is why the circular economy is at the heart of our business.


In honor of Women's Day and all the incredible women who have motivated us with their determination we've put together a list of 20 inspirational quotes. Among them are wise words from both women in the fashion world and powerful women in history. As a female-founded company, we appreciate the inspiration that other women have given by working with purpose and confidence.


So get ready to get motivated. The power of style and fashion and proving that through action, anything is possible can be hard to put into words, but these icons managed to make it a quote:


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About fashion


"What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language." —Miuccia Prada


”You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” —Edith Head


"Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it." —Diane von Furstenberg


"In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous." —Elsa Schiaparelli


"Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.” —Vivienne Westwood


"Fashion is what you're offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose." —Lauren Hutton


"Clothes aren't going to change the world. The women who wear them are." – Anne Klein


"If you love something, wear it all the time. Find things that suit you. This is how you look extraordinary." – Vivienne Westwood


"Fashion as we knew it is over; people now wear exactly what they feel like wearing." – Mary Quant


"A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel 


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About life


“Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men.” – Katherine Johnson


“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” – Serena Williams


“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” – Frida Kahlo


“Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you're knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on.” – Hillary Clinton


“Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.” – Michelle Obama


“Have no fear of perfection; you'll never reach it.” – Marie Curie


“Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.” – Jane Goodall


“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey


“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg


“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai


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Words by Heidi Olkkola