From an article in the Quaker magazine the Friend, written by members of Winchmore Hill
It is over two hundred and fifty years since John Woolman adopted undyed, cream-coloured clothing as a public refusal to be complicit in exploitation. It was a clear rejection of slavery – for the dyeing process was always carried out by slaves. His very visible witness, before sceptical Quakers and the wider society, made him stand out wherever he went. He did not, however, simply change his buying choices. John Woolman also travelled extensively to convince Friends of the wrongs of slavery.