Women-Owned Brands to Support this Women’s History Month
Many of the direct-to-consumer businesses we love are women-owned brands. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’ve curated a list of inspiring women-owned businesses and brands across fashion, beauty, home, and food that are driving innovation and elevating quality standards. Learn the compelling stories behind our favorite women-owned brands, and discover your next favorite product.
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Karla Gallardo started Cuyana alongside co-founder Shilpa Shah with the vision of creating a global design house that inspires intentional buying through everyday essentials that are crafted with integrity. Founded on the philosophy of fewer, better, Cuyana encourages customers to purchase fewer but better-quality pieces that they will love and treasure for years to come.
Founded by Kay Sides, Roam offers a range of innovative and fashion-forward sliders and sandals. Known for its faux-fur textures and fun prints, the brand continues to push the boundaries of shoe design.
Founded by fashion editor and stylist Brittany Kozerski, Jade Swim is all about minimalism, versatility, and sustainability. Designed in NYC and made in LA, each item in the Jade Swim collection is sustainably crafted to sculpt and smooth the body.
Know The Origin
In 2013 a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed. The tragic event fueled founder Charlotte Instone to travel and learn from those at the core of our supply chains. She discovered that the most vulnerable communities are paying the price for our mass, cheap consumption. Determined to make a difference, Know The Origin started out as a sustainable clothing line which today has evolved into a sustainable marketplace of vetted brands that set a new standard for ethical products.
Inspired by Bauhaus Movement’s artists and architects, Mlouye’s founder and Creative Director, Meb Rure creates accessories that stand out from the crowd with geometric shapes and unexpected color combinations. Lantern handbags to dainty triangle totes are just a few of Meb’s revolutionary handbag designs.
Longtime friends from grad school, Sophie Kahn and Bouchra Ezzahraoui couldn’t find fine jewelry with a contemporary spin and a reasonable price tag. What’s more, they had to choose between looking good and doing good. So, they decided to take matters into their own hands. The result is a fine jewelry collection of the highest quality, ethical practices, and the chicest designs.
The Brooklyn-based lifestyle shop founded by Kai Avent-deLeon focuses on jewelry, home goods, and womenswear by emerging designers. You can shop the lifestyle brand’s curated collections online or if you live in the New York area, snag a latte from their in-house coffee bar while browsing the latest collections.
Founded by Rachel Garrett, Edify is an online destination for ethical clothing and accessories. Garrett spent several years as a buyer in the fashion industry and the waste, lack of transparency, and the effects of mass consumption all became impossible to ignore. Now, with Edify, shopping for sustainable fashion is easy and affordable. Edify will be donating 5% of sales to women-focused organization Angela House on International Women’s Day.
Jules and Esther
Founded by Maria Lambert, Jules and Esther is dedicated to producing skincare that is good for you, but still effective and luxurious. All products are handcrafted in small batches with all-natural ingredients that harness the natural healing power and numerous benefits of nature’s bounty. Inspired by her sister who was using natural remedies to combat the side effects from chemo, she began studying herbal medicine which lead to creating a line of products that can benefit people of all ages.
Founded in 2014 by Jordanna Kier and Alex, LOLA began with a simple idea: women shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to feminine care. LOLA is changing the sexual wellness and reproductive health landscape for the better with products ranging from 100% cotton pads and tampons to sexual wellness products. What started as a conversation between Jordanna and Alex is now a fast-growing start-up that has donated over 1 million tampons to women in need.
From digestion to detoxing, Tomen Botanicals features five formulas to help support people on their wellness journey. Founded by Anne Owen, Tomen was born from her personal quest to bring a physical and mental balance into her life through establishing a consistent daily wellness routine. Assisted by her masters in traditional Chinese medicine, integrative wellness, and botany, Owen and her team created Tomen Botanicals.
In 2016, at 21 years old, Carina Chaz created the brand DedCool to disrupt the world of fragrance by creating a line that is uni-sex, vegan, cruelty-free, and non-toxic scents with a naturally chic edge. An extension of her passion for conscious living, cologne, and masculine scents, Carina believes in only creating scents that are composed of the highest quality and natural ingredients.
Mara Beauty is an award-winning line of algae-infused skincare. Founded by Allison McNamara, she and her team spent two years developing a proprietary algae blend, which is sourced sustainably through the process of wild collecting in France and Ireland. This efficacious blend combines with clean actives and synergistic superfoods to transform skin while keeping you glowing.
Cedar and Myrrh
With over a decade of international industry experience in beauty, wellness, skincare formulation, and aromatherapy, Cedar & Myrrh founder, Misun Delmon, is dedicated to providing natural products and high-quality experiences that make you feel as radiant as you look. The wide selection of holistic products and their accompanying rituals set the perfect tone for a healthier lifestyle.
Ariel Kaye launched Parachute as an online-only, direct-to-consumer brand focused on creating premium bedding. Since then, Parachute has expanded to other areas of the home, including decor, furniture, and more. With a focus on functionality and simplicity, Parachute’s collections transform your home into a serene sanctuary.
After napping under a weighted blanket on a Saturday afternoon, Bearaby founder Katherine Hamm fell in love with the feeling. So with the help of scientific research, sustainable materials, and product innovation, the Bearaby weighted blanket was born. Each blanket is made sustainably to minimize environmental impact without comprising quality. Bearaby believes that self-care should be joyful, good design should be functional, and deep revitalizing rest should be natural.
Marie Burgos Collection
Born and raised in Paris, Burgos draws inspiration from both French design and her family’s native home of Martinique. Paired with a deep appreciation of mid-century modern furniture, Marie has taken the clean lines that defined the iconic designs of that movement and given them a luxurious new simplicity. Her collection offers design professionals and homeowners bold new contemporary lighting, furniture, and decorative accessories with a fresh perspective.
Founded by Shiza Shahid, Our Place believes that sharing a home-cooked meal is foundational to connection. The brand’s collections are new heirlooms from the cultures and places that make up the fabric of the modern kitchen. All products are ethically produced and the bestselling “Always Pan” is made with a non-toxic, nonstick ceramic coating without potentially toxic materials.
Passionate about plants, Eliza Blank founded The Sill in 2012. Her mission is to help demystify plants, make them accessible to non-horticulturists, and elevate the experience beyond the local garden supply center. Today, the brand vision has expanded beyond plants to include a biophilic design that evokes an essential connection to the natural world.
Founded by Liz Clark, Nipomo was born to celebrate the local craft and traditions of Mexico and California. A mother and daughter team, Elizabeth and Liz collaborate with skilled artisans from their home country of Mexico. Designing a modern product that embraces the traditional methods of weaving allows Nipomo to create unique products while preserving a slice of history, art, and craft.
Food and Drink
Shaker & Spoon
Cofounded by Anna Gorovoy, Shaker and Spoon is a subscription-based cocktail company where each box is built around one spirit, showcasing various styles of cocktail-making. The recipe cards and how-to videos guide you through mixing and garnishing the cocktails, step by step. All house-made ingredients are created in small batches in their production facility in Red Hook, Brooklyn, in an attempt to recreate the processes used in the best craft cocktail bars in the world.
Founded by Elizabeth Stein, Purely Elizabeth was born to provide healthier, better-tasting food alternatives using the incredibly powerful superfoods like quinoa, hemp, and chia seeds that she learned about in nutrition school. The products are non-GMO project verified, gluten-free, made with organic ingredients, vegan, contain no artificial additives or soy, and are made with innovative, nutrient-rich ingredients that add delicious flavor and texture to foods.
‘Yemisi Awosan, born in Nigeria and currently living in New York City, founded Egunsifoods in 2017. She wanted to bring the tastes and flavors she missed so much from her childhood in West Africa to her home in New York and encourage people to try new food. With a desire to bring these authentic West African flavors to people’s kitchens in a snap, the soups and sauces of Egunsifoods were born.
Founded in 2011 by Keeley Tillotson and Erika Welsh, Wild Friends offers a variety of Non-GMO Project verified almond butters, peanut butters, sunflower butters, and collagen nut butters which contain honey, chia and flax. The founders were college roommates at the University of Oregon where they started making their own nut butter in their tiny apartment. One thing led to another, and Wild Friends was born.
Founded in Illinois by Toyin Kolawole in 2015, Iya African Superfoods are plant-based foods that are gluten-free, non-gmo, free from preservatives, additives, or anything artificial that can be enjoyed by everyone in multiple recipes. All spices, edible flowers, and flours are sourced directly from traceable sustainable farms and small businesses.