March 8th is International Women’s Day 2021. In celebration, I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite women-owned brands and a few that I want to try!
What is International Women’s Day 2021?
Each year the IWD campaign picks a different theme to be the focus of the day. This year the theme is the #ChooseToChallenge. It’s all about choosing to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. Each one of us has a voice and can speak up and call out these inequalities. In addition, we can choose to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of women.
17 Women-Owned Businesses to Support for International Women’s Day
Glam and Glow is a women and latina-owned online jewelry shop. They specialize in jewelry that is on trend but also budget friendly. On the website you can also find higher end jewelry made from sterling silver or gold plating or stainless steel. All for under $65! My favorite items from the shop are the Layered Choker Necklace and the Huggie Earrings Set.
Ana from Ana Treasurebox is an artist from France that makes hand-painted silk scarves. Scarves are a great way to add personality to any outfit. Ana actually recently wrote a post for us talking all about the different ways that you can wear her designs. If you’re on the market for a new silk scarf make sure to visit her Etsy shop and use code TRACYC5OFF for $5 off your purchase!
Seratopical was founded in 2018 by Nancy Duitch and is known for being an innovative brand in the health/wellness industry. I actually am working with them for their #30dayrewind campaign on Instagram. These products contain CBD which can slow signs of aging. By incorporating a CBD skincare product you can reduce inflammation and counteract free-radical damage. I look forward to seeing the results of using their full line of skincare!
If you’ve been following along on Instagram then you know that I love my tea time. That’s why SipsBy is one of my favorite female-founded brands. SipBy is a personalized tea subscription box. Staci Brinkman created SipsBy to help you discover new teas with this personalized subscription box!
OSEA was founded by mother-daughter duo Jenefer and Melissa Palmer. All of the products use naturally derived ingredients (you’ll see a lot of marine-based ingredients). OSEA is also vegan, gluten-free, and biodegradable!
At 21 years of age Carina Chaz founded DedCool. DedCool is a fragrance brand that is uni-sex, vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic.
Mother of Pearl
Mother of Pearl is a sustainable womenswear brand that was founded in 2002 which is way before being green was cool. Amy Powney has made it her mission to create cutting-edge fashion that doesn’t wreck havoc on the earth.
Alison McNamara is a beauty editor and digital influencer who created MARA out of the need for clean and effective skincare products. MARA uses an algae blend and superfoods to provide effective skincare. All of the ingredients are ethically sourced and sustainable.
In Common was founded by Nikki and Riawna, two friends that met at Fred Segal Beauty in 2002. They created In Common an inclusive line in order to provide a universal product that could be customized to your individual hair needs. Since their launch in 2018 they’ve won numerous beauty awards.
What Goes Around Comes Around
At What Goes Around Comes Around you can find pre-loved luxury items from apparel to handbags and accessories. Each product is inspeced for authenticy by their trained in-house team so you know that you’re getting the real deal! You can shop online or at their locations in Soho or Beverly Hills.
If there ever was a luxury footwear brand for the 2020-2021 year it would be Roam. ROAM is a sustainable, chic, and comfortable line of sandals and slippers. I don’t know about you but I haven’t been wearing anything other than comfy footwear lately. From the looks of their website these are the type of shoes you won’t want to take off even if you’re home.
Women-Run Networking Groups / Digital Businesses
Although this post is focused on beauty and fashion brands, I wanted to include a few of my favorite women-led groups/digital brands. All of the brands below I have been a member of and have found invaluable connections with other women. Click on the link to learn more about each platform. And feel free to send me a message if you have any questions about the groups below!
- Gather and Grow
- The Style Collective
- Thrive Tribe
- Babes in Business (New York and New Jersey)
- The Masterclass Membership by The Female Hustlers
Let’s celebrate each other for International Women’s Day. Drop your favorite women-owned brands and boss babes in the comments below.
If you’re looking for more women-owned businesses to support check out the Women Owned Logo website for a comprehensive list!