Today is the third day of March and that means it is the third day of Women’s History Month. While I could feature a number of remarkable ladies here on the blog and the month suggests, highlighting women’s contributions in history events and to society, I have decided to go in a different direction. Today I am sharing with you a dozen women owned businesses. Below you will find a handful of companies will likely have heard of and some that might be new to you but it is important to support women entrepreneurs, big and small. To not show any bias, in alphabetical order:
BFB Hair is a company founded by Amber Fillerup Clark, who you may remember as one of my past style icons. The brand sells premium non-permanent hair extensions and fill-ins. The offer a wide range of lengths, colors, styles, which all add thickness, length to your hair. Shown above are the 14″ fill-ins from BFB.
I love when a women founds a business based on something she needs in her own life and that is exactly what Sarah O’Connor did with dots for Spots. She created her own version of the highly popular Asian acne patches using gentle yet highly effective ingredients for adult acne. The best part? They are reasonably priced and you can get their 24 pack on Amazon, Dots for Spots® Original Acne Absorbing Pimple Patches.
Fie Isolde is jewelry company based in Los Angeles but created by a Danish woman named who named the company after herself. The pieces mix raw metal with sophistication all handmade at her workshop in Downtown LA. One of my favorite pieces is her Fie Isolde Alfa Rainbow Ring
Honest is certainly the biggest company on this list but it deserves the spotlight too as it’s focus on safe and natural products plus it’s commitment to charity makes it a company worth support. The brand was founded ten years ago by Jessica Alba and has donated over 14 million diapers to children and families in need. You can find the whole line of products including diapers, wipes, personal care, beauty, cleaning, and more!
I love supporting local businesses and this London-based brand founded by Fisayo Longe creates pieces with a luxe look and feel without an insane price tag. It is extremely size inclusive and one of my favortie pieces is the Kai Collective Beebeeta Red Dress, available in size XS – XXL.
Similar to a few other founders on this list Ashley Harris started LoveBug after her personal illness and for the past six years has offered a range of products to help people improve their gut health and well-being. Plus I love that her company is NYC based! These products are not just moms and babies, options for the whole family and you can buy the whole range on their website and the LoveBug Probiotics Advanced Strength Daily Digestive is available on Amazon Prime!
I first heard about Maya Brenner when I saw Mila Kunis wearing the bran’s gold necklace. These asymmetrical letter necklaces are available in in 14k rose, yellow and white gold and are all gorgeous! The company was founded by Maya Brenner 20 years ago and the pieces are still handmade in Los Angeles. My favorite piece, shown above, is the 14k Yellow Gold Mini Letter Necklace which is designed to sit on the collar bone.
I love retailers that work to aggregate small businesses (hence all of my Etsy posts) and Holly Tucker founded not on the High Street. The site brings together dozens of UK-based creatives offering thousands of carefully unique pieces. pieces from to millions of happy customers. I have featured finds from Not on the High Street before on Sparkles & Shoes in my Will You Be My Bridesmaid? post and while the walls in my apartment are getting busy but one of my favorite finds is this Greyfox Design Wire Word Art.
Another big brand for this list but another one with an amazing message. Rihanna has made waves since day one with her Savage X Fenty celebrates confidence and inclusivity. Her line of bras, undies, lingerie, and sleepwear is not only available at an affordable price but it has a large array of sizes and advertising campaigns featuring these. Shown above are a few of their best selling sets.
I love a good afternoon snack and it is always a bonus when chocolate is involved. At the end of the last year I tried skinny dipped almonds for the first time and feel in love. High in protein, a good source of fiber and founded by four amazing women; Val Griffith, her daughter Breezy Lizzie Resta, and Chrissy Haller. You can find them in the candy isle at Target or they are also available online!
Another problem solving lady on a mission! You may have heard that founder Sarah Blakely is now worth more than $1 billion according to Forbes. The brand took off based on their famous shapewear, but now offers denim, activewear, and everyday apparel. It is not hard to guess what my favorite is, the Spanx Faux-Leather Leggings have made enumerable appearances on the blog and across my social media!
And lsat but not least, Yes Way Rosé. I am a big fant of rosé (does anyone remember the rosé festival I went to in Denmark?) and particually Proviniçal-style of rosé,
has everything she will need to keep those memories alive until the next bottle opens. Founded by bff’s Nikki Huganir and Erica Blumenthal, who discovered a passion for rosé, specifically the dry blush pink varieté from the south of France, they not only grew obsessed with the beautiful color and the delicious taste, but how it was inspiring so much humor and positivité in their lives. They wanted everyone to discover the same joy that the rosé had brought to them so came up with Yes Way Rosé, a high quality rosé that is easygoing, accessible, and fun.
I have tried all of teh variets – the wine (bottle and can) and the bubbles, you can find them all on Drizzly.
more than 11 million woman-owned businesses in the U.S. That’s 38% of all U.S. businesses