Are you looking for women-founded small businesses to shop from this season? We got our top list for you to shop from small businesses that have the planet and people in mind!
1. Reprise Activewear
Reprise was started by founder Mary Bemis who is on a mission to make plant-based activewear. Reprise makes the most comfortable leggings in a range of colors from sizes XS - 6X. Their Aspen leggings have a high rise cut with full-length leggings that are stretchy and comfortable to wear casually at home or running errands. Their fabric is clean, regenerative, and tree-based that makes it safe for your skin. Even better, their Aspen leggings come in matching sets.
Yogo was founded by Jessica Thompson and the endeavor to create healthy and sustainable solutions for busy yogis. Yogo offers simplicity and convenience with an ultralight yoga folding mat and minimalist eco mat with straps included. You can browse their range of yoga mats and accessories at Yogo.
3. Bundle Board Games
Bundle Board Games is a women-founded business from the creative minds of sisters Jacklyn and Cassie who both love helping families cherish family board game time with personalized touches. Go check out how you can get a personalized board game on their website in time for the holidays https://www.thebundlegame.com/.
4. Suit Shop
Suit Shop was created by Jeanne Foley and Diana Ganz who set out to create a new solution for black tie attire. Rather than renting poor fit suits or purchasing far too expensive suits, Suit Shop is designed to help people look sharp and feel confident for special occasions. Browse their suit options https://suitshop.com/.
5. Nasty Gal
Nasty Gal was started by Sophia Amoroso in a small apartment with only an eBay account to sell vintage clothes from. It now is its own label entirely and continues the spirit of the business with top fashion items and accessories. Browse this season’s top choices https://www.nastygal.com/.
6. B Yellowtail
Bethany Yellowtail is an award-winning designer and business leader that has an incredible artistic vision for authentic and equitable fashion. Her designs are rooted in indigenous images and give a genuine voice to representation in fashion. Browse her designs https://byellowtail.com/.
7. Martina Thornhill
Martina Thornhill is a self-taught ceramic artist based in Portland, Oregon who creates functional treasures that people can cherish and connect to in their homes. Her works of art are functional, homey, and perfect for the holiday season. Check out her shop of treasures https://martinathornhill.com/shopceramics.
8. Albisa Candles
Albisa Candles was started by Isa and Albert who are first-generation Cuban Americans who wanted to share their Hispanic heritage and culture with others. They make enticing scented candles and unique gifts that create memories that last. See what scents they have in their shop for the holidays https://albisacandles.com/.
9. AWWA Period Care
Founders Michele and Kylie started AWWA to unpack the stigma of periods and create a sustainable future for period care. Their period underwear and lush sets are designed for all shapes, sizes, and provide a better way of managing periods with natural and recycled fabrics. Browse their collection https://awwaperiodcare.com/.
10. Sh*t That I Knit
Christina Fagan Pardy started Sh*t That I Knit originally as a creative outlet, but it has grown to be featured in major retailers and boutiques across the country. The handcrafted knitwear is made with sustainably sourced materials and employs over 400 artisans in Peru. See the collection https://shitthatiknit.com.
Blume was started by Karen Danudjaja who created a simple way to enhance daily coffee routines. Blume enhances lattes to be healthier with superfood boosts to aid digestion, improve sleep, and elevate positive moods. Find your favorite latte blend in their shop https://itsblume.com/.
Cozy up watching The Holiday on repeat this year with Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power’s wine Avaline. Avaline is women-founded and run to deliver organically farmed wines without any undisclosed extras or additives. Pick your favorite for your next party https://drinkavaline.com/.
13. Be Rooted
Be Rooted was started by Jasmin Foster where women of color could see themselves in design. The beautifully crafted designs are featured on journals, notepads, puzzles, and more. Pick up a gift box for someone you love or invest in your own collection with designs made to empower https://berootedco.com/.
RobeCurls is a small business that I’m incredibly proud to be the founder of. My invention RobeCurls Curling Headband has won five awards this year as we are on a mission to reshape the heatless hair curler industry for the better. See our new bundles in our shop www.robecurls.com/bundles .
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