With International Women’s Day coming up, we wanted to shoutout some amazing female owned brands from around the world that you should be supporting now and forever! The women on this list have achieved success, by building their own brands and companies from the ground up. We can’t help but be truly inspired and uplifted by their efforts. Score all of their amazing products below!
Here are the female owned brands that you should check out & shop.
Dana Clark is the founder of Cool to Connect which is a deck of 52 cards that prompt meaningful connections and conversations with your peers via video chat or in-person (while being 6ft apart of course!). These cards are awesome during date night, hanging out with friends, or team building. Clark’s mission with the deck is to inspire connections between humans to enhance the experience with one another on earth.
Dr. Liza was the first-ever Black Canadian female to have both designed and owned a shoe brand, dr. Liza shoes, which has experienced success since launching in 2017. Featuring heels, flats, sandals and most recently slippers and sneakers, the 12-hour wear-anywhere and everywhere shoes are loved by stars like Kate Winslet, Edie Falco, and Emma Thompson. Her latest philanthropic initiative ‘we must design a better world’ is a collection of t-shirts, socks, notebooks, sweatshirts, and sweatpants in collaboration with Nigerian designer, Ekwerike Chukwuma, to raise funds for desperately needed PPE for healthcare workers in Nigeria.
Kiera Morgan is the founder of the amazing brand Handsome & Lace. It’s a home grown, local, and sustainable company that handmakes bowties, neckties, suspenders, and most recently, protective face masks. Using up-cycled materials, raw silks, linen, velvet and more, Handsome & Lace creates accessories that speak to customers and their unique personalities. The quirky brand even caught the eye of many beloved TV personalities, including Noah Reid of Schitt’s Creek, who donned his necktie on the Red Carpet at The Emmys!
Ivana Walker is a Canadian Designer and founder of ANAVI DESIGNS. Originally experienced as a Master Jewellery Designer and Goldsmith, Ivana transitioned her career and creative skills to create a brand that hand crafts luxury handbags bags in Toronto. Each piece is meticulously constructed and passed from the artisans hands to the customers.
A third generation Colombian textile entrepreneur who launched a Canadian linen brand called envello, Sheryn Saab, is serving up all of the boss babe vibes. Sheryn is challenging the industry to adhere to a new standard of sustainability. She’s taking charge in shaping the bedding category to shift towards a more eco-friendly and ethically-manufactured focus, an important movement that puts our planet first.
Founder, Trang Trinh, created TREC Brands knowing that she didn’t want it to be just another cannabis corporation. Trinh decided that her brand had to be built with purpose. This organization contributes 10% of profit to transformative initiatives that positively impact communities, the planet, and society as a whole. It’s partnered with a bunch of brands like Be Blissed, WINK, and Thumbs Up Brand.
Looking for that cool girl jewellery? Desiree Girlato is a self-taught jewelry designer and conceptual artist that sources her raw material from across the world, for her brand called ARMED. ARMED was established in 2011 and has been a local favourite ever since. Browse the accessories collection for pieces that can be worn every day and are famously tarnish-free.
Miriam Alden, is the founder of the female-owned brand, Brunette the Label, which came to life in 2014. All of the products are passionately designed in Canada by the babes at Brunette Headquarters. Brunette the Label is founded on the belief that the word. “babe” is a way of life, and strives to create a community that is inclusive. The brand strives to inspire, strengthen, and elevate all babes to be the best version of themselves.
Jennifer Haer and Darcey Heath
Stylized Nest. is a shop started by Jennifer Haer And Darcey Heath. The team partners with Canadian artisans to create exclusive, thoughtfully designed products for your home! The brand has evolved into an online store with locally handcrafted home decor and also provides interior design services through their sister Stylized Nest Interiors, which uses locally sourced materials and labour.
Ellie began building the foundation of her eponymous brand in 2014, but the roots go back much further. From childhood she was inspired by icons in music, fashion, and pop culture at-large, which she was able to channel through clothing. Determined to get her foot in the door, she journeyed out West, styling music videos and commercials with the best names in the game. Ellie Mae Studios has since evolved into an established brand with seasonal collections that epitomizes the collective memories and feelings from the people and places that struck a chord with her.
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