We love supporting small businesses, especially those run by women. We found these businesses on The Pink Pages Directory for Run The World Summit, a women’s networking event held monthly at the Ritz Carlton in Toronto (Check out our page on it here!)
Run The World Summit helps to empower and bring together women by helping them network. Having (other female) connections can help when it comes to business advice or “knowing someone in the industry” that you can rely on. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting some of these women and/or trying their products, and here are some of our faves!
Here are Some of our fave women-run small businesses
Oana Badiceanu is the founder of HoneyLux, an environmentally conscious and Canadian female-run business. She sells luxury silk as well as other goodies at an affordable price. We love the leopard premium silk scrunchie available here.
Nipsey Daisy is run by two Canadian sisters – we’ve actually tried their body tape and we love it. It’s hard to find tape that can actually provide support, but their 4” wide tape does the trick. We also love their silicone nipple covers that are totally invisible through your shirt.
Oge Ahanotu is a mom to a daughter and a dog, and she’s an entrepreneur. Her Jewelry is cool and glamorous, and won’t break the bank. We love the double-sided pendant necklace found here.
Arkaeology Studio is a new brand and currently has a limited run of beautiful hand-made bags to shop! Its Toppa Bag is perfect for travel (and could even double as a pillow on the go thanks to its puffer-quilting)! We also love its Mini Puffer Handbags for day-to-day. We can’t wait to watch this brand flourish and grow!
Corinne Haddad created this brand that focuses on inclusivity and diversity – she uses her visually impaired mother Amal as one of her models. We love her skin dew highlighters for that glowy summer look.
Not sure what to get your teacher or mother-in-law for their birthday? Ilona Spirina at Silk & Twine creates the most gorgeous gift boxes. Every product inside is high quality and thoughtfully sourced, and the company itself is women-run and self-funded. We think the Birthday Box is adorable.
Toronto-based Natalie Czerwinski offers a ton of beautiful prints on her Etsy, including illustrations of familiar Toronto spots! She also offers custom illustrations if you want something more personalized – like an illustration of your home for example.
Olaeda is a Toronto jewellery brand in which its jewellery is hand-made with 14k gold-filled or solid gold. The pieces are never plated and are made to last. Its pricing is also extremely fair, for high-end jewellery! We are loving this Diamond Heart Locket.
Last but not least, you may have heard of this one as it’s another Toronto local brand, THIC. THIC Studio is a hair salon that also has a limited product line, THIC. The brand recently came out with its own shampoo and conditioner (which we’ve tried and loved), and its Daily Hair Perfecting Oil is a crowd favourite totally worth trying.
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