International Women's Day is almost upon us! This year, we're putting all our support behind the #BreakTheBias campaign theme by striving for a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
At Buy Good. Feel Good. we celebrate the achievements of women-owned brands and the entrepreneurs behind them every single day. The women who have pushed our culture forward, those who have made moves in terms of women’s rights and representation, and those who have empowered other women with their women-owned businesses.
Even though many changes have been made by women-owned brands there is still a lot of work that needs to be done with our help. What we can actively do now (and every single day) is to support and celebrate these women-owned brands.
So if you’re looking to support more female-founded companies, we’ve spotlight some of our favorite women-owned brands who are leading by example. Here are just a handful of the best brands on Buy Good. Feel Good., from ethical jewelry creators to wellness brands that support sex trafficking survivors.
"It is always such an honour to hear our youth say they love coming into work and have finally found a place that they don't want to leave. This is my biggest achievement knowing that I have succeeded in creating an inclusive, safe and fun environment where everyone can thrive and move forward towards their goals."
Kind Karma Company employs at-risk and homeless youth in Toronto to handcraft fine jewelry. They are a woman-owned company that aims to create a better world through sustainable fashion. Kind Karma aims to break the cycle of poverty by enabling vulnerable members of our future generation to reach their full potential so they can continue to pay kindness forward.
"I wish people knew that it’s really all about the people. That when they see a piece of clothing, they know it’s not machines making it, but that this is all made by people."
The Good Tee is a certified B-Corporation on a mission to be a positive example of responsibly made products and set a precedent in the fashion industry. Their premium quality essentials for men, women and babies are made from Fairtrade certified organic cotton and certified eco-friendly dyes. Their products are fully traceable from farm to warehouse to minimize their footprint and measure their environmental impact.
"I dream of a world where the phrase 'sustainable fashion' is not used anymore because that is the way we do business. Sustainable fashion has become the norm."
Daria Day is an ethical jewelry brand whose mission is to provide the women artisans in Northern Pakistan who handcraft their jewelry with a sustainable livelihood while bringing to the market traceable, unique jewelry. Each piece of jewelry comes with a productcard so you can learn more about the artisan that created the piece and the origin of the gemstone and share in their story.
"We wanted to use our skills and passion for making the world a better place by doing business."
African Bronze Honey is a certified B Corp that works with beekeeping projects in Africa to market their sustainably harvested, organic, forest honey. Their goal is to support beekeepers by creating economic opportunity and protecting the pristine forest environments that fight climate change. Their honey is different from the honey you find in grocery stores. It’s raw, unpasteurized forest honey that comes from wilderness areas and national parks.
"I didn’t know anything about starting a business. I would call up manufacturers in all parts of the world and would straight up tell them: I know nothing about making blankets. Almost every person I spoke to was kind, helpful, and generous with their time. Something about honesty makes the act of building strong connections so much easier."
Thread Talk create beautiful and eco-friendly blankets that are changing women's lives. 10% from every order is donated to fund critical wish-list items for domestic violence shelters across the United States. Survivors of domestic violence often flee abuse with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. These shelters provide survivors everything they need to start over, from bedding and towels to toothbrushes. Products available to US customers only.
"Choosing who you want to be and what you want your life to be about is not a one-time event. It’s built upon countless smaller choices and steps we take, over and over again."
Brave Soles offers a collection of beautiful, handmade shoes with upcycled tire soles. Their accessories lines also contain all elements of upcycled goodness, from leather to motorbike inner tube accents. All of Brave Soles products are handmade in the Dominican Republic. They partner with local artisans and suppliers using small-scale production and local employment.
"Ensure that working with the community or social mission you're advocating for isn't done through a top-down approach but rather holistically involving the community through a community driven approach."
Sitti Soap aims to empower and restore hope to refugee communities in the Middle East through the making of olive oil soap and other timeless products. Each bar of soap is a testament to the self-determination of the women who make up the Sitti Soap team. Sitti is committed to the self-reliance of refugee and displaced communities through long-term employment opportunities and skill development training. Products available to Canadian customers only.
"Making the Forbes Next 1000 list is an honor and also an important resource. The connections, conversations, and expert-led content offered by the Forbes Next 1000 class of 2021 will help me grow and innovate as an entrepreneur and CEO.”
Savhera’s USDA certified organic essential oils and sustainably-sourced aromatherapy and wellness products are the gateway to living-wage and professional employment for sex trafficking survivors from Delhi, India. More than just a job, it provides a new beginning for these women. Vanessa Bouché, founder and CEO of Savhera was selected to be part of the Forbes Next 1000. The Forbes Next 1000 is an initiative that celebrates bold and inspiring entrepreneurs who are redefining what it means to run a business today. Products available to US customers only.
"Working with waste, there are always uncertainties and you just have to be flexible. You also have to be extra creative! Sure, there are disappointments but we get a kick out of moving past them. Feel the burn of things not going your way, then pivot and trek onward."
Nudnik is a circular fashion brand creating ‘Future-Proof’ kidswear entirely from pre-consumer textile waste —more specifically, organic cotton off/cut fabrics that would have otherwise ended up in landfill. They are leaders in circular fashion and have become a coveted, contemporary kidswear brand by focusing on quality, craftsmanship, innovation and upcycling. Twin co-founders Alexandra and Lindsay Lorusso grew up in the waste management industry which helped them understand the impact we have on our planet as a result of our “throw-away” culture.
“Our brand takes on so many names: eco fashion, sustainable fashion, fair trade, ethical fashion... at the end of the day, we ensure our people come first. Our products are made in Haiti and are rebuilding the community one sandal, handbag and accessory at a time.”
Deux Mains is a sustainable fashion company in Haiti that produces eco-friendly footwear, handbags, and fashion accessories. Their one of a kind, Port-Au-Prince factory is completely solar-powered and combines artisanal techniques with industrial production to offer customers a fashion-forward collection, made ethically in Haiti. Every product is made in Haiti by empowered women to inspire you to use your purchasing power for good.
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