In case you didn’t know, March is Women’s History Month.
Over the past 100 years or so, women have come such a long way. We’ve seen tons of trailblazing, inspiring women over the years show us that there are no limits to what we can achieve.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, we’ve gained the right to vote, we’ve fought our way to the top in various workplaces, we’ve taken seats in political offices, and we’ve opened an endless number of businesses.
With that being said, Women’s History Month serves as the perfect opportunity to talk about women-owned businesses.
While March serves as a great reminder to discover new women-owned businesses, and support your favorite ones, it is important to remember that we need to support these businesses year-round. After all, for businesses to see success, they need to make year-round sales, right?
There are so many great things about women-owned businesses and the unique products they offer.
Plus, by supporting these businesses you’re supporting a fellow badass woman.
If you’re looking for some new women-owned businesses to support this month, and every month, here are a few to check out – and some of their bestselling products you’re sure to love!
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Shopping for the right underwear can be tedious, and sometimes just downright frustrating. It seems like so often the cute stuff just isn’t comfortable or doesn’t fit right, or the stuff that does fit right just isn’t easy on the eyes. And let’s face it, the wrong underwear can really damage our self-confidence.
That’s where Underclub comes in. Underclub is a luxury underwear subscription for women. This subscription service was founded by women, who support other women-owned brands and designers by featuring these brands and designers in their boxes and members shop.
There are two options to the monthly subscription – a bralette + underwear set, or a pair of underwear. Additionally, members who subscribe to the service have exclusive access to the members-only shop where they will receive 20% off luxury bralettes and underwear.
Having a house full of candles is sort of like a woman’s right of passage. I mean, candles really can make a world of difference when it comes to making a room feel cozy.
If you’re bored of the same old candles you pick up from the store, we get it. That’s where Otherland comes in. Otherland was founded by Abigail Cook Stone, formerly an art buyer for Ralph Lauren. Her mission is to “bring the energy of art, design, and fragrance to every moment at home.”
Otherland candles are derived from refined fragrances, and only feature clean ingredients. Their wide variety of unique scents and collections will have anyone who enters the room wondering where that delicious smell is coming from.
Gone are the days of the “traditional” standard of beauty – and Daybird is here to lead the charge with their Anti-Beauty Beauty Club.
If you’re looking to minimize your morning routine, Daybird is the brand you’re looking for. Their tinted skincare will do more for your skin, with less products.
This product and brand, founded by Whitney and Veena, was born through conversations with many people across the shade spectrum with different skincare concerns and goals. If you’re looking to revamp your routine, look no further.
Our homes should be the place we’re most comfortable. From the moment we wake up in the morning, until we close our eyes at night, Parachute offers products to make these moments and every moment in between as comfortable as possible.
Founded by Ariel Kaye in 2014, Parachute is thoughtfully designed with a sustainable approach. What started out as a one-stop-shop for the most comfortable bedding has grown to offer a wide array of high quality, easy to shop products for every area of your home.
If you’re on the hunt for some new clothes that are both cute, and sustainable, look no further than wearwell.
Co-founded by friends Erin and Emily, they’ve set out to make it easy to buy the most ethical and sustainable products from brands who are making a positive impact on the fashion industry, and the environment.
Wearwell has everything you could need from clothing and jewelry to accessories and home decor – all who align with different values, such as Black-owned businesses, inclusive sizing, secondhand shopping, women-owned businesses and more.
Founded by celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, Ouai is a haircare-favorite of many celebrities and influencers. In the years since its inception, Ouai has grown to more than just haircare, as it now offers fragrances, body care and even some pet products as well.
The socially-connected haircare brand seeks to help you embrace your imperfections and gain confidence through show stopping hair.
Whether you’re at the gym on a regular basis, or just out and about taking care of some errands, athleisure is a must in everyones wardrobes. But not just any athleisure, we’re talking some high quality, comfortable, versatile pieces.
Founded by Michelle and Jodi, Beyond Yoga’s inclusively sized pieces are made for you to workout in, or to just lounge around in – we won’t judge!
Beyond Yoga is committed to manufacturing locally and using their profits for good, with over $200,000 being donated in the past year to a number of good causes – including No Kid Hungry, ACLU & AAPI, The Downtown Women’s Shelter, Wildfire relief funds, and more.
Founded by three women back in 2013, Dagne Dover offers bags to solve all of your problems.
From backpacks and totes to phone slings and fanny packs, these bags will keep all of your belongings organized in the best possible way. Need not to mention they’ll do it in the most stylish way as well!
Dagne Dover also makes a conscious effort to be eco-friendly, with initiatives like minimizing waste, recycling, vegan styles and more.
If you’re a skincare lover on the hunt for some new unique products to try out, you’ll want to give OSEA a try.
Founded in 1996 by Jenefer Palmer, OSEA’s mission is to create clean, seaweed-infused skincare. Which, if you didn’t already know, seaweed is rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients and can provide a number of skincare benefits including anti-aging and moisturization.
With OSEA’s commitment to thoughtful ingredients and sustainability since its inception almost three decades ago, you can even say that it was OSEA that set the standard for clean beauty.
OUI THE PEOPLE
Does anyone really enjoy shaving? It can be such a daunting task. So, might as well make it as enjoyable and glamorous as possible – and Oui The People is there to help you do just that.
Oui The People’s mission is to make you feel good in your own skin. The only labels they’re concerned about is their ingredient list, screw the rest.
Rather than selling a razor designed for men, but in pink, the brand has created a razor made for women and their skin that helps nourish their bodies.
Fiona Sahakian is a wife, mother of two, daughter, sister – and the founder of Posh Peanut.
Posh Peanut is a high quality boutique selling everything from clothing and accessories, but are most notably known for their children clothing. Made from their signature fabric, Päpook Bamboo, their clothing is top tier.
Benefits of this fabric include being buttery soft, lightweight and breathable, perfect for sensitive skin and it’s greatest benefit – it grows with your baby! And we all know how frustrating it can be when growing babies fit into their clothes for such short periods of time.
It’s no secret that weddings are expensive, not just for the bride and groom, but for the bridal party as well. It’s customary that bridesmaids pay for the bridal shower, bachelorette party, and of course, their bridesmaid dresses, and if you’re in multiple weddings per year – these expenses can add up.
Birdy Grey’s mission is to help you find the perfect bridesmaid dresses, but for an industry-shattering price point.
The brand’s founder, Grace, had clocked 10 years in the fashion and beauty industry before launching her brand of $99 bridesmaid dresses, so she knows what she is doing. With endless colors and styles, there’s a bridesmaid dress for every type of wedding.
Swimwear that truly makes you feel like the best version of yourself – that’s Dippin’ Daisy’s motto.
This sustainable swimwear brand was founded in 2015 where their mission began with four core values: female empowerment, size inclusivity, sustainability, and affordable luxury.
The extensive line features tons of trendy styles and designs that will have you feeling confident and like your best self.
WE DREAM IN COLOUR
Who doesn’t love handmade jewelry? We Dream In Colour, founded by Jade Gedeon, is a black-owned, self-funded and independent jewelry line with a focus on sustainability. The brand uses repurposed materials and earth-friendly processes wherever possible and focuses on working with socially conscious suppliers.
Each piece from the line is intricately designed and handcrafted, resulting in beautiful, bold pieces that are both unique and timeless.