6 women-owned small businesses to know about this International Women’s Day

Pop the champagne and campaign to celebrate women-owned small businesses this International Women’s Day and the spirited women around the world who put the spunk factor and smile into lasting style.

Whether you’re looking for eco-friendly gifts for the superwoman in your life or want to support sisterhood by buying items made by other women, we’ve found some great businesses to support. Let’s all come together and fight for gender equality AND a kinder planet, by pumping up the curves, making the hormones happy, and truly appreciating how wonderfully unique and wonderful women are – every single one of them.

Small, women-owned businesses that pack a punch in sustainable style

In our eyes, every determined diva deserves a shooting star accolade, but alas, it’s unfortunately impossible to name everyone. So to kick off this International Women’s Day party guest list, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite amazing ladies – all of whom produce unique works inspired by nature, made with love to nourish our homes. and our souls with positivity and beauty. things.

On to the brave bombs themselves…

1. Soaps of the Divine Goddess – Dana Massar

Sustainable soaps on table with laptop in background

(Image credit: Divine Goddess Soaps)

A licensed cosmetologist, Dana is on a mission to awaken our inner goddess with her line of premium soaps, shower sprays and spa products that “set your soul on fire”.

“I am inspired by the world around me. Art, nature, colors, you name it. I like to see beauty in everything,” says Dana Massar, Founder and Supreme Goddess, Divine Goddess Soaps.

Dana continues, “When we embrace our inner goddess, we embrace a life filled with positive choices, happy thoughts, and radiant experiences. Let’s make the world more beautiful together.’

“We live in a world that is constantly bustling and bustling; it can feel overwhelming even for the strongest woman. Today more than ever, it is important to carve out small moments of luxury. We must do this so that we can relax, recharge, and face the next day with the strength, grace, and divinity that we inherently hold within us.

“Over the years I have worked with many women who struggled to find their balance, so I channeled my artistic inclinations with my formal training experiences to bring you a company that is dedicated to your beauty at home. inside as well as outside.

Find your signature scent among its range of soaps and home fragrances.

2. Beyond – Yvonne Leung

Humorous wooden label inspired by mushrooms

(Image credit: below)

Founded in 2012, Hereafter, subsequently is a small independent woman-owned business based in Los Angeles. Aiming to inspire more love and thoughtfulness in our daily experiences, hereafter create beautiful wooden gifts and keepsakes that help you express love, thought and care.

Yvonne says: “Our products are inspired by the range of experiences in life, from the small moments of everyday life to the most joyful milestones. Crafted from sustainably grown American hardwoods, each piece is unique in its grain pattern and adds warmth to your space as you display it for years to come.

BUY NOW: Give your pun-loving, plant-parent bestie a show of lasting affection they can take home with pride, with the Mushroom wood plant picking packageby Below on Amazon.

3. Priormade – Rebecca Prior

Geometric shape, durable wooden table lamp with gray shade

(Image credit: Priormade)

Priormade creates contemporary homewares, lighting and accessories using a range of sustainable, low impact and recycled materials.

In 2011, Rebecca Prior, founder, began making jewelry with surplus materials from projects. Over time these products have become more and more popular and this is now the main focus of Priormade. In 2019, it opened Before shopa homewares store that features 29 designers who also make sustainable products and artwork.

Rebecca says, “Attention to detail, expert craftsmanship and responsible manufacturing are at the forefront of every design. My design focus has always been contemporary and high quality. In the past, sustainably produced products seemed recycled and had too “green” aesthetics about them. Recycled creations were considered “craftsmanship” and were not very well received in the design world. »

“I create high quality and durable products; a collection that sits comfortably on the shelves of any luxury department store. I want to change the common opinion and point out that responsibly designed products can be more valuable, well-made and striking than irresponsibly produced ones.

4. Three Arrows Collective – Dawn Michele

Framed typography print on the wall with

(Image credit: Three Arrows Collective)

Dawn invites us all to capture the beauty of life with her stunning collection of adorable, handmade and sustainable products.

Inspired by our loved ones and created from materials provided by nature, Collective of the Three Arrows home keepsake collection, includes personalized splendor with birth and baby markers; engraved decor for special events; and a striking personalized wall decoration, among many other bespoke delights.

Shown here, bring the love to the walls with the Mixed Definition Framed Canvas Sign, by Three Arrows Collective on Amazon. This beautifully constructed framed sign comes ready to hang and printed on wrapped canvas with charcoal lettering.

5. The Dartmoor Artist – Sarah Smith

Charming seasonal table setting with hand painted egg name decoration.

(Image credit: The Dartmoor Artist)

This bold maid utterly charmed us with her thoughtful, sustainability-conscious art and hand-painted homewares, lovingly inspired by the great British countryside.

“I started my business of sustainable art and hand-painted housewares while recovering from spine surgery. I taught myself to paint and started a business that celebrates the beauty of the great British countryside.I handcraft thoughtful and joyful creations from my farm in Dartmoor.

Buy everything enchanting and delicious at The Dartmoor Artist.

6. Southern Elegance Candle Co. – D’Shawn Russell

Soy Scented, Long Lasting Mason Jar Candle

(Image credit: Southern Elegance Candle Co; Photo: Heidel Berger Photography)

Founded by true Southern belle, D’Shawn Russel, Southern Elegance Candle Co. is a community-driven brand that works in partnership with other local businesses and suppliers in North Carolina, to produce scented soy candles entirely waxes, melted waxes, diffusers, and room and linen sprays that take you to a special place of joy, love, and tranquility.

D’Shawn says, “Every candle we make tells a story. Each is deliberately named after a southern town, carefully hand-poured and infused with luscious scents such as Sage & Sweetgrass and Honeysuckle & Jasmine. While the core of what we do is rooted in southern traditions, Southern Elegance products are for anyone who wants their personal space to be comforting and inviting. Our customers come from all walks of life, and we hope that with every purchase they will remember to see the good in others and celebrate the things we all have in common, no matter where we come from.

Enjoy an experience of southern charm and hospitality while purchasing the finest candles in Southern Elegance Candle Co.’s full range on Amazon.

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