5 (Not So) Small Businesses By Women For Women
NOT ONLY DO WE TAKE PRIDE IN CELEBRATING FEMALE TALENTS IN ALL CREATIVE WORLDS, BUT IT’S IMPORTANT TO ALSO SPOTLIGHT WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS. WE BELIEVE THAT GIRLS WILL INVENT THE FUTURE IN ALL FORMS OF INDUSTRY BY CREATING JOBS, INFLUENCING CULTURE AND MARKET/ECONOMY AND PROVIDING OPEN PATHS TO THE NEXT GENERATIONS. IN THIS MONTH’S ROUND-UP WE TAKE PLEASURE IN INTRODUCING THESE FIVE SMALL BUSINESSES FOUNDED BY SMART, PASSIONATE AND HARD WORKING WOMEN.
What’s Your Legacy is “an online platform exploring sustainability and innovation in fashion industry.” Their Sustainable Brand Guide includes a roster of over 200 brands in fashion and beauty, think of it as a one-stop shop to discover and do some ethical shopping. The London based site is co-founded by two childhood friends, Madera and Anna along with an all-girl team all working together to produce editorial and video content.
Sophie Monet is a beautifully handcrafted jewelry and accessories line made in Venice, California. Designer Sophie Monet Okulick creates jewelry from wood, something she has grown up with spending time with her father sculptor John Okulick. Much of the collections are inspired by the nature and midcentury lifestyle of California, Sophie Monet jewelry is mindful of its surroundings and each piece will last forever.
Datura is a womenswear line with a conscious ethos promoting slow fashion committed to sustainable and transparent practices. Founder and Creative Director Stefania Borras grew up on the island of Mallorca amongst the Mediterranean landscape, then moved to New York in 2013 and created Datura as a web exclusive brand. Handmade in New York City, Datura believes that locally sourced materials and ethical production matters more than trend driven commerce.
Former buyer Cat Hocking founded JOAN in 2017, a well curated online shop focusing on timeless, slow fashion featuring brands that fit the spirit of the “Joan Girl”. Hocking wanted to create a space to spotlight brands she loved and that were underrepresented in the U.K. Keeping it more intimate than other e-boutiques, JOAN is for the female shopper looking for small, contemporary lines that are more unique to the average high street consumer.
Moonbox is a subscription box centered around the lunar moon cycle. This is perfect for the holistic healers, crystal believers and new age millennials. Co-Founders Paula and Katie are committed to curating an experience focused on the teachings of yoga, crystals, astrology mixed with elements of beauty and holistic wellness. A MoonBox is a subscription for the soul, filled with intentional products to nurture your spiritual and wellness lifestyle. All products are ethically produced and by small independent artisans.