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.
Fiona Morrison is the founder of Wolf Circus , a line of thoughtfully designed, timeless jewelry. Produced in Vancouver, Canada, the brand uses either recycled sterling silver or recycled bronze that is coated in a high grade 14k gold plating. Wolf Circus not only focuses on sustainability, but Morrison is building a community to inspire women to embrace their confidence during their daily hustle.
Sustainable womenswear brand By Signe is by Danish designer Signe Rødbro. The collection embodies minimalist, effortless style, while manufactured in Denmark using sustainable practices and transparency. Working with organic cotton, bamboo and natural dyes with low impact methods of whitening are a few ways that the designer hopes to decrease the pollution levels that the fashion industry brings to the environment.
Wiley was founded by two women, both mothers, both graphic designers, both skincare obsessed. Friends Jane Riley and Vanessa Wade founded Wiley after the birth of of both of their daughters. After swapping stories about messy bathroom clean-ups and what baby products were the safest, it was then that the idea for a skincare body brand that would cater to the sensitive skin of a newborn baby. The Body Bubble is one bottle that takes care of a full wash, a signature 3-in-1 formula for shampoo, body wash and bubble bath with all natural, safe ingredients. The best part is that us adults can use it too.
If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. Ashley Cheeks founded the Brooklyn concept studio slash shop The Drive New York based on that sentiment. Started out as visually inspiring mood boards and then evolved into an official online shop. The Drive New York is a platform dedicated and spotlighting designers and artists who are hustling to make it. What started out as an inspiration became Cheeks’ motivation to become an entrepreneur in a city that drives ambition like no other.