In honor of International Women’s Day, we’ve rounded up a few brands you should be paying attention to. These nine brands all have female and female-identifying founders, so you can shop and support women at the same time. Read more Week of the Woman content here.
Samantha Rose, GIR:
GIR (which stands for Get It Right) started as a simple idea: make the spatula better. The brand took off on Kickstarter and exploded from there, with teams in California, Chicago, and New York. Samantha Rose took the idea of elevating your everyday kitchen utensils and turned it into beautiful silicone tools you want to show off.
Amanda Zuckerman and Stephanie Kimel, Dormify:
Amanda Zuckerman and Stephanie Kimel co-founded Dormify as a way to make small spaces enjoyable and easy-to-decorate for any kind of interior enthusiast. It’s a simple interface that allows you to purchase individual or pre-planned room decor pieces and make your dorm (or apartment) look better than four blank walls.
Tal Winter and Kate Cutler, bkr:
If there was ever a status water bottle, the spiked bkr glass bottle is it. The brainchild of co-founders Tal Winter and Kate Cutler, bkr was about making hydration beautiful. And they’re not a one-trick pony either, because the brand branched out from glass water bottles and produced the best-selling Paris Water Balm.
Shanna Tellerman, Modsy:
Using Modsy is like having your own virtual dollhouse, except it’s your own house you get to play with. Shanna Tellerman flipped the idea of interior decorating on its head by making it affordable, accessible, and downright fun to do with a service that pairs you with interior designers that can take your “Deam Living Room” Pinterest board and make it your real life living room.
Liz Eichholz and Lindsey Johnson, Weezie Towels:
Weezie was started by Liz Eichholz and Lindsey Johnson as a way to get luxury bath towels you’ll actively enjoy. The direct-to-consumer brand is based in Savannah, Georgia and all of the towels are made in a family-owned factory in Portugal with the custom embroidery that sets Weezie apart from other bath linen brands done in Savannah.
Ariel Kaye, Parachute:
In the world of direct-to-consumer brands, Parachute remains one that is consistently mentioned for its quality and versatility. Ariel Kaye founded the brand in 2014 after spending time in Italy and wanting to create sheets that made everyone feel like they were on a luxury vacation. Since then, Parachute has explored towels, robes, blankets, decor, dog beds, and (most recently) mattresses.
Sierra Tishgart and Maddy Moelis, Great Jones:
Dutch ovens no longer belong to Le Cruset and Lodge. On the merits of childhood friendship, Sierra Tishgart and Maddy Moelis started Great Jones (named after Judith Jones, the editor that championed the little known book Mastering the Art of French Cooking) as a way to empower every level of chef in the kitchen, with quality and craftsmanship at an affordable price.
Nicole Gibbons, Clare:
Nicole Gibbons is on a mission to change how we shop for paint. Clare was founded with the intent of creating a more intimate, unique, and pleasant experience while shopping for one of the biggest decisions you could make while decorating. The brand offers the highest quality paint, no-mess, no-fuss color sampling, with everything delivered straight to your door.
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