As consumers, we want good quality products for a great price. These six women-owned small businesses are delivering just that. As women, we must support each other. Women, on average, face greater instances of workplace discrimination than their male counterparts. Despite women-owned businesses making up 42% of all small businesses, women still struggle to receive fair funding and resources.
The people behind these companies are passionate women with products that make a difference. Best of all, many of these products are designed by women, for women so you know they will be good. If you need safety equipment on a keychain or skincare products designed specifically for your sensitive skin, keep reading to find out where you can get these products for yourself.
Today, many of us strive to add more natural, sustainable products to our routines. However, it can be hard to find alternatives to the accessible, cheap products we can get at the grocery store. For a 100% natural and sustainable lotion and soap, choose Sustainabar. Created by sisters Tessa and Davia when they were just 10 and 13 years old, this business is now run entirely by women.
After learning about plastic pollution, these two decided to do something about it and launched their sustainable company. You can choose from a huge selection of shampoos, lotions, conditioners, dish soap, and hand-crafted soap bars. They even carry dog shampoo! Sustainabar had you covered for all your cleaning needs.
2. Trade St. Jam Co.
Trade St. Jam Co. offers a wide variety of unique flavors of jams and sauces. They now also have baking mixes on their website and gift sets for the holidays. This company is 100% chef and woman-owned with a mission to provide stable jobs to more women in the area.
All products and vegan, gluten-free, and locally sourced so you can feel good about eating them. They also contain no added preservatives and are low in sugar. These products are a perfect addition to a healthy lifestyle, adding a pop of flavor to any dish without the additives in regular store-bought jams and sauces. If you need help picking the perfect flavor, they have a flavor quiz to help you out.
3. Hummingbird Candle Co.
This woman-owned company offers beautiful, hand-crafted candles that would make a perfect addition to your home or to give away as a gift. All of the candles from Hummingbird Candle Co. are vegan, cruelty-free, and USA-made, meaning you can feel good about your purchase.
These candles are made from 98% coconut wax and 2% soy wax, making this a 100% natural product. The glass containers are made from recycled materials and each candle is hand poured. A crackling wooden wick tops each candle. With many seasonal scents to choose from, now is the perfect time to grab one of these candles for the holidays.
With winter comes dry skin and the need for skincare products. However, many women with sensitive skin struggle to find products that work for them. If that sounds like you, MyJuly has you covered. They developed a skincare line catering to sensitive skin.
All their products are plant-based and proven to be safe and effective. They have a wide selection of oils, butters, and mists perfect for this time of the year. Now is the perfect time to give one of these products a try as the chilly winter air settles in.
5. Revival Rugs
If you love home décor and want to add a pop of color to your home, give a Revival Rugs a try. Seeing a lack of authentic rugs that weren’t outrageously priced or a poor-quality replica, Revival Rugs created a new system that allows you to get expertly crafted rugs without the wholesale. This woman-owned company offers an array of vintage Turkish and Moroccan rugs.
Revival Rugs operates in the US, as well as Turkey and Morocco, meaning that your purchase helps women across the globe. Each rug celebrates the culture and craftsmanship that created it. They also have a wide variety of washable and outdoor rugs.
6. Safety First Boutique
This business was started by a passionate woman looking to make a difference in the lives of others. We have all felt that creeping fear when we have to walk down the street at night. Seeing a need for women to have discrete, easy-to-use safety equipment with them, Safety First Boutique was created.
Here you can get a keychain complete with an assortment of safety features and fun accessories. For safety, you can choose between pepper spray, an alarm, and a kubaton. Each keychain is custom-made, so you can choose as many or as few add-ons as you want. These keychains would make a perfect gift for the women in your life.
Give one of these women-owned small businesses a try this holiday season. These products make perfect gifts for everyone in your life with the added benefit of helping other women out along the way.
What are your favorite women-owned small businesses local to you? Let us know in the comments below.