March 8th is International Women’s Day! To celebrate, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite FEMALE OWNED brands. These female founders have established incredible brands, and focus daily on their passions. From jewelry to tees to hair accessories, beauty products and more, these items below all are a perfect addition to any wardrobe, beauty shelf, or daily routine, with social justice causes tied to many as well.
GIRL GANG THE LABEL – girlgangthelabel.com
Founded in Los Angeles, CA by a female entrepreneur on a mission to inspire women to reach their highest potential, together. ‘Girl Gang the Label’ started with a signature collection of the “Support Your Local Girl Gang” sweatshirts and has since grown to seasonal collections that customers can shop via their online store, girlgangthelabel.com. A percentage of all profits are also donated to charities that focus on female education, health, and empowerment.
Founder Amy Will started her first e-commerce business at the age of 24 years old with a $100 Etsy gift card and has since launched 4 successful brands. Before starting Girl Gang, Will held the role of Marketing Director at Tower Paddle Boards (of Shark Tank fame), having also started as their first employee. Will graduated from California Lutheran University with a Major in Communications and was born and raised in Ventura. She moved to Los Angeles in 2014 which influenced her latest endeavor, Girl Gang The Label. Girl Gang The Label has also grown into a successful podcast, having top female creatives, influencers, celebrities, and business leaders on regularly. Follow on Instagram @girlgangthelabel
UNTIL THERE’S A CURE – until.org
Until There’s A Cure® is a national organization dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds during the COVID-19 pandemic. The dream is that no one else will become infected with HIV. For those who are HIV positive, Until There’s A Cure is dedicated on their behalf to educating all people about the virus, as well as the overwhelming need for love and compassion in fighting this pandemic. Their goal is to fund prevention education, care services, vaccine development, and to increase public awareness of AIDS, using The Bracelet (click here to purchase) as the tool. The Bracelet will not only serve as a bridge to unite people to fight HIV/AIDS, but will help to increase consciousness, compassion, understanding, and responsibility.
Until There’s A Cure® is committed to funding innovative programs which promote AIDS awareness and prevention education, as well as providing financial support for care and services for those living with AIDS. Supporting and advocating for AIDS vaccine development, which offers the best hope for reducing the spread of HIV.
WILD TONIC – wildtonic.com
WILD TONIC® Jun Kombucha offers a twist to normal kombucha. It is crafted primarily with honey instead of cane sugar, which produces a refreshing, delicate result, absent of a ‘vinegar’ influenced taste that stands out compared to other kombuchas on the market. Not only does it keep you hydrated, but it is rich in probiotics and antioxidants, making the bubbly fermented beverage a fan-favorite. Jun Kombucha has been growing in popularity over the last few years, but many are unfamiliar with Jun, which is a cousin of traditional Kombucha and classified as champagne of kombucha. Wild Tonic contains prebiotics, probiotics, amino acids, and antioxidants, without any artificial flavorings or sulfites.
The story begins with an artist and her passion for innovation and creativity. Holly Lyman was working with beeswax, an ancient medium also known as encaustic, for many years until she discovered the art of fermentation. One day, her love of painting with beeswax transformed into working with honey, another labor of love created by the bees. As with many creative endeavors that sometimes spill into other forms of expression, Holly unexpectedly found herself fascinated with a rare ferment known as Jun. She brewed with this living culture day after day until several years and brew experiments later, Wild Tonic was born.
DIANA MADISON BEAUTY – dianamadisonbeauty.com
Beauty influencer Diana Madison introduces Diana Madison Beauty, a line of clean and natural skincare products made with millennial moms in mind. The debut product is Glowtopia: an anti-aging moisturizer harnesses the renewing power of prickly pear seed oil to hydrate and rejuvenate skin, offering anti-aging preventative care for all skin types. Glowtopia (click here to purchase) is a product Diana Madison created by blending her favorite essential oils. It includes safe ingredients that nourish and refresh tired skin, without damaging it or stripping it of its natural beauty and luster.
In addition to her beauty line, Diana Madison is a beauty influencer and digital media maven, having interviewed the beauty industry’s most influential figures and learning their tips firsthand. Diana is also the creator of “Glam Masters,” Lifetime’s beauty competition series hosted by Laverne Cox. Diana served as the show’s executive producer with Kim Kardashian West and Shed Media.
NANCY DAVIS’ PEACE AND LOVE – peaceandlovejewelry.com
Peace and Love was born from Nancy Davis’ lifelong love of hearts, peace signs and equality. The core philosophy of the brand is that everybody in the world ultimately wants peace and love in their life. As Chief Designer of Peace and Love, she believes that great design and style should not be limited to the most expensive tier of the luxury market. Everybody deserves great style, luxury and beauty in their life. Nancy’s collections are influenced by worldwide great designers, her travels and fashion industry partnerships. Each Peace and Love design reflects happiness and good luck. Known most notably as the founder of the incredible organization Race To Erase MS, erasems.org, Nancy donates sales from her jewelry line toward the charity, so it is jewelry with a purpose to do good.
Peace and Love is also a reflection of Nancy’s life … every day she works to bring her ideas to life in product designs that allow her consumers to enjoy the experience of Peace and Love by Nancy Davis.
BASIC EXTRA – basic-extra.com
Isabella Rickel had a vision to take over the hair accessories world. Armed with a huge posse of friends that she could draw inspiration from, she partnered with Artcrime Agency to create the brand Basic Extra™ and launch her first website. The Hairquips™ (click here to purchase) are hair accessories that feature fun and quirky sayings, adding the extra flare to your simple hairstyle. The Basic Extra Hairquips™ collection hit the market which gave Rickel the opportunity to expand on her designs, and the rest is history.