33 of Our Favorite Women-Owned Businesses to Shop All Year Long
There’s a lot to love about the month of March. The days get longer, spring is on the horizon, and, most importantly, it’s Women’s History Month. While we celebrate women the entire month (and let’s be honest, year), March 8 is a special day because it’s International Women’s Day, a holiday dedicated to honoring the achievements of women across the globe. And what better way to celebrate than by supporting a female-owned business? Below, we’re showcasing 33 of our favorite brands that have women at the helm. From decor retailers that help us create a happier home to the kitchen brands we count on for whipping up our favorite culinary delights, check out all of the amazing shops on this list and learn more about the women leading the way for female entrepreneurs everywhere.
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If you’ve been paying attention to rug trends lately, you know that Ruggable and its machine-washable rugs are having a moment. Designed to take on all of life’s messes, Jeneva Bell’s stylish rug brand is a dream for decor lovers looking for a high-quality rug that can stand the test of time (and kids).
One of our favorite budget-friendly places to shop for plants, both real and faux, The Sill was founded by Eliza Blank and Gwen Blevens back in 2012. With dozens of varieties to choose from, these gorgeous potted plants are perfect for adding some greenery to your space.
Like most of the internet, we’re big fans of Our Place and its cult-favorite Always Pan. Founder Shiza Shahid spent years thoughtfully planning and designing the versatile 8-in-1 pan (and its many companion pieces), creating what has easily become one of the most coveted multitasking cookware pieces of the last five years.
Initially launched as a bedding line, Ariel Kaye’s iconic brand Parachute only dates back to 2014. While the company continues to create outstanding home pieces (including a comforter that topped our Best List), it has also expanded into other areas, with one of our favorite products being the Cloud Cotton Robe. Fun fact: One of these robes sold every 60 seconds this past Black Friday.
A favorite of our sister site The Kitchn, Brightland is the brainchild of Aishwarya Iyer, who started the brand with one mission: to change the way you think about olive oil. Packaged in beautifully designed bottles, these high-quality, giftable condiments are well deserving of a coveted place on any countertop.
Weighted blankets have been having a moment for a while now, and one of our favorites is made by Bearaby. Founded by Kathrin Hamm, Bearaby aims to help everyone get the revitalizing sleep they deserve without sacrificing style by using intelligent design and the best sustainable materials.
Abigail Cook Stone’s DTC candle company Otherland is home to the stylish candles you’ve been seeing all over Instagram. With tons of options to choose from, each scent is curated to capture a point in time and is hand-poured in New England, making this a Made in America brand, too.
Great Jones founders and childhood best friends Sierra Tishgart and Maddy Moelis are firm believers that high-quality cookware doesn’t need to cost a fortune. In fact, their super-popular sheet pans and Dutch ovens rival pieces manufactured by those fancy French brands, but at a fraction of the price.
Wallpaper is a design element everyone should be able to enjoy, regardless of their renting status. Co-founded by Elizabeth Rees, Chasing Paper makes stylish removable wallpaper that’s renter-friendly and très chic. The accent wall of your dreams is only a click away.
When it comes to organic bedding, Coyuchi has been a leader in the game since 1991. Founded by weaver and textile artist Christine Nielson, the female-led small business is home to some of the best sustainable bedding and bath linens around. With cozy designs and ethical, environment-first production practices, their pieces are well worth the investment.
Started by blogger-turned-interior-designer Nicole Gibbons, Clare is not your average paint company. The brand’s intuitive site uses a proprietary algorithm to help you find the perfect paint color based on a series of questions about your specific project. It then recommends one of its 55 zero-VOC and GREENGUARD-certified colors, making the paint shopping experience a breeze.
When Rachel Drori found herself sacrificing nourishing food for convenient food, she wondered if there was a way to get the best of both worlds — enter Daily Harvest. This meal subscription box service offers a variety of nutritious and flavorful eating options, from superfood-packed smoothies to hearty harvest bowls.
Weezie is another women-led company founded on years of friendship. After meeting in college, Liz Eichholz and Lindsey Johnson set out to create the ultimate towel brand, resulting in Weezie and its top-of-the-line linens. One of our favorite pieces is this adorable makeup towel set. And yes, they are the ultimate BFF gift.
Founded on the idea that a good spice company carefully sources its spices (as well as supports and rewards the farmers who grew them), Diaspora Co. is the brainchild of Sana Javeri Kadri. With big ambitions to disrupt the spice world, this small business is out to make sure your spice cabinet is filled with only the best of the best.
Another one of our favorite sustainable home brands, Ettitude came about after founder Phoebe Yu found herself struggling to find sustainable bedding and home items that didn’t cost a fortune. With everything from bed sheets and bath linens to apparel and even a baby line, Ettitude has everything you and your family need to live better.
Anna and Nathan Bond’s Rifle Paper Co. has been a beloved part of the stationery world for over 10 years, but their home line is the real underdog here. With everything from decorative rugs to intricately designed dishes featuring Anna’s signature floral illustrations, the brand has become a staple in many homes.
If, like many people over the last year, you developed a serious puzzle obsession, you’ll want to know about Jiggy. Kaylin Marcotte’s puzzle subscription service offers a new puzzle each month so you’ll never be in short supply.
With Kasama Rum, second-generation spirits entrepreneur Alexandra Dorda is paying homage to her Filipino-Polish background. Distilled in the Philippines using local produce and techniques and then finely packaged in Poland, this unique rum is big on taste and spirit (think a liquefied pineapple upside-down cake with a heady alcoholic kick that goes down smooth).
Founded by Sara Berks in 2013, MINNA is a home goods brand that collaborates with weavers and artisans in Bolivia, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, and Uruguay to create everything from bedding and pillows to tabletop accessories and rugs. Through these partnerships, MINNA helps promote job creation while also ensuring traditional craft techniques are preserved and celebrated.
Looking to add authentic Asian flavors and restaurant-quality dishes to your home kitchen menu? Sisters Vanessa and Kim Pham have your back with Omsom. Created in collaboration with professional chefs, this line of sauces brings the authentic, rowdy energy — or omsom — of Asian cuisine to your table in a convenient kit.
Named after founders Serena Dugan and Lily Kanter, Serena & Lily is a home design brand that blends the breezy California look with modern American style for furniture, bedding, and decor that feels put together, classic, and most of all, inviting.
Celebrity designer Neffi Walker’s The Black Home is home to stylish tableware, cooking essentials, and luxurious, fragrant candles. To top it off, Walker also has a collection of informative E-Books for expertly curated design advice.
If there’s one subscription box that wine lovers need, it’s Vinebox, a monthly service co-founded by Rachel Vodofsky and her husband Matt Dukes that brings the wine-tasting experience home. Simply answer some questions about your wine preferences and tasting goals, and you’ll receive a personalized selection of top-notch wines from around the world (packaged in eye-catching vials) that you can test.
With the warm weather right around the corner, you’ll want to bring a piece from Modern Picnic to your next socially distanced hang. Founded in 2018 by Ali Kaminetsky, the brand’s goal is to provide women with a chic alternative to the traditional lunchbox, and with a host of stylish products, it’s clear to see they’ve hit the ball out of the park.
ChappyWrap is a mother-daughter operation that came about when the duo was inspired to recreate a family heirloom blanket that could be enjoyed by families everywhere. With an array of New England-inspired, reversible designs and a durable jacquard weave, these blankets are built to withstand decades worth of family movie nights.
Founded by aunt and niece duo Marilee Nelson and Allison Evans along with family friend Kelly Love after their families struggled with illnesses to create non-toxic alternatives to home products, Branch Basics is a must for anyone looking to make the switch to better-for-you cleaners (as well as a personal favorite!)
Co-founded by Eunice Byun, Material delivers sensibly priced tools that can not only take the heat, but also keep a space looking sharp — and naturally, we’re big fans. From its do-it-all spatula to its stellar knife trio to its best-selling reBoard, this brand is one that will be living in our kitchens (and hopefully yours!) for years to come.
Founded by Valerie Wray in 2015, The 125 Collection is a Harlem-based, Black-owned luxury candle company whose offerings stand out thanks to both their incredible scents and the empowering phrases stamped on each one. Created to bridge the gap between premium fragrance and pop culture, The 125 Collection redefines what luxury candles can be, with fun candles designed to match any mood.
Growing up, Misette co-founders and sisters Sarah Pecaut and Amy Burstyn Fritz’s grandmother told them the highest compliment bestowed upon any host would be about their beautifully set table. Inspired to bring the beauty of a perfectly curated tablescape to every home, the sisters created Misette, a brand home to artistic dinnerware and décor that belongs on your table, not in your hutch. I mean, look at these candles — need I say more?
Originating as a small pop-up coffee bar, co-Founders Hannah Mendoza and Roger Coppola traveled the California coast, blending 10-ingredient adaptogenic coffees and lattes for happy customers (many of whom asked how they could recreate the same drinks at home). After one year of formulation and sourcing the best ingredients on the planet, Clevr launched its line of SuperLattes in 2019 and hasn’t looked back. Women-led and dedicated to all organic, non-GMO, and ethically sourced ingredients, the brand has become a staple in many people’s mornings, including our very own.
Founded in 2010 by Helen Lo (and yes, her two sons), Lo & Sons came about when Lo, frustrated at the lack of functionality and style in the travel bag market, decided that if she couldn’t find the perfect carry-on, she’d make it. Fast forward 12 years later and the eponymous brand is a beloved one (including right here at Apartment Therapy), home to some of the best handbags, travel bags, wallets, and backpacks around — all specifically designed with travelers, commuters, and organization fanatics in mind.
The brainchild of Julie Maskula, Anecdote Candles is a candle company designed to give the home décor and fragrance world something clever and memorable to talk about thanks to its hilariously specific labels that describe the mood each scent evokes, rather than the fragrance itself. We always get a kick out of the brand’s candle of the year, which for 2023 smells like . . . “who even knows.” Sounds about right.
Founded by Jing Gao in 2018, Fly by Jing has become one of the fastest-growing direct-to-consumer modern Asian food brands in the country, redefining the narrative around Chinese food in the Western world. From the insta famous Sichuan Chili Crisp sauce to their latest release, the Gold Chlili Oil, Fly by Jing’s pantry essentials are rooted in tradition but made for the way we eat today – meticulously sourced from the best ingredients with no artificial flavors or preservatives.