Women Brands That Empower Women With Every Purchasepandabrand
16% of venture-funded companies worldwide have at least one female founder. That’s why it’s so important to support not only female-run companies but also businesses that champion the rights of women everywhere. Here, we’ve curated a shopping guide featuring women-owned Women Brands, women-led businesses that support female causes. It’s time to make your money do more.
We rounded up a ton of companies founded, run, and operated by women and for women Brands. They all support organizations on the forefront of the fight for equality, whether it be for female assault survivors, Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, sustainability, or more. Below, find their stories and a few of our favorite products they make. Purchasing from these companies will better your skin, health, and body, as well as your future.
Female empowerment and advocates for women’s rights are louder and even more motivated to change things up. That’s why we would like to shine a light on the women making a huge splash in this industry, the 1 we hold so close to our hearts (and faces).
Spanx has quite literally been supporting women Brands for 18 years. Invented under the notion that undergarments should be just as comfortable and flattering as outerwear, these simple yet genius items have taken the world by storm. The true mark of their success should be that inventor Sara Blakely is one of the youngest self-made female billionaires in the world because of them. We know they’re good because both Oprah AND Michelle Obama have given their seals of approval. But really we tried them ourselves and can attest to their fabulousness.
The closet of your dreams(Women Brands)
Founders Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss founded Rent the Runway in 2009 as a rental service for designer dresses and accessories. Today, people can rent anything from dresses to everyday clothing to bags to home decor for a 4- or 8- day period—or they can subscribe to a monthly membership, called Rent the Runway Unlimited, where they can rent a certain amount of items at a time on a rotating bases. Our shopping expert, Sam, has been an Unlimited member for four years and swears by the service.
A colorful razor subscription
Two words: Billie razors. These babies are all over the internet, and for good reason. These colorful razors are delivered to you whenever you’re in need of a replacement. Our lifestyle writer, Jess, tried them and found them to be very effective and left her skin silky smooth. But moreso, she was blown away by the brand’s mission. Billie celebrates “our choice to be shaggy, smooth or anything in between.” In addition, the company is taking a stand against the pink tax (the extra amount women are charged for some products and services) in the shaving industry, long ruled by men. The inclusive, women-first brand also makes all products vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free which helps if you have sensitive skin. Sign me up.