10 Female-Founded Brands You Should Support
Whether you’re searching for a new dress, luggage set, or multi-vitamin, look no further than these female-founded brands. Spend your money towards supporting businesses that have a mission you believe in. Here are 10 companies innovatively changing the game, and also happen to have a female founder.
Founder: Aishwarya Iyer
Brightland is a consciously made olive oil that is based and created in California. Founder Aishwarya Iyer created Brightland based on “a desire for better, more honest food production – and a deep belief in the land and what it provides.” Did you know that almost 70% of imported olive oil samples fail to meet minimum standards? Brightland is here to change the game.
Founder: Yael Aflalo
Fashion is the third most polluting industry in the world, as well as one of the biggest water consumers. Reformation is a sustainable clothing brand created by Yael Aflalo. Focusing on sustainable practices, fiber standards, and plastic-free packaging, Reformation keeps customers updated with quarterly sustainability reports.
Founders: Sarah Leary, Nirav Tolia, Prakash Janakiraman, and David Wiesen
NextDoor is a private social network for your neighborhood. NextDoor allows neighbors to connect and communicate, whether it’s to share local knowledge, to find a responsible babysitter, or to share safety information.
Founders: Jen Rubio and Steph Korey
Away provides quality luggage that is guaranteed to last a lifetime. Choose between a selection of ideal sizes and sleek colors for your perfect getaway bag. Away founders Jen and Steph aimed to create a direct-to-consumer approach with lower overhead than other travel companies.
Founders: Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss
Rent the Runway was founded in 2009 and is now valued at $1 billion. With a mission to “make women feel empowered and self-confident every single day” women can rent their dream closet with an endless selection of designer options.
Founder: Ariel Kaye
Parachute brings comfort into your home. Creating premium quality sheets, towels, and other home goods, Parachute brings luxury to you. They have several brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S. and an online site to shop.
Founder: Kat Schneider
Kat Schneider founded Ritual believing that “better health begins with better ingredients”. Ritual is an essential vitamin created for and by women. Choose between the Essential for Women, which is a daily vitamin including 9 essential nutrients, or the Essential Prenatal, which has 12 essential nutrients for pregnant women before and during pregnancy. Ritual is a monthly subscription product that is mailed directly to you.
Founder: Emily Weiss
Glossier, a direct-to-consumer beauty brand with two brick-and-mortar stores in New York City and Los Angeles, is revolutionizing the beauty industry. Founder Emily Weiss started her beauty blog, Into The Gloss, in 2010 and launched Glossier in 2014. The company is now worth over $1 billion.
Founder: Payal Kadakia
ClassPass makes working out easier. ClassPass is a monthly membership that gives you access to a variety of different studios and gyms. Memberships start at $9 a month and reach up to $159 a month.
Founder: Lisa Skeete Tatum
LandIt is a platform that gives you a playbook to your career. LandIt’s goal is to “increase the success of women and diverse groups in the workplace, enabling companies to attract, develop, and retain high-potential diverse talent.” Browse opportunities, manage your weekly progress, and get a career coach all on this platform.