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10 Female-Founded Brands For International Women's Day

by Natalie Mouradian on 03/08/2018 | 7 Minute Read

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Today, March 8th, is International Women's Day, a day that marks the celebration of women around the world. In honor of this special day, we wanted to highlight 10 badass female-founded brands that are looking to change the landscape around them and challenge the status quo. Take a look at our picks below and get inspired!

Pearl Butter

After Kati Holland was faced with some of her own health issues, she decided to explore alternative methods to help her health get back on track. This ultimately led her to create Pearl Butter, a brand of adaptogenic coconut butters that come in all the pastel colors you could possibly swoon over. Her intention was to provide another way for people to add a dose of wellness into their lives while also making it a fun way to give yourself a bit of tlc.

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Joanna Vargas Skincare

Joanna Vargas founded her own skincare and spa business on the belief that everyone can achieve great skin. Her inspiration for starting her own business as a facialist came from the fascination and joy she got out of helping women feel confident about the skin they’re in.

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Van der Pop

As the cannabis industry gears up for mainstream success, it seems that much of the landscape continues to be a boy’s club. April Pride, founder of female-focused cannabis brand Van der Pop wants to change that. She established the brand in order to provide cannabis-related products that speak to the specific needs of women while also helping to break down the stigma associated with cannabis use.

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Unbound is a company that aims to empower women to help them embrace their sexuality. Founded by Polly Rodriguez, the sex positive brand also places an importance on sexual health and wellness in addition to pleasure.

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The core mission of Brandless is to offer unrivaled quality products without BrandTax™ – the hidden costs that come with buying a national brand. Brandless Co-founder and CEO Tina Sharkey developed the line to appeal to brand conscious millennials as a majority of the product offerings are priced at $3, making for a “better everything for everyone.”

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The Garden Society

Erin Gore founded Garden Society, a company specializing in creating gourmet cannabis infused confections, after exploring non-traditional ways of managing pain and stress. She wanted to ultimately help women deal with the stresses of life in a safe and delicious manner by creating these products.

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City Girl Coffee Company

City Girl is a brand that aims to bring equality and awareness to the coffee industry. Founder, Alyza Bohbot wanted to create a coffee brand that not only could give back to women all over the world but could also source its product from women-led coffee farms, ultimately bringing awareness to the women not often recognized in the coffee industry.

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Kristen Ess Hair

Kirsten Ess founded her haircare line in order to provide an affordable way for people to create beautiful and modern styles without having to compromise on quality. In order to provide an ease of use, the products also have tips and tricks included on their packaging, making for an accessible haircare line for the masses.

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Eva Goicochea and Dina Epstein founded Maude as a gender neutral brand that wants to prioritize making sex simple and inclusive of everyone. This refreshing approach puts people at the forefront of the brand and provides access to a variety of essential sex products.

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Gem & Bolt

In the primarily male-dominated field of spirits and liquor, Adrina Drina and Elliott Coon stand out as the founders of Gem & Bolt Mezcal. They utilized their bohemian roots in order to create a unique product that incorporates the super herb, damiana.

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