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Following International Women’s day, Mother’s day and the tragic murder of Sarah Everard, there has never been a time more pressing to stand up and show support for women in the UK and across the world. Everyone can contribute this united cause to better women’s political, societal and economic situation. Even as little as buying from a brand that stands up for women, is a great start to promote and fund positive change. Here is a list of five brands to buy from that support, empower and help women.
ASOS Women-owned Brands Edit
Continuing on from International Women’s day, online clothing retailer, ASOS, have produced a fashion edit showcasing their favourite women-owned brands. As well as promoting and celebrating female ran businesses, ASOS have also collaborated with the Prince’s Trust on its #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign, in which they have donated £28,000 to its Women Supporting Women initiative.
Estrid is a brand built on the continuous support for female empowerment. This online brand sells Razor subscriptions; their products are super cute and luxury quality. Importantly, the brand pride themselves on sustainability; how they defy the Pink Tax and donate a portion of their revenue to charities which increase women’s power and influence globally. They give money to The Fawcett Society, Kvinna til Kvinna and Medica Mondiale, all charities which campaign for gender equality UK and worldwide.
House of CB
House of CB is renowned for their luxurious, high quality occasion-wear; the company pride themselves on their products making women feel confident and beautiful. Conna Walker, owner of House of CB has set up a campaign CBwomen4women in celebration of International Women’s Day. House of CB is giving the opportunity for three female owned businesses to win a prize of cash injections to fund their own brands. This support for women in business is super important in the working world, House of CB want to promote equal pay, equal respect and equal opportunity for females and believes this campaign will afford women the opportunity to grow and expand their businesses.
For International Women’s Day, Missguided have adopted the slogan Changeagirlslife. They are partnering up with The Princes Trust Charity and donating 100% of the profits on their Charity collection in the mission to support women in underprivileged and challenging situations.
Nectar Nectar is a Fair Trade Jewellery business, sold in UK stores such as Anthropologie and John Lewis. The brand is committed to help women areas from around the world, which do not provide safe working environments and do not pay fairly or equally. Nectar Nectar employs women as artisans, training them to be jewellery crafters, agricultural croppers, wooden handicrafts makers and other occupations suited to their skills. Nectar Nectar pay their employers equality and ensure they are working in working environments where safety is ensured. They also offer the women the chance to take educational modules; mentors give them classes on literacy, business education, nutrition and financial planning. This jewellery company are commuted to the personal and professional growth of their female employers.
Words By Theodora Wood