In honor of Women's History Month, we're highlighting some of our entrepreneurial crushes – women owned and operated businesses that we've been fortunate enough to work with since the beginning.
Saskia Diez is a Munich based goldsmith and jewelry designer. She produces her pieces with a handful of goldsmiths in Munich and Pforzheim, a town in Germany renowned for its jewelry making and nicknamed “The Golden City”. Trained in industrial design, Diez applies her knowledge of form, function, and physical ergonomics to create delicate, intricate and chic pieces, mainly made of recycled gold and silver.
Province Apothecary is the creation of Canadian certified holistic esthetician and aromatherapist, Julie Clark. Struggling with allergies and eczema all her life, Clark set out to craft her own healing and nourishing skincare remedies using only high quality, certified organic, biodynamic and wildcrafted ingredients sourced from each of the Canadian provinces. Six years later, that mission and Julie’s commitment to sustainably and ethically sourced, fair-trade ingredients remain unchanged. Her line is vegan, cruelty free and always made in small batches without the use of toxins of any kind. Skincare and aromatherapy to nourish and balance the body and mind.
Land of Women
Founded in 2013 by Mckenzie Raley and Sarah Belz, functionality, comfort, and attention to detail are at the forefront of the Land of Women philosophy. The pared down collection of lingerie and clothing is carefully curated for the everyday. Classic, minimal silhouettes complement a woman’s body, allowing for ultimate wearability. Each garment is thoughtfully made for women, by women, and designed to move with you. Their pieces are all cut and stitched locally in New York by a family-owned manufacturer.
Vanessa Cuccia got the idea of starting her crystal sex toy company in 2011 while working for a sex shop in Los Angeles. Not feeling particularly aroused by or connected to the plastic, rubber, and battery powered toys created mostly by men, she one day happened upon a phallus shaped crystal and was immediately transfixed by the idea of an instrument of pleasure that came from the earth. Cuccia believes in the power of crystals to emit harmonious and healthful frequencies that can be combined with one's own sexual energy to create a powerful spiritual "vibration" – the perfect tool to increase pleasure and facilitate sexual growth.
Pansy is an organic cotton underwear company that makes minimal, sturdy, beautiful, locally-made underwear you can feel good wearing. Designer and creator Laura Schoorl makes her dreamy, candy colored lingerie entirely of organically grown natural fibers from North Carolina, has them dyed without the use of toxins in Novato, CA, and sewn in a factory in San Leandro, CA.