29 of the best female-owned fashion brands to support every day of the year
At GLAMOUR, we are all about celebrating women and their achievements – whether they are social, economic, cultural, or political – every single day of the year. But having one day dedicated to not only celebrating these achievements but also raising awareness around gender bias and promoting equality, is something we’re also on board with – so we’re throwing our full weight behind this International Women’s Day this March 8.
There are many ways to support the day and what it stands for, like listening to and educating yourself with feminist podcasts and celebrating and uplifting the women in your life. But as we all look to refresh our wardrobes in time for spring, one of the easiest and most effective ways to support the movement is by putting your money where your beliefs are. Buying from a female-owned or run fashion brand this International Women’s Day is a great way to use your spending power for the collective, feminist good – all of course whilst looking stylish.
From the high street to designers and small independent brands there are endless, inspiring, and sartorially on-point women owned fashion brands to buy from. ASOS is home to a load of female-owned clothing and accessories brands all at an affordable price point – take Never Fully Dressed and their standout printed dresses, for example, or We Are We Wear’s beautiful, inclusive sized lingerie.
Net-A-Porter champions tonnes of female-founded brands like Amina Muaiddi, Khaite, and Sleeper. Looking good has never felt so great. Elsewhere, there are plenty of up and coming brands that you may not have even known are female led. Take Bijoux de Mimi, for example; founded by Amelia Hitchcock-Merritt back in June of 2020 as a lockdown project, it has since been nominated as Emerging Jewellery Brand of the Year by the UK Jewellery Awards.
If you really want your spending power to be a force for good this International Women’s Day, there are also a number of our favourite independent women-owned brands giving back in celebration of the day. With proceeds going to charities that support women and girls worldwide, brands like HUSH (known for their stylish, colourful clothing) and Monica Vinader (the jewellery brand everyone wears) are taking the lead. Both brands have partnered with Women for Women International, an amazing charity that helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives, and are donating 100% of the profits made from this Together T-shirt and this Togetherness Chain Necklace. So when you support one woman this International Women’s Day, you’ll actually be supporting countless more.