As women who love women, it is important for us to support one another. In light of Women's History Month, we will be shouting out female owned and QWOC (queer women of color) brands all March long. Let's circulate our money into companies that represent us and divest from white capitalist corporations who don't serve us!
1) Stuzo Clothing @stuzoclothing:
An L.A. based apparel brand described as “a genderless clothing company designed to invoke thought and emotion.” Founders Stoney Michelli & Uzo Ejikeme have created dope ass designs that celebrate blackness and everyone across gender lines. The line includes everything from tees, hats, jackets, joggers, you name it! With high profile supporters like Lena Waithe, Coco and Breezy, Tiffany Gouche and Ruby Rose, it isn’t hard to see why Stuzo Clothing is such a hit! You can vamp up your wardrobe here.
2) Pyramid Seven @pyramidseven:
A Chicago based menstrual underwear brand described as “boxer briefs for periods, not gender”. The creation of these underwear are long overdue! Many menstrual underwear brands cater to a feminine aesthetic but do not have anything for masculine of center, non-binary or trans people with periods. The founder Zipporah Jarmon came up with the idea after growing tired if wearing period panties. “If I didn’t have to wear panties this experience would be so much better. I figured that if I have this issue, other people might have this same issue…” Jarmon said in an interview with GO Mag. The briefs allow the wearer to use menstrual products or “free bleed”. You can pre-order your underwear here.
3) Viva La Bonita @vivalabonita:
An L.A. based clothing brand described as “A Latina Lifestyle & Apparel brand inspired by the spirit of the women who are fearless” Viva La Bonita has clothing with slogans that celebrate women and Latina’s alike. They have everything from hats, shirts, phone cases, totes, and mugs. Their clothing include phrases like El Futuro es Mujer (the future is female), mujeres can do anything (women can do anything) and humorous slogans like “allergic to pendejadas” (allergic to bullshit) and Being a chingona is exhausting (Being a badass is exhausting). You can show your support and get your gear here .
4) Limegreen @brooklynlimegreen:
A New York Based brand that sells all natural, vegan, and multi-use products. Limegreen was founded by business and life partners Talima and Allison Davis. Their mission is “to promote a lifestyle that is healthy for the body, sustainable for the environment, and unifying for people of all backgrounds.” Products include multi-oil which can be used for moisturizing the face and hair, hydrating skin and remove make-up! Their multi-wash can be used as a shampoo, facial cleanser and body wash. Limegreen even has a candle that doubles as massage oil once the wax is melted! Not only is Limegreen great for multi-purpose, but it is super affordable! Stock up here!
5) The Lip Bar @thelipbar:
A Detroit based lipstick brand that is vegan and cruelty free. Founder Melissa Butler, was rejected by investors on Shark Tank but didn’t give up on her vision for her brand of lipstick. Her lipstick and lip glosses come in classic and bold hues that cater to all skin tones with catchy names like: Control Freak, Basic Bish, and Boss Lady. Butler says “I do this not for the love of makeup, but for the love of women who are unapologetically themselves and the women working up the courage to be”. The Lip Bar is now sold in Target stores across the U.S. or you can buy online here.
Come back next week for more awesome female-owned POC businesses to support! Want your business featured? send us an e-mail!