15 featured women-owned businesses to support this International Women’s Day and beyond.
From a health and well-being app, sustainable subscription boxes, unique vegan soaps, stationery and card, to stylish kids educational books and toys, handmade dance hair accessories and concierge care for pets, below are some of the few female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses that we’ve featured on our specially curated directory. Please check our SWOB directory for a comprehensive list.
This year Monday, March 8th as we celebrate International Women’s Day we are reaching out to our wider community and encouraging you to support female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses.
Across the UK and all over the globe businesses, particularly female entrepreneurs and SMEs have been hit hardest due to the global pandemic. Hence it’s more critical than ever before to show support to women entrepreneurs by buying women-owned and investing their products and services.
Here at Untapped FR (www.untappedfr.co.uk), through our curated and dedicated portal SWOB (Support Women-Owned Businesses) which promotes and showcases female entrepreneurs as well as business founded by women to increase their visibility, have hand-picked some of the women-owned businesses featured on both our portals.
Here are our 15 women-owned businesses from our directory that you can support this International Women’s Day and beyond. See our comprehensive list on the SWOB (Support Women-Owned Businesses) Directory.
Founder: Katrina Borissova
A bit about Little Danube
Little Danube is a vegan and natural soap brand with product designs that have an exciting signature look with quirky aesthetics that make self-care a unique experience.
SUSTAINABILITY is at the forefront of the design. Little Danube uses eco-friendly tissue made from acid free paper and soy-based ink. The soap boxes are recyclable, and the delivery bags are fully compostable.
See Katrina’s feature on Untapped FR here
A bit about Lofty Box
Lofty Box is a London based subscription and gifting club to help introduce you to sustainable, innovative and emerging businesses. If you have ever tried to buy a sustainable gift or shop small for friends and family, you’ll know it’s not always easy. Lofty Box is here to help by promoting small and medium sized brands through our subscription box. You can expect to find food and drink, gifts and lifestyle products, beauty, skincare and even fashion in our boxes, delivered straight to your door. Buy for yourself or a friend, a single box or 3 box subscription.
Founders: Jessica Conrad-Pickles and Natasha Gold
About Wellbeing Sisters
The ultimate women’s health and wellbeing platform, tailored for every stage of womanhood. Backed by a team of experts, Wellbeing Sisters is the first online platform solely dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of every woman at every stage of womanhood through conscious, clean living, targeted nutrition, and both physical and emotional wellness. Whether simply wanting to look and feel your best, or seeking bespoke support whilst going through a specific life stage such as trying to conceive, pregnancy, motherhood or the menopause, Wellbeing Sisters are there for every woman, every step of the way.
Read the Untapped FR feature on Jessica and Natasha here
Inside Out Drinks
Founder: Bernadette Sanders
A bit about Inside Out Drinks
Made with natural ingredients including milk thistle, goji berries, cranberries and hibiscus, Inside Out is a drink that looks after the inside so you can feel great on the outside.
Read about Bernadette on Untapped FR here
Green Bean Collection
Founder: Anita Frost
A bit about Green Bean
With our fictional characters, Green Bean & Friends, we take children on an adventure of learning and understanding. Through enhancing their imaginations and broadening their horizons, we help children to think creatively and grow in confidence.
Read Untapped FR’s article on Anita here
Founder: Emily Whear
A bit about Belle Arabesque
Sixteen year old Emily started her business Belle Arabesque selling hair accessories following her GCSE textile project. She creates handmade canvases, however my hair accessories are a very popular choice, especially bun wraps.
Read about Emily on Untapped FR here
A Little Bit Vintage
Founder: Caroline Shires
A bit about A Little Bit Vintage
A Little Bit of Vintage specialises in Stationery Design & Print, Graphic Design Services and Vintage Hire. Caroline started by designing would-be wedding cards for couples that had sadly postponed their big day, selling them via her Etsy shop. After they proved a massive hit, Caroline realised that greetings card could be her new niche. Caroline designed cards for Father’s Day, pregnancy announcements, Christmas 2020, and lockdown birthdays. And the sales figures? A Little Bit Vintage went from just 28 Etsy sales in 2019, to a staggering 8000 sales in 2020!
Read about Caroline here on Untapped FR
Trust My Pet Sitter
Founder: Angela Fagan
A bit about Trust My Pet Sitter
Trust My Pet Sitter is a global concierge care for pets. It was founded by Angela Fagan, who combined her passion for pets and travel to launch a digital brand that connects pet owners with pet sitters.
Read about Angela on Untapped FR here
Story by Design
Founder: Becky Lloyd Pack
A bit about Story by Design
Becky is a Brand Messaging Coach. She created Story by Design in March 2020 which focuses on female business owners. Becky helps them to figure out what to say – and more importantly, how to show up online in a way that helps them grown their business with intention.
Read Becky’s story on Untapped FR here
Founder: Emma Kenny
Abit about Appy
Appy is the new health and well-being social media app. Appy brings together everything you need for a happy Life including, fitness, food, mindfullness and friendship. Available on Apple and Android.
Founder Emma Kenny is a psychologist, TV presenter, writer and expert media commentator, and is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading TV psychological experts. She is perhaps best known for her role as resident psychologist on ITV’s This Morning where, during the viewer phone-in segment of the show, she provides expert advice on a whole range of sensitive issues. Emma has also emerged as a fan favourite for her presenting
Founder: Rosemary Jameson
A bit about Jam Jars
On-line retailer of jam jars and jam making equipment for the home producer or commercial artisan. It’s your online shop where you can buy a range of Glass Jars, Glass Bottles, Lids, Labels, and Jam Making Equipment for your Artisan Business.
Founder: Marisa Hordern
A bit about Missoma
Missoma.com offers award-winning statement pieces you can’t live without, with a stunning array of semi-precious gemstone jewellery. Missoma brings you a stunning collection of exclusive and innovative designer jewellery in a variety of bold, colourful and directional designs that are always stylish and effortlessly elegant. Specialising in 18ct gold vermeil jewellery with precious and semi-precious stones, Missoma has become known for its unique, avant-garde designs and instantly recognisable vibrant colours!
The White Company
Astrid and Miyu
Founder: Connie Nam
A bit about Astrid & Miyu
Astrid & Miyu is a London based, contemporary jewellery brand that has expanded into the US. We were born in 2012 when our founder and CEO, Connie Nam saw a gap in the market for unique and affordable jewellery.