American Business Women’s Day is September 22nd, so here are 15 unique small and woman-owned businesses to recognize and support not just for one day, but year-round! Not only will you love these amazing founders, you’ll also find yourself needing their products for everyday use, too!
All of these fabulous brands offer the perfect holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list, too- so start your shopping early!
Year founded: 2021 by Liat Levy (pictured)
Making Clothes That Make Memories – Lev Baby was founded by a mom of five boys who knows the importance of cherishing each moment with your family. Designers of the softest, high-quality bamboo attire for everyone in the family (NB-Adult sizes), including creative and festive prints for all of the upcoming holidays, received the 2021 Earnie Award for New Brand. It’s a photo opp waiting to happen, made better with matching sets for the entire family! With their game-changer Poppy footie pajamas, converting from footie to romper with flaps that ‘pop’ on and off the foot, and the Men and Women’s Loungewear that is a must-have year-round, Lev Baby is the brand to get to know! Unbelievably soft, ultimately stylish, and great for family photos and holiday gifts, too!
Also available on Amazon
Year Founded: 2017 by Mimi Kuchman and Lori Manzer (pictured)
Georgie & Lou has the must-have accessory for the fastest-growing sport of this year, pickleball! These pickleball bags are founded and designed by an all woman team out of Colorado. The bags mix function and fashion, making you a champion on and off the court. The bag includes designated interior pockets that hold three pickle balls and keep your water in the shade while you play. Other notable features include a large front pocket, zipper pocket for valuables and an exclusive “carabiner system” that keeps your bag lifted off the ground and away from germs, dirt and bugs. You’ll be ready for any match with these couture pickleball bags.
Year Founded: 2020 By Nikki Day (pictured)
Meet Ayla & Co., makers of parent-friendly diaper bags with simplicity and style. It’s a complete system aimed at today’s parents with gender-neutral designs and the flexibility to be their best companion. The add-on vacuum looks similar to a water bottle with a modern ergonomic design that complements the bag.
Year Founded: 2012 by mother/daughter team Elizabeth and Liz Clark. Mexican/American Owned
Caminito blankets are perfect for your day at the beach, picnic with a friend, or movie night in. Caminito products are woven in Mexico by a village of talented artisans – they are made from recycled fibers that are respun into new yarns to make these soft and durable blankets. Designing a modern product with traditional methods of making allows Caminito to create unique products while preserving a slice of history, art, and craft.
Year founded: 2011 by Melissa Rhen
Mollybee Kids offers high-quality educational toys and products based on the inspiration of a European family vacation. The brand’s goal is to create well-designed, unique, and durable toys that they saw in the shops while traveling, and they wanted to bring something better and different to the American toy market. Mollybee Kids strives to continue doing just that for their children and yours with products such as their Toddler Scavenger Hunt Cards (come in Spanish, too!), Action Cards to inspire movement, Yoga Cards, puzzles, diaries, journals and more!
Available on Amazon
Year Founded: 2016 by Maranda Thompson (pictured)
A new mom’s outing wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous LoveHeld Baby Carrier! Chic and so on-trend, the slings blend effortlessly with neutral colors. A busy mom of five created the brand, then sewing each item herself at home. The gorgeous colors are a lovely complement to every season’s fashions and also make a perfect baby shower gift. Soft linen bedding, blankets, throws, swaddles, baby bunnies, bears, and loveys round out the offerings at LoveHeld – through each of life’s stages.
Year Founded: 2020 by Nya Jones, Black Owned (pictured)
Inside Then Out is the ultimate tool in fostering a stronger understanding and relationship with yourself. Their collection of modern, minimalistic products help you prioritize self-care and growth in your daily life. The Better Every Day Journal is the perfect tool for slowing down your hectic life and investing only in the things that benefit you. The journal features 365 thoughtful prompts, pre-dated pages to help you stay consistent, and 10 themes to guide you in prioritizing what’s inside first. Ready to Dig Deeper? This new release is a guided journal designed to help you get to know yourself at a deeper level.With 180 prompts for intention, healing, and growth, this journal makes the perfect addition to your morning or nighttime self-care routine. Unsure if a guided journal is the best option for you? Inside Then Out has blank journals that give you the space you need to Reflect, Relax, and Redefine.
Year Founded: 2016 by Brittany Davis (pictured)
Willow+Co is a premium infant and toddler clothing line focused on sustainable and modern fashions featuring soft, unique prints for your littles, and providing maximum, dreamy comfort for sleep, naps, and all-day wear! The brand collaborates with mega bloggers, such as Krista Horton for special collections.
Specializing in high-quality, buttery soft bamboo PJs in evergreen colors, there’s an assortment of adorable offerings that grow with your babes from the newborn to preschool stages (NB-5T): footies, knotted gowns, knotted beanies, and two-piece sets. Everything is made with a blend of 95% bamboo and 5% Spandex, amplifying the look, feel, and longevity. All items are hypoallergenic, versatile, stretchy, and not to mention the temperature-regulating nature, which means these PJs are perfect for any season and for getting the best sleep through the night. *The two-way zippers make those midnight diaper changes easy, too!
Year Founded: 2018 by Pauline Idogho, Black Owned (pictured)
Redefining social drinking is fun, flavorful, and functional. Options like Mocktail Club allow you to enjoy a Capri Sour or a Manhattan Berry and reap the benefits with ingredients such as pomegranates and blackberries for antioxidants and apple cider vinegar which contains prebiotics for gut health. All offerings are non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan for added goodness. Available on Amazon
Year founded: 2016 by Una Lutin
Anyone who has had a day out with young children knows they often want to walk, be carried, and walk again. Lublu is here to help a parent out! Make everyday outings easier with the brand’s premium 2-in-1 diaper bag backpack and baby carrier. Certified by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, this fashion-forward bag and carrier are conveniently separated into the upper and lower half of the backpack to stay super organized and full of compartments (16 total!) The patented, compact design provides extra room to pack for your adventure, and you can fit the entire carrier in one compartment to have it on hand when you need it most! It’s everything you always wanted in a bag.
Year Founded: 2012 by Carley Sheehy, Asian Owned (pictured)
The Global Grub DIY Food Kits make the perfect gift for your favorite home chef or even as a way to bond together over tasty creations. Plus, there are plenty of opportunities to add your personal touch and taste for endless combinations. Tackle global cuisine with ease and truly enjoy the magic of cooking with your loved ones. Each kit comes with step-by-step cooking instructions, so even the most novice of cooks can accomplish extraordinary recipes.
The most popular kits are Mochi Ice Cream, Sushi, Fortune Cookie, Focaccia, Churros and the newest release, Mochi Donuts which is done in conjunction with Iron Chef Morimoto. Available on UncommonGoods and Amazon
Year founded: 2020 by Channing Ross (pictured)
Meet Home Room / 325, the brand started by creatives and designers, showcases visual images as an effective learning tool, with artwork and decals depicting human anatomy, colors, the solar system, vegetables, and more. There are even beautiful affirmation signs with life lessons providing encouragement and inspiration. All offerings blend beautifully in any room of your home. Its mission is to improve the lives of children through education and nutrition, with every purchase made from the collection fighting childhood hunger.
Year founded: 2019 by Tahmina Safi (pictured)
Aroma Poetry beautifully blends original poetry and aromatic creations for a unique, one-of-a-kind experience. Founded by poet Tahmina Safi, the collection of candles encourages others to never dim your light with inspirational poetry written with intention. The slogan expresses Tahmina’s journey to find self-love and acceptance.
What a beautiful way to light up this season of gift-giving! Grab one as a hostess gift and pass on a loving sentiment. – The premium candle collection is made from eco-friendly ingredients (coconut wax) and all feature the handwritten poetry on reusable ceramic jars that include cotton wicks, essential oils, and chemical-free fragrance oil.
Year founded: 2020 by Linday Rosen, Nikole Rosen and Lubna Salah
Bamboo Little offers bamboo baby clothes, blankets, bath towels, and more for newborns and toddlers. Family-owned by three generations of women founded the brand (a mom/daughter/niece team) and made this sustainable material front and center in everything they do. The results have families raving about the collection with the most adorable pieces that make you want to snuggle up with your baby all the time! This is a one-stop-shop to complete your baby’s needs for bedtime, naptime, tummy time, mealtime, and bathtime.
Available on Amazon
Year founded: 2020 by Brooke Sanchez
BraveJusticeKidsCo. grew out of the need for better baby and toddler products, starting by transforming the standard snack cup into the Snack Attack, Amazon’s #1 collapsible silicone snack cup and the original in this category (beware of copycats out there!). They’ve listened to other parents’ needs and incorporated their feedback into their product designs. – They now have products for feeding/snacking/drinks, bath and educational toys, and garden and beach sets to encourage outdoor play, too!
Available on Amazon