things we love
"Things we love" is a collection of kick-ass things, places & experiences that either we can’t live without or that inspire us.
These featured companies and items are run or owned by women, for women (and some cool men, too).
"In 2013, we set out to create a home for badass women everywhere. We exist to empower every kind of woman to be the best possible version of herself, smashing gender roles and the patriarchy in the process"
"Hunger is a solvable problem, and every time you buy a FEED product, you are participating in the solution. You are investing in better futures for children and families around the world."
"Vintner's Daughter was formulated with a singular goal in mind: to create a game-changing, performance-driven face oil with the multi-correctional activity and penetration of a super-powered serum. 2% of every purchase is donated to charities dedicated to protecting, educating, and empowering women and chldren around the world."
ROUND + SQUARE
"ROUND + SQUARE is a conscious fashion brand created by designer Henriette Ernst to support gender equality | 30% of sales profits go to Equality Now."
the lip bar
It's The Lip Bar's mission "to challenge the current standard of beauty by creating a lipstick experience that is unsurpassed in craftsmanship, quality and color." The Lip Bar provides vegan and cruelty free cosmetics that are affordable.
Adina, the founder who is in her mid-20's, stays up to date on the most contemporary styles in the jewelry world. Based in NYC, Adina's Jewels is a one stop shop for fantastic designs of outstanding quality at reasonable costs."
"We are a queer, woman-of-color owned business that moves forth in the spirit of radical community, matriarchy, and social justice, intending on truly creating change through food systems."
POPSUGAR Must Have
"Voted #1 Women’s Box. POPSUGAR Must Have is packed with the latest beauty, fashion, home and food products, these delightful boxes deliver everything you need to be a trendsetter."
"Founded in 1993, the BUST brand is the groundbreaking, original women’s lifestyle magazine and website that is unique in its ability to connect with bright, cutting-edge, influential young women."
Outdoor Voices is an athleisure lifestyle brand. They believe in freeing fitness from performance alone and making being active more fun
OUAI Haircare was founded by celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin. "Haircare has become so serious. With OUAI, I wanted to create a breath of fresh hair, a line for real life, for real women. Luxury products that are simple, affordable, and classic in a world full of loud noise." ~Jen Atkin
The Giving Key
After meeting a couple who were living on streets in Hollywood, CA, Caitlin Crosby started paying them to engrave keys and make jewelry for this positive Pay It Forward movement. To date, The Giving Keys has employed 28 people transitioning out of homelessness and our keys are sold in over 2,000 stores throughout the world. The Keys are engraved with motivational words.
“A store built by women, just for you.” The Founders wanted to build a store that felt tailor-made for girls like them. A place where they could fall in love with everything and actually afford it. A place that used every inch of space to support and celebrate female voices. Their store is stocked with fave female-run brands, and a generous % of your purchase goes directly to Planned Parenthood of New York City.
Gabrielle Bernstein is the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back, and has written five additional bestsellers. She was featured on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday as a “next-generation thought leader,” and The New York Timesnamed her “a new role model.” She appears regularly as an expert on The Dr. Oz Showand co-hosted the Guinness World Record largest guided meditation with Deepak Chopra.
Higher DOSE are starting a movement to get you beautiful and buzzed all at once. Visit the Higher DOSE infrared sauna spa to detoxify and chill out.
Y7 Studio is the Original Hip-Hop Yoga Studio established in 2013. Y7 offers sweat dripping, beat bumping, candlelit yoga in NYC and Los Angeles.
Butter & Scotch
Butter & Scotch is a bar in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. They pour drinks, serve delicious desserts and they are owned and operated by Women. As they say, #BITCHESLOVESPRINKLES.
Glossier: Boy Brow
Founded by Emily Weiss, Glossier products are inspired by the people who use them, along with people to be inspired by, and for you to inspire. Glossier was founded on the fact that beauty isn’t made in a boardroom—it happens when the individual is celebrated.
Janelle Monáe: "Django Jane"
Janelle Monáe is a singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, actress, and model. Her upcoming new album, Dirty Computer will be released on April 27, 2018. Monae recently released her since, “Django Jane" on February 22, 2018.
MNDFL Meditation Studios
Their mission is pretty simple: they exist to enable humans to feel good. Their intention is to create an optimal environment for meditation and relaxation when you walk through their doors, that you see and feel immediately.
MADE By DWC
MADE by DWC is a social enterprise rooted from the Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles. By purchasing their products, you contribute to breaking the cycles of unemployment and homelessness for women in the Skid Row community.