Feminist Gift Guide: Brands supporting equality this International Women’s Day
This year as we commit to building back equal, Equality Now is proud to have the support of companies across the world. As we all come together to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, here’s just a few of the brands who are supporting our work to embed gender equality in the law this International Women’s Day and beyond.
Continuing their annual Her Impact Matters product range with four new phone case designs with your favorite feminist slogans, with proceeds from the range supporting Equality Now.
Our collection with Equality Now represents the work that needs to be done to create a more inclusive and supportive community for all women and girls to flourish. CASETiFY believes in fostering an environment for creativity and self-expression for all, and without organizations like Equality Now, many important members of our community would be left behind. - Sarah Parnicky, CASETiFY General Manager
Wearing your feminism on your sleeve
Bluebella is a brand born out of the belief that lingerie has for too long been viewed as a product worn by women, for men. If the thing we wear closest to our skin is for someone else and not ourselves – what does that tell us about our bodies? We are a team and brand dedicated to empowering and celebrating all women. Gender equality is at the beating heart of everything we do. - Emily Bendell, CEO & Founder, Bluebella
For International Women’s Day Moxie Chic are running a t-shirt design contest, asking girls 5 to 30 years old to use their imaginations, put pen to paper and create art reflecting gender issues they want to challenge and change. The winning design will be converted to a t-shirt and sold on www.moxie-chic.com, with 100% of profits for sales of the design until May 1, 2021 donated to Equality Now.
The No nonsense brand was born over 50 years ago providing hosiery to pioneering career women who challenged the status quo. Today, we honor and embrace that heritage by enthusiastically supporting the Equality Now organization, joining them in the fight for equality in all aspects of life for women and girls, worldwide. - Nicola Gallotti, CEO, Kayser-Roth Corporation
Sarah Michelle Co.
For International Women's Day, Sarah Michelle Co. has released a tee honoring "all the mad women, the women who have become our icons, the women who have fought for us, and the characters who have inspired us."
I am supporting IWD because without women not only would I not be here, but I also wouldn't be able to run my awesome small business. I am endlessly inspired by all the women in my life, and consistently grateful for those who have come before and fought for our rights. Though the fight continues, we have come a long way, and I want to celebrate that while also working towards our future goals. - Sarah Wilczek, founder, Sarah Michelle Co.
Topknot is the online personal development platform for women. Topknot’s digital-first approach pulls together best practices from coaching with intentional community to empower women to make meaningful change. With Topknot, every woman has access to support that is affordable, approachable, and designed to honor her unique needs.
Topknot's vision is a world transformed by every woman leading the life they want. We do this work every day by providing intentional support to women through coaching and community. International Women's Day is a global opportunity to shine light on the contributions women have made and the work left to be done - Claire Shorall, Cofounder & CEO
To mark International Women's Day, Topknot is raising money for Equality Now through sales of this sweatshirt.
Zyphr is high-performance sportswear brand from Hong Kong that specializes in high-performance fabrics to enhance athletes' performance in training.
Equality is a basic human right that should not be represented by your gender, race, sexuality or nationality. Every woman in the world should be given the ability to express who they are, and to reach their full potential from the moment they are born. Gender inequality matters dearly to us because this issue can happen to any of our friends, family, colleagues and customers from different walks of life.
Change starts from us doing our part and educating those who may not be aware of gender inequality and IWD. We hope by partnering with Equality Now, we can do our small part in impacting our community and creating voice for our women in the world to be treated equally and given the same opportunity to achieve their dreams in life. - Jason Yau, Founder of Zyphr
In the months of March and April, 10% of all Zyphr's online sales will support Equality Now.
Feminism in the home
Brooklyn Candle Studio
Gender equality is a fundamental human right. At Brooklyn Candle Studio, we strive to create more opportunities for women within the manufacturing and shipping industries - currently, 75% of our leadership team is female! - Lillian Beitzel, Director of Sales, Brooklyn Candle Studio
Ten percent of proceeds from every candle sold from Brooklyn Candle Studio's collaboration with Allison Kunath are donated to women's rights organizations, including Equality Now.
Hygge and West
As two former lawyers who now run a small women-owned and -operated company, we've witnessed firsthand the importance of gender equality across all facets of life. This fundamental human right has far-reaching and profound effects; not only do women need a voice, but also laws and infrastructure that support that voice and uphold it as worthy and equal in every sense of the word. From uneven access to economic opportunities to domestic abuse to unequal pay, gender gaps are real, they are hobbling, and they will always stand in the way of society functioning at its healthiest self. - Christiana Coop & Aimee Lagos, Hygge and West
The female-founded design wallpaper company will be donating a share of sales on March 8 to Equality Now.
I have always fought to be an independent woman and when I started Janolo, it felt right to support Equality Now in their journey. We chose them as our charity partner because we believe that legal equality is the first step for little girls to become financially and emotionally independent. We are a group of women artists that come from all over the world (Portugal, Hanoi, London…), with different backgrounds, educations & cultures. Most of the drawings are inspired by women's faces, emotions, and figures. - Jenna O’Connor, Founder, Janolo
Lily and Lionel for Katie Leamon
The Lily and Lionel for Katie Leamon collaboration is a gorgeous new range of luxury stationary and cards from both independent, sustainable, female owned British brands, and lifelong friends!
Taking the signature Spring prints from the dresses of Lily and Lionel and applying it to the luxury notepads, gift wrap, and greetings cards Katie Leamon is loved for, the collection is perfect for spring cleaning the stationery collection or sending a bit of love to your favorite women for Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day.
To mark International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day 15% of all sales of the collection in March will also be donated to Equality Now, a charity supporting global equal rights for women
Fighting taboos is the very reason myATTTD exists. And when it comes to gender equality, we believe the 1st step towards change is to break the taboo and speak-up. That’s why we have decided, on International Women’s day, to use our voice to stand up for women’s rights, and for a more equal world.
The online intimate skincare and deodorant brand will be encouraging their community of followers and influencers to share the taboos women are facing and how to overcome them and will be donating €1 for every woman box sold for the month of March.
As a female-founded and led brand, Sips by is proud to champion gender equality and to support International Women’s Day’s mission to forge a gender equal world. Sips by is also proud to work with women-owned tea brands from around the world. - Staci Brinkman, founder
The female-founded subscription tea box brand will curate a custom Equality Now tea shop and on International Women’s Day, and for the whole month following, 5% of proceeds from all sales in that shop will go to Equality Now.
Other brands prioritizing gender equality
Our involvement provides us with a platform to truly make a difference in reforms and laws around the globe for women’s Rights and their justice. Our sole purpose in the company is to provide change and lead for a better future in equality and safety for future generations. Equality Now provides solutions and a call to action towards these injustices and we are grateful to be partnered with them. - Roland Radu, founder, Natreve