Even in the year twenty twenty one, a lot of noise hasn’t been made on empowering female-led and female-owned brands.
In spite of the difficulty operating a small business brought by rising competition in the market, female-owned businesses continue to rise and make a mark in the industry. This, however, is not a surprise to us. For we all know, what a woman dreams, a woman achieves.
Despite International Women’s Month being in March, we continue to celebrate women and the fruit of their labor this July. Why? Simply because women deserve to be recognized and celebrated for their small and big triumphs everyday. These female entrepreneurs channel supreme girl-boss energy that has us excited to check out and make a purchase that matters ASAP.
La Lumbre (@_la.lumbre)
Feeling somber? Jolly? Spontaneous? La Lumbre scented candles got you! With a wide variety of scents in every candle collection, La Lumbre accompanies you through every mood and vibe you’re feeling for the day. Their 4th collection, Pluviophile, is rainy-season-inspired with scents such as Comfy Sheets (Fresh Bamboo and Tea Tree, P200), Windowpane (Peppermint and Grapefruit, P200), and Sweater Weather (Eucalyptus, Lemongrass and Lemon, P200).
For more details visit their instagram page at @_la.lumbre
And they say hot girls carry tote bags. Sacchetto Bags offers hand painted bags perfect for your coffee shop afternoon outfit. You can choose from their wide variety of ready-made designs or message them for your customized designs. Local, hand-made and aesthetic.
What’s hotter? When you order a Sacchetto bag, 25% of your payment goes to their reforestation program. Head on to their instagram page for more at @shopchetto.bags
Remind PH (@remindph)
Best way to enjoy your summer travel? With reusable items, ofcourse! Start or continue your mindfulness journey by choosing among Remind PH’s curated products that will help you reduce your environmental footprint and lead an overall more eco-friendly lifestyle. Remind PH offers go-to items like a Bamboo Utensils Kit (P599), Premium Bamboo Straw (P199) and Bamboo Toothbrush (P99).
Kickstart your zero-waste lifestyle and head on to their instagram page at @remindph
The Klay Studio PH (@theklaystudio)
Up for a chance to stand out in the crowd even with your mask on? Let these klay statement earrings do the work for you. The Klay Studio PH offers Klay earrings that come in different designs to suit your own unique style. Check out their most recent collection, Kaisa, includes 9 colors that feature the colors of pride!
Snatch that Tingkad Hoop Earrings (P310, right) and Kaisa Set B (P360, left) at the Shopee link in their bio at @theklaystudio
Inu Apparel (@inu.apparel)
Maria Clara but make it modern and eco-conscious. Inu Apparel incorporates authentic Filipiniana designs and 21st century designs into one clothing. With its two-way puff sleeves, sweetheart neckline, and side zipper, Inu Apparel’s Amelia linen dress is set to complement every Dalagang Filipina’s beauty and powerful aura.
Though the classic puto has always been the go-to breakfast and merienda in Filipino households, Clarie’s Original Salted Egg Cheesy Puto with Salted Egg Dip (P180) is definitely something else! Clarie’s is the first and only food shop which offers this mind-blowing combination. Take this as a sign to try out unconventional Filipino snacks that won’t disappoint.
Here’s your chance to spice up your Filipino snacks, visit Clarie’s instagram page at @pagkainbyclarie
Virago Cosmetics PH
Pride has never felt louder and brighter. Achieve your pastel rainbow pride look with Virago Cosmetics PH’s vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-free Prologue Eyeshadow Palette (P1,200). Pop off your powerful energy with their versatile and vibrant shades that still stand out in Morena skin!
Check out the makeup creations with Virago Cosmetics PH on their instagram page at @viragocosmetics.ph
Calling the attention of all sweet coffee enthusiasts! Enjoy your mornings with Missile Brew’s Sunny Manila Based Premium Coffee that are freshly brewed everyday. Start your week with 7 different variations of their Milk Cold Brew. PSA: You have got to try Tres Leches (P155) and Blondie Butterscotch (P155), definitely a crowd-favorite.
Head over to their instagram account at @missilebrewph
Palawan Local Market
What screams more Filipino than quality fresh produce from our hard working farmers. Palawan Local Market aims to nurture a community that will help our local suppliers bring their crops straight to your home. Oh, and don’t miss out on the Palawan goods available, Going Nuts’ Cashew Brittle (P150) and Topic Crisps’ Banana Chips (P50) are our personal favorites!
Head over to their instagram account at @palawanlocalmarket
Who’s a better WFH companion than your local healthy mushroom snack? Guiltless Munchies offers Mushroom Chicharon (P160) that leaves you with satisfaction in every bite. With various flavors like Sour Cream & Onion, Cheese, BBQ and Spicy Mushroom, every food junkie is definitely going to enjoy munching these snacks guilt-free.
Visit their instagram page to check out their products @guiltless.munchies
And they said a woman can’t lead a successful business? These thriving shops just proves how much every woman is capable of following her passion and goals when she puts her heart into it. Now we raise a glass to all the women who wake up and choose to hustle and empower others. Cheers!