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Monica Vinader Friendship Bracelet
These bracelets are such a delight, just one won’t do! They make wonderful gifts (you can have the bracelet engraved). The bar measures 35mm x 4mm and a toggle slides to adjust the cord’s length for a snug fit. See another one of our favorite styles here too! We love these.
Dana Faith Classic Coin Drop Necklace
Dana Faith makes delicate beautiful jewelry that is beloved by media and celebrities. This Classic Coin Drop Necklace was featured on Redbook worn by Kelly Ripa. The necklace is 26″ long and perfect worn over a dress or beach coverup. See some of our other favorites.
Goop MRKT Bag
We celebrate entrepreneurs big and small and Gwyneth Paltrow has pivoted in a way that many celebs have not. This cute tote on the Goop site is 100% organic cotton and GOTS & fair trade certified. The bag is great to keep on hand for additional shopping. You can pick from 12 locales from New York to Toronto (… it looks like sold-out Austin is popular!) It’s also just $18.
Extra Impact Tote
Lauren Conrad’s The Little Market is a wonderful nonprofit fair trade shop. 50% of this ‘extra impact bundle’ ($96) goes to Homeboy Industries, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers formerly incarcerated and gang-involved individuals to redirect their lives. And Human Rights Watch, a leading defender of human rights worldwide.
See More Great Women-Owned
From bags and scarves and necklaces to bracelets, accessories make us happy. And they are often a category where we are looking to find something a bit more unique and personal. Whether it’s for ourselves or a gift for another. Women-owned businesses are also particularly adept at seeking out and supporting artisans around the world. That’s another level of women supporting women; and supporting the planet.
So, how to discover women-owned products is a question we are asked frequently. And accessories is a particularly good category to discover as the price-point can be more accommodating; it’s great for gift-giving and is often a quick impulse purchase. We like to ask friends and family for recommendations. Also look for local coverage in newspapers and magazines. Local blogs focused on women are often a go-to for what to buy locally.
And now you are on board and you need some tips for a great accessory… So here are a few things we look for: bracelets are an easy start. Look for ones that are stackable and comfortable. These are great for you and as a gift. An easily customized bracelet, such as Monica Vinader can be both a great gift and wonderful for you too. Bags are a tougher gift (we’d actually usually steer clear). But for yourself, be thoughtful about collecting bags. For instance, don’t get a bucket back if you hate a lack of structure. Or stock up on little bags if you only need a phone and keys.