Fashion brands

26 small fashion brands owned by women

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Women’s History Month is the perfect time to brush up on your knowledge of women-led small businesses. These brands each have a story behind them: a story of resilience, purpose and empowerment that inspires people to support. Here, we’ve compiled a list of clothing, beauty and accessory brands that we trust to provide quality items that are also stylish and unique. You might not know them all, so we’ve also included a bit of history, as well as a selection of favorite sites from each of our editors.

From Paloma Lanna’s Paloma Yarn, you can expect plenty of knitted t-shirts and cozy ribbed sweater sets. Hill House Home, founded by Nell Diamond, has become synonymous with the breezy nap robe, which sells out with every new launch. Marrow Fine designer Jillian Sassone makes ready-made engagement rings for those who prefer an alternative to the classic diamond. Sleeper is the brand we trust for its silky feathered pajamas that transform into party wear when you add a pair of heels. Aurora James of Brother Vellies is probably already on your radar — she launched the 15 Percent Pledge, which urges retailers to buy from black businesses and ensure diversity at all levels. Of course, she also designs inventive luxury accessories and shoes made by African artisans.

Scroll through the female-led brands you should support, not just this month, but every day of the year.