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8 Woman-Led Brands We Love

July 25, 2021

8 Woman-Led Brands We Love

Jenny Bird

About the Brand

Jenny Bird is a self-taught artist who is passionate about encouraging female-owned businesses. In her own business, she got her start with handbags and then quickly realized jewelry was her passion.

Known for her fresh take on hoop earrings, Jenny Bird is one of Canada’s top jewelry designers. Her jewelry features fresh takes on classic styles. 

If you’re looking for jewelry with a bold and creative twist, look no further than Jenny Bird. In fact, her work has caught the eye of countless celebrities and stylists around the world.

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Billie Necklace

The Billie Necklace is your new go-to for any outfit. Bold yet feminine, understated yet interesting, this piece is a great addition to your jewelry collection.

jenny bird necklace

The sterling silver-plated chain is 32.5 inches in length, making it perfect for both simple t-shirts and plunging necklines. Plus, the 3 layered chains take the effort out of pairing jewelry and let you achieve the layered look all in one go.

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Margo Earring

If you’re looking for a fresh take on hoop earrings, the Margo Earring is a great place to start. The fluid shape makes these metal earrings look soft, despite their more commanding size and shape.

mango earring

These earrings look almost like they are made out of clay--and they almost are. While they are sterling silver or 14k gold-plated brass, these earrings are sculpted by clay, giving them their fluid, effortless look.

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Rocky Mountain Soap Company

About the Brand

Led by Karina Birch and her husband, Rocky Mountain Soap Company was just a tiny soap company when they took over. Over the years, they’ve grown Rocky Mountain Soap Company into a business with stores across Canada.

But as they’ve grown, Carina has ensured that the company stayed true to its roots and maintained its values of providing products that are handmade, natural, sustainable, and made with simple ingredients.

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Bath Bombs

One of our favourites from Rocky Mountain Soap Company is their bath bombs. They’re available in tons of scents, but you can’t go wrong with the Oatmeal & Honey Bath Bomb.

oatmeal & honey bath bomb

Its subtle floral scent is great any time of the day. Plus, skin-soothing colloidal oats and honey leave your skin feeling soft long after your bath is done. 

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Hand Sanitizer

Rocky Mountain Soap Company’s hand sanitizer is iconic for a reason. If you’re looking for a natural hand sanitizer, look no further. 

rocky mountain soap hand sanitizer

This sanitizer is moisturizing and smells great, while still having the germ fighting power you need. The Nomad Hand Sanitizer comes in 4 scents to keep your hands clean and safe wherever life takes you.

 

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Vada Beauty

About the Brand

Vada Beauty (pronounced vey-d-ah) is a natural beauty company. All of their products are made using natural holistic remedies, aromatherapy, and ayurveda techniques.

Each product is inspired by nature, places, and people. On top of that, you’ll find that everything from Vada Beauty is made with the best ingredients, like 100% pure soy wax and real essential oils. Find Vada Beauty in our Joydrop stores in Calgary and Red Deer.

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Candles

The candles from Vada Beauty are a true treat. They’re made with their 100% pure soy wax (not a soy wax blend) and authentic essential oils. And they’re hand-poured and phthalate and paraben-free.

vada beauty candles

Each candle burns for 50 hours, and while it burns, you’ll be treated to the soothing crackles of the natural wood wick. In honour of the strong women behind Vada Beauty, our favourite candle is the Femme Fatale Crystal Candle.

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Essential Oils

Take your aromatherapy to the next level with the custom essential oil blends from Vada Beauty. Each blend is carefully chosen for its aromatherapy benefits and always made with authentic essential oils.

vada beauty essential oils

Our favourite is the Grounding blend. A mix of bergamot, cedarwood, frankincense, orange, grapefruit essential oils, this blend reminds us to stay cool, calm, and collected.

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Twisted Goods

About the Brand

Twisted Goods has been helping you find that perfect gift since 2001. Originally started as a single store in Saskatoon, Twisted Goods has grown to have 6 stores in Calgary, Saskatoon, and Edmonton.

In each store, you’ll find a carefully curated selection of handbags, jewelry, frames, home décor, tech gadgets, and so much more. The focus is on finding unique products that are functional, locally-sourced, sustainable, and charitable. 

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Cards

One of the best things about Twisted Goods is their huge selection of cards for every occasion. You won’t find any Hallmark cliches here.

cliche greeting card

Instead, show that someone special all the thought you put into their gift with a truly unique card. They have some pretty hilarious options too, like this Get Well Soon Card that lets your loved one know that they’re too pretty to die.

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Coffee Mugs

For the coffee lover you would never attempt to buy coffee for, Twisted Goods has a huge selection of beverage-themed gifts.

twisted goods coffee mugs

Make their day with a coffee-themed coaster, insulated thermos, or this hilarious mug that they should probably never bring to work.

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Poppy Barley

About the Brand

For the shoe lover who has it all, they haven’t truly experienced the best of footwear until they’ve worn a pair of Poppy Barleys. This luxury footwear brand isn’t just rethinking fashion, but they’re reinventing sustainable fashion.

Partnering with locally-owned factories in Mexico and Brazil, Poppy Barley empowers local communities while empowering women to feel their best. Each piece is your next wardrobe staple, and 1% of sales go back into the community.

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The Two Point Five Ankle Boot

This ankle boot puts a modern twist on a classic style. The Two Point Five Ankle Boot looks great with any outfit, whether you want to dress it up or down.

poppy barley two point five ankle boot

And they work year-round, whether you want to add a country twist to a summer dress or you want to trudge through snow in the winter (they’re water-resistant to boot!)

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The At-Leisure Slip-On

There’s no break-in period with these flats. The At-Leisure Slip-On adds the best of the athleisure trend to your classic black ballet flat.

poppy barley at leisure slip on

Whether you’re rocking business casual or running week errand errands, these slip-ons complete any outfit while being extremely comfortable. The soft leather and memory foam insole really leave nothing to be desired.

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Electric Picks

About the Brand

The ladies behind Electric Picks want your jewelry to tell a story. With their unique collection, it certainly does.

Electric Picks’ tagline is “Not just another gold chain”. Well, they hold true to that with one-of-a-kind pieces that are unique yet wearable. It’s a good thing too, because everything they make is guaranteed for life.

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Mercury Necklace

Not just another gold chain indeed. The Mercury Necklace is a new take on the timeless paperclip chain.

Mercury necklace from electric picks

Using silver and gold, this necklace can be layered or paired with any other jewelry piece from your collection. The chain measures 14 inches, plus has a 2-inch extender so you can create the perfect length for your look.

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Hendrix Hoops

Named after one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century, these stunning mini hoops will be music to your ears. Simple in design, but not in style.

 Hendrix Hoops

The oversized hoops combine texture and simplicity beautifully, so you can dress them up or down. The 14k gold plating means they won’t turn your ears green either.

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Ellie Bianca

Founder of Ellie Bianca, Evelyne Nyairo, is truly inspiring. As a black female business founder, she knows the gender inequality that exists in the world. Growing up in Kenya, Evelyne experienced it first-hand. 

But she was also raised in a culture of strong, resilient women. Inspired by her daughter, Eliana, and her upbringing, Evelyne set out to create a brand that helps every woman feel beautiful through natural beauty and healthy living.

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Face Oil

The Ellie Bianca Face Oils are truly luxurious. The blend of natural oils is gentle on your skin while bringing out its radiance. 

ellie bianca face oil

Each oil contains a blend of shea oil, jojoba oil, and borage oil, making all skin types feel great. Plus, it’s available in 4 scents: Rose, Citrus Verbena, Frankincense and Myrrh, and Naked (unscented)

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Radiance Serum

The Radiance Serum is formulated to help every woman feel bold, beautiful, and courageous. A combination of moringa, marula, and plant-based squalane oils, they work together to hydrate and smooth skin. 

ellie bianca radiance serum

Age gracefully and keep your skin feeling moisturized. This oil is great for all skin types, including oily, normal, dry, and sensitive.

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Hailey Gerrits

About the Brand

Founded by Hailey Gerrits in 2010, her jewelry line of the same name has always been about unique finds. In the beginning, she combed through warehouses to find the perfect vintage brass pieces.

Today, her line features the same warm brass tones. Each collection is handmade in small batches in her studio in Vancouver, BC, out of brass, gemstones, and other materials that are all ethically sourced. Each Hailey Gerrits piece is a celebration of sustainability and style.

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Dusk Necklace

The Dusk Necklace really is a show-stopper. The vintage, recycled brass chain reaches 37 inches in length, making a statement with any look.

Dusk Necklace hailey gerrits

But the geometric, half-moon pendant is subtle enough that it can be paired with other jewelry for a layered look. The pendant is made from hand-cut peach moonstone, which reminds us of a sunset on the beach.

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Stone Bracelet

The Stone Bracelet is delicate and understated. It’s a great layering piece, or beautiful on its own as a pop of colour.

hailey gerrits stone bracelet

It’s available in green amethyst or pink turquoise. The brass chain measures 7 inches, plus has a 1-inch extender for that perfect fit. 

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