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Show Your Support on International Women's Day (and Every Day)

Make a meaningful gesture to change the world for women and girls.

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Skateistan program in Afghanistan

Wondering how to celebrate International Women's Day in a meaningful way? Supporting female entrepreneurs and brands that impact women positively through their work makes for a tangible contribution to the advancement of gender equality worldwide. From handwoven rugs to solar lamps, we’ve rounded up six brands you can shop in support of pushing for change.

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Refuge artisans in Burkina Faso / AAKS Bella Lamp

A A K S

Ghanaian designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi created AAKS to shine a light on Ghana’s talented women weavers and provide sustainable jobs within their communities. Through the UNHCR-supported ‘Weaving for Change’ initiative, the brand gives Tuareg women artisans from Northern Mali ⁠— many of whom are living in extreme poverty as refugees in Burkina Faso ⁠— an opportunity to earn a dignified income from their craft. Each carefully handcrafted lamp , the result of a time-honored Malian weaving technique, helps restore the lives of these gifted women and their families.

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Little Sun Solar Schools program, Rwanda / Little Sun Solar Lamp

Little Sun

The Little Sun lamp is much more than a pretty solar-powered LED lamp: It was created to provide clean, reliable energy to communities living off the grid in rural Africa. For every lamp you purchase, one goes to a family with no access to electricity at a locally affordable price. “I like this Little Sun solar lamp so much because it has helped me improve my school grades,” says 13-year-old Cécile, a Rwandan student who was previously using a kerosene lamp to read after dark. Indeed, the Little Sun’s impact is huge, especially for women and girls, as carrying their own light means better personal safety, extra study hours, and even better healthcare including for delivering babies at night.

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Artisan in Guerrero, Southern Mexico / Makaua Hamper

Makaua

A family-owned company powered by women, Makaua produces stunning handwoven storage baskets . The brand employs over 100 female artisans in a low-income region of Mexico, who earn a living hand-weaving palm while staying at home to care for their families. Through this dignified job opportunity, the women feel empowered to play a full role in their community. The name ‘Makaua’, which means both ‘from hand to hand’ and ‘the act of giving a hand’ in the ancient Nahuatl language, couldn’t be more apt.

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Girls in Skateistan program, Cambodia / The Skateroom Jean-Michel Basquiat "Trumpet", 1984

The Skateroom

If you’re partial to underground art and/or skate culture, you will love these collectible skateboards with a mission to empower at-risk children — particularly girls and young women. Featuring iconic artwork by Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, each deck helps support skate schools in developing countries around the world, breaking down gender barriers little by little.

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Nani Marquina with women artisans in India / Nanimarquina Tres Rug

Nanimarquina

Searching for a beautifully crafted, heirloom-quality rug for your home? Here's a perfectly worthwhile reason to splurge on a nanimarquina piece: Female-founded and led — it was founded in 1987 by designer Nani Marquina and is now run by her daughter — the Catalonia-based rug company boasts a workforce consisting of 60% women. But it doesn’t stop there: the brand also proudly supports nonprofit Care & Fair’s initiatives in India, Pakistan, and Nepal to improve the lives of the artisans who craft their rugs. This includes fighting against child labor and funding healthcare and education.

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Woman at weaving cooperative in Burkina Faso / Goodee Pillow

GOODEE

Our home brand teamed up with the UN’s fair trade division, Ethical Fashion Initiative, to craft a unique line of colorful pillows with the intention to create substantial social impact for all artisans involved in the manufacturing process. From the weaving cooperative that produced the exquisite striped textiles in Burkina Faso to Artisan Fashion, the fair-trade social enterprise that took care of assembling the final product in Kenya, a team of 80% women worked on the Goodee Pillow. “I take care of my brother. The income I earned through the production of this order allowed me to cover his school fees and to buy him medicine. What I like most about my work is the team spirit that brings the artisans together,” attests Sawadogo, 21 years old.

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So what are you waiting for? Shop products that support women empowerment around the world and help these brands thrive for the greater good today and the other 364 days of the year too. Happy International Women’s Day!

Products in this Story
Bella Lamp

Bella Lamp

$395.00

Supported Causes

  • Community Engagement
    Community Engagement

    This organization includes employees in company operations, management decisions and supply chain, as well as participates actively in local initiatives.

  • Gender Advocacy
    Gender Advocacy

    This company supports women by encouraging female leadership and creating a safe, equitable work environment free from gender-based discrimination and harassment.

  • Heritage Craft Preservation
    Heritage Craft Preservation

    This product supports the preservation of heritage crafts and enables artisans to create sustainable livelihoods through their traditional skills

  • Marginalized Communities
    Marginalized Communities

    A portion of proceeds from the sale of this product go towards disenfranchised groups that are specific to the brand’s social and cultural community.

  • Natural Materials
    Natural Materials

    This product has been crafted with materials that are derived from plants, animals, or other naturally occurring materials.

Little Sun Original Solar Lamp

Little Sun Original Solar Lamp

$26.00

Supported Causes

  • Community Engagement
    Community Engagement

    This organization includes employees in company operations, management decisions and supply chain, as well as participates actively in local initiatives.

  • Corporate Reporting
    Corporate Reporting

    This company is transparent in its business practices and reports annually on how it’s furthering its values and achieving its impact goals.

  • Marginalized Communities
    Marginalized Communities

    A portion of proceeds from the sale of this product go towards disenfranchised groups that are specific to the brand’s social and cultural community.

  • Poverty Reduction
    Poverty Reduction

    This brand ensures a living wage for its supply chain workers, while also providing opportunities for acceleration, professional development and leadership.

Hamper - Acero

Hamper - Acero

$149.00

Supported Causes

  • Community Engagement
    Community Engagement

    This organization includes employees in company operations, management decisions and supply chain, as well as participates actively in local initiatives.

  • Gender Advocacy
    Gender Advocacy

    This company supports women by encouraging female leadership and creating a safe, equitable work environment free from gender-based discrimination and harassment.

  • Heritage Craft Preservation
    Heritage Craft Preservation

    This product supports the preservation of heritage crafts and enables artisans to create sustainable livelihoods through their traditional skills

  • Marginalized Communities
    Marginalized Communities

    A portion of proceeds from the sale of this product go towards disenfranchised groups that are specific to the brand’s social and cultural community.

  • Natural Materials
    Natural Materials

    This product has been crafted with materials that are derived from plants, animals, or other naturally occurring materials.

Hamper - Agave

Hamper - Agave

$149.00

Supported Causes

  • Community Engagement
    Community Engagement

    This organization includes employees in company operations, management decisions and supply chain, as well as participates actively in local initiatives.

  • Gender Advocacy
    Gender Advocacy

    This company supports women by encouraging female leadership and creating a safe, equitable work environment free from gender-based discrimination and harassment.

  • Heritage Craft Preservation
    Heritage Craft Preservation

    This product supports the preservation of heritage crafts and enables artisans to create sustainable livelihoods through their traditional skills

  • Marginalized Communities
    Marginalized Communities

    A portion of proceeds from the sale of this product go towards disenfranchised groups that are specific to the brand’s social and cultural community.

  • Natural Materials
    Natural Materials

    This product has been crafted with materials that are derived from plants, animals, or other naturally occurring materials.

 
Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat "Horn Players", 1983

$550.00

Supported Causes

  • Carbon Reduction
    Carbon Reduction

    The production process of this product uses the latest technology and innovative techniques to reduce carbon emissions.

  • Community Engagement
    Community Engagement

    This organization includes employees in company operations, management decisions and supply chain, as well as participates actively in local initiatives.

  • Corporate Reporting
    Corporate Reporting

    This company is transparent in its business practices and reports annually on how it’s furthering its values and achieving its impact goals.

  • Gender Advocacy
    Gender Advocacy

    This company supports women by encouraging female leadership and creating a safe, equitable work environment free from gender-based discrimination and harassment.

  • Marginalized Communities
    Marginalized Communities

    A portion of proceeds from the sale of this product go towards disenfranchised groups that are specific to the brand’s social and cultural community.

Tres Rug (Black)

Tres Rug (Black)

$2,110.00

Supported Causes

  • Community Engagement
    Community Engagement

    This organization includes employees in company operations, management decisions and supply chain, as well as participates actively in local initiatives.

  • Gender Advocacy
    Gender Advocacy

    This company supports women by encouraging female leadership and creating a safe, equitable work environment free from gender-based discrimination and harassment.

  • Heritage Craft Preservation
    Heritage Craft Preservation

    This product supports the preservation of heritage crafts and enables artisans to create sustainable livelihoods through their traditional skills

  • Marginalized Communities
    Marginalized Communities

    A portion of proceeds from the sale of this product go towards disenfranchised groups that are specific to the brand’s social and cultural community.

  • Natural Materials
    Natural Materials

    This product has been crafted with materials that are derived from plants, animals, or other naturally occurring materials.

Pillow - Blue Stripe Solid

Pillow - Blue Stripe Solid

$149.00

Supported Causes

  • Community Engagement
    Community Engagement

    This organization includes employees in company operations, management decisions and supply chain, as well as participates actively in local initiatives.

  • Corporate Reporting
    Corporate Reporting

    This company is transparent in its business practices and reports annually on how it’s furthering its values and achieving its impact goals.

  • Gender Advocacy
    Gender Advocacy

    This company supports women by encouraging female leadership and creating a safe, equitable work environment free from gender-based discrimination and harassment.

  • Marginalized Communities
    Marginalized Communities

    A portion of proceeds from the sale of this product go towards disenfranchised groups that are specific to the brand’s social and cultural community.

  • Natural Materials
    Natural Materials

    This product has been crafted with materials that are derived from plants, animals, or other naturally occurring materials.

Pillow - Black & White

Pillow - Black & White

$149.00

Supported Causes

  • Community Engagement
    Community Engagement

    This organization includes employees in company operations, management decisions and supply chain, as well as participates actively in local initiatives.

  • Corporate Reporting
    Corporate Reporting

    This company is transparent in its business practices and reports annually on how it’s furthering its values and achieving its impact goals.

  • Gender Advocacy
    Gender Advocacy

    This company supports women by encouraging female leadership and creating a safe, equitable work environment free from gender-based discrimination and harassment.

  • Marginalized Communities
    Marginalized Communities

    A portion of proceeds from the sale of this product go towards disenfranchised groups that are specific to the brand’s social and cultural community.

  • Natural Materials
    Natural Materials

    This product has been crafted with materials that are derived from plants, animals, or other naturally occurring materials.

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