Who runs the world? Well, you probably already know the answer to that! We found some fierce and fearless female-run brands that truly embody the entrepreneurial spirit. Here are some of their cool new products masterfully designed help you live your best life.
SOME LIKE IT HOT
Head to Allyson Block Designs Shop on Etsy and score her Trailblazer Mugto help you rise and shine and sip with great intention. She created a line of word art mugs that are meant to encourage and bring insight into our daily lives. She hopes her mugs inspire women to take time to dream, engage, and share the moments and memories that make our lives meaningful.
Starting at $16.99, Etsy.com
HOME SWEET HOME SCREEN
Messy home screen making you cringe? The ScreenKit Appis a clever lifestyle tool developed by two women that helps you organize, customize, and beautify your home screen vs. settling on the cluttered, disorganized approach. The app makes it easy to personalize your home screen with hundreds of different themes to jazz up your iPhone in a flash.
Free to download; premium themes and widgets are available for a one-time payment of $9.99, US App Store.
mumi Design is an organizing brand founded by two Latina moms who, frustrated by not finding the right products to satisfy their packing and tidying-up needs, decided to create their own line of travel, home, baby, and office solutions. Their new Divider Cubes are versatile, flexible organizers that keep closet clutter under control.
Life is hectic, but one way to calm the chaos is to have a good plan. The Balance Bound Planner is a beautiful weekly planner that revolutionizes the way you manage your days and prioritize self-care. By dividing each day into four sections—work, self, others, and home—you can see, at-a-glance, where you’re spending your time and where to build in time for self-care.
SHAKE THINGS UP
Need to spice things up a bit? A Dab a Do Ya! seasoning created by Jolie Oree-Bailey (Chef Jolie) of Low Country Quisine, a gourmet catering company based in Dallas, is anything but ordinary. Described by home cooks as, “your new go-to seasoning that elevates the flavor of everything you eat,” A Dab A Do Ya! includes familiar flavors like salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and more, combined to bring a taste of “low country” to your favorite foods.
Invented by Tina Kuligowski, a Department of State staffer who was working on a project to install WiFi in the United States’ embassies and consulates around the world, Spray Eraseis an erasable spray paint designed especially for dry-erase boards. Cleverly designed to look like giant-sized markers, Spray Erase works just like regular spray paint, letting you fill big expanses of whiteboards with color or use stencils to give lessons and presentations extra impact.
$24.99 for a four-pack (red, blue, black, and green), SprayErase.com
The pillow of your dreams is just a few clicks away! Developed by women, Pluto Pillowcustom-builds pillows based on your body stats, how you sleep, and what you like. All you have to do is fill out the questionnaire on their website and your data runs through a proprietary algorithm that helps them create a custom pillow for your unique sleep profile. Now you could add pillow designer to your resume—happy snoozing!
Starting at $95, PlutoPillow.com
If you have a case of cabin fever, Green Philosophy Co. is here to help alleviate the blues from staying indoors by bringing elements of the outdoors into your home. The company combines artistic design with natural plant life to bring you fun, funky, and functional interior décor and gifts. The Succulent Plush Pillowsare snuggle-worthy and a breath of fresh air! When founder Lillian Lau couldn’t find the plant decor she was looking for, she decided to take matters—and a lot of green fabric—into her own hands.
$39 each, GreenPhilosophy.co
SERVES A PURPOSE
The Statement Tray is an all-in-one solution for entertaining and decorating throughout the year. First, choose your Statment Tray in clear, white, or black acrylic. Next, make your statement with interchangeable reversible inserts for any season, holiday, occasion, and mood. You can even turn the tray into a cheeseboard with its bamboo charcuterie inserts. Great for small spaces and clutter-free living, no wonder it is touted as the “Jack of All Trays”!
JAM ON IT
Have you ever heard of boozy jam? Wicked Finch Farmproduces the delicious jars in New York, and with combos like Strawberry Prosecco and Bourbon Blueberry, it’s a match made in heaven. The recipes were inspired by the combination of berries grown on a historical farm in the Hudson Valley and founder Mariana Leung-Weinstein’s favorite cocktails. Each jar is presented in bespoke packaging of artisan papers, raffia, and parchment.
The hottest new fitness trend blazing the trail is FitFighter,a strength and conditioning system originally designed for the fire service and based on its own patent-pending Steelhose free weights and iOS training app. After leaving the army, founder and CEO Sarah Apgar (an Iraq war veteran) joined her local volunteer fire department in Huntington, NY, to recapture the sense of camaraderie she had experienced in the military. That very move helped inspire FitFighter’s creation. It’s the functionality of a dumbbell, kettlebell, sandbag, med ball, and sledge—all rolled up into one!
Starting at $65, FitFighter.com
IT’S A WRAP
Sarah Smith, founder of Wrappily,wants to help people become more environmentally conscious by making small simple changes, like using eco-friendly wrapping paper. Wrappily is milled, printed, and packaged in the US, and many of the prints are created by local artists. Reversible gift wrap sheets come flat and folded with gift tag stickers.
If you’re looking to spruce up your space this spring, Tempaper can help you stick to that goal. The removable wallpaper brand was created in 2008 by twin sisters Jennifer Matthews and Julia Au. Tempaper’s self-adhesive wall coverings offer just the right fit for all spaces and tastes, pairing state-of-the-art production methods and materials.
Single roll: $39.99, Tempaper.com
Lindsey Christianson started Elderberry Queenafter seeing the impact elderberry syrup had on her own family of seven—a household where keeping germs to yourself is not an option. She quickly found that the products currently on the market were unaffordable, so she set out to create her own with all-natural, organic ingredients.
$8.99 and up, ElderberryQueen.com
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