INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY BRAND CRUSHES
Here at JOLYN our slogan is "For Women Who Inspire Us", so naturally International Women's Day was a big deal to us. We are a company filled to the brim with strong, intelligent, and creative women and we celebrate and support each other every dang chance we get. Our suits and DRYLAND gear are tailor-made for bad ass women to go out and kick butt at anything they set their mind to while looking and feeling great. But enough about us, here are 5 brands we think do a great job of supporting women and International Women's Day!
1. BIRCH BOX
Birchbox is a monthly subscription beauty box that comes with 5 samples of hair, skin and make-up products hand picked for you! For International Women's Day they offered a discount of 20.4% OFF because that's the average difference in pay between men and women. They also partnered with The Girl Project and donated 5,000 boxes of goodies and $15,000. In addition if you sign up now you get a second box free for someone you think is #PrettyMighty. Very cool company.
2. 31 BITS
31 Bits is a jewelry brand thats mission is to use fashion and design to empower people to rise above poverty. Their products are handmade by women in Indonesia and Uganda. Every women that enters their Uganda Program is put on a 5 year plan and is given a job, a community, and an education, plus help in developing a plan for the future.
You've seen a lot of this shirt recently. Otherwild is a studio, a store and a gathering, workshop and event space created by a vast multi-disciplinary community of inspiring artists, craftspeople and designers. They are committed to utilizing our resources to provide sustained support to their staff, vendors and suppliers, as well as grassroots and national social justice and health care organizations. They dedicate means within our business model to support ethical practices, advocacy and activism.
5. KROCHET KIDS
Krochet Kids is a clothing and accessory brand that features crochet pieces handmade by people living in marginalized societies. They received non-profit status in 2008 and employ over 150 people in Uganda and Peru. They offer mentorship programs to women and provide them with jobs, education, and tools to create a sustainable cycle of employment and empowerment.
Aside from Toms’ well-known one-for-one shoe program, the brand also tackles other important global causes. Purchase of a Toms bag helps support the brand’s partners around the world in providing safe birthing conditions for mothers and their babies. Toms is able to deliver necessary materials and skills training needed for safe birthing conditions and so far has been able to support safe birth services for 70,000 mothers.