IWD: 10 Women-Owned Small Businesses to Follow


To celebrate International Women's Day, we're spotlighting some fabulous small businesses founded by women. A few of of the small businesses featured here are ran by some of our talented W&M makers, being a small team of women and non-binary folk.


Scroll down to take a look at some of our favourite women owned businesses and support them in any way that you can!


1. Emily Bailey Jewellery @emilybaileyjewellery



Emily makes cast creations using the ancient jewellery making techniques of cuttlefish, wax and sand casting. Her work celebrates the natural texture of the mould mimicking the natural decay of ancient treasures.

2. Amy Boardman Studio @amyboardmanstudio



Amy makes these gorgeous beaded homewares pieces from candlestick holders to coasters and accessories. Original and fun pieces to have in your home that sparkle in the light.

3. Bella's Bum Bags @bellasbumbags

As well as being our Tea Time star on our Instagram stories, Bella also handmakes her own bumbags using waterproof fabrics in a variety of styles and sizes. We love the lilac and orange combo!

4. Faie @___faie

A radiant selection of flora jewellery designed to be an extension of one’s love for nature. Every piece is individually handcrafted by founder Faye. We love the moth orchid earrings!

5. Shauna Cribbin Art @shaunacribbin



Shauna’s work explores themes of escapism, aspiration and hope for working class women, concerned with systems of value of taste through the mediums of collage, print and sculpture. You can browse Shauna's art on her website and DM to purchase.

6. NOMERA Jewellery @nomera



NOMERA Jewellery is a contemporary brand encapsulating emotions and honouring individualism. Inspired by architecture, clean strong graphic lines and shapes translated through the vast cultures and travels around the globe.

7. Nimiiny @nimiiny



An independent fashion brand that uses local and 100% natural fabrics to create original pieces with interesting necklines. Handmade by founder Georgina Kendall.

8. ROOP @itsrooper



Responsibly rouched accessories lovingly made from leftover fabrics. We love the Baby Furoshiki bag in all of the vibrant colours they come in. Founded by Natasha Fernandes Anjo.

9. Good Squish @goodsquish



The cutest hair accessories handmade from deadstock fabric sourced from the UK and abroad often using scraps. Browse their statement squish scrunchies in all different colour combos.

10. Elb Handmade @elb_handmade



If you're looking for a new set of well made underwear by a small business, look no further. These beautiful pieces are Handmade by Emma and can be altered or made to fit your size.