Activism, Fashion

The Future is Female

Happy International Women’s Day! Today has even more significance given the influx of attacks on women’s rights at home and abroad. As a result, A Day with out Women protest has been organized.

Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:

Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor

Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).

Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman

This will probably be the one time on SimplyB you’ll see me saying NOT to shop. But in case you still have the itch, check out some of the e-commerce sites below. Each shop is women or minority led, and or supports women and minority rights.

Live Fashionable

Live fashionable sells jewelry, bags and home goods manufactured by “women who have overcome,” domestically and internationally. I’ve bought some ring sets from them and absolutely love them!

Everlane

Everlane, maker of high quality basics, now has a line of 100% human tees. $5 of each purchase goes to Equality Now, an organization fighting for womens’s rights since 1992.  I just bought this shirt and cant wait for it to arrive!

Planned Parenthood Market Place

Show your solidarity with women’s repro rights by purchasing one of PP’s t-shirts, hats or water bottles.

Global Goods Partners

They sell handmade goods made by women around the world. There’s an amazing home goods selection!

Philadelphia Printworks

Founded in 2010, Philadelphia Printworks is a black owned e-commerce site selling clothing celebrating notable activists and supporting a culture of activism and inclusion.  Go check them out.

 

Etsy

Etsy is the original supporter of female entrepreneurs. There are hundreds of women and minority owned  shops to choose from.

Bless Box

I’ve followed Sazan Barzani/Hendrix for a while, she’s one of the reasons I got into blogging. I love her style, as well as her candor about more private elements of her life, her Kurdish roots, her marriage and her faith.  She’s created a monthly subscription box featuring beauty, fashion and health products.

Happy shopping, and Happy International Women’s Day

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