15 Gifts for Your Favorite Feminist
Emily Landes, Program Coordinator, Leadership & Global Activation
December 2019 – Are you looking for gifts that are unique, socially conscious and sustainable for those amazing feminists in your life? Well look no further! These gifts are produced by women-owned businesses with a social mission. So if you are looking for guilt-free, feel-good gifts this holiday season, check out this list of businesses that sell amazing products while also striving to make the world a better place.
Vital Voices HERlead Fellow Charlotte Massey is one of the co-founders of SheFly, a clothing company that has designed outdoor clothing for women by women. These hiking pants are perfect for the adventurous feminist in your life. Check out their YouTube video to learn more about these revolutionary pants!
Gem & Bara is a partner of Vital Voices and a woman-owned business. Their specialty is creating academic planners for busy students. These planners are filled with bill tracking, budget tracking, daily planning, tips, to-do lists, and much more. Perfect for your feminist friend who is busy changing the world!
Vital Voices network woman leader Khulan Davaadorj is the creator of the skincare line Lhamour. Not only does Lhamour provide employment opportunities to Mongolians, it is all natural, and zero-waste. Check out this hand butter as well as numerous other products like lip balm, soap, and facial oil.
Achenyo Idachaba is a VV network woman leader and founder of the organization MitiMeth. MitiMeth works to provide economic development opportunities to communities in Nigeria using natural products that are upcycled and reused. Just look at this Water Hyacinth Journal, made using all natural fibers. Looks like the perfect journal to jot down all those New Year’s Resolutions!
Vital Voices network woman leader Maria Pacheco is the founder of Wakami, an ethical fashion accessories brand that provides employment to rural Guatemalans. Check out the Becoming Wrap Bracelet, designed to celebrate the powerful women in our lives. It comes in five colors and was hand created by women artisans in Guatemala!
Vital Voices network woman leader Ariela Suster is the founder of SEQUENCE, and organization that works to end the cycle of violence in El Salvador by providing employment opportunities for youth at risk of joining gangs. Not only does SEQUENCE create beautiful jewelry, they create products like this NoViolence Computer Pouch.
Sara Shokouhi is a VV network woman leader and the founder of b.WR, an organic and eco-friendly undergarment company. Part of the proceeds from purchases go directly to support women’s health organizations. Check out her styles and learn more about their mission to “Be Aware” of women’s health.
Smita Mankand is a Vital Voices woman network leader and the founder of ethical fashion company Rangsutra. Rangsutra is committed to upholding fair trade practices and providing livelihoods for women in India. Check out the incredible hand applique work on these cushion covers, available in several colors.
Want to relax in a fair-trade, hand-made hammock? Look no further than Cielo Hammocks, co-founded by Vital Voices network woman leader Josefina Urzaiz. These hammocks are made by women artisans in Yucatan, Mexico, 90% of whom come from Mayan communities, providing social development opportunities and livelihoods.
The Avon Foundation for Women partners with Vital Voices on many human rights programs to end gender-based violence. Check out their numerous top-rated beauty products, such as this Be Bold Lipstick. Plus, they have an entire Holiday collection to find the perfect gift for your favorite feminist!
ascena retail group partners with Vital Voices on HERlead- a Fellowship for young women leaders in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Check out this Fairisle Faux Fur Hatfrom LOFT, as well as the many stylish options from Ann Taylor and Lou & Grey!
HERlead Fellow Nadya Okamoto founded PERIOD. The Menstrual Movement, an organization that advocates for menstrual equity. If you want to stay warm this winter and support a great cause, check out this Classic Pullover Hoodie. For each purchase, 5 period packs will be donated! They also sell mugs, totes, t-shirts and more at their online store.
Women-owned jewelry company DYLANLEX created their TAKE FLIGHT collection in partnership with Vital Voices. This line celebrates powerful women, such as Maya Angelou and Josephine Baker. DYLANLEX will donate 50% of the proceeds from this collection to Vital Voices.
Sips by is a woman owned and led start-up, as well as a partner organization of Vital Voices. They create personalized tea subscription boxes catered to your taste. Every month subscribers receive a curated box of seasonally selected teas! They also sell mugs, kettles, and loose-leaf tea to keep you warm this winter.
When you become a Vital Voices monthly donor, you will receive an exclusive “Invest in Women Improve the World” hat as a token of our appreciation. The women we work with are safeguarding human rights, ending gender-based violence, creating economic opportunity, changing policies and the political landscape and leading their communities forward.
A gift to Vital Voices is a gift to the women changing our world.