There’s no better time than International Women’s Day to celebrate some of our local superwomen. These women have shattered glass ceilings and built a name for themselves in a variety of different industries. Unconventional, authentic, quirky and fun, here’s a lowdown of some of our favourite female-led businesses around Sydney.
1. The Paper Fox
The Paper Fox is a wedding photo, video and design studio created by Kristen Brooke. Her love for photography and design drove Kristen to start her own brand. The pictures are absolutely swoon-worthy and the aesthetic – neat, dreamy and spellbinding all at once.
2. Sascha Martini
Sascha Martini is the creator of 3 in 1 natural face primer and an experienced Sydney-based makeup artist. One look at her Instagram and you can tell she’s a wizard at all things makeup and beauty.
3. Bring Me Home
Bring Me Home’s mission is to eliminate food waste in the food retail space by making unsold food affordable and accessible to everyone. Founded by Jane Kou, Bring Me Home connects people to quality unsold food from cafes and restaurants up to 70% off.
4. The Tea Nomad
The Tea Nomad aims to celebrate a travel-inspired life, through a cup of tea. Grace Freitas founded the brand. The unique concept of creating a blend that conveys some of her favourite travel experiences and stories is authentic and inspiring.
5. Tea Coup
Fehreen Ali is an Ayurvedic and Celestial Herbalist. Inspired by the world of Ayurveda from a young age, she offers Ayurvedic teas for clients with ailments and overall general well-being.
6. Sweet Event Styling by Thanh Tran
Thanh Tran is a wedding, events and floral stylist. Her Instagram feed transports you to a gorgeous floral oasis. She believes in exquisite, tailored styling with a special personal touch for each customer.
7. Flora and Fauna
This is a sustainable ecommerce business that aims to make the world a kinder, healthier place and is starting the change with itself. Their products are vegan, ethically sourced and cruelty-free- good for you, good for animals and good for the planet. They also work with their local community to give back.
Poepke is a women led boutique, founded by Nicola Lie and Juliet Kember who initially started the boutique inspired by the world of Belgium fashion. If you thought the name was interesting, check out their clothes – you won’t be disappointed.
9. Adore Beauty
Adore beauty is one of Australia’s best loved beauty retailer and a haven for beauty lovers, with over 260 leading beauty brands. Kate Morris- who founded the brand- spent over 20 years building the business from strength to strength. Today it is a thriving, much-loved name in Australian households.
10. Willow and Lee
Willow and Lee creates beautiful hampers for all occasions. Find pretty macarons, an abundance of spices and teas and bits and bobs for a self care evening at home.
The Alkalizer cafe in Campbelltown serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a diverse range of dishes to choose from. The brainchild of owner Shefali, the cafe exudes warm vibes, a lovely atmosphere and truly excellent coffee.
12. Wreaths by Clara
Although wreaths are typically winter-appropriate, they can be used all-year round if you’re looking to add a bit of pizzazz to your decor. Wreaths by Clara creates beautiful wreaths with floral designs, red berries and violets galore.