As I mentioned in my first blog post I was excited to venture out and be my own boss. But I also want to do whatever I can do support other women owned business. Because in my mind, there's nothing better than women supporting women.
Did you know that 27% of small business owners are female? This number has been growing slowly, 4% every year. Woman business owners want to be their own boss, follow their passion and have been dissatisfied with corporate USA. So they strike out and dream big! I encourage you when shopping or looking for a service - try and find a woman owned business to support. You can visit www.womenownedlogo.com to find a directory of Women Owned businesses with consumer facing products or services as certified by WBENC. It's a great starting point!
For the launch of Real Mom Gear, I've included products from two Women Owned Businesses. First are candles and mugs from Crimson and Clover Studio founded by writer Rachel Khona. Her business all started with sticky notes Rachel and her then boyfriend would leave for each other. She realized she had a knack for sassy singers and giggle-inducing pun. Visit www.crimsonandcloverstudio.com to check out all her great products.
Second are self care products from Walton Wood Farm. They are committed to making high-quality products made with sustainable ingredients, helping to protect both their history and environment for future generations. Products are free from harsh ingredients such as SLS, Parabens, and Phthalates, and are Cruelty-Free/Vegan-Friendly, and Gluten-Free.