We're spending this week celebrating International Women's Day (because one day is not enough!) and we've been highlighting female-founded companies and brands. We love to hear the stories about how the brands were formed, and we hope you enjoy reading them too.
Meet the Co-Founder of Wild One: Minali Chatani
Minali Chatani founded Wild One with her co-founders Veronica Becchetti and Bill Wells. Together they have designed a brand that connects pets and people through thoughtful design.
Meet the Founder of Batch #001: Paula Warwick
Paula Warwick was inspired to create a range of organic products to help her daughters. Both had eczema and allergies from birth, and Paula wanted something that could be used to soothe and repair their irritated skin.
Meet the Founder of Step Up Club: Alice Olins
Alice Olins has created a space for women to realise their professional goals, work on their confidence and find support. With online courses, one-to-one coaching and many more resources, Alice is here to help.
Meet the Founder of Gallinée: Marie Drago
Marie Drago created the world's first skin and hair care line dedicated to protecting the 1000s of good bacteria, which form the protective layer, called the microbiome. Gallinée's designed to nourish and support your skin.
Meet the Founder of Pestle & Mortar: Sonia Deasy
Mum of five, Sonia Deasy, needed a simple yet effective skincare routine. Sonia was determined to create a line of no-fuss skincare: free of harsh chemicals and ingredients to help women feeling their best. Pestle & Mortar was born.
Meet the Founder of BONDI WASH: Belinda Everingham.
Mother of 3 Bondi-based, Belinda Everingham, founded BONDI WASH in 2013. BONDI WASH combines the power and fragrance of unique Australian botanicals with a luxurious mix of other essential oils and natural ingredients.
Meet the Founder of Verdant Alchemy: Vivien Leung
Established in 2018 by founder Vivien Leung, Verdant Alchemy provides a natural and non-toxic alternative to mass-marketed bath and skincare. The brand focuses on creating products that aren’t simply relaxing, but also beneficial to the body. Inspired by Vivien's strong values in natural sustainability, Verdant Alchemy has created a well researched and natural organic brand in this category; a brand that proudly brings you luxurious bath and skincare that does not compromise in ingredients, ethics or design.
Meet the Founder of Rejuvenated: Kathryn Danzey
Kathryn Danzey, health and wellness expert, founded Rejuvenated in 2003 bringing together world-leading scientists and nutritionists to create highly effective and innovative products.
Meet the Founder of land&water: Pix Ashworth
Pix Ashworth wanted to create a range of products which bottled up her love of the great outdoors and capture the essence of North Cornwall. The collection is thoughtfully selected and sustainably sourced.