On March 8, celebrate women globally for International Women’s Day 2023. And, who better to tell us the best female-led businesses to admire in Wellington but YOU. On Instagram, you delivered your favourite women-led businesses with some truly boss answers. Excitingly, here’s eight women-led businesses to support in Wellington.
This social enterprise company founded by Sneha Pulapaka provides work to women from rural communities in Southern India. Likewise, collections help to preserve the environment and feature goods such as reusable organic tea bags, accessories and more natural textile products.
Gosia Piatek launched this internationally recognised sustainable fashion brand back in 2006. With a passion for the natural world, the label focuses on transparent and ethical manufacturing and certified fair trade organic cotton, with a flagship store in Wellington.
📍Online & 29 College Street, Te Aro, Wellington, WGN 6011
📍 21 Majoribanks Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
This store sells organic cotton underwear and clothing made by women from refugee programmes. Founder, Elisha Watson, was working as a lawyer when she volunteered with the Red Cross’ refugee resettlement programme. There, her vision was born and she quit her job to create this sewing workshop which has proved successful.
📍99 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
This woman-owned hairdressers is led by Kerri Cox and powered by a team of professional and unique award-winning female hairdressers. Undoubtably, their strong team will take care of you from the minute you set foot in the salon.
📍105 Westchester Drive, Churton Park, Wellington 6037, New Zealand
Another woman-led company you expressed love for curated by Kavita Patel. Wonderfully, they sell beautifully-designed and feminine-crafted clothing. Equally, their mantra is to ”empower craft driven communities” through the revival of ethical handmade fashion. Indeed, you’ll feel confident in their clothing.
7. The Botanist
Delightfully, two sisters Lydia Suggate and Maria Boyle launched this iconic breakfast and brunch place back in 2017. It’s vegan-friendly and offers some satisfying dishes, from gluten-free pancakes with salted caramel cream and banana, to butternut risotto, burgers and more…you’ll be spoilt for choice.
📍 219 Onepu Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
Definitely, another fantastic female-powered business you need to support. Find their products on Emporium. Highlights include comfy logo sweatshirts and unique graphic tees, to name a few.