Five Female-Founded Fashion Brands to Follow in 2021
It's International Women's Day! *blows party horn*
If you like discovering and supporting women-owned fashion businesses, here are five you should definitely check out and follow on social media.
Thread & Bones, est. 2020
Thread & Bones was started by Katie Boyd on Etsy in the summer of 2020. It sells embroidered alternative clothing for both adults and children, inspired by tattoos and all things spooky. Katie is currently working towards expanding the adult range, with fresh ideas due to launch this summer, and upgrading her embroidery machine for bigger, more detailed designs.
Founded by Hattie Tennant and Minna Bunting, Fruity Booty is picking up some serious press, including Vogue, Marie Claire and Refinery29. This lingerie brand focuses on small run productions, with the majority of their underwear made by a work force of ‘exceptionally talented’ women in Portugal. Clothing and nightwear, meanwhile, are produced in East London and they employ a team of seamstresses based in Nottinghamshire to sew their small-run, limited-edition collections.
Sika, est. 2005
This is a brand that makes you take a deep breath when you scroll through their website. It’s that beautiful! SIKA was founded in 2005 by creative director Phyllis Taylor with the vision that ‘fashion has the power and potential to make a positive contribution to society’. Sika also creates collaborative lines for international brands such as ASOS (SIKA x ASOS).
K, Babe, est. 2020
Yep, that’s right, we’re including ourselves in this list because why wouldn’t we? Modesty is over-rated. We are the sister brand of disability-conscious clothing company Kintsugi, created to home the increasingly popular rockabilly inspired disabled pin-up girl t-shirt collection originally created as a limited edition Kintsugi collection. It now sells apparel and accessories that champion individuality, diversity, and empowerment.
Calla Shoes, est. 2016
Calla was founded in 2016 by Jennifer Bailey to provide fashionable, comfortable footwear for women with bunions and ‘problem feet’. Calla shoes are made in Portugal, designed to be wide in the toe box but standard in the heel, so the extra space is exactly where it should be. Calla has been featured by multiple publications, including Top Santé, and has a selection of celebrity fans.