Happy International Women’s Day & Women’s History Month!
Today & every day we are thankful for all the strong, inspiring women all over the world. To mark the occasion, our awesome founder Krisi is sharing some of the other female businesswomen that inspire her!
Bami from Bam Bam Boogie
FEARLESS DANCE FITNESS!
At the age of 22, Bami found herself working for the #1 company in the world, living what she thought was her dream. Looking for something more, she headed to the gym but was frustrated by the lack of diversity & inclusion. Bami took matters into her own hands by sharing her love for dance on social media...
Fast forward to today and over 10,000 people have been inspired by Bami’s incredible energy, running courses, dance classes, an entrepreneurs network & #selflove challenges.--
Jennifer & Jen from Stitch & Story
MAKING CRAFTING COOL
Stitch & Story’s journey began in February 2012 when Jennifer Lam noticed that crochet and knitting were becoming less accessible as old-fashioned with overwhelming terminology, cheap yarns and out-of-date patterns.
Jennifer teamed up with best friend Jen to create Stitch & Story, a way for the amateur crafter to bring out their creativity through personal, meaningful & ethical kits!
Lyss from Peach Blossom
BRINGING JOYFUL PARTY SUPPLIES TO THE UK
Peach Blossom were a previous independent collaboration we loved working with at our Makers Market last Christmas. Alyssa started Peach Blossom to break the mould of UK party shops and spread joy & magical moments!
From balloons to bunting and cake candles to confetti, Lyss and her team create a wonderful selection of party supplies to help people create memories that last a lifetime.--
Molly from Books That Matter
CHAMPIONING WOMEN IN LITERATURE
Did you know that out of 16 available texts on the UK’s GSCE curriculum, only 1 is by a woman? Molly founded Books That Matter as a way to raise up the voices of women writers & creatives, inclusive of transgender and non-binary persons, and to create a platform for social change and empowerment.
Together with her team, she now runs the UK’s leading book subscription box service, bringing female-led fiction & empowerment to thousands of people across the world! We proudly supply teas for members to enjoy sipping with their brew and have held book club events at our stores with the Books That Matter team.
Our independent collaborations are a hugely important part of our business and we have proudly partnered with a whole range of female-led businesses over the years. Check out these immensely talented, creative female makers we have had the pleasure of collaborating with:
We want to hear all about the women in your life who inspire you every day. Give them a shout-out at @birdandblendatea!