The 12 Best Women-Owned Businesses of 2021

These women have amazing stories and the products to match

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Our Top Picks

Parachute

"For a straight up cozy vibe, Parachute has everything: robes, loungewear, slippers, and more."

Minted

"Not only does Minted offer standout home decor, but also gives insight into the amazing artists who create them."

Estelle Colored Glass

"The bold colorful hand blown glass is sure to stand out on any dinner table and add a vintage vibe."

Maven Made

“With scents like grapefruit, rose, and bergamot, you’ll want to spritz this on your sheets, clothes, or just as an overall air freshener.”

The Sill

“Whether you choose a one time purchase or subscription, The Sill offers tons of greenery and plants for new plant parents or pros.”

North 24th Home

“These coconut soy wax candles burn for more than 40 hours and have non-toxic ingredients.”

Our Place

“The brand’s colorful pan has a solid following thanks to the beauty, but also function.”

The Black Home

“You’ll have no problem finding the perfect finishing touch for your wall decor or even your kitchen table.”

AMU

“Throw pillows can make or break a space, and these are the perfect way to add the perfect touch to your couch, chair, or bed.”

Sheila Bridges Home

“The legendary designer offers a small, but standout selection of home goods.”

Cat’s Meow Village

“Choose from an assortment of tiny wooden replicas or for a truly personalized gift, upload a photo of your home to be recreated.”

BarkBox

“Gift your good boy or girl with a monthly themed box of treats and goodies.”

Adding a few necessary upgrades to your home doesn't have to be time-consuming or even expensive. A few candles here, a throw pillow there, or a piece of wall art in your favorite corner can work wonders. And if you're specifically looking to support women-owned businesses, that's easy to do as well. These brands don't just have stellar products, but founders with great stories.

Here, the best women-owned home businesses.

Parachute

Parachute Classic Bathrobe

Parachute

After spending a decade in marketing, Ariel Kaye founded Parachute to bring a bit of comfort to the everyday home essentials. Those essentials range from sheets, towels, bath robes, and even mattresses. The eco-friendly material is nontoxic and has sustainable material like certified organic cotton and New Zealand wool. In particular, for those who love to unwind at home, the waffle lounge sets and robes will be your best friends after a long day or a relaxing bath.

Minted

Minted Heart Shaped Portrait

Minted

Founded in 2007 by Mariam Naficy, Minted has become the go-to for anyone seeking unique art to add some life and personality to boring walls. The company offers products from artists across the world. What’s really great is with every item, you can learn more about the artist and where they’re from. You’ll have no trouble finding beautiful murals, linens, or even lampshades. Many of the wall murals are available in a range of sizes and they’re easy to apply (adhesive backing) and reposition.

Estelle Colored Glass

Estelle Colored Glass stemless wine glasses

Estelle Colored Glass

It’s no wonder Estelle Colored Glass has such a timeless, vintage vibe. The brand was inspired by Stephanie Summerson Hall’s grandmother, Estelle, or “Big Mama.” The line of hand-blown glass features cake stands and glassware that come in sets of two or six. Hence the brand’s name, the colorful glass (amber, amethyst, coral peach pink, forest green) stands out from the usual. 

Maven Made

Maven Made Room and Linen Spray

Maven Made

Bethany Frazier created Maven Made after developing an all-natural product to heal her cystic acne. From that one product, the brand has evolved to include serums, oils, and scrubs. In addition to beauty, the Room + Linen Spray should be near every bedside. All ingredients are organic, plant-based, and each small-batch bottle is “mindfully crafted,” meaning Frazier doesn’t create the products if she’s stressed or in a bad mood. 

The Sill

The Sill bundle plant

The Sill

Whether real or faux, plants are having a major moment, and being a plant parent is suddenly chic. The Sill ships those green beauties right to your doorstep. It’s super easy to find the right fit as the options are broken down into categories like best for low light, best for pet owners or beginner-friendly. Choose a one-time order or opt for the subscription which delivers a new plant and planter every single month. 

North 24th Home

North 24th Home Momma Rose candle

North 24th Home

North 24th Home is named after the street Toria Malia grew up on. Saturday morning cleaning was a regular occurrence, so she created a line of non-toxic products. The collections have names like Momma Rose and Kindred. The coconut soy wax candles are hand-poured, have a wooden wick, and more than 40 hours of burn time. With notes like rosemary and eucalyptus, this is a candle that will get tons of burn time. What truly separates the brand is every order comes with a QR code for a playlist.

Our Place

Our Place Always Pan

Our Place

You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t heard of or at least seen the Our Place Always Pan. The multi-purpose pan pretty much does it all (fry, steam, sauté) and looks good while doing it. The brand’s mission is “connections made across the kitchen table” with functional, but pretty stylish kitchen gear. In addition to the cult-following pan, there are also plates, bowls, and even a few add-on accessories for the cookware.

The Black Home

The Black Home Peel and Stick Wallpaper

The Black Home

Don’t let the name fool you. The Black Home doesn’t just feature black-hue products, but it’s definitely a color that creator and designer Neffi Walker gravitates towards. You’ll find wallpaper that’s great for a statement wall, candles with names like Aphrodite, Noir, and Goddess, and even gold and matte black silverware. Walker even offers ebooks on home design for anyone who wants to learn essential tips and tricks to make a house feel like a home.

AMU

Amu lumbar throw pillow cover

Amu

No one wants to have a cookie-cutter style in their home and one way to always keep things fresh and unique is with hand-crafted decor. AMU’s style is all about block printing and that’s featured on all of the throw pillow covers. The wooden blocks are actually hand-carved by artists in India and then printed at the designer’s studio in the U.S., where she also stitches the covers. Ammu Cherian first started selling products at pop-up events and now offers a range of products online.

Sheila Bridges Home

Sheila Bridges Home wall decals

Sheila Bridges Home

From designing for entertainers to political powerhouses, Sheila Bridges is a legend in the design world and was even named “America’s Best Interior Designer.” While it might be a bit tough to get one-on-one design advice from the pro, she does offer an online shop so you can add a bit of flair to your living space. Choose between wall decals and even a few fabric samples that can be added to the walls or even framed.

Cat's Meow Village

Cat's Meow Village replica house

Cat's Meow Village

Faline Jones is undoubtedly a cat person, but you don’t have to be to order one of her wooden replica buildings. Using 3/4” inch wood, the replicas of noteworthy spaces, like Mister Rogers Neighborhood trolley, Downton Abbey, or notable state markers, the miniatures are perfect to add to a desktop or coffee table. But what truly stands out is the ability to upload a photo of your home to have a replica created. With every Cat’s Meow design, try to spot Casper, the company mascot who’s included in every piece.

BarkBox

BarkBox subscription

BarkBox

Any pet parent knows their fur babies are absolutely like their children. This company is more for the doggos, but the convenience gives pet parents peace of mind. BarkBox offers a monthly themed subscription that’s overflowing with fun, but also healthy treats. It includes toys, all-natural snacks, and a chew. What’s really great is each month has a different theme so your pup can stay entertained. Past themes have included Home Alone, Lick or Treat, and Frenchies in Paris.

Why Trust The Spruce?

This roundup was researched and written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. She loves helping her friends and family find unique, thoughtful, and wallet-friendly presents. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on-air for The Today Show, WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City.

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