In case you didn't know, March is Women's History Month, making it a perfect time to celebrate the moves women are making right now. Etsy is a great place to find makers and creators who are constantly providing beautiful, curated items you can feel good about purchasing, and all the shops below are owned and operated by women.
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Below are 14 Etsy shops owned by female-identifying artisans that are definitely worth checking out. From fashion to jewelry to home goods, you're bound to find something that catches your eyes.
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1. Beautiful prints and patterns from Sosome Shop
Sosome has some of the most beautiful clothes you'll find on Etsy. From dresses to jumpsuits, tops to skirts, its African print fabric collection is unique, elegant, and statement-making. We featured Sosome in our roundup of Black designers in February, but the gorgeous designs the shop carries deserved a second round of appreciation. The shop also has a coveted 5-star rating on Etsy, so we recommend checking out its offerings ASAP.
2. Candles, soaks, and essential oils from Aromaology
If you're looking for products to help you unwind, look no further than Aromaology. Owned and operated by Daisy Kimble, the shop carries over 200 items including body butters and balms, herbal sprays, palo santo, soy candles, and more. Shop reviewers noted how much they loved the packaging and the quality of the skincare products available.
3. Gorgeous ceramic pieces from Barruntando Cerámica
Barruntando Cerámica is a collective of women makers and artists from Spain whose love of ceramics grew into a booming online business. The ceramics in the shop's store range from whimsical to practical, including great finds like their alien figures collection, ghostly salt and pepper shakers, and more.
4. Clay statement earrings from Hello Eana
Etsy is probably my favorite place to shop for jewelry, and the polymer clay offerings from Janae of Hello Eana have had my attention for a while now. Handmade in Bronx, New York, the shop frequently updates its inventory with new offerings, including clay earrings in bold, lovely colors and basic hoops for everyday wear. Reviewers loved how lightweight Hello Eana's clay earrings were when they arrived.
5. Statement printed shirts and sweatshirts from Ella Tee Co
Nothing's better than a statement piece that actually makes a statement, and the printed shirts and sweatshirts at Ella Tee Co do exactly that and would make excellent additions to any closet. Based in Huntington, Indiana, reviewers loved the products they received and made note of the nice personal touches included with the packaging. Though several reviewers did mention that the colors were slightly different from the photos, so be sure to check the shop's reviews before you make any purchases.
6. Well-designed homeware pieces from Little Anana
French Etsy shop owner Astrid helms Little Anana, which was a finalist in the 2019 Etsy Design Awards. The shop features handmade pegboards and wall hooks for children and adults, as well as decorative wooden objects, mirrors, tables, and more. Though many order her products from overseas, reviewers still say they arrive in a timely manner and that Astrid offers great communication throughout the process.
7. Art, stickers, and notebooks from Alijhae Arts
Get your stationery sorted with Alijhae Arts. Designer and shop owner Alijhae West offers gorgeous art in the form of prints, t-shirts, notebooks, stickers, lip balm, and more. Reviewers loved the prints and stickers they received and many noted how responsive the shop-owner was with orders.
8. Brass jewelry from Saharas Essentials
If you've been on the hunt for a pair of statement earrings, look no further than Saharas Essentials. The shop is a reviewer favorite for its gorgeous, clean designs and bright aesthetic. Saharas Essentials also has some simpler pieces in stock, so be sure to check out their entire catalog to best fit your style.
9. Gorgeous Ankara tops from Priceless Culture
Priceless Culture was also highlighted for Black History Month, but why stop there? The shop features gorgeous, size-inclusive African-inspired clothing including Ankara tops, t-shirts, face masks, head wraps, belts, and more. Reviewers particularly loved Priceless Culture for its variety and commitment to inclusivity.
10. Sweet charm earrings from Orange Peel Collective
Live out your cottage-core dreams with delicate mushroom earrings from the Columbus, Ohio-based shop Orange Peel Collective. With earrings, scrunchies, hair clips, embroidery, necklaces, and pillows in stock, this shop is a great stop if you need a little pick-me-up or are looking for gifts for yourself or your friends.
11. Handmade ceramic kitchenware from Ingrid Debard Ceramics
There's something so luxurious about handmade kitchenware. Ceramic dishware makes a great gift, will impress your guests at your next dinner party, and can at the very least upgrade your morning coffee routine. The ceramic pieces made by Ingrid Debard are beautifully handmade and glazed, and reviewers loved how functional and beautiful the pieces they received were.
12. Soy wax candles from Paiges Candle Co
Paige's Candle Co is one of my personal favorites—I buy Paige's candles constantly. The New York-based shop has some of the best packaging and labels in the candle business. The shop carries classic scents like Earl Grey, Hazelnut & Coffee, and Blood Orange & Grapefruit (my favorite), as well as a Quarantine Love Line that features vignettes and scents inspired by lockdown. The shop creates new scents pretty regularly, so be sure to keep an eye on their Instagram for seasonal scents.
13. Beautiful, steampunky dice from One Cool Dice Shop
Tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) accessories make for excellent gifts, and there's a wide world of dice out there to choose from, especially on Etsy. Joyce at One Cool Dice Shop is a reviewer favorite for her clever designs for dice and dice trays, all of which come in a huge range of colors and styles.
14. Handmade face masks from Britts Bows Store
With spring around the corner, it might time to update your face mask selection for a new season. Britts Bows Store makes masks in all kinds of seasonal prints and patterns, as well as sizes, offering smaller masks for kids and toddlers. Reviewers rave about the wide print selection and how comfortable the ear loops are.
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