Happy International Women’s Day, which celebrates women’s achievements and promotes a gender-equal world! But what does gender equality have to do with going green? Well, as it turns out, gender bias and inequality are fundamentally environmental issues that put conservation goals and sustainability at risk worldwide.
So what better day than today to make just one permanent swap that makes you a regular patron of a woman-owned business? You can do it right here at Grove, where we have quite a few favorite women-owned brands. Here are just a few:
Bee’s Wrap founder Sarah Kaeck made an old tradition new again with her delightful alternative to plastic wrap. Made with organic cotton infused with beeswax, tree resin, and organic jojoba oil, Bee’s Wraps cover any container, creating an air-tight seal and reducing the need for plastic-based food storage solutions.
Jenefer and Melissa Palmer are the brains behind OSEA, a beauty brand that creates certified organic, 100% vegan, and cruelty-free skincare products using sustainably sourced, plant-based ingredients. You won’t find any synthetic ingredients in OSEA’s products, which include serums, cleansers, and body oils.
After her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, Stacia Guzzo went on the search for an aluminum-free antiperspirant that was convenient and effective. She didn’t find anything, so she created it herself. SmartyPits’ deodorants are free of aluminum, phthalates, parabens, and propylene glycol, and they work like a charm and smell dreamy.