Women entrepreneurs have taken over our Instagram feeds and we couldn’t be prouder. Running a business is more than just a past time or a hobby for women today, they are actually driving viable businesses. Some choose to do it from their homes, while others have managed to create a space for themselves outside their homes.
With International Women’s Day right around the corner, we at FUCHSIA, want to pay tribute to these women who have not just defied odds, followed their goals, and aced their businesses but, have also paved the way for other women to follow suit. They have set an example and given courage to those who could look at them now and think, If they can it, so can we! We all just need a little push before we achieve something extraordinary, right?
Below are some of our favourite women-led businesses that we love to shop from. Enjoy your shopping spree!
1. Dusk Candles Co
Dusk Candles Co is a small-scale candle store owned by Dr. Zeenat Amin who is currently doing her general surgery residency alongside managing her business. Their candles are aesthetically pleasing and come in 7 heavenly scents including Bulgarian lavender, Berry boost, Dark roasted coconut, Coconut and lime, Blooming Jasmine, French Vanilla and Feels like spring.
Dusk Candles also has custom body candles and provides details like stretch marks, birthmarks, cesarean section marks, cystic acne, and bacne on them. What really drew us towards her business is the fact that she is doing her part in normalizing real bodies which is rare to find, especially on social media. She provides these customizations free of charge. We absolutely love the thought!
2. Banana & Kale
Owned by Bina Khan, Banana & Kale came into being in 2019. The owner, being only 18 years old at that time, was one of the first to introduce western-style jewellery to Pakistan’s e-commerce. Banana & Kale has over 600 styles of jewellery designs to choose from with a new stock drop every week!
Morpho is a home-based business of hand-casted artisanal concrete homewares and everything is hand mixed. Morpho is a passion project of the owner, Mahnoor Malik, who is also an architect by profession. She uses sustainable practices and leftover waste material goes into making their small homeware products. So nothing goes to waste and we are here for it!
4. Pik A Platter
Starting almost a year ago, Nadia Asaad puts together the most exquisite platters with a mix of both sweet and savory eatables. Pik a Platter offers affordable platters depending on the size of the boards, so you don’t have to worry about putting a dent in your wallet! You can also customize your own platter depending on the occasion, be it a birthday, valentine’s day, mother’s day, bridal shower, and even eid!
Good news for all the health-conscious people reading this, Pik a Platter now offers Keto-friendly platters so don’t feel left out!
5. Great Beginnings
If you are searching for gorgeous floral arrangements, bouquets, and floral boxes, Great Beginnings is the place to be! The woman behind this venture, Aniqa Akmal Janjua decided to combine creativity and flowers and the result is absolutely gorgeous. Great Beginnings provides customization and home delivery in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Owned by Maria Khan Yousafzai, this jewelry brand has a wide range of gold plated, dainty jewellery, perfect for everyday wear as well as occasions. The design inspiration at MKY comes from everyday shenanigans, be it their favourite song, favourite movie, favourite colour or anything that inspires. MKY uses sustainable practices while making its jewellery and has gorgeous collections to choose from.
There you have it, more than the products, we love the thought and dedication that went behind creating them. These women-led businesses are a step forward in the right direction and by bringing them to you, we hope we are doing our part. Keep inspiring, ladies!