Sustainable Designs from Women-Owned Small Businesses to Shop Now

by Erin Cunningham

As the fashion and beauty space continues to become more saturated, unearth the companies that create products you can’t live without, predict trends, and align with your values. It’s time to take a more deliberate approach to summer shopping. You’re not just considering the items you want and need, you’re thinking about how they’re made and who they’re made by.

Launched in 2019, Visa’s She’s Next Grant Program is a global initiative that provides access to investments and education for women-owned small businesses. This year, the initiative is expanding to She's Next in Fashion, Empowered by Visa, where 50 women-owned small businesses in fashion and beauty will receive mentorship, cash grants, and marketing support to help close the gender gap. From independent Black designers like Aisling Camps and Asata Maisé Beeks to personal care companies like GRN Goods and Sundays, each label within the program is making its mark on the style space in a unique way.

Below, find 10 essentials for summer, each from a different woman challenging the landscape of their industry. And for more inspiration, check out the 40 other small businesses (including vegan skin care, genderless knitwear, and eyeglasses) that have received grants and more as part of She’s Next in Fashion, Empowered by Visa, here.