In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, we thought we would put together a list of women who created some seriously kick-ass products for women to use. From panties that don't leak during your period (goodbye tampons!) to feminist coffee, these products show that badass gals around the world get the struggle, and are doing something about it.
Here are five awesome products created by women for women that you need to know about.
1. Thinx Panties
Do you hate wearing pads and tampons during your period and wish there was a way you could just wear your regular panties and not bleed through your clothes? The ladies at Thinx has you covered. The founder of Thinx was created by three women—Antonia Dunbar, Miki Agrawal, Radha Agrawal—who came together to create a product for women to wear to keep them clean and dry that aren't chlorine-bleached pads and tampons. They created Thinx, panties that absorb your menstrual blood and are actually pretty cute to wear. They even come in different styles, from thongs to boyshorts.
2. Dirty Girl Coffee
This company was created by women to sell kick-ass coffee to consumers in order to help women and girls in the Appalachian community in Ohio. The company is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to expand the business in order to hire more women from the Appalachian community and be able to make more of a profit to help the community financially. The other part of the company's mission is to carry out economic development projects in too Appalachian counties: Athens County and Morgan County.
3. Leaders In Heels Empowering Notebooks
These notebooks which were created by Kasia Gospos, are meant to empower and inspire women to go after their dreams. The company reported the U.S. statistic that women only make up 5 percent of CEO's in the nation, and mentions how in other countries, the number is much higher. These elegant and beautiful notebooks were created to help women on the job for when they need to make notes and stay organized, but also contain encouraging messages with emotional support for them to reach their goals. They contain a quote for every day of the year, as well as purposeful layout.
4. Redffrod Cycling Wear
This cycling wear was launched by women for women to provide female cyclists with a line of athletic wear that is functional yet stylish. Some of the perks of the clothing include water resistant pockets, flatlock seams, reflective accents for safety, and a lightweight fabric. The cool thing about these clothes is that it offers a flexible function for the modern woman: it can be used for cycling, as well as for picking up your kids or grabbing lunch or a coffee. Stay warm, cool, safe, and stylish with this innovative line of cycling gear from the female designers behind it.
5. Millie Lingerie
There are several lingerie companies around, but what makes this one special is that it's made for female breast cancer survivors. Sue Pringle,who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 40,is the founder of Millie Lingerie.According to the Millie Lingerie site, Pringle underwent "a mastectomy and reconstruction after two inconclusive lumpectomies, and a further lumpectomy 10 years later, following a recurrence on the same side." She was inspired to create a bra that was comfortable for women who are breast cancer survivors and who might have to go through surgery and now face physical differences in their breasts. She wanted to make sure that the product was also stylish, and thus Millie was born.
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