The only thing better than going on a shopping spree is going on a shopping spree that also just so happens to do a lot of good for womenkind. That's why women-run businesses should become your go-tos for finding gifts, necessities, and treats for yourself. When you shop small, you help support independent business owners to help them continue what they love doing the most—supplying amazing, unique goods that oftentimes support different charities, ideologies, or individual artisans.
Shopping with a feminist frame of mind doesn't mean exclusively buying T-shirts with the phrase "girl power" emblazoned on them (although that can be a part of it). It's more so about buying ethically made and designed goods, and putting your money where your mind is. These 10 online shops are not only backed by an awesomely feminist attitude, but they also stock some of the coolest, most unique wares around.
It comes as no surprise that a Salem-based shop offering everything from spell kits to tarot cards and wellness zines has its base in a feminism. Shop founder, Erica Feldmann, originally moved to Salem, Massachusetts, to study witches and the sacred feminine at Simmons College as a graduate student, and has since used her degree to cultivate a female-friendly space both in-store and online. Alongside witchier wares, her shop sells “Government Regulated” panties, as well as “Keep the Government Out of My Vagina” tote bags.
Keep the Gov't out of my Vagina tote bags, $20, available at HausWitch.