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Small Business Spotlight: Accessories

Today, we’re spotlighting our favorite small businesses that create accessories. From a children’s costume jewelry company Ruby and Esme love to a handbag company that works with female artisans to create its products, take a look at these small businesses below.

Royce: Royce is a family-run business that specializes in personalized accessories. Everything in their collection can be monogrammed, from tote bags to credit card cases. 

Elizabeth Reid: This sock company was founded by a former fashion and beauty marketing executive turned entrepreneur. The items are designed in NYC and produced in Italy with supremely comfortable fabrics.

Wonder Waist Liner: A female-founded business created a unique wardrobe accessory that transforms loose clothing and gives you a cinched look at your waist. It’s a flattering accessory that will help you style dresses and tops in a new way.

MYKILIM: Based in NYC and in Paris, this women’s accessory label creates handcrafted pieces in Morocco. The brand uses kilim rugs as a material in their products–they repurpose rugs that are between 50 and 100 years old into their designs.

Cesta Collective: This sustainable, mission-driven accessory brand was founded by two friends. Cesta bags are made by female artisans in Rwanda, who use traditional weaving techniques and locally-sourced resources in each design.

Corey Paige Designs: This design company prints bright and colorful imagery on clothing, accessories, and more. The brand has printable coloring sheets you can buy and download–and 50% of the proceeds from coloring sheet sales will benefit No Kid Hungry.

Eleventh Hour: A female-founded sunglasses company that wants to change how women buy sunglasses. The brand has three distinct sizes of sunglasses to choose from, and you take a personalized quiz to find the right fit for you.

Sh*t That I Knit: This female-founded company creates high-quality knitwear and accessories that are handmade by women in Peru using sustainably-sourced materials. Sh*t That I Knit also donates kits to teach young adults in cancer treatment how to knit.


Tiary: This company was founded in honor of the founder’s mother, a jeweler who celebrate all of life’s milestones with beautiful pieces. Tiary lets you craft each piece to your personal preference and style, so every item feels like it’s uniquely yours.

Noa Jewelry: This fashion jewelry company was founded by a former nurse who creates products with a purpose. 10% of all profits go toward Chai Lifeline, an organization that supports cancer patients and their families.

Mohala Eyewear: This female-founded company creates sunglasses that make a difference. For each pair of sunglasses purchased, the brand donates one week of school to a girl in need through Room to Read.

Kempton and Co: An accessory company based in Brooklyn, Kempton and Co. creates bags, luggage tags, and more. Right now, the female-founded brand is donating 10% of sales to benefit God’s Love We Deliver.

Modern Picnic: This company produces chic (and highly-functional) lunchboxes made of sustainable and organic fabrics. The female-founded business is dedicated to ethical manufacturing practices.

Super Smalls: This brand creates fun costume jewelry for kids to play with. Ruby and Esme love their products–they’re a playful, whimsical way for kids to dress up!

Poolside: Poolside is a female-founded accessories company known for making straw bags and totes. The company works with over 50 female artisans in India and Morocco to weave their creations by hand, creating job stability and financial independence for the artisans. 

Booker and Me: This multi-functional coat and vest was designed for pregnant women and new moms carrying their babies in a baby carrier. You and your little one will be supremely cozy in their designs!

Vadavas: This accessory and jewelry brand was founded by a mother of four. Every piece is handmade by single moms at home in Aruba and Colombia, creating economic empowerment for these women.

Blu Designers Jewelry: This female-owned company creates beautiful pieces of jewelry to fit any sense of style. Every item sold through Blu Designers is handmade by the founder herself.

Minnie and Emma: This NYC-based company makes the cutest phone cases, stationery, and small gifts The brand recently launched an adorable phone case collaboration with Love Shack Fancy, featuring beautiful floral print cases. 

Little Words Project: This female-founded company encourages self-love and kindness towards others with handcrafted bracelets. Each bracelet also gives you access to the Nice Girl Gang, an uplifting community of women.


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