We’d be lost without women. In fact, we wouldn’t even be around to get lost.
Each year in March, we celebrate women and their contributions to the mosaic of human accomplishments.
They are our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, wives, and best friends. They are inventors, entrepreneurs, politicians, scientists, teachers, doctors, phlebotomists, chefs, and so much more.
At Shogun, we have the pleasure of seeing ecommerce businesses emerge, find their brand identities, and thrive. And so many of them were started by visionary women—entrepreneurs with a passion they wanted to share with the world.
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8 women-owned businesses that we’re loving right now
During Women’s History Month, we wanted to spotlight some amazing women-owned brands that use Shogun to create their incredible stores.
From coffee to skincare, these women-owned businesses are ready to send you their finest.
Started by Marisa Hordern in 2008, Missoma was one of the first demi-fine jewelry brands on the market, offering quality pieces at affordable prices. They design all their jewelry in-house at their London headquarters.
Now they ship to over 200 countries and their pieces are available at some of the top retailers.
They also care about sustainability, addressing it in a few big ways. They carbon offset all deliveries, use recycled metals and responsible sourced diamonds, and ensure ethical treatment throughout the supply chain.
You can see their emphasis on quality not only in their products but also across their Shopify store, with each page designed and customized with care.
Many of their gorgeous pages have been built with Shogun Page Builder, which allows for minute customization and the inclusion of dynamic elements like videos.
Bottleshot Cold Brew Coffee
Founded by Annie Mitchell and Charlotte Dales, Bottleshot makes delicious canned cold brew coffee. Annie was even featured in BBC’s Dragon’s Den (think English Shark Tank) to get funding for their stellar idea.
Their locally brewed cold brew coffee is made with Rainforest Alliance certified beans, assuring that it is sustainably and ethically grown.
Their online store is brimming with caffeinated energy too. Their lively homepage was built head to toe with Shogun Page Builder, as was their Meet Our Team page.
If you live in the UK, we recommend that you hit them up for some delightful cold brew coffee.
This fragrant brand was founded by Carole Addison-Goyne, who has spent much of her life exploring the ins and outs of aromatherapy in Colorado.
Nomad Botanicals is all about the power of essential oils for supporting wellness and creating powerful experiences.
Their mission and values are evident in their Shogun-built About Us page, which clearly details what they are all about and uses a parallax effect to allow the lavender to move with you as you scroll.
Find exactly what you need as you navigate through their homepage, complete with a variety of collections and product education.
Founded by a father-daughter team (Mitch and Maddie), Unclockable aims to help trans and queer people look exactly like they want, comfortably.
After her coming out, Maddie found that tucking helped with her body image and boosted her confidence but it was frustrating to accomplish. She found that she wasn’t alone and designed a product to solve it.
Their About Us page does a great job of introducing visitors to the brand and their mission.
Since their product requires more education than others, they’ve dedicated much of the site to clearly educating visitors—with an illustrated ‘How to Tuck’ guide, a page describing their discreet shipping and billing, an exhaustive FAQ page, and a blog full of helpful resources. All made with Page Builder.
It’s amazing to know that brands like Unclockable exist to serve the needs of trans women and the queer community.
Renew Skin Solutions
This Redding, CA medical spa is run by dermatologist Dr Elizabeth Stratte and a team of registered nurses and estheticians.
For those who live in the area, they provide a variety of services—like dermaplaning, chemical peels, laser treatments, and more—but for everyone else (in the US and Canada) they have a host of skincare products.
For the services they provide, they’ve created deeply informative pages with Page Builder to help the curious decide if it is right for them—showing before and after images, including FAQs, and describing what happens post- and pre-treatment.
For those that like to get their skincare products from an expert, Renew Skin Solutions may be just the store.
What better way to make someone’s day than sending them a gift box of curated goodies sure to make them smile?
JOYBOX is a Canadian customizable gift box service that sources quality gifts from hand-picked small businesses. Shoppers can choose from one of their curated gift boxes, like the Sip & Soak box for those who need a cozy night at home or the Grad Box to celebrate new milestones.
If you’d like to put your spin on a box, you can build your own box by choosing from JOYBOX’s large catalog of gifts:
As Kristina Haley, the founder of JOYBOX, shares, “There is joy in giving. We make it easy to send a gift as beautiful as it is meaningful.”
Each JOYBOX comes with a handwritten card and a paid postage postcard the recipient can send to someone else to keep the joy circulating.
After all, who doesn’t love getting gifts in the mail?
For the candle lover in your life—or perhaps that’s you!—you’ll want to check out Natura Soylights.
Natura Soylights founder, Colleen, has been dedicated to creating high-quality, all-natural candles and melts since 2005. Her passion for making candles that smell lovely and are better for you and the environment is seen throughout the Natura Soylights brand.
Natura Soylights products smell fantastic and are good for you and the environment—meaning these candles are 100% pure plant-based, and hand-poured.
From candles of varying sizes to aroma melts and sprays, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for from this Canada-based, women-owned business.
Buying candles from a woman-owned business that smell amazing and are good for you and the planet? Sounds like a no-brainer!
Founder of PuffCuff, Ceata E. Lash, had had enough of chemically straightening her hair for years and decided to start fresh. The problem was, finding a hair accessory that could style her hair was proving to be a big challenge.
So, she took matters into her own hands and created the PuffCuff—a way for folks with textured hair to secure their hair back without breaking or straining hair.
PuffCuff offers a size finder quiz to help you figure out which PuffCuff is best for your hair.
This minority-and-women-owned business also sells hair styling gel, silk edge wraps, picks, and other hair tools and accessories to keep your hair healthy and looking exactly how you like.
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Sean is one of Shogun's tireless content marketers. When he isn't creating exciting ecommerce content, he's probably biking or at the park.