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Women-Owned Businesses to Support this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated globally on March 8, highlighting the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are sharing some of our favourite women-owned businesses across Western Canada. Check out the list below and visit these businesses in store or online!

Find women-owned businesses in Alberta

If you’re in the mood for something indulgent, grab home decorating cookie or cake kits from Cakeify and KB&Co. Or maybe you’re in the mood for something a little more indulgent? Grab home decorating cookie or cake kits from Cakeify, or a meal kit for a date night in from Vin Room. And when spring arrives, enjoy Vin Room’s dog-friendly patio, including a complimentary pupcuterie board for your furry friend. Switch up your workout routine and sign up for Junction 9’s online or in-studio yoga and pilates classes, to work up a sweat or add a little Zen in your life. Grab locally made accessories, treasures and more from Steeling Home, or browse custom jewelry from So Pretty Cara Cotter. You can also support a variety of local businesses in one stop by visiting A1 Bodega & Cafe with their wide selection of to-go meals and local products, or visit Cluck ‘N’ Cleaver if you’re in the mood for a meal created by a celebrity chef. Looking for a greeting card that will stand out? Check out Prairie Chick Prints for their wide selection of charming and cheeky goods.

Support women-owned businesses in British Columbia

In the mood for new cuisine? Check out Salmon n’ Bannock for flavourful Indigenous cuisine, or stop by Anh and Chi for vibrant and award-winning Vietnamese cuisine. If dessert is more your style, visit Burnt Honey in Nanaimo or Alice & Brohm in Squamish for flavourful and fresh ice cream. Looking to freshen up your wardrobe? Visit The Latest Scoop or Giftworks for high quality products for your home and closet. If you’re searching for new products for your skincare routine, Skwalwen Botanicals or Epic Blend have you covered, each with a variety of items for all skin types. Discover natural alternatives and eco-friendly products from Nezza Naturals, a female-owned business that’s been around for over 15 years. If you’re into thrifting, stop by Miscellany Finds and find one-of-a-kind items while supporting social programs for women and youth.

Keep your dollars in women-owned businesses in Saskatchewan

Stock your fridge with high quality, made in Saskatchewan products from SaskMade Marketplace, or fill your home with creative and inspiring housewares, furniture and accessories from Alt Haus, a women and non-binary-owned business that can help bring your space to life. Planning your next spa day? Stop by for a pick-me up from Road Coffee Co before heading to get pampered from your hand-to-toe from Polished Beautyspa. Add leather bags, accessories and sustainable apparel to your closet from SheNative, or shop online or in-store at Hazlewood Clothing for vintage and thoughtfully-inspired pieces, all while supporting Indigenous-owned businesses. Shop colourful and staple footwear from Swank Shoe Lounge, while brightening your home with artfully designed and fresh flowers from Michelle’s Flowers. Shopping for wedding gowns or bridesmaid dresses? W Bridals has your dream dress waiting. Keep up your cycling from home with Ryde YXE’s on demand and virtual classes.

Celebrate women-owned businesses in Manitoba

Looking to switch up your home cooking? Marion Street Eatery offers good food made simple for pickup or delivery, while Feast Café Bistro offers ready-made meals from their grab n’ go market. Shop from a mother-daughter duo and explore clothing, home décor and more from Copper & Sparrow. Grab a coffee or tea to-go while listening to a steady stream of good tunes and visit Little Sister Coffee Maker. In the mood for something sweet? Check out Cookie Craving Co for the best cookie you’ll ever taste, or take home a cake or a cookbook from Jenna Rae Cakes. Pick up something for your favourite furry family member and check out Updog Boutique and Olive and Hound. Pamper yourself and visit Cocos Hair & Beauty Bar or give your brows a little extra love and shop online at Browluxe.

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