January 24, 2019

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Shop For Good With These 3 Women-Empowering Social Enterprises

Tame your inner shopaholic while doing some good.

In the month of International Women’s Day, make your next purchase a socially conscious one with these women-friendly social enterprises! Each purchase from these 3 brands goes towards empowering disadvantaged women and children locally and internationally.



Fempeers

Fempeers is a subscription box service catered to women on their periods. Prices start at $32 per month for a monthly package of 12 items which include your choice of sanitary pads or tampons, teas and snacks to activity cards featuring movements to alleviate period cramps and the like.

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With their buy-one-give-one business model, every subscription bought gives back to the community. Fempeers works with local NGOs in India to pair each subscriber to a girl, providing menstrual supplies for women who cannot afford it.

Freedom Cups


With each Freedom Cup purchased, another is given to a woman who needs it. Since 2015, the sisters behind the local brand have distributed over reusable 3,000 cups to underprivileged women the world over.

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Made of medical-grade silicone, each cup costs $35 and lasts up to 10 years with proper care. In the same timeframe, an average woman uses up to 5,000 disposable sanitary products, making menstrual cups a more affordable and environmentally-friendly option in the long run.

 

Boheme Style Nomads

Boheme Style Nomads is a social enterprise that supports super ladies who are the sole breadwinners of their families. The socially conscious brand provides a platform for these single mums to gain new skills, earn a living while looking after their kids. Find an eclectic mix of bohemian-styled earrings and statement pieces, handmade by these super mamas right here in Singapore.


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The feel-good factor? 40% of your purchase goes right to the lady who made your piece, the rest goes back into the business to help even more women who need it – the founders of the brand take nothing. As of today, they've equipped over fifty single mums with jewellery making skills.

Hello Flowers!

Make your next special occasion an even more meaningful one with Hello Flowers! A socially conscious florist, Hello Flowers! hires disadvantaged women who are unable to work or hold full-time jobs due to their circumstances.  

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As part of their cause, they also run a social and skills training programme called Kins by Hello Flowers! They work together with various social services agencies to equip women with crafting and entrepreneurial skills to empower them towards financial independence.


Charlene K
Charlene K

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Charlene enjoys long walks to the fridge, makeup and emotional eating. A former journalism student and avid skincare nerd, you'll find her on the weekends reading up and writing about the properties of ceramides, acids and oils.



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