We feel like every day should be International Women’s Day, do you agree or do you agree?
In any case, we will still celebrate any and every occasion to lift women up and #GiveBack to organizations whose purpose is to serve underrepresented women. This year, we’ve supported five organizations in honour of #IWD21. Wondering who to give to or how to contribute to something this #IWD? Check out the initiatives below for a variety of causes you can choose to support this International Women’s Day.
This IWD I teamed up with Plan Canada to understand more about the major setbacks taking place around girls’ rights and how it’s impacting their decision-making power on a global scale due to the pandemic. Because of all the losses in 2020, 11.2 MILLION girls and young women may not have access to education in 2021. We all got nauseous when we received that statistic from the Plan team, click here to learn more. Nothing would give me more peace of mind to know that because of our efforts, we made education more accessible for girls and young women around the world. Click here to help #StopTheSetback, use your platform to raise awareness and donate if you can today and beyond.
Diamonds and Sweatshirts is donating $10 from each sweatshirt sold to Sistering, an organization we’ve always supported. If you’re not familiar with Sistering, it is a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women and trans people in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed. The “First, But Not The Last” collection was released by female-owned and led biz, Diamonds and Sweatshirts in honour of International Women’s Day. Support local while contributing to Sistering this #IWD. The crewnecks the three of us are wearing here on Zoom are from this exclusive collection.
This IWD, Roots collaborated with the talented, Emma Knight to create a limited-edition collection to illustrate powerful phrases that are in fact grammatically feminine to empower and amplify women’s voices. When Coco was young Femininity was all tied up in the idea that to be feminine was to be demure and restrictive, both literally and figuratively. As she’s gotten older, femininity means so much more. Femininity means strength under pressure, it means grace in place of being reactive, it means patience and understanding. Roots will also be partnering with Girls E-Mentorship (GEM), to provide mentorship to young girls this International Women’s Day. GEM is founded, led and made up of women who believe every girl deserves equal opportunity to develop professional skills, pursue higher education and build successful career paths. Check out the Emma Knight collab here for how you can support this female-led initiative.
Today, one of our favourite Toronto jewelry brands in the city is donating 10% of every sale to YWCA Women’s Shelter, YWCA Toronto is committed to providing a safe place for women and children fleeing abuse. Lisa Gozlan Jewelry is a female-founded company that values an inclusive, equal workspace. Not to mention, their pieces are super cute and uplifting. See something you like? Purchase it today to support local and YWCA Toronto all at the same damn time.
Mimo is a newer, local, female-owned, Canadian-based fragrance and candle brand. This line was developed with the mission to soothe the soul by creating an everyday escape while providing a sense of timeless luxury. Today, $5 from each 8 oz, 12 oz and 32 oz candle purchased online will be donated to The Yellow Brick House, created to rebuild the lives of abused women and children. Our favourite scent is Amalfi Sunrise, all Mimo candles are 100% soy wax-based, which burns for almost twice as long as paraffin wax without any of the chemicals. Gift one of these beauties to you or a queen who inspires you, while supporting a good cause.
Today, we’re listening to this International Women’s Day playlist to remind us of all the female-driven talent in the world.
We wish you, whoever you are a magical Monday and International Women’s Day. May you feel loved, valued and supported- know that The Cowe is here for you! Drop us a line here to get in touch.