Women Owned For Women Outside
“sup·port - /səˈpôrt/: give assistance to, especially financially; enable to function or act.” - wikipedia
Women are like bras; we’re a great support system and we lift each other up. In our opinion, one of the most rewarding parts about being a woman owned and operated company is that it gives us the opportunity to support other hard working female run businesses. We’re all in this together right? Generally speaking, the outdoor and recreational industries are male dominated and male focused. Along with Zip Hers, we think these female owned and operated companies are shaking that theory up and doing a killer job at creating a space for the female community in the outdoor world. Oh, and they make some pretty awesome products too!
Wild Rye is a female identifying mountain apparel company officing out of the beautiful and scenic Sun Valley, ID, minutes away from the base of Sun Valley Resort’s Bald Mountain. We love them because not only do they make stylish and technical biking apparel, but they’re also sustainably conscious and heavily involved in empowering women in business. And that’s not all…Wild Rye pledges to 1% For The Planet, donating a portion of total annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on making an impact for a better future. Talk about not all heroes wear capes. Wild Rye’s prints are loud and colorful, representing the wild and free woman outdoors. These women live by the mission to make apparel that inspires confidence and to get women outside and we couldn’t be more aligned.
Wild Rye: wild-rye.com
You know we love a sisterhood and we have quickly become fans of this lady-led company, Salmon Sisters. If you’re wondering if they sell salmon, you’d be guessing 100% correctly, but this isn’t your typical store bought salmon and that’s not all that they sell. Raised on a homestead in Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands, sisters Emma and Claire started a lifestyle brand inspired by their very own backyard. Selling everything from spice kits and coffee mugs to Xtratuf boots and beanies, each product represents a piece of the breathtaking adventure filled destination they call home. If you’re a salmon lover like we are, their wild fish boxes are harvested sustainably by small-scale Alaskan families and 1% of all proceeds go to the Food Bank of Alaska in the form of wild fish. You’re getting guaranteed quality products from top notch women that value sustainability, sharing good seafood and supporting their community. And now we’re hungry…
Salmon Sisters: aksalmonsisters.com
Compass Paper Co
There are plenty of ways to show appreciation to the outdoors other than stepping outside. Head honcho of Compass Paper Co, Annie, and her female team of creative camping lovers, express their gratitude to adventure through quirky, hysterical and thoughtful stationary and lifestyle products (we’re currently LOL’ing reading the cards). For example, one of the cards says, “I wish I could see you more” with a sign that says, “Sasquatch Sightings in Area”. Come on…how cute! Crafted with love out of Northern Michigan, Compass Paper Co pledges to donate 1% of total annual sales For The Planet and Alliance for the Great Lakes, as well as using vegetable based inks and sustainable sources for stationary and packaging materials. At Zip Hers, we pledge to never buy stationary from a drug store ever again!
Compass Paper Co: compasspaperco.com