5 amazing female-founded brands

This International Women’s Day I want to celebrate all the female founded businesses that I know and love, that I think you will love too!

I love seeing women succeed and am lucky enough to have many female entrepreneurs in my network, who are truly a source of inspiration for me.

Even when we attended the Spirit of Christmas Fair in London in November, we noticed just how many stalls were owned by female entrepreneurs and it was truly inspiring to see and an honour to be sitting alongside them.

There is so many to choose from, but  here are some businesses owned by my amazing female entrepreneur friends that I think you will love, some of which are giving you exclusive discounts!


claudia bradby logo

Claudia Bradby designs handcrafted jewellery for strong, independent and adventurous women with a passion for living life to the full. As a Calla customer, we know you fit the bill!

The natural beauty of pearls is celebrated in contemporary design, bringing modern pearl style to your everyday wardrobe.

claudia bradby

Inspired by the bustling gemstone markets whilst living in Hong Kong, Claudia began creating simple jewellery for friends, stringing pearls onto knotted leather. As her passion grew and the popularity of the pieces increased, these evolved into a complete collection of contemporary, wearable pearl jewellery.

Claudia’s inspiration remains the same as when she started designing jewellery in the late 1990’s; to create stylish, affordable pearl jewellery that can be worn by everyone, every day.

Her pieces are so beautiful, that it comes as no surprise that she has some famous fans, most notably The Duchess of Cambridge!

Sit alongside good company and discover your new go-to jewellery pieces now with 15% off using exclusive code CALLA15.

Discount is valid until the 30th April 2022. 


four sisters distillery
Four Sis4ers based distillery founded by four sisters making delicious craft spirits. Not only do they have a website full of gins, rums, & gifts, but they also run tastings and events out of their Salford based distillery.

four sisters gin

Family is at the core of the business, and even the range of gins reflects this! Their Flavoured Expressions range includes gin flavours to match the personality and preferences of each sister… Strawberry is for ‘sweet-toothed’ Kerry; ‘ethereal’ Hayley inspired the herbaceous Lime & Thyme Gin; the Caramel Espresso Gin is for coffee lover Kate; and the Passionfruit & Cardamom Gin was designed for Lucy’s love of Asian flavours.

Craft beverage knowledge runs in the family too, as their 7 brothers own Seven Bro7hers Brewing Co, making the 11 siblings perhaps the biggest group of direct siblings operating in the alcohol industry in the world!

Their impressive story doesn’t stop there, as in 2020 the team shifted a large percentage of its production capacity to hand sanitizer in order to support their local community, providing the much-needed product to Salford City Council and its key workers. How incredible.

Are you a gin-lover or know someone who is? FOUR SIS4ERS have been kind enough to give Calla customers an exclusive discount.

Use code CALLA15 to receive 15% off across their whole website.

Discount is valid until 31st May 2022.


squats not sweeties

Squats Not Sweeties is a high quality activewear brand, and founder Charlotte wants every woman to feel comfortable in their own skin. The team have sourced fabrics and cuts that flatter every shape, so that every woman can look and feel amazing, as every body and everybody is different.

All fabrics chosen also promote breathability and elasticity, for ultimate comfort, no matter what you’re doing, and of course, all leggings are completely squat proof!

squats not sweeties

I love how much the team at Squats Not Sweeties really cares about their customers, and they have a focus on education, empowerment, wellbeing, and community, all whilst remaining friendly and accessible to all. They have a quote on their site which sums up their inclusive approach to health: “Because fitness isn’t all about the weights you can lift and miles you can run it’s having the ability to feel confident in your own skin”.

I buy all of my activewear from Squats Not Sweeties, and can personally testify to their super high-quality fit and feel, as well as great value for money.

Experience the quality yourself with 20% off the entire collection using code IWD2022

Discount is valid until 31st March 2022.


outside gang

I met Jess, co-owner of Outside Gang at the Spirit of Christmas Fair last year and I even bought one of their drinks coolers for my garden in preparation for the warmer months! I only recommend brands I genuinely love, and so when compiling this list, I knew we had to include Outside Gang.

outdoor gang

This husband and wife team sell a range of cooler tables that not only chill beers and wine, but enable you to prep food and serve drinks in style too. What’s even nicer is how this pair’s personal and professional journey intertwine, with Outside Gang bringing Jess and Graham together and resulting in a beautiful family – you can read more about their story here.

Outside Gang believe in well made products which will last a lifetime, and their drinks coolers are made in the UK by a small family run team.

Get 10% off with code CALLA10


 own your style uk

Janine aka @ownyourstyleuk is a content creator that we’ve worked with many times here at Calla, as she loves wearing our shoes, and we love how she wears them!

Not only is Janine an accredited Style Coach™, she is also an Image Consultant and Personal Stylist with life coaching (NLP) skills…along with an array of other credentials such as being a professionally trained makeup artist, marketing professional with 25 years experience and podcast host! Talented lady!

janine coney

Janine offers a variety of styling packages, to empower you to look and feel your very best. This includes individual services such as wardrobe styling, personal shopping, colour analysis and more, and she also offers styling coaching to help brands, leaders and professionals develop their personal brand.

She is also a social media blogger with over 11,000 followers, sharing style confidence tips and outfit inspiration – check out her Instagram here.

Do you fancy elevating your style? Why not see if Janine can help by checkout out her services on her website.


This is just a list of some amazing female-founded businesses, and I hope you love them too.

Don't forget, Calla customers can benefit from exclusive discounts as mentioned in the blog. If you do go on to support one of these business, we would love to know, so leave a comment! 

What are you favourite female-founded businesses?


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