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Ultimate Guide To Women-Owned Businesses in Austin

March 04, 2021

In collaboration with the City of Austin. Thank you for supporting the brands that support A Taste of Koko!

Women owned businesses in Austin

Support your local women-owned businesses, artists, and entrepreneurs in Austin! I’m excited to partner up with the City of Austin’s Economic Development to put together this guide of women-owned businesses in Austin organized by jewelry, home, skincare/wellness, restaurants, and more.

SEE ALSO: My Favorite Local Shops To Go Shopping In Austin

As a fellow woman entrepreneur that bootstrapped my own business in 2010, it’s been very important to me to be able to support other women entrepreneurs. 

Did I miss a business? Send me an email to jane@atasteofkoko.com.


Jewelry

Wearing dainty jewelry from Amanda Deer in Austin Texas

Amanda Deer

Amanda Deer Jewelry is a woman-owned, woman-run jewelry line based in Austin, Texas. We make dainty everyday jewelry and feature other women makers in our downtown store.

 

Limbo Jewelry

Limbo Jewelry is my husband’s work and I curate the shop. Our jewelry is modern and simple, perfect for everyday and handmade here in Austin. Triple Z Threadz is our irreverent brand and anything goes in that shop! We take vintage pearlsnap shirts and add our custom embroidery.

 

Nina Berenato Jewelry

I’m a brick and mortar retail store that sells my own handmade jewelry designs as well as the work of other local female artists. I also teach jewelry making classes on the weekends and open my shop space up for other women to host events and connect. As a business owner, I’m focused on using our resources to help other womxn grow through the community we’ve created and our various yearly charity-driven products and projects.

 

Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott is a leading fashion accessories brand based in Austin, TX and inspired by the personal experiences, travel and sense of community of its CEO and designer, Kendra Scott. Kendra Scott is known for its kaleidoscope of beautiful accessories as well as the innovative and customizable Color Bar™ experience. As the brand continues to grow, the company remains true to its founding philosophy of “Family, Fashion, Philanthropy” and since 2010, the company has given back well over $30 million to local, national and international causes.

 

Hasmig Annoush Jewelry

Hasmig Annoush Jewelry is a latina women-owned business creating consciously handmade adornments in Austin, TX. Hasmig draws inspiration from her culture as well as her spirituality. Her jewelry is intended to bring out the goddess energy within all of us.

 

Eloise and Honey

We create and sell handmade earrings, hair accessories, and dog bandanas. Our goal is to always promote happiness and mental wellbeing. The two of us have been best friends since the age of two so we decided to create Eloise and Honey to bring our passion, knowledge, and love of hair accessories to everyone around us.

 

Spadarella Gioielli USA

Authentic Italian Handmade Jewelry with sustainable packaging, and are devoted to building a community that uplifts people and allows for an environment with freedom of expression.

 

Liz James Designs

For more than 10 years now, the Liz James studio has been nestled in the hills of Westlake, just minutes outside of downtown Austin. Starting with a piece of wire, we design and create jewelry to be worn everyday, everywhere you go. We welcome you to stop by our studio as we love getting to know, and draw inspiration from, the women who wear our designs.

 

YEAR 901

We make jewelry with a fun & light-hearted twist. YEAR 901 jewelry is inspired by bright colors, organic shapes, and playful details. All jewelry is designed and made by Benh Pham.

 

Meesha Farzaneh

100% WOC owned, operated + funded! We specialize in handmade polymer clay statement jewelry + gold/silver jewelry, and statement BEWB pillows (with a portion of proceeds that get donated to @NBCF!) We just opened our first studio since we left the Lemon House, also on 12th and Salinas, a new little development of refurbished bungalows with all women-owned businesses that just moved in!

 

CassandraCollections

Whether it’s colorful statement floral earrings or simple stone studs, I want CassandraCollections to help women of all ages feel beautiful, confident and special. Jewelry is the ultimate symbol of femininity and a way for us to show our individual personalities to the world. My intricate handwoven gold-filled and sterling silver designs and hand-cut stones make every piece one-of-a-kind, which is of the utmost importance to me and my collection.


Home

Stampworthy Goods

Stampworthy Goods

Stampworthy Goods is a woman-owned furniture and home decor company based in Austin, Texas. Stampworthy brings a unique touch to vintage furniture by incorporating handmade tile to create statement pieces for your home. The first custom furniture line 100% designed and built in Austin, TX will launch March 2021, stay tuned!

 

Be Unica

Be Unica is a woman-owned, boutique interior design group based in Austin, TX, specializing in personalized, thoughtful residential design. With over 15 years of design experience in the Austin and Hill Country area, our work is tailored to each client and their space and elevated by our impeccable, customized approach to make each living space feel unique. Be Unica understands the importance of great design, more importantly, we understand and believe that every space should reflect the style and uniqueness of our clients. Co-founded and operated by native Austinite Bridget McCullough and Brazilian designer Julia Harrison, Be Unica integrates its global design experiences into a refreshing, clean, classic design that translates not only into a place you will live but a place you will love for years to come.

 

Austin Rug Co.

Austin Rug Co. partners with purveyors around the world to bring finely crafted vintage rugs & inspirational lifestyle products. We believe that ideas & daydreams enter one’s mind for a purpose. We hold true to the intention to simply “”act on inspired thoughts”” . Austin Rug Co. started as one of those thoughts and so was the creation of our original büyü concert mat collection, made from vintage Turkish rugs & fine Portofino Spanish leather. Our vision for Austin Rug Co. is to inspire you to curate an authentic home & meaningful lifestyle, that in turn, encourage you to embrace the present & to create magic moments in your daily life.”

 

Apt F East Austin Store

Apt F

Apartment F came to life in 2015 in the founder’s Brooklyn apartment. The online shop evolved into a brick + mortar store after a move to Austin, TX in 2016. Ashley designs and works closely with artisans in Morocco and Turkey to ethically produce and revive handwoven rugs and pillows.

 

Karacotta Ceramics

In our east Austin, woman-owned studio, we create small-batch, handmade ceramics, for everyday rituals.

 

Blow Candle Co.

Blow Candle Co. is an all natural home fragrance company rooted in its mission of giving back and supporting women! We partner with a new non profit every quarter and donate a portion of our proceeds in addition to promoting and giving light to their cause. All of our products are hand blended, poured, labeled, you name it! We use chemical and toxin-free ingredients in eco-friendly and reusable packaging.

 

7th Street Candle Co

Our interest in aromatherapy was born from a curiosity about medicinal herbs. By delving deeper into this practice, we get to learn about all the crazy cool aromatic plants that grow here in Texas. Creating beautiful, natural fragrances that breathe life into your space – that’s our goal!

 

FIBROUS

FIBROUS is a curated online shop featuring custom fiber art pieces by Ellen Bruxvoort with a selection of handmade & sustainable everyday goods. Buying from a small retailer like FIBROUS supports not only one small business, but all the small businesses that are represented within — together we can make a difference!

 

Sweet Thyme Design

I specialize in mindfully designed, hand-stamped vintage flatware to serve all of your life’s moments, no matter how simple or grand. My wares are made to bring a daily dose of comfort, kindness, and unexpected beauty into your routine; a combination of sweet and salty wit that I hope will help carry a bit of happiness throughout the rest of your day. All items are food safe and made to be used.

 

take heart

Japanese inspired East Austin shop with a curated collection of home goods. 

 

Monica’s Porch

I create macrame plant hangers, cement planters, and other macrame home goods. I create items that inspire peace and can help build your indoor or outdoor sanctuary. I want to add life to people’s homes with pieces that inspire peace of mind.


Plants

Plant Party shop in East Austin Texas

Plant Party

Specialty plant shop in East Austin with houseplants and exotic plants with same-day delivery.

 

Succulent Native

An Austin native artist turned plant lady, I started on the streets of Austin selling little succulent arrangements off of an ice cream bike. Now we have a big shop where you can custom-design succulent arrangements or have one delivered in Austin. 

 

From Kat With Care

My business provides houseplants and accessories nationwide but does so using only eco-friendly and green practices while donating a portion of my earnings to the Nature Conservancy. I offer a monthly plant subscription as well as plant consultations to show each person that they can have a green thumb with only a little help.


Skincare + Wellness

Aloe Skin + Body in Austin Texas

Aloe Skin + Body

I’ve been going to Aloe Skin + Body for the past two years for hydrafacials (medical-grade hydradermabrasion device that carries out a patented three-part regimen to cleanse, extract and hydrate) and Osmosis Infusion Facial (stimulates circulation, encourage collagen production, provide clarity, and visibly soften fine lines).

 

Sunless Rae

Jessica of Sunless Rae does mobile spray tans in Austin where she comes straight to your home and sets up a tent in your home. I’ve used her several times and she was in and out in 15 minutes and I was left with a glowy, sunny tan!

 

RESTART CBD

RESTART CBD is an education first CBD wellness brand. Founded in Austin, Texas by three sisters, we take the stigma out of using CBD, and created a comprehensive line of products with minimal ingredients for consumers to implement into a healthy routine to provide relief from everyday ailments. We operate a brick and mortar in North Austin and are available 24/7 to shop at restartcbd.com

 

The Good Hippie

The Good Hippie is a vegan, all-natural skincare, body care, and home care collection. Every product is handcrafted with the highest quality, ethically sourced ingredients. Our packaging and studio practices are eco-friendly- even our bubble wrap is biodegradable! We want to hold the bigger companies to a higher standard and provide healthy and effective personal items to everyone

 

Olive + M

We believe that Mother Nature has all the answers and that she is willing to share them if we treat her with respect. We make skincare products that connect women to her rejuvenating ingredients bringing our bodies in harmony with Mother of Nature herself.

 

Kara Sànchez Beauty

A curated team of 4 artists that specialize in all things brows and lashes. We have pivoting to offer online courses as well as merch in addition to being fully booked for brows 5 months in advance. 

 

Sugardoh

Sugardoh makes sugar wax for hairy people; an at-home hair removal option that’s sweet to your skin and even sweeter to the earth. No strips, sticks, warmers, or appointments needed.

 

Gracelashhouse

Gracelashhouse is here creating inspiration to many people to feel beautiful regardless of race, gender or age. 

 

Venture Om Yoga

Venture Om is a yoga retreat and experience company. We host internal and local yoga, wellness, and nutrition retreats and events.


Clothing

Miranda Bennett Studio Silk Noil Wrap Top and Palazzo Pant - Miranda Bennett

Miranda Bennett Studio

Miranda Bennett Studio is pioneering non-toxic, plant dyeing in the USA, formulating & dyeing our apparel at our Austin Studio, keeping chemicals out of waterways and off of our bodies. We design, dye, cut & sew our collection in-house within Austin city limits, reducing our carbon emissions and ensuring fair & safe working conditions & full benefits for our team, every step of the way.

 

Happy Hooker ATX

The Happy Hooker ATX is a fiber arts business, specializing in crochet clothing, accessories and home décor. Join the handmade revolution!

 

Reform Swim

Reform, is a swimwear brand that allows you to make a change in the world while feeling effortlessly chic. Founders and sisters, Ashley and Lauren, aim to provide our clients with quality products and an easy way to give back. As we seek to help better the world around us, 10% of all sales will be donated to The Ocean Cleanup, to help rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Our shared love of travel and fashion is incorporated into each design. Reform embodies the timeless trendsetter, someone who is passionate and cultured while staying socially conscious. We encourage you to feel beautiful and confident in each suit.

 

Cuffed Lingerie

Cuffed Lingerie was created to invoke confidence in women every where. We believe that confidence is the sexiest thing we own and good lingerie is the best accessory for it. We are grounded in the empowerment of women and encourage femininity.

 

WildflowersATX

Fun and cozy local boutique. We’ve been around for 8 years trying our best to give a fun and local shopping experience.

 

Wood & Rose

In a clean, modern space Wood & Rose showcases fashion forward designer collections that are on-trend, yet ageless in beauty and season. Selections from top designers — both European and locally made — including clothing, shoes, accessories, and an assortment of home goods and gifts.

 

Gato Denim

I founded Gato Denim with the goal of creating handmade accessories that bring sparkle to your day. Live out your disco cowgirl dreams in the rhinestone fringe bandana.

 

Purse & Clutch

We Partner with artisans in Ethiopia & Mexico to produce our collaboratively designed handbags to support fair wage employment.


Paper

Jollie Ollie

Jollie Ollie

Jollie Ollie was inspired by a small corgi named Ollie and his love for everything. Every product is created in hopes to bring that type of love and joy to a person’s life! Whether that be a cute pin or button, sticker, or print, Jollie Ollie wants everyone to feel as jollie as Ollie does.

 

Paper Craft + Pantry

The Paper + Craft Pantry

The Paper + Craft Pantry is a retail stationery shop + workshop studio that specializes in independently designed paper products and hosts creative classes by partnering with other artists + small businesses.

 

kathyphantastic

Watercolor stationery, stickers, and home goods for foodies and animal lovers.

 

Paper Committee

The Paper Committee

Amanda Witucki is a paper artist living the dream in Austin, Texas. She creates colorful and playful designs from intricately folded paper wall art to large installations, and tiny paper house portraits.


Restaurants

Hillside Farmacy in Austin TX

  • Baby Greens
  • Blenders & Bowls
  • Cafe Nenai
  • Capital City Bakery
  • Confituras
  • Cranky Grannys Sweet Rolls
  • Crema Bakery
  • El Naranjo
  • Epicerie
  • Freda’s
  • Garbo’s
  • Hillside Farmacy
  • Jo’s Coffee
  • Justine’s Brasserie
  • Komé Sushi Kitchen
  • La Barbecue
  • Launderette
  • La Fantabulous & La Sirena Taquerias
  • Lenoir
  • La Patisserie
  • Pastelitos de la Nona
  • Picnik
  • Polka Dots Bakery
  • Sala & Betty
  • Sawyer & Co.
  • The Steeping Room
  • Smokin Beauty
  • Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop
  • Sweet Ritual
  • Sweetomaticatx
  • Tamale House East
  • Thai Fresh
  • Vinaigrette
  • Walton’s Fancy & Staple
  • Yard Bar
  • VEGG Catering

Kids

Foodie Kids

We host cooking classes, camps, and birthday parties. We also have a small retail area and a drop-in snack bar.

 

Enlightened Baby

Established in 2013, Enlightened Baby’s mission is to offer families only top quality products, with the greatest emphasis on sustainability, ease of use, longevity, and safety. As a women-owned business, we wish to simplify how parents nurture their babies and to promote health-conscious and earth-friendly lives for generations to come. If we’ve picked it, it’s environmentally conscious, safe, functional, and adorable! With relationships within the birthing and parenting community to bring Austin parent’s education in the areas of cloth diapering, baby-wearing, breastfeeding, infant safety & CPR, safe sleep habits, and so much more. We are proud to be Austin’s best selection of responsibly created sustainable products for parenting naturally. With us you get to take your consumer hat off and feel at home, knowing we’ve walked your shoes before and we’ve come out the other side, wiser, stronger…enlightened.


Events + Organizations

atxGALS

atxGALS

atxGALS mission is to give women artists more recognition in the art world by creating more exposure for them through unique, urban pop-up shows. Our goal is to contribute to each artist’s success while also giving back to community by supporting local organizations that have a primary focus on women’s rights and equality. Artists keep 100% of their art sales from atxGALS events, and a significant portion of the event proceeds supports the organization/s involved.

 

bbatx (#bossbabesATX)

Welcome to bbatx — a low-pressure learning community, celebrating women and nonbinary creative leaders in Texas.We’re a little 501c3 nonprofit, homegrown in Austin. We put on conferences, festivals and workshops to create spaces of personal and professional support across creative industries, entrepreneurship, tech, community organizations and the arts.

 

Young Women’s Alliance

The Young Women’s Alliance creates an intentional space that fosters confident, engaged, career-minded women empowered to impact their communities.

 

Le Garage Sale

Le Garage Sale is Austin’s legendary semi-annual shopping event where an expertly curated mix of 100+ local businesses offer insanely marked down merchandise for one weekend only. Ranging from apparel, accessories, and gifts to home decor, art, and more, Austin’s top tier boutiques, brands, and makers bring their signature selection and excess inventory to buzzy customers in a one-stop-shop set to a hip backdrop of music, coffee, cocktails, and a high energy atmosphere.

 

IssueVoter

A non-partisan online platform and free public resource, IssueVoter opens the lines of communication between you and your representatives, making civic engagement accessible, efficient, and impactful.


 

 

Creative Box Studios

We’re a team of women passionate about creating meaningful and empowering experiences through art and creativity. Creative Box Studios brings creativity and art classes to your door through virtual art workshops taught by emerging women artists. All classes have the option to include a material box shipped to your door with everything you’ll need for class so you can get creating with ease and joy. Every class and box purchased helps our mission to create more exposure and recognition for women artists, and support their success.

 

The Cathedral

The Cathedral was created to provide an inspiring space to work and gather. We are a gorgeous 1930’s refurbished church that serves as a boutique, co-working space and event venue. We welcome all of Austin’s diverse community and our current members work in a range of industries including but not limited to tech, marketing, PR, consumer goods, event planning, mental health and, of course, art + design.

 

WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.

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