The economic impact of COVID-19 is already being felt around the world and will continue to have a ripple effect for years to come. While we often hear about the big companies who are on the path to receive a bailout- airlines, national retailers, etc. it is small businesses that make up the backbone of our country, and small businesses who are silently struggling through this mess as well.
We know this is top of mind for a lot of you (because our customers are amazing) so we wanted to share some of our favorite female-founded, small businesses that you can support from the safety of your home.
Chopper + Otis
Who They Are: C+O is an online store that provides eco-friendly, non-toxic dog toys and delivers them right to your doorstep.
Jung-Shan, a dog advocate and the founder of Chopper + Otis, is local to Pittsburgh, PA and an extended member of the Subtl Beauty family <3
Did you know the energy expenditure on a puzzle is equivalent to a one hour walk with your pup? If your dogs are in need of some stimulation during quarantine, check out their puzzle toy collection.
Who They Are: A natural deodorant company based on the West Coast of the US. We met Rebecca, the founder of Sway, earlier this year and her passion and energy are truly contagious.
One of our favorite Sway products is their Detox Kit which helps you transition away from your aluminum-packed deodorant to a natural one.
What better time to detox your pits than during quarantine?
St. Rose Fragrance
Who They Are: St. Rose is a small company in Ohio that produces hand-crafted, artisan fragrances with natural and sustainably sourced ingredients.
Belinda, the founder of St. Rose, gave our founder the most incredible gift when we met her in February. Knowing Rachel was getting married in a few months, Belinda gifted her the most gorgeous fragrance from the St. Rose collection to wear on her wedding day. Check out their discovery set.
Who We Are: People often say how surprised they are to learn how small our operation is. We are a small team of 3 women, based out of our office in Pittsburgh, PA.
We are the ones responding to your DMs and emails; developing the new shades and products, and shipping out each and every stack to our amazing customers.
If you haven’t given Subtl Beauty a try yet, you should check out our Starter Stack. The Starter Stack contains all 5 products in their best-selling shades, and it costs 10% less than a custom stack.
Other Ways You Can Help
Support small businesses doesn’t have to mean making a purchase, here is a list of small ways you can make a HUGE difference for small businesses -
- Leave a customer review
- Follow them on social media
- Like and share their content
- Recommend them to your friends and family