Female Founded Businesses for IWD 2023

by Olivia Cartwright,

As a female founded and led business it is really important to us to champion our fellow female run businesses.

For International Women's Day here's our roundup of some of our favourite female founded brands that we are loving right now.

Tove - Tove is a beautiful brand for fashion lovers. Founded by Camille Perry and Holly Wright in 2019. Tove has gone from strength to strength and was snapped up by Net-a-Porter almost immediately. They deliver elevated feminine pieces, that transition seamlessly between occasions.

Content Beauty - Longtime friend of Radiance, Content Beauty is a one stop shop for all things beauty. Imelda Burke founded Content in 2008 and it is still the leading destination for natural, organic yet effective beauty.  

Pipkin and Co - We love Pipkin and Co's ethos, embracing the Danish art of living well - 'light a candle and belong to the moment.' Yes please! 

Sancho's - Sancho's is a black-owned sustainable fashion & gift department store, founded by Kalkidan and Vidmantas. Their curated collection of artisan brands keeps us coming back again and again for everything from gifts, clothing and accessories. They've also launched OWNI, an app to make reselling clothes even easier.

Forest - Family run Forest was founded by a mother and her 2 daughters. Forest carrys houseplants and fresh flowers alongside lifestyle and natural beauty products. They now own three retail sites in South East London and last year opened their cut flower and plant nursery near Deal in Kent.

Equi London- We are firm believers in supplementation, but all supplements aren't created equally. Equi was founded by friends Alice Mackintosh and Rosie Speight after nutritionist Alice helped Rosie solve her skin issues. They now have a full range of capsules and powders to support you in every aspect of your health. 

Nourish - Life is about balance, so we think the occassional treat is definitely fine! Nourish was founded in 2015 by Ineke, who saw through her work in nursing that there were a lack of nourishing gluten free snacks available. She started with her signature range of Coconut Macaroons and the range has grown since!

Mamamade - a beautifully packaged range of nutritionally balanced, organic foods for babies up to 5 year olds. This was founded by Sophie after she had her daughter and wanted realised busy mothers needed support with organic foods for weaning and beyond. 



Whole Roasted Cauliflower

by Olivia Cartwright, , link

1 cauliflower head
3 garlic cloves
1 Tbsp ground turmeric powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp ginger grated
1 Lemon
1 tsp salt
60 ml olive oil

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF/200ºC and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Clean the leaves and remove the stem of the cauliflower. Make sure to keep the florets intact.
  3. Finely chop the garlic gloves and mix them with the turmeric powder, salt and olive oil.
  4. Pour the oil mixture all over the cauliflower – underside included. Do this over the baking sheet, so you don't waste any of the flavors.
  5. Chef's note: It's good to start by pouring some of the oil seasoning on the underside of the cauliflower and shaking it lightly to encourage it to drip down into the core of the cauliflower, between the florets. Then turn it over and baste the top.
  6. Brush the mixture all over – make sure to cover all the little nooks. Add a bit more oil if needed to help distribute the mixture all over the cauliflower.
  7. Place the cauliflower in the middle of the prepared sheet, florets upwards, and bake for around 1hr15* (though this will vary depending on the exact size of the cauliflower head).
  8. You'll need to place a small dish of water in the bottom of the oven to help the cauliflower steam as it cooks. Baste the cauliflower with the oil/spice mixture several times during the cooking for extra flavor. Once baked, slice, and serve.

Time for you

by Clare Ward, , link


Whether it's been a hectic time at work, or the school holidays that have wiped us out, there are always times when we need to stop and focus on our selves. 

You may not be able to squeeze in a massage or facial, but here are some easy things that take 20 minutes or less to concentrate on you.

  1. Read that book you've been wanting to for ages. Books are like a holiday for the mind, taking us to different times and places. They can be mind-expanding, challenging us to explore new concepts or perspectives. It is proven to reduce stress and enhance relaxation.
  2. Do an online fitness tutorial, whether it's HIIT, yoga, pilates (or anything else!), your mind and body will thank you for it. The rush of endorphines and sense of satifaction will last throughout your day.
  3. Yoga Nidra is a powerful form of rest, as well as helping reduce anxiety. Our brains are taken from the active beta state initially into alpha waves, which is when seratonin is released. You then drop into delta waves, mimicking when we are in a deep sleep. 20 minutes of Yoga Nidra is thought to be equivalent to 2.5 hours of sleep.
  4. Self massage has been used for centuries across many cultures.  It's seen as a way to rejuvenate your mind, support your largest detoxification organ (your skin), stimulate your bodies circulation and energy channels and help you connect and celebrate your body. It's purported to help reduce stress and improve sleep. If you haven't got time for your full body, try a few minutes of simple foot or hand massage. It's incredible the difference the power of touch can have.


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