At Ionian Kind, we wish to contribute towards building a world that’s sustainable, inclusive and equal. As a woman-owned business, International Women’s Day is a significant date for us, as a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and highlight ethical and eco-friendly, female-led businesses.
From fashion innovation and unique designs, to responsible packaging and up-cycled materials, these woman-owned brands are paving the way for a more sustainable future. And so, to celebrate the women and girls inspiring and embracing these values, here are five amazing female-owned sustainable brands to watch. After all, fashion and design has always been a form of self-expression and art, so why not do it a conscious way?
Myrto Zirini Ceramics
Myrto Zirini Ceramics is a contemporary ceramics workshop creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces in Corfu, Greece. Having moved to Corfu in 2012 from Athens, Myrto’s distinctive style combines expressive textures with subtle, vibrant colours. Her unique and sustainable ceramics make for stunning yet practical homeware and gifts.
Mytro studied interior design and architecture in London before working within architecture and design in multiple areas. Myrto rediscovered her passion and creative drive in ceramics and is currently working with organic, fluid forms rough and smooth textures. each piece is made using natural, eco-friendly materials.
CORFOOT - Leather Baby & Children’s Shoes
Founded by Juliane Henkel, CORFOOT shoes for babies, toddlers and children are an award-winning shoe brand based in Corfu. Unable to find ethically-sourced and sustainably made shoes for her own children, Juliana decided to make her own – and CORFOOT was born.
Using only the best natural materials, each pair of CORFOOT leather shoes is soft, artisan-quality and entirely plastic free. As well as being made using environmentally friendly methods, CORFOOT leather shoes have been expertly proven to help children with balance, develop muscle strength and coordinate their moves.
Handmade by Ddora
Dora Desylla of Handmade by Ddora creates timeless, sustainable women’s fashion accessories.
From handbags, scarves and gloves, each bag is sustainably and ethically made from upcycled materials. Born and raised in Corfu, Dora sources local fabrics and resources to create her products; from vintage clothing, antique furniture and more. Production is limited by choice and Dora keeps waste to a minimum to produce an artisan product you can enjoy for a lifetime.
Packaging from Handmade by Ddora uses no plastic and all recyclable paper. Even the ribbon on the finishing comes from fabrics that have been rescued and recycled. Plus, all products have free shipping.
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Enikeoros Art & Photography
Local artist and photographer, Eniko Orosz showcases her collection Enikeoros. Made up of visual art, photography and stone pieces, each piece by Eniko is unique and inspired by her love and passion for life, and the beauty of Corfu. Eniko is truly able to capture the essence of the island, even using sea water to create each piece.
Eniko uses all-natural and upcycled materials to create every piece, making each one unique. Please note that individual items may vary and are created to order.
That’s it for some of our favourite female-led, sustainable brands. How will you be showing your support for woman business owners this International Women’s Day? If you’d like to learn more about Ionian Kind and our featured brands, you can learn more about our ethos and processes via our About Us page. Alternatively, you can also shop by values here.