Local Women-Run Businesses to Support this Month
Women’s History Month means not only showing up for our mothers, daughters and sisters — but also for our local creators, movers and shakers. San Francisco is bustling with women-owned businesses and women-powered talent. This April, and always, consider supporting your local, woman-owned businesses — we’ve shared a few of our SF favorites to get you started below.
1. Harlow & Grey
Powerhouse cousin duo Jeanne Chan and Gloria Wong started one of San Francisco’s most beloved woman-driven businesses back in 2014. Harlow & Grey offers stylish partyware and lifestyle goods, from lunch napkins sets to party garlands. We absolutely love how much their disposable dining sets mimic upscale china — color-coordinated and aesthetic to the max, Harlow & Grey sets out to turn your parties into precious memories. Their Blanc and Soirée collections meld seamlessly with the polished marble and brass finishes we have at The Harrison, but we also love their Secret Garden collection’s floral details. Order online or find them stocked at Picnic on Polk Street.
Athena Hewitt’s Monastery is inspired by the power of aromatherapy and natural skincare products from the Greek Cyclades. Incorporating her grandmother’s holistic recipes for purifying and healing skin, Hewitt spent years studying and practicing skincare before opening her own studio right here in San Francisco. This tightly curated collection of cream serums, gels, moisturizers, and face and body oils is made in small batches at Monastery’s studio.
3. Three Babes Bakeshop
Started by Lenore Estrada and Anna Derivi-Castellanos, Three Babes Bakeshop was born from their love for pie and fresh produce. Stationed at Cuesa’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, the shop sells delectable pies and cookies. Stop by at the Ferry Plaza!
4. Bini’s Kitchen
Right here in SoMa is Bini’s Kitchen. Run by owner and chef Binita Pradhan, Bini’s Kitchen brings Nepalese cuisine to San Francisco. After coming to San Francisco Bini really missed native home-cooked food. Bini’s Kitchen brings the home ground spices of Nepalese Soul food from the foothills of Himalayas right to San Francisco — walking distance from The Harrison.