Eight female-founded fashion brands you need on your radar this International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! If you’re planning on showing your support by expanding your wardrobe to feature some stylish buys from trending, female-owned brands, we have just the round-up for you.

Here, we put the spotlight on eight brands with inspiring backstories, eco-conscious approaches and fashion-forward designs that you might not have previously bought from. So if you’re in need of some new spring essentials, here are the brands from Never Fully Dressed to Albaray offering stylish buys…


Cult knitwear brand HADES was founded in 2016 by Birmingham-based sisters Cassie and Isabel Holland. Taking inspiration from historical periods, music and literature, their knitwear is effortlessly cool.

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Cardigan, £180 here
Dress Stylist’s Own
Earrings Stylist’s Own


Albaray was set up during the Covid pandemic in 2020 by Paula Stewart, Karen Peacock and Kirstie Di Stazio, with the aim of taking a more environmentally conscious approach to fashion.

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Dress, £89 here
Shoes Model’s Own

KAI Collective

KAI Collective is a London-based brand made by women for women. Blogger Fisayo Longe developed it to help women feel their best and most confident.

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Shirt, £130 here
Jeans and jewellery Stylist’s Own


Founded by Lucy Macnamara in 2006, Aspiga is leading the drive for inclusive, equitable and regenerative economies. It uses suppliers mainly in Kenya and India to help it create stylish and sustainable clothing.

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Dress, £220 here

Never Fully Dressed

Lucy Aylen started out selling items at London markets. She opened a small store in Essex five years later. Her business has now grown into a global fashion brand known for its vibrant colours and designs.

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Top, £79 here

Skirt, £69 here

Earrings Stylist’s Own


Launched in 2018 by Rene Macdonald, Lisou creates bold, statement pieces from the finest silks. Influenced and inspired by her upbringing in Tanzania, Rene’s designs will make you stand out from the crowd.

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Top, £250 here
Trousers, £350 here
Earrings Stylists Own

Maison Bent

Maison Bent describes itself as a “conscious fashion house championing diversity”. Founder Shanna Bent draws inspiration for her designs from her Jamaican heritage and combines this with modern glamour.

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Shirt, £155 here

Shorts, £85 here

Earrings Stylist’s Own

Tribal Eyes

Set up in the summer of 2020 by Ona Utuama, eyewear brand Tribal Eyes offers stylish and statement glasses for everyday wear. A percentage of their sales goes towards protective goggles for health clinics and in-need communities in West Africa.

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Sunglasses, £312.70 here


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