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10 Woman-Owned Brands to Know in the Food & Beverage Industry

From the world of beauty to baby products to health and wellness industries, women-owned companies create jobs, stimulate local economies, and move us toward a more equitable society.

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At Authentic Labs, and we are passionate about supporting women-owned brands across industries. “If you want to lift up humanity, empower women. It is the most comprehensive, pervasive, high leverage investment you can make in human beings.”

Melinda Gates

We share this sentiment. From the world of beauty to baby products to health and wellness industries, women-owned brands create jobs, stimulate local economies, and move us toward a more equitable society. We didn’t create our list from the top female brands or the largest female-owned businesses, but rather from women-owned food brands and women-owned beverage brands. From snacks to spirits, this round-up covers all sorts of edible items.

gimMe snacks

On a mission to turn seaweed into a snacking sensation. This BIPOC woman-owned business was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Rafael, California. The entire product line is made with premium USDA Certified organic and non-GMO project verified seaweed.

Golden Root

Caffeine-free turmeric latte mix. Products are free of harmful pesticides, herbicides, and genetically engineered or genetically modified organisms. All final products are handmade in Denver, Colorado.

Kate's Real Food

Kate’s Real Food

Organic energy bars and bites. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Victor, Idaho, these bars and bites are created with organic, non-GMO ingredients. In addition, Kate’s Real Food prioritizes sustainability by recycling plastics, glass, paper, metals and cardboard.

Trade Street Jam

Trade Street Jam Co.

Spoonable low sugar jams for cooking, baking, and cocktails. Products are made by hand in very small batches and procured through local vendors and farmers. This Black woman-owned brand was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

Mylk Labs

Wholesome food that nourishes and fuels the body. Ingredients are natural, non-GMO, whole grain, vegan, and free from gluten, refined sugars and artificial additives. Products are cruelty-free, and packaging is manufactured using 35% post-consumer recycled materials.

Chef Sherri’s Sauces

Created out of a passion to help people create delicious dishes with real ingredients without much effort. Artisan sauces that are free from gluten, chemicals, and additives. Founded in Denver, Colorado, this woman-owned company donates 5% of profits to charity.

Ivy’s Tea

Organic, locally-sourced, handcrafted teas, tisanes, and herb infused sweeteners. This Black woman-owned company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Laurel, Maryland. Ingredients include orange peel, black cohosh, rose hips, cinnamon, blackberry leaf, clove, and chicory root.

Freeland Spirits

Woman-owned and operated Oregon craft distillery that brews small-batch spirits including gin, bourbon, and geneva. Freeland Spirits is one of very few women owned and run distilleries in history. Molly Troupe, our Master Distiller, was born wearing a pair of chemist goggles and never took them off. With a background in biochemistry and a Masters Degree in Distillation from Heriot Watt in Scotland, Molly commands perfection with every spirit she orchestrates.

Harridan Vodka

88 proof vodka distilled from organic corn and crafted by New York artisans. The vodka is made with organic, gluten-free ingredients grown by fifth-generation farmers  in upstate New York and bottled in hand blown recycled glass by artisans in Mexico.

Headframe Spirits

Creating Grain to Glass Spirits amidst the history of Butte, Montana. This distillery is on a mission to produce quality spirits, promote responsible alcohol consumption, and create jobs in the community. Headframe Spirits is a Certified B Corporation® as of January 2017. Headframe Spirits is among five other organizations in Montana to be a Certified B Corporation®. We hope to inspire the business community to join our efforts to redefine corporate practices and elevate business life in Montana.

Montanya Distillers

Certified B-Corporation and woman-founded American craft rum distillery in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The distillery, barrel room, warehouse, and tasting room are 100% wind powered, and packaging is printed on recycled stocks using soy inks. 

Stuyvesant Champagne

Black woman-owned champagne label grown, harvested, and bottled in France. M. Robinson has a zest for life and travels and hopes to bring a taste of home, spice and culture to the Champagne community.  She is one of the few African American women owning a Champagne brand. Her love for her hometown, Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn, NY), inspired the name of her brand, Stuyvesant Champagne.

Looking for even more woman-owned brands across other industries? Visit the Real app today and explore the robust list in full. Filter the Brand Directory based on different industries and impact areas such as Environmental, Manufacturing, Community, Diversity & Inclusion, and Ingredients.  

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