Women's History Month

UN Women Chicago is proud to partner with the following small, woman-owned businesses throughout Women's History Month. Many are offering special promotions to benefit UN Women's relief efforts in Ukraine (visit respective social media accounts for details). We hope you will consider supporting our wonderfully generous small business community.



1For: is an inclusive clothing brand specializing in 1-of-1 items created and sourced responsibly for the joy of dressing and saving the planet. 1For: offers curated vintage in a wide range of styles and sizes. In addition, the owner and curator Bridget reworks and modifies previously constructed vintage garments as well as creates handmade garments from vintage materials. The brand has a playful and quirky personality because Bridget believes dressing should be fun! Fashion is all about self expression and 1For: aims to encourages its followers and customers to dress freely. There is 1For: anything and everything and 1For: anyone and everyone.




22 Opulent Candles

22 Opulent Candles is a candle business that sells vegan coconut wax candles and original paintings.

Instagram: @22opulentcandles


Africana Fashion

Africana Fashion is a boutique fashion shop that sells African-themed fashion accessories and household items.

Instagram: @africanafashionshop


Bloom & Make LLC

Bloom & Make LLC is a woman-owned flower preservation & art business that sells handmade jewelry and home decor made with real flowers.

Instagram: @bloom.and.make


CandleTit LLC

CandleTit LLC is a small candle-making business that sells boob candles molded from real bodies, apparel celebrating breast/chest diversity and cards. It also offers custom molding sessions for anyone interested in getting their own Custom CandleTit created—a great gift for someone going through changes like surgery or breastfeeding.

Instagram: @candletit


Doughnut Gallery

Doughnut Gallery is an experimental doughnut business that offers small-batch artisanal doughnuts featuring unique flavor combinations.

Instagram: @doughnut_gallery



ElleseeWomen is a woman-owned small business that sells jewelry to bring joy to those who see the pieces and give confidence to those who wear them! A portion of every sale is donated to a local women’s shelter.

Instagram: @_ellesee_creations_


Ghost Eyes

Ghost Eyes by Natalie Standiferd is a fiber artist that sells wildly colorful and shockingly sparkly hand-beaded and sequined wearable art in the form of jewelry and accessories.

Instagram: @_ghost_eyes_


Laila Textiles

Laila Textiles is a natural dye education + clothing brand that sells plant-dyed apparel and accessories.

Instagram: @lailatextiles



Ponnopozz is an art focused boutique that sells artwork, home goods, jewelry, apparel and other gifts.

  • UN Women Chicago members receive 15% off of an online purchase of anything, except original artwork. Use discount code UNWOMENCHICAGO (offer expires June 8, 2022).

Instagram: @ponnopozz


Rachel Renee Jewelry

Rachel Renee Jewelry is a Chicago-based small business that sells handcrafted luxe bohemian jewelry for the woman ready to make her own mark.

Instagram: @rachelreneejewelry

R. Vauxhall

R. Vauxhall is a woman-owned, Chicago-based business that sells handcrafted polymer clay jewelry.

Instagram: @rvauxhallco



Interested in partnering with UN Women Chicago? Contact us.