One of the top-selling holidays of the year is around the corner and we know you might be shopping for someone special including your partner, your mami, or even yourself! We want to help you make it an extra special holiday by highlighting six amazing Latina-owned businesses to support as you look around for gift ideas for Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day.
No one likes wedgies, so enter Woxer. Woxer undergarments are a boxer-brief tailored for women’s comfort, health and sustainability. Founder Alexandra Fuente is proud of the business she has built and states that as a Latina and LGBT+ founder, her goal is to build Woxer to empower and inspire more entrepreneurs. What are you waiting for? Grab a pair of their exclusive v-day collection for you and your boo!
Looking for elevated skincare with a nod to our cultura? Look no further! Nopalera is a brand founded on bringing you the highest quality ingredients for your skin along with a beautiful aesthetic. Sandra Lilia Velasquez, founder of Nopalera shares that she was inspired by her childhood and seeing cactus grow everywhere. Typically, nopales are cut, cleaned, and cooked, but Sandra has found a way to bring the same nutritional qualities to your body care through Nopalera. Our suggestion for this Valentine’s Day? The Flor de Mayo cactus with subtle scents of jasmine oil and rose clay.
Mom-daughter duo Melissa and Camilla are taking over the internet in their serape inspired clothing brand. In their shop you can find anything serape made and many other products that are carefully curated from Melissa’s trips to Mexico as well as her own designs inspired by our cultura! Our current favorite is the Fuerte merch – because who doesn’t want to let the world know what a badass they are?
If there is anything we’re all looking to do more of, it is to be sustainable and help our environment. That’s why these Vida Bars are so amazing! The solid shampoo and conditioner bars are handcrafted using natural ingredients that will leave you with luscious hair. Founder and maker Ana was inspired to make Vida Bars out of necessity. She was looking for products that were free of harsh chemicals and eco-friendly for her curls and when she was unable to find something, she made her own!
Luna & Saya
The latest trend for earrings have been earrings made out of clay and it seems like there are hundreds of new small businesses showing off their talents. A business that caught our eye for their attention to detail and magical designs is Luna & Saya. Owner & maker Marina Cordova is based out of Tucson, Arizona and is inspired by the beautiful colors of Arizona along with her Mexican cultural heritage. Our favorite design of hers? A beautiful design with a bold ruby red hue with Otomi pattern dangles.
This list would not be complete without tooting our own horn and showing off one of our most popular items. Our Allergic to Machismo merch is the perfect way to make a statement and let others know you won’t stand for any BS. Go ahead, give your amigas the gift of empowerment this Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day!
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