March is Women’s History Month and federal institutions such as the National Park Service and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are banding together to offer online exhibits and suggest classroom discussions on the vital role of women in American history.
See pilot Amelia Earhart’s flight suit in 3D created by the Smithsonian and read civil rights activist Rosa Parks’ papers through the Library of Congress. Watch “‘Code Girls’ Reunion,” a video about the women code breakers of World War II.
A teacher’s guide has lesson plans and resources on sports and equality in the U.S. and a link to 26 short films and a one-hour documentary created by PBS American Masters with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities that highlight the lives of little-known women in American history.
Etsy makers are offering clothing, such as “We Out” women’s shirt as an ode to abolitionist and political activist Harriet Tubman ($7.99). Check out accessories inspired by the late U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Good BuyGirl Shop sells handmade, cotton face masks with “the Notorious” RBG’s image for $14.
See more Etsy items celebrating Women’s History Month, from note cards to mugs and workbooks.
Some businesses have pledged to make donations to women causes during March.
- AVRE, a female-founded sustainable footwear company, is donating an extra 20% of all sales during March to Equality Now.
- Casetify, which sells cellphone cases, is donating to Equality Now with every purchase from the relaunch of the “Her Impact Matters” collection.
- Girlfriend Collective, which has activewear that is ethically made from recycled water bottles, will donate 100% of the net proceeds from the Everyday GF campaign to the Loveland Foundation, the Okra Project and the NAACP Legal and Defense Fund.
- Nordstrom partnered with HERproject and CARE, pledging investment in women’s empowerment from factories to grants.
- Shopbop, which has clothes, shoes, bags and accessories from more than 500 top designer brands, will donate 20% of proceeds from sales of the House of Aama canvas tote bag collection to Women for Women International.
- Urban Stems offers responsibly sourced, modern bouquets, plants and gifts with no hidden fees and fast delivery. The company has partnered with Bumble to create a Women’s History Month collection of floral arrangements and is making donation to ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project fighting for gender equality.
Here’s a sampling of women-owned businesses with specials during Women’s History Month:
Great Jones, named to honor Julia Child’s editor and cookbook author Judith Jones, has items to help home cooks tackle recipes. There is a family-style cookware set ($395, save $80), bakeware suite ($265, save $20), stock pot, Dutch oven and gift cards. For each friend you refer, your friend will get 10% off the first purchase and you’ll get $15 in Great Jones store credit.
Milk Bar is an award-winning, female-founded bakery known for its familiar, yet unexpected desserts, including Milk Bar Pie, the Compost Cookie and unfrosted layer cakes. Check out treats like a mini red velvet cake and assorted truffles ready to be delivered to you.
Our Place has a promotion that let’s you enter to win the best-selling Always pan by entering your email. The versatile, 10-inch pan ($145, including shipping) serves as a fry pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, nonstick pan, spatula and spoon rest “so you can stay put, stay safe and learn that new recipe.”
Eating healthy is harder when you’re on the go. You might benefit from a little help with pre-made meals delivered to your door. Daily Harvest has nourishing, ready-to-make organic food — soups, harvest bowls, smoothies — built on fruits and vegetables and based on your taste, dietary needs and schedule.
Canva graphic design platform offers typefaces, templates and photos to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents to promote a business or have fun.
Minted sells limited-edition art pairs and sets created by independent artists. Runs are limited to 350 prints per size and color. View art virtually in your room while you shop with a free augmented reality art tool. Enter your email to receive 20% off your first order.
Parachute, a female-founded business that is giving back, has handmade, nourishing soap bars with the benefits of aromatic botanicals like rosemary and peppermint for stress relief. Lather up with a soft, natural sea sponge for a soothing bathing experience.
The Sill ships indoor plants and potted houseplants with easy-care instructions to you door. Jumpstart your indoor jungle with a group of three, five or seven low-maintenance houseplants in nursery pots. Take 15% off your first purchase when you sign up for emails.
Beautycounter has makeup, skin care as well as body and bath products without harmful ingredients. Receive 10% off your first order and free shipping on orders of $50 or more through March 31.
The Body Shop promotes self love as a superpower that lifts people up to fight for change together. Watch the talk between activist Jameela Jamil and The Body Shop Self Love Expert Sara Kubric, aka “The Millennial Therapist.”
Flamingo has women’s razors (save on starter kits), wax strips and body care products.
Gorjana has gold layering necklaces, engravable gifts, intention bracelets, hoop earrings, coin necklaces, thin stacking rings and other jewelry designed with love in Laguna Beach, California. Receive free shipping on your first order.
Henry Rose Fine Fragrances are cruelty free, hypoallergenic and free of parabens, formaldehyde and others toxins. Subscribe to the newsletter and receive $20 off your first full-size scent.
Mejuri has rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces made of precious metals with genuine gemstones and ethically sourced diamonds.
Lola offers wellness products with no mystery ingredients. Get up to 25% off to celebrate Women’s History Month. Sign up for exclusive updates and get 15% off your first subscription order.
Rent the Runway is a subscription fashion service that lends designer clothing and accessories for work, weekends and events.
Soko Glam has top-brand Korean beauty products and is offering a free trial-size of Vitamin C serum from Goodal with orders of $55 or more, while supplies last. Read Charlotte Cho’s “The Little Book of Jeong” about her career change from Samsung in South Korea to founding Soko Glam and Then I Met You.
Thinx offers period-proof underwear for tweens on up.
Olive & June has cuticle serums, nail brushes, clippers, polishes and everything else you need for a salon-like manicure.
Uncommon Goods prides itself on unique items for home or gifts such as the 1,000-piece Heroic Women Museum Puzzle ($18). There’s also jewelry, like the Fiery Female earrings with faux opals in gold-plated female symbols designed by Elizabeth Stone (on sale at $41.99). A symbolic shattered glass ceiling necklace ($68) pays tribute to the accomplishments of empowered women.
— Compiled by Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072