Haven’t heard about Buy From Women Day? Maybe because this is the first year of its existence! Brainchild of Hannah Diamond from UrbanGirl Office Supply, the day is about celebrating women owned businesses AND buying from them! Since its inception the concept has grown beyond the dreams of it creator with over 1000 businesses worldwide participating.
The concept calls upon people to make a united effort to shop and buy from women owned businesses on May 1st – and it is hoped this will continue into 2015 and beyond. And in the 21st century to buy from businesses anywhere in the world is SSOOO easy! To help facilitate the idea Hannah has produced a ‘directory’ listing all the participating businesses, broken down into sections, such as Home, Jewellery, Art, etc – easy to locate interests.
To make shopping even easier the Urban Girl blog has a listing of shops that are offering special deals for the day – not an exhaustive list, so consult the directory – and my ETSY shop is on that list!!
To celebrate the day I am offering a 15% storewide discount in both my ETSY and MADEIT stores using the coupon code BUYFROMWOMEN at checkout – this is a fantastic deal – and for international buyers helps to cancel out the cost of shipping!! AND, it includes custom orders!
Now, while I have been sharing this all day on other social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ , I know I am now posting this at 12.04am on the 2nd May Australia time – but if you live in Australia you have all day on the 2nd May to participate because it is still May 1st in other parts of the world! (Sorry I ran out of time yesterday)
As well as my ETSY and MADEIT stores I am also offering a 15% discount on some of my PIT FIRED SCULPTURES (Plus postage). As regular readers will know I recently participated in the Lorne Sculpture Biennale and produced pit fired sculptures in situ as part of the show. Now is your chance to own one of these unique abstract ceramic sculptures at a very rare discount rate! (there are 14 sculptures to choose from)
So, below is a little gallery of some of the products you can find in my stores…. so visit them and browse – remember Mothers Day is next weekend – what could be better than buying your mum a gift on Buy From Women Day!!
Thank you so much for spreading the word! 🙂
No probs Hannah…. great concept!
Hi Dawn! I’m super excited that you participated in the inaugural “Women-Owned Business Day!” Spreading the word helps raise awareness about the discrimination women entrepreneurs experience when it comes to receiving funds from financial institutions for startup and expansion. As Hannah stated in a comment, the goal is not simply to have a day but to create a movement – one that changes minds and results in a new paradigm. Thanks for being part of that!
Thanks for stopping by Kerwyn… I agree it is a great concept – now just to keep the ball rolling 🙂