At Brand Fuel, we celebrate diversity in all forms, and we are so proud to have an amazing team of Fuelians, of whom are 60% kicka** women! With a strategy-first mindset, these ladies deliver exceptional work every day. We are grateful for their creativity, dedication, empathy, communication styles, intuition, leadership, compassion, and high EQ.

In our 25 years, we have faced a lot of challenges and changes. The growth of the internet. A dozen office moves. The dot-com bust. The introduction of The Pharma Guidelines (taking away a good % of our business overnight). An embezzlement case. The Great Recession. The COVID-19 global pandemic. Through all of this, our Brand Fuel women have shown strength and resiliency as superheroes with a can-do attitude. It’s time we show appreciation by shining a bright light on them AND all women who make a difference in the world.

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8, we are thrilled to highlight the remarkable women at Brand Fuel and share photos of some of our moments together.

But that’s not all! As a Certified B Corp, we are committed to supporting minority-owned businesses, and we’re excited to showcase our women-owned partners, and some of our favorite women-owned/led products & brands. From candles handmade by former refugees to our favorite women-made everyday tote bags, we’re big fans of these incredible businesses, and we’re sure you will be too!

Please, join us in celebrating the women who rock our world, not just on International Women’s Day but every day! Check out our team’s page to learn more about our women Fuelians.

Our Favorite Products from Women-Owned Businesses

Seed Paper Gift Bags

We don’t think anyone will throw away this beautiful gift bag (especially when it can be planted)! Made from 100% recycled and biodegradable fibers, it can be planted to grow a variety of flowers or herbs. A unique, earth-friendly promotion that betters the earth, and your business. 

This company is great. I love all of their items made from seed paper – they are beautiful as well.

Renee H – Brand Fuel

Custom Greeting Cards & Chocolate Bars

These sea salt caramel dark chocolate bars are handmade in St. Louis, using Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients, and the cards are packed with love by adults with disabilities.

These cards are delish. They are presented nicely, graphics are great, and Stacy is awesome to work with.

Breanna H – Brand Fuel

Plant Care & Self-Care Kit

This curated and thoughtful giftset reminds us to find balance within our daily grind. It offers a botanical take on traditional gift-giving, and provides the recipient with something to nurture and enjoy. Place your aloe plant on a sunny windowsill and your soothing succulent will begin to sprout. Hand-assembled and packed in Chicago.

Happiness Candles

Happy senses turn into happy thoughts and later, happy memories!

Each of these natural soy candles is individually poured by a woman artisan who is a former refugee building a new life for herself and her family in the United States.

This my favorite candle from one of my favorite B Corps.

Mel H – Brand Fuel

Wood Soap Dish Set

This upcycled wood soap dish wrapped up with a bar of handmade soap made with natural ingredients is the ultimate sustainable gift. The holder is made with repurposed pallet wood, and the custom-branded band is made with biodegradable recycled paper.

Turkish Towel

Made from finely loomed 100% Turkish cotton, these towels are perfect in warm climates and for traveling, as they dry very quickly, are highly absorbent, and pack very small.  Use it as a beach towel, scarf, light blanket, tablecloth, or to replace your regular terry towels in your bathroom – your Turkish beach towels will get softer after each washing.

24-7 Reusable Bags

This is a MUST-HAVE essential.  You’ll find tons of everyday uses for this bag.  It has an integrated pouch that lets you pack it down small.  Handy for shopping, traveling, the gym, the beach and so much more.  This mini wonder literally holds over 250 times its weight. 

I take my 24-7 bag everywhere I go. The felt patch keeps the bag on my shoulder, so it’s a great addition to this already-awesome bag.

Jessie B – Brand Fuel

USA Made Canvas Totes

Designed and manufactured in downtown Pittsburgh, these totes are made from untreated 100% cotton 12oz duck canvas fabric. They have a 14-year history of quality construction and durable materials from a female-owned American small business.

Crossbody Tote

Designed and manufactured in the U.S., this versatile crossbody bag is made from durable, water-resistant waxed canvas. A zip-top bag with a perfectly sized pocket for lip balm or other essentials (options for a leather strap).

I came across this tote recently, and I already love it. Very sleek and durable.

LaNell J – Brand Fuel

Grips for Mobile Phones, Mugs & More.

Made from recyclable HDPE, these grips are non-abrasive, waterproof, durable and 100% allergy-free. This product, along with other non-slip grip solutions, has helped the disabled community – and many others – get a better grip on every aspect of their lives. 

Ladies Aegis Gaiter Hoodie

The Aegis features dropped shoulders & a relaxed fit.  The soft and stretchy tri-blend fabric features anti-microbial treatment, and the pullover includes a zippered face-covering gaiter that will keep the wearer protected and comfortable.

I LOVE this hoodie! So soft and flattering.

Olivia C – Brand Fuel

Ladies District Sweater Fleece Vest

A hooded vest for your casual Saturdays, the District includes zippered side and chest pockets, a chord port in the chest pocket, and bonded fleece interiors.

This is my fav vest! They are one of the only companies in our industry that start their design process with the women’s version FIRST.

Bridget R – Brand Fuel

Women’s Front Runner Jacket

This Eco-Insulated Quilted Jacket is made with water-resistant, windproof fabric paired with 35% Recycled Polyester insulation. It gives you comfort and warmth, without bulk to slow you down.

Their products are high-quality, eco-friendly, and very soft.  I’ve worn a lot of their apparel, and I wear this jacket all the time.

Colleen P – Brand Fuel

Unisex Tee

This gender-neutral short sleeve t-shirt is made of Fair Trade Certified organic cotton and eco-friendly dyes. As a Certified B Corp, each tee supports cotton farmers in India.

Everything about this company is awesome, and the founder/owner is a total superwoman.

Colleen P – Brand Fuel

Reusable Food Wrap

This reusable Bee’s Wrap is made with certified organic cotton that is coated with sustainably sourced beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. The result? An easy, reusable, all-natural way to store food. This USA Made wrap is washable, reusable, and compostable – a great alternative to plastic wrap.

I LOVE these. We have a ton of them at our house and use them all the time! 

Aarica B – Brand Fuel

Gourmet Gift Set

This collection of herb-inspired kitchen essentials is perfect for budding chefs looking to cultivate a countertop garden. Hand-assembled and packed in Chicago.

These are thoughtful grow items/kits that bring the outdoors in! 

Aarica B – Brand Fuel

16oz Earth Tumbler

Made from organic bamboo fiber, this Reusable tumbler has a silicone sleeve and a spill stopper, making it the perfect gift for the on-the-go person. Part of the proceeds from each purchase goes to Project Aware – helping rid our oceans of harmful debris.

Travel for Two Gift Box

Going on a trip soon? Or need a travel gift idea for adventurous family or friends? This gift basket includes the best travel gifts for someone going camping, traveling or on a new adventure. Includes two Fruit Infusion Water Bottles and two Insulated Coffee Mugs.

Every gift box sold provides 50+ days of safe drinking water to someone in need!

ABC Chair with recycled fabric

This thoughtfully re-designed ABC chair is made with Repreve® fabric, eliminating the need to manufacture fabric from new materials. Repreve® uses plastic water bottle, keeping our oceans cleaner one chair at a time.

Interested in discovering what else these women-owned businesses have to offer? Contact us – we would love to share more with you!

Our Women-Owned Partners

As a Certified B Corp, Noel & Co. helps purpose-driven businesses scale their impact and achieve sustainable growth by developing a grounded marketing strategy that empowers them to “cut through the clutter” and connect with ideal customers.

Through Packing, Assembling, Labeling & Shipping, the nonprofit Gabi’s PALS’ mission is to EMPOWER the SPECIAL ABILITIES COMMUNITY to find their place in the world and ENJOY FULFILLMENT in everything they do.

Unity Web Agency is a B Corporation focused on creating beautiful and inclusive websites for nonprofits and businesses that are making positive impacts in their community.

Our Team’s Favorite Women-Owned/Led Brands

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