International Women’s Day: Empower Your Sisterhood With Our Women-led Labels

Souda wearing Memories of the Sea necklace by Maren Jewelry and Honeymoon earrings by Rêver

What does it mean to be a thriving woman in 2022?


The question is as ambiguous as the answers are vast. That’s because while women might have been liberated from certain socio-political constraints of the past, many expectations still plaguing the modern woman. During International Women’s Day, we explore some core pillars that hold up the colorful nature of womanhood. From the subject of sisterhood to the theme of constant striving for self-confidence that runs through all labels on our platform, we hope you find inspiration and encouragement in our stories.

Portuguese-born founder Matilde Faria Mourinho Felix
@​​matildefmf

Where would we be without our sisterhood, the ones we’re born with, and the ones we forge. From mothers to sisters to girlfriends, they are the ones we lean on to find strength when we have an extra boost of self-confidence. London-based label Matilde by Portuguese-born founder Matilde Faria Mourinho Felix created her brand with this notion in mind. An homage to her mother and grandmother, Matilde channels her family values of strength, confidence, creativity, and determination through her intricate creations (like her Tidal necklace or Blossom ring), all made from 100 percent recycled gold and lab-grown rocks. 


TFR's Women: The Tripletsss And Their Unique Sisterhood


Stay tuned for our interview with TFR friends Elnaz, Tanaz, and Golmaz Hakkak, also known as @thetripletsss, as they share their unique take on sisterhood, and their bond helped shape their individuality.

Elnaz, Tanaz, and Golmaz Hakkak
@thetriplestsss​​

For as long as history itself, women have been tied to the idea of beauty. And while its definitions and standards have changed, the expectation of achieving a certain level of perfection remains. Monarc a label founded by New Zealand-born former model Ella Drake who, too, has experienced the intense gaze of the fashion industry but has managed to use her experience to create a sustainable jewelry brand that gives back to the earth. Be it the Embrasé pearl earrings or the Thea solitaire necklace, each piece is made from lab-grown diamonds, produced in a lab using cutting-edge technology, and set upon 100% recycled metals. 

Ella Drake in her workshop​​


TFR’s Women: Denni Elias, Lea Naumman On The Power Of Standing Out And Speaking Up


Public figures @leleberlin and @dennielias talk about their journey to self-confidence. Lea often intersperses her beautiful content with messages about self-love, while Mexican-born Denni has learned to adapt to life in Paris. The two talk about ideas of fitting in and freeing themselves from the myth of perfection.

Lea Naumman On The Power Of Standing Out And Speaking Up
@leleberlin​​

No man is an island, and indeed no woman. Throughout history, many civil rights movements have been championed and supported by women and the environmental movement today is no exception. Many businesses understand that preserving the planet also involves saving women who have been left behind during the mad rush to globalization. One of our newest brands, Nue, is a shining example. The German label uses recycled materials and lab-grown diamonds for their delicate pieces handcrafted in Europe by women with expertise in making ultra-fine 18k gold jewelry. A portion of the sales is also donated to Project Nanhi Kali, an Indian program that enables underprivileged girls to complete 10 years of schooling. 


TFR’s Women: Actress Marylin Lima And Her Passion For Sustainability


Actor and environmentalist @marilyn.lima shines a light on the unique ways a creative woman can be empowered by giving back to Mother Earth and how her passion for sustainability and art go hand in hand.

Actor and environmentalist @marilyn.lima shines a light on the unique ways a creative woman can be empowered by giving back to Mother Earth and how her passion for sustainability and art go hand in hand.
@marilyn.lima​​