Cannabis, a newly legal product, represents a brand new opportunity for independent brands to make a name for themselves. For this reason, this article is dedicated to brands founded by women and minorities. The following brands are blazing trails in the business world in terms of quality, sustainability, and modern thinking.
Founded by CBD pioneer Dorian Morris, Undefined Beauty features skincare products that are virtually guilt-free: non-toxic, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, vegan, sustainably-sourced, and great for your glow.
A health brand that mentions superfoods in a way that doesn't make you roll your eyes is an accomplishment enough, but Golde doesn't just make superfoods seem appealing - it makes them look downright essential.
Lady Suite is a brand that isn't afraid to go after a niche. The skincare and wellness company focuses on products for women that can be used in the most intimate of places. They pride themselves on normalizing the care of one's "lady parts," and will tell you exactly how to do so.
Founded by former pastry chef and sommelier Jewel Zimmer, this California-based hemp company crafts tinctures that will open your mind and ensnare your senses all at once. Crafted using single-origin flowers, the product is recommended for daily therapeutic use and entertainment purposes, and is promised to have positive effects on the body and mind.
Black Travel Box
Designed by women of color for women of color, this company is built around providing people of color with the personal care products they have so little access to around the world.
Lauren Napier Beauty
A beauty brand built around highlighting natural beauty seems like a profit-adverse business idea, but it's working for Lauren Napier. The beauty icon has defied current makeup crazes and created a minimalistic brand based around making people look good while looking like themselves.
This beauty company functions with one goal in mind - helping you. They do so by simplifying their products, reducing manufacturing costs, and making top-notch, plant-based beauty products.
A health-conscious brand with a penchant for the sustainably-sourced, this company uses clean CBD extractions to supplement their health and beauty products. With a portion of all profits donated to causes like free trade and organic farmers, you can rest assured your money is going to the right places.
Husband and wife Claudia and Zander combined their respective experiences with cannabis to construct this skincare company. With all of their products being a blend of CBD and fresh herbs, this company promises an indulgent skincare experience.
New York-based, Philippines-founded, all-natural lifestyle and beauty brand Prim Botanicals is certainly a lot of things. Mainly, they are a beauty brand that mixes the tropical flair of the Philippines and the cultural elegance of New York to make quality beauty products.
Saint Jane is another brand dedicated to maximizing the positive effects of CBD. Incorporating the cannabinoid into a wide line of skin and beauty products, founder Casey Georgeson has used her experience in beauty and wine to craft a luxury beauty brand.
Plant-based wellness company Luna Volta makes it clear that they care about Earth. This company works with small farmers, high quality ingredients, and vigorously tests their products to ensure the best possible product - with the smallest carbon footprint.
Using CO2-extracted CBD and naturally occurring nutrients isn't the only reason Soul Addict landed its place on this list. The other is that the company has effectively utilized CBD in both beauty and food products, making them a multi-faceted brand with a focus on sustainable health and wellness.
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