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Why Back Woman-Owned Brands?

Updated: Apr 16, 2023

Being inclusive & representation is important, so we look for brands that reflect those values.

In 1982, our owner Olivia put a paint brush in a high school senior time capsule, with a message stating one day she would become a woman-business owner with a business with an artistic purpose.

In 2007, she & her husband Keith founded Promotional Partners, whose graphic designs have been seen around town for years! In fact, our team is almost all women!

Here are some awesome retail brands owned by women! Debuting in 2017, Swig is a company that started at a grass-roots level to add a little southern hospitality that developed into fashion-forward drinkware line that's now added coolers, bags & more. CEO, Tracee Mathes, noticed there was a lack of premium insulated drinkware in a variety of designs, colors, shapes, and sizes that women love – thus, Swig Life was born!

Hilana uses upcycled and recycled cotton to create beautiful blankets & other products that inspire a sustainable way of living. Founded in Santiago, Chile, this women-owned business is committed to finding new ways to protect the environment, driven by a commitment to sustainability, responsibility and craftsmanship.

Moop- Led by founder & CEO Wendy Downs, Moop designs and hand-manufactures its high-quality canvas bags, start to finish, in its Seattle storefront. Committed to small-batch manufacturing- the small, talented Moop team designs, makes, packs & ships each Moop bag. Construction always starts with quality materials from trusted manufacturers to ensure its bags hold up to everyday use. ( The image on this post is a Moop bag)

Seventh Avenue Apothecary - founded by a passionate mother-daughter team just outside of Tampa, Florida, Seventh Avenue Apothecary is a family-owned business following in the spirit of five generations of local business owners. From ocean mist to minted lavender, the brand’s artisanal scented candles are hand-poured and crafted using American-grown soybeans and supplies sourced in the United States. Each candle is made from 100% all-natural soy wax. Made*Here New York™

Karyn Villante designed sweaters for 15 years and fell in love with working in New York’s knitting mills before leaving the industry to raise her two young daughters – until years later when her daughter challenged her to start designing again. So she did. Now, Made*Here New York™ designs cozy sweaters and blankets made from premium cotton and cotton blends. Each piece is manufactured in New York, using the best and most detail-oriented mills, ensuring quality with every stitch.

Combining handcrafted beauty & function- this woman-owned company uses bamboo to craft items for the home that are perfect for entertaining, cooking or as home decor that will add value and function to the recipient.

This time of year a gift bag is a must! From plastic bags to mailers; to ribbon cutting products for local events to convention totes; a line dedicated to bags, including gift bags- this woman-owned partner has it all!

Looking for stocking stuffer fun or trade-show items? This innovative partner is not only woman-owned, but delivers on products that engage consumers. Puzzled by how to connect with your vertical markets? No need to be perplexed this partner delivers on fun.

Interested in planting seeds to the future? Seed paper is a low cost, high impact way to share your message. In fact, it remains one of the most creative & adaptable products we've featured over the years. The paper is visually exciting, feels good in the hand and provides that artistic touch. Paper is adaptable. It can become any shape, contain numerous different types of flowers or plants to grow long after your promotion or event is complete.

There are organizations, such as Well- Aware, led by women, solving problem like access to clean water and all you need to do as a consumer is ask us about our Eco-Smart collection of products. Your purchases automatically give back.

Support Women, Family-Owned and Small Businesses

You can count on women-owned businesses, like Promotional Partners, to offer quality products to convey your brand story. After-all, we have been an NC Hub certified business since opening our doors in 2007.

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