Brands We Love Started by Friends

Brands We Love Started by Friends
Lola founders, Jordana Kier and Alexandra Friedman

Lola founders, Jordana Kier and Alexandra Friedman

We love women who are making a difference for women. And when it comes to safer products we use for our bodies, tampons rank pretty high on the list of importance. Enter Lola; organic cotton tampons with no toxins, dyes or synthetics. Their easy to order period box doesn’t come with chocolates and wine, but it does come with your choice of organic pads, tampons, applicators and liners tailored to fit your needs. Receive $5 off of  your first box and with no pressure to commit long term, you can cancel anytime.

Jopwell founders, Porter Braswell and Ryan Williams 

Jopwell founders, Porter Braswell and Ryan Williams 

Access to career advancement is not always equal for qualified, underrepresented minorities. Three years ago Jopwell was founded with a commitment to connecting top companies with top minority talent. Job seekers can create a profile and upload their resume and companies do the same, adding information about what they’re looking for in candidates as well as company values. Jopwell is leading the way in fixing the opportunity gap that still exists for many talented and ambitious minorities.

the Skimm founders, Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin 

the Skimm founders, Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin 

Real talk, we Skimm every morning and have founders Danielle and Carly to thank for the quickest, wittiest take on important news you can quite literally skim during your morning commute. Each day the Skimm reaches 4 million subscribers with an approachable and fun take on world news complete with credible source links to more info on stories that readers care to learn more about. Skimm to stay up to date on what’s happening around you AND to impress a dinner date with your knowledge of current events.

Method founders Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry (image Inc.com)

Method founders Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry (image Inc.com)

A chemical engineer and a designer walk into a bar. Just kidding! But our favorite brand of cleaning products was in fact created by a pair of founders who do hold those job titles respectively. Method cleaning products are beautifully designed inside and out, using planet friendly ingredients for a clean you can feel good about and the packaging and branding is great too! Harsh cleaners can sometimes smell that way, but Method soft scents like pear ginger, lime + sea salt and pink grapefruit make for a squeaky, smell good clean.

Urban Bush Babes founders, Ciprianna Quanna and Nikisha Brunson

Urban Bush Babes founders, Ciprianna Quanna and Nikisha Brunson

For all things eclectic, natural hair and inspo, two fabulous lady friends have created and curated an online space that is oh-so-inviting. Profiling the coolest women in fashion, art and beauty, the Urban Bush Babe is the kind of woman you’d want to be your BFF. The pair’s specific brand of cool extends far beyond their digital space as independently they have substantial social media followings, brand partnerships and product lines.

Ben & Jerry's founders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield 

Ben & Jerry's founders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield 

Chips and salsa. Peanut butter and jelly. Arroz con pollo. Some things are just meant to go together. Thank gawd Ben and Jerry decided more than thirty years ago to come together and make one of America’s favorite, most iconic ice cream brands. Childhood friends, born in Brooklyn only four days apart, the pair opened their first Ben & Jerry’s in 1978. Since then, these friends have gone on to make unique, delicious flavors, selling millions of cones and pints to happy customers far and wide.

Sakara Life founders, Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBois

Sakara Life founders, Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBois

Eating healthy everyday, while important can be hard to do. Even with the help of ingredient delivery meal kits like Blue Apron, making the commitment to cook regularly can be a struggle when dealing with the pressure and stress of a 9-5 and social life. But Whitney and Danielle, founders of healthy meal delivery Sakara Life set out with a mission to help you stay nourished with the cleanest ingredients and to live your healthiest, happiest life.