As woman entrepreneurs, nothing makes us happier than to also work with inspiring women such as the savvy biz women we partnered up with for our most recent Nourished Circle gathering, a Bon Voyage to Summer Beach Picnic. With their different talents and passions, these LA-based women are killing it and making waves as badass girlbosses.
Meet the women!
With a free spirit, warm heart, and contagious smile her presence exudes an undeniable light. She was born in the U.S., raised in Turkey, and as an adult moved back and settled in sunny LA. She combined her passions for Turkey, design, and all things pretty, and founded The Handloom. She’s an artist at heart and the creative behind The Handloom. Inspired by nature and culture, she designs textiles such as towels, blankets, and apparel here at home and manufactures them in Turkey where they’re handcrafted in the native handloom technique using only the best quality materials. We love her Turkish Towels, they’re absolutely beautiful, and we simply had to include them in our Nourish Gift Boxes.
Did we mention she is an avid snowboarder? This chick is beyond impressive!
Natasha Case and Freya Estreller
They are power couple who as young women had a dream of creating their own ice cream empire. It all seemed to come together for them when they created Coolhaus; they blended their interests and passions having architecture and design as professional backgrounds, and a common love for sweets. They literally built “cool” “houses”, cleverly named after their beloved modern architecture movement Bauhaus from the 1920’s & 1930’s and an influential Dutch architect named Rem Koolhaas. This is how their famous “sammies” came to be and enjoyed all over the states. They’ve creatively built an extraordinary company and their magic shows through their curiosity and intrigue in other biz ventures, most recelntly Freya venturing off with Ludlows Cocktails, a new brand. Now in their early thirties, married, and with the cutest baby boy Remy, life can’t seem to get any better for these two!
A photographer of great stories - love and life. An eager explorer at heart and a tea lover over all (add croissant connoisseur). This San Diego native made the move to LA and roams back and forth following adventure and inspiration. Photography stole her heart at a very young age and since then has created DearFox, a dream come true for her that allows her to do what she loves best, documenting other’s stories.
This NYC born beauty is a true ray of sunshine and has most recently made LA her home. Her travels have taken her to many corners of the world and has lived abroad in Brazil, Mexico, Italy and Australia. She is an established fashion stylist and now founder of Sunshine Dreaming. She is the creator and designer of the sun pillow. How come no one had thought about this idea before? It’s a portable pillow that you can easily take anywhere and has multi-purpose uses, great for the beach, grass, mountains, or really anywhere. Inspired by her travels and with her brilliant eye for fashion, she designs them using different textures and beautiful colors. She’s quite the go-getter!
Josetta Sbeglia + Cathy Benavides
This co-founder duo, also aunt and niece, was inspired and driven to create The Global Trunk, a company they conceived to showcase and support the textile arts of indigenous artisans all over the world. Enchanted by the Mayan culture during their early travels starting in 2011, they fell in love with the traditional back strap woven and hand embroidered textiles made by generations of the local women. Highlighting the importance of fair-trade practices, they work directly with indigenous artisans creating a platform that supports their native culture and beautiful textiles by repurposing many of their vintage textiles and making gorgeous pillows for the contemporary home.
Not only are they smart biz women, they also donate a percentage of their profits to the Amigos De Jaibalito Foundation in Guatemala. We champion women biz owners with a great mission and lots of heart!