Self Made

Have you ever wondered how to turn your dreams of owning your own business into a reality? We can help. Each week, as part of our Self Made series, we showcase female entrepreneurs—as well as their quality, handmade goods—and share their best advice related to starting, maintaining, and growing your own business.

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For Katherine Hayes, Designing Ethically Made Jewelry Is a Dream Career Come True
Dreambox Jewelry was born as a reflection of this designer's mind, and her imaginative necklaces, earrings, and charms serve as the language.
Sandra Velasquez, the CEO and Founder of Nopalera, Creates Body Care as a Celebration of Her Latina Culture
The entrepreneur proudly pays tribute to her Mexican roots in every cactus soap, botanical bar, and exfoliant in her luxury, clean brand.
Moodeaux CEO and Founder Brianna Arps Designs Her Clean Fragrances to Flaunt How You Feel
In the eyes of Arps, "true beauty is felt and not seen," and she wants every person to embrace this line of thought when wearing her clean, luxury perfumes.
Amy Truong and Lani Gobaleza of PARU Make Custom, Culturally Inspired Tea Blends to Taste and Take In
The married couple source from family-owned tea gardens in Southeast Asia while drawing inspiration from their own heritages to dream up each refreshment.
Beauty Brand Founder Shirley Menard Launched an Entire Collection of Body Creams to Soothe Sensitive Skin
Founded over one decade ago, Menard's company, Beurre Shea Butter Skincare, continues to expand its offerings, which include everything from cleansers for those with eczema to oils that tend to babies' skin.
The Founders of Frankly Apparel Created a Chic, Braless Clothing Line Designed for All Cup Sizes
Jane Dong, the COO, and Heather Eaton, the CEO, took the body-inclusive brand from a class project to a full-fledged business that makes clothes "to fit our bodies—not the other way around."

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Hopie Stockman's Textiles Are an Ode to Block Printing and Weaving Techniques Dating Back Centuries
CEO Hopie Stockman opened Block Shop Textiles with her sister, Lily, and has grown the brand on the principles of "creating an interior world that helps soften the edges of exterior life's daily challenges."
Huong Wolf's Handmade Greeting Cards Double as Cherished Works of Art
The CEO and co-founder of Quilling Card merges her passion for entrepreneurship with an ancient art technique to spread joy around the world.
Trade Street Jam Co.'s Ashley Rouse Creates Jams That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth (Without Lots of Sugar)

The entrepreneur creates her unique condiments with low sugar and no preservatives— and ingredients from local farmers to help uplift her community.