Celebrating International Women's Day

On International Women's Day, we celebrate the achievements of women throughout history and all over the world. To celebrate, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite women-owned businesses in Philadelphia and that sell to the Co-op. 

Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods


Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods has been a staple in the West Philadelphia community since 2008. She has also been a part of the Co-op since the early 90's, serving on the Board for a few terms and sourcing some of her ingredients from Mariposa. Her plant-based menu continues to serve delicious vegan and vegetarian meals at the new location, 310 S. 48th St. www.spiritfirstfoods.com

Hair Vyce Studio


Hair Vyce, one of Mariposa's  Community Partners and next door neighbor, opened Fall 2013 on Baltimore Ave. In addition to helping people feel beautiful, Frenchie is active in the local community as the president of the Baltimore Ave Business Association. Frenchie  hires passionate individuals who take their work seriously and provides jobs, including jobs to teens, to the neighborhood. www.hairvyce.com

Crust Vegan Bakery


Women-owned and operated, Crust is a vegan bakery and Mariposa favorite! Bakers Shannon and Meagan - the vegan baking queens of Philly - have been baking out of a local commissary kitchen since August 2015. Crust baked goods are free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Everything is hand-made with all natural ingredients and 100% vegan. www.crustveganbakery.com



GladRags is a women-owned company with an emphasis on sustainability, waste-reduction, and body positivity. The XO Flo menstrual cup and cloth pads are focused on reusable comfort and saving folks money! gladrags.com



 Soom is a Philadelphia-based, certified Women-Owned company started by three hard working sisters who love to eat and value health and quality. They source their sesame seeds from the Humera region of Ethiopia and have been making tahini since 2013. www.soomfoods.com

Cissé  Cocoa


Diana Lovett founded Cissé because of her love of chocolate. They practice social responsibility by sourcing cocoa from small-scale farmers and ensure they make a living wage.  They use Organic, Fair Trade Cocoa from the Dominican Republic to make the hot cocoa mixes we sell at Mariposa!  www.cissecocoa.com