Nothing feels better than wearing your heart on your sleeve, and for many of us that means proudly displaying feminist and progressive messages through the jewelry, clothes, and accessories we wear every day. Here are some incredible feminist Etsy shops with all kinds of memorabilia that are not only visually appealing, but are also promoting messages of acceptance, kindness, and equality.
RecipesForSelfLove has a variety of posters, zines, and even temporary tattoos that all promote a message of self-acceptance. The posters are minimalist and muted, while still displaying strong female protagonists and hopeful messages. The prints are a personal favorite with their quirky, illustrated feel and the frequent inclusion of plants, women, and envy-worthy outfits. These prints are the shop’s most expensive item at just $15.
2. Nalgona Positive Shop
The Nalgona Positive shop showcases many body positive designs in the form of tees, posters, and magnets. The shop gives a voice to indigenous communities with designs including the phrases “Ancestors Guide Me,” “Listen, Decolonize, and Heal,” and “Indigenous Women Resisting Colonialism and Patriarchy,” showcasing a diverse and inclusive message that mainstream feminist movements often fail to prioritize. They also have several designs addressing eating disorders and loving your body.
This eclectic brand focuses on everything feminist and witchy. The store’s gothic vibe feels empowering when paired with feminist messages about smashing the patriarchy, womanhood not being defined by anatomy, and not mandating uteruses. These sew-on patches were particularly charming, but the whole store offers a diverse collection of feminist sentiments to choose from with an abundance of clever designs, including a measuring tape pin that reads: this does not measure actual greatness.
This Swedish Etsy shop offers cute and simple feminist jewelry and accessories. While the jewelry mainly features the Venus woman symbol, their embroideries are all creative, powerful, and carefully crafted. This uterus design is simple but impactful, though they do have less graphic pieces to choose from with slogans such as “A woman’s place is in the revolution.” These items go for about $24 which is a wonderful price considering all the time that must go into designing and hand embroidering them.
This feminist Etsy store describes its products as art, and that is exactly what they are. Each tee, poster, tote, pin, and sticker is elaborate and beautifully designed. All of the items are so lovely you won’t hesitate to display them with pride which just makes their social justice agenda all the more effective. Everything in the shop is under $30, making it an affordable option as well.
This fun shop offers a range of hand stamped feminist jewelry. The necklace below is a popular pick, featuring a phrase from Margaret Atwood’s iconic feminist novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. The phrase “nolite te bastardes carborundorum” translates to “don’t let the bastards grind you down,” and offers hope to women in repressive societies and situations. The necklaces are all dainty and simple but are universally well-made and uplifting.
It’s hard not to be obsessed with inclusive and feminist Etsy shop Intersectionalities. The shop has tons of feminist tees that are absolutely phenomenal. From “Matriarchy is going to be rad,” and “Listen to Black women” designs to “Keep abortion safe and legal” bright yellow tees, you’ll want to buy everything in the shop. The good news is that a portion of every sale is donated to June’s Organizations which promotes transgender equality, so you can justify the massive haul.
This shop focuses on accessorizing the modern feminist with a big emphasis on the historic Roe V. Wade court case and abortion rights. They feature really fun designs that simply say 1973 (the year Roe V. Wade passed), which make the design understated and feminist all at once. They also have fun illustrations about global feminism and slogans about shattering the glass ceiling to round out their feminist collection.