HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY!
4 Inspirational Women You Should Know
March 8th, International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the achievements of
women and to accelerate women’s equality. This year the theme is Choose to
Challenge, a statement that rings true more and more everyday as women all
around the world are banding together, using their voice and no longer hiding
behind what society has told them to be and do for so many centuries. This is
becoming increasingly apparent as more and more women are out there
becoming CEO’s, founding amazing companies and winning prestigious awards
in fields they may never have had the chance to work in years ago.
This International Women’s Day we want to celebrate women that inspire us
here at BLAEK Store. Their passion and dedication for people and planet are
what drives us to do better everyday.
Founder, Lois Hazel
Lois McGruer-Fraser, owner and creative genius behind Australian women’s
label Lois Hazel. Honesty and transparency is key for Lois who has every minor
detail about each of her pieces listed on her website from where the garment is
made to what the swing tags are made of. Lois incorporates dead stock and
organic and traceable fabrics into every collection to ensure her passion rings
true to her ethical and sustainable ethos. Handmade in Melbourne by Lois herself
with the help of local seamstresses she Chooses to Challenge with her strong and
inspirational leadership in the fashion industry, a brand for women by women.
Follow her journey @loishazel or to check out her threads HERE.
A J Clementine,
LGBTQIA+ Advocate and Model
A true queen and inspiration to all that follow her. AJ is passionate about sharing
her experiences on being transgender and is set out to help the next generation
feel confident and supported in their journey. She takes us into her life through a
mix of comedic videos, reels and photos including before and afters of the
multiple surgeries she’s had throughout her journey. In 2020 AJ was the first
transgender model for a Bonds campaign and partnered with Australis to bring
out her very own eye shadow palette that celebrated her story and what she is
all about. AJ Chooses to Challenge diversity by giving a voice to those who have
been forced to feel different. Her confidence is contagious and you don’t need to
be a part of the LGBTQIA+ community to benefit from her story and feel
confident in your own journey through life. A true inspiration to all, it doesn’t
matter who you are AJ’s light shines bright, follow her journey @ajclementine_
Founder and CEO, The Dirt Company
A true eco warrior Frankie had a fire burning inside her to be a change maker
and have a positive impact on the world, after a trip to the supermarket she
noticed there was no eco friendly or sustainable options in the home cleaning
isle. From that moment Frankie set out to change laundry detergent for good.
After two years of gruelling product development, Dirt was born. Dirt laundry
detergent is an environmentally friendly concentrated detergent in a refillable
pump bottle. Frankie Chooses to Challenge what we know about laundry
products, she has educated us around the harsh ingredients in supermarket
brands and also the amount of plastic waste in each bottle. Frankie’s passion for
people and the planet shines through her work and the evolution of The Dirt
Company over the years has been inspiring, we can’t wait to see what Frankie
does next. To learn more about The Dirt Company check out our episode of
BLAEK Chats, to try Dirt for your self click HERE.
This International Women’s Day we celebrate those giving a voice to people and
planet. The fire in our hearts is burning strong, there are no limits, we choose to