Women-led Businesses to Support in Brighton #1

Who run the (business) world? Girls! Here at Brighton Girl, we are all about supporting women and decided that it was time that we celebrated businesses led by wonderful women here in the city. In this new feature, we will be showcasing some of the businesses we feel you need to know about!

Brighton Gin

If, like us, you like a glass of something alcoholic at the end of the day, then Brighton Gin is a name you should know of. It's a small-batch gin producer founded by Kathy Caton in 2013.

With its organic ingredients, quirky bottle labels and unique blend, it adds a touch of bohemian Brighton to your gin and tonic! Brighton Gin can be found in various bars across the UK, as well as available to buy online for retailers. Head to No.32 on Duke Street or The Bee’s Mouth on Western Road to try it out. 

Posh Totty Designs

For those looking for a more personal touch to their accessories, the pieces from Posh Totty Designs are a perfect choice. Founded in 2004 by Alice River Cripps, her passion for making jewellery transformed her hobby into a career, with PTD becoming the biggest jewellery workshop in the South. Now working with a team of 50, most of whom are women, Alice ensures that each of her beautiful products is handmade and hand-stamped to order. 

Cafe Domenica

The café is part of a wider network of the ‘Team Domenica’ charity. Founded by Rosa Monckton, and named after her daughter who has Down’s Syndrome, the charity helps support young people with learning disabilities find employment opportunities.  The three-storey building at the Old Steine has a training centre, employment centre and café as well! You can help support the charity by popping in for a coffee and bite to eat. 

Ellie Ellie

A sustainable, Sussex-based brand, Ellie Ellie creates beautiful pieces of jewellery, homeware and gifts. As a business that started as a girlswear label in 2007, the brand has done some serious growing up over the last decade, receiving a number of accolades, including the Online Business Award at the 2014 Sussex Women of the Year Awards. Creating witty, personalised products, the British brand hopes to bring joy to whoever buys from them.


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If you’re looking to add some creativity to an event, then CULT MILK is a company worth looking into. Founded by illustrator, designer and artist Amy Brown in 2015, she turned her love for design into a women-driven company which specialises in arts and crafts workshops. It’s the perfect place to bring you and your friends together in an environment jam-packed with crafts and creativity!

Are there any women-led Brighton brands we should know about? Let us know on Twitter @brightongirlmag!

Written by Sophie and Lauren.