8 Female-Founded Asia Pacific Brands

8 Female-Founded New Zealand & Australian Brands You Need To Know About


Wow some girls have been busy over this side of the world! Girls definitely ‘run the world’ round here! Check out these Asia Pacific 10 Female-Founded Brands!



I'm sure EVERY girl knows Showpo, they've been around since 2010, but wow has the time flown and look how far Jane has come, from starting out from her parents’ garage. Jane built up her fashion empire from just a laptop and a few clothing racks after leaving her accounting/finance corporate roll in Sydney CBD. Showpo now ship to over 70 countries and have an enormous following on social media of over 2.8 million.  Jane has definitely taken the world by storm!

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Frank Body

Frank Body made a cheeky entry in to the skincare industry like no other in 2013. The founders Jess Hatzis, Bree Johnson and Erika Geraerts discovered the benefits of scrubbing with coffee after Bree’s fiancé received requests at his Melbourne cafe for their leftover coffee grounds to use as a skin exfoliator. Within a year or two this brand exploded in to a multi-million-dollar revenue maker due to their fun and quirky brand strategy. 

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Skinny Me Tea

Gretta Rose van Riel founded Skinny Me Tea in 2012. She started her tea detox program from her Melbourne home. She wanted to help people be more healthy and achieve their wellness goals, where ever they lived in the world. Gretta is now listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 and continues to wow the entrepreneurial world with other business ventures.

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Samantha Wills 

Samantha Wills, at the age of 22 launched her luxe bohemian jewellery line at Australia Fashion Week in 2004. Samantha's brand inspires women to embrace their femininity and strength to be a part of a daring and creative world. Samantha has accomplished an international and celebrity following since starting her business and has been profiled in Vogue, Harpers Baazar and InStyle. She has even designed earrings for Sex and the City. Wow! 

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Emma Kate Co

Emma Kate, a designer, storyteller and adventurer. Emma Kate started a stationery and lifestyle brand, blog and petite design studio escaping the 9 to 5 world. She has stockists all over the world, regularly attending expo's. Her wanderlust Instagram has us all in awe.

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Layla Kaisi

Layla Kaisi started her Fine Jewellery Collection for the Minimalist Soul after working in her Dad's Jewellery business. Her direction for her business was to take on fine jewellery, blending the old art of handcrafted jewellery, with the evolving aesthetic of understated style. The Layla Kaisi Collection is inspired by the intimate sophistication of everyday objects viewed through a lens of abstraction, each piece is crafted through through the purpose of finding true essentialism.

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Gretty Rose The Label

After years of Gretty dreaming of having her own fashion label and have grown such an amazing Instagram following she took the leap, now with over 100k followers and a label inspired by free spirit, her love for the beach, boho glam and a touch of sass, Gretty Rose The Label is growing from strength to strength.

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Melanie Perkins was studying a communications degree at the age of 19 when she started Canva, now a multi-million-dollar design site. Canva have over 10 million users globally, if you among many others struggle with design, websites, marketing material, this platform is a real game changer!

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