Happy belated women’s day! But in our world, women’s day is every day. Because we seriously never stop appreciating the wonderful women around us. Because we’re badass, supportive, and lovely ladies. And empowered women empower women!
But also because Lav is celebrating, supporting, and giving these wonderful women a platform to express their creativity and inspirations all year round.
The Ultimate Feminist Etsy Guide today brings you…
Laura is an award-winning illustrator. After having spent her life, or at least for as long as she can remember, drawing and telling ridiculous stories, Laura set out to study animation in 2015, and is now the owner of her own absolutely awesome shop!
Now living and working in London, Laura has known for a long time that animation and design has been a natural path for her. Which brings her to achieving her dreams of animating, designing, storytelling, acting, drawing and having a blast doing it!
I asked Laura a bit more about her shop and the inspiration behind it to find out how she aims to inspire all of us!
Describe Laura Wingrove shop in 3 words
The Eighties, activism, patterns (I was going to try and make “SavedByTheBell” one word! Haha)
What does feminism mean to you?
Feminism is incredibly important to me, as is expanding the feminist conversation to be more inclusive of gender as a spectrum. Feminism essentially means striving for equality by including and raising up all marginalised people, and my own understanding of it is always expanding as we hear more voices being added to the narrative.
How does your shop look to empower women?
One of the main ways I hope to empower women is through the feminist/activist messages in my 80’s shirts, and I suppose via the methods of production as well! I use Teemill, who produce their tees ethically in the UK. Unethical manufacturing methods often take advantage of their workers who are almost all women (up to 90% of low-paid clothing manufacturing workers are female).
Here are some of Lav’s faves from Laura’s Etsy shop. I am living for the 80s vibes!
Thank you so much to Laura for participating in the Ultimate Feminist Etsy Gift Guide! You can check out the full guide here to see the rest of the wonderful ladies that make up the guide.
4 businesses will be added to the guide each month, so by the end of the year, we will have the ultimate feminist Etsy Gift guide.
If you would like to be featured in this guide you can find my details on my contact page or reach me on my social pages.