10 Products on our must-NAB list and Bonus..they’re all from local women-owned brands!

Mar 14, 2021

Women's History Month is the perfect time to learn more about local brands that have been started by women- don't you agree! NAB aims to bring more awareness to the diverse landscape of brands, retailers and products and as part of this mission, we are going to spend the rest of this month highlighting local women-owned brands. We're kicking this series of blogs off with some brands that just give us the Spring feels! We are so excited to be getting out, being social, reconnecting with family and friends and these brands have the perfect items to make us feel and look good...and bonus, they are all backed by strong businesswomen that we should be appreciating, especially this month.  Scroll to see what items we're loving right now and let us know if you're feeling them too. Each featured item is available for purchase online and doubles as a great gift idea for someone special!

1609 Design

1609 Design

Categories: #jewellery #handmade #occasioncards #giftideas #fashion #womenswear #skincare #goodvibes #choosebda

Featured Item: Circle Beaded Bracelet $85 shop now

Labradorite is a stone of transformation, a useful companion through change that imparts strength and perseverance. Balance your aura, raise your consciousness and ground your spiritual energy with this hand crafted bracelet.

Just walking into Joanna Stapff's 1609 Design, located inside Old Cellar Lane just off Front Street is an experience in itself. The Bermudian artist is forever stepping up her game and her nothing but good vibes energy is contagious. From Joanna's handcrafted occasion cards to her unique and special collections of jewellery, the unique selection of bohemian meets casual and classic fashion - she has something for all.

Follow 1609 Design on Instagram for daily connection.

Sarah Bray Bermuda
Sarah Bray Bermuda

Sarah Bray Bermuda

Categories: #sunhats #caftans #vintageribbons #jewellery #giftideas #kidshats #choosebda

Featured Item: Plumeria Sun Hat $150 shop now

Created with antique, vintage, recycled and biodegradable materials, Sarah Bray's collection of handcrafted hats will be a staple accessory for many of us this summer. They are just gorgeous, we are loving the option of interchangeable antique ribbons and Sarah not only has hats for women, but for little girls too.

For the past decade Sarah was a writer and editor in NYC but has since changed scenery and realigned to what she feels is a more purpose driven passionate adventure, living in Bermuda and sharing her beautiful collections including Bermuda hats, bags, jewellery and caftans made from vintage textiles.

Follow Sarah Bray Bermuda on Instagram

Rebecca Little 

Rebecca Little

Categories: #jewellery #customdesign #birthstones #giftideas

Featured Item: Simple Birthstone Ring (January Garnet) $145 shop now

Good fortune and wellness have always been associated with embracing and wearing birthstones and we'll take all we can get this Spring as we transition away from the lessons of this past year. Birthstone jewellery pieces in particular have been linked to healing powers and protection from evil...  click here if you don't already know your birthstone or are curious about someone else's. There is also great benefit in stacking your loved ones birthstones!

Shop Award winning Bermudian designer, Rebecca Little's signature collections here.  Hire her for custom orders and if you're feeling adventurous request to shake things up with various elements on an existing design that just hasn't been working for you lately.

Follow Rebecca Little on Instagram and take a glimpse into her studio life.  

Aqua Designs

Categories: #girlswear #fashion #handprintedclutch #hats #womenswear #clutch #choosebda

Featured Item: Hibiscus Flare Top $150.00 shop now

Award winning fashion designer Nicola Lucas has premiered many collections here in Bermuda including wedding and evening dresses! We know and love her children's clothing (and wish some of the kids designs were available for moms). Most recently we discovered her online shop and find ourselves particularly drawn to this 100% silk crepe de chine top that features an exclusive watercolour hibiscus print and if you look closely you can see the flounce accent on the side. We are just loving this look for Spring and you can also shop her new collection of clutch purses here and we are particularly drawn to the one that matches this top! Visit the Aqua Designs showroom, located in Southampton, just call for an appointment, click here for contact information.

Follow Aqua Designs on Instagram to stay up to date on new collections and the inspiration behind it all!  

Outerbridge Jewellery
Outerbridge Jewellery

Outerbridge Jewellery

Categories: #personalized #jewellery #unique #custom #giftsideas #mothersday #choosebda

Featured Item: 14k Mama Necklace $268 shop here

Now is a great time to start dropping hints for Mother's Day gift ideas and this beautiful, classy necklace is available online in Sterling Silver, 14k Gold and 14k Rose Gold. Alexandra Outerbridge is known for her personalized collection shop now. Her jewellery is handmade, unique and celebrates her Bermudian heritage with a focus on spirituality, luck and symbols of happiness and protection.

Follow Outerbridge Jewellery on Instagram and stay inspired on how you can customize your next piece or gift something unique and special.

Bermuda Born
Bermuda Born

Bermuda Born

Categories: #clutch #purse #handbag #totes #giftideas #choosebda

Featured Item: Tobacco Bay Leather Clutch Bag $156 shop now

Sophisticated and stylish, this Bermuda Born clutch designed in Bermuda by Patrice Morgan is named after Tobacco Bay where the 1609 settlers discovered tobacco plants growing wild. Patrice draws inspiration from her island home for all of her designs. This particular clutch features a detachable strap and is perfect for a casual day or an evening out. It's spacious and will hold all of your personal essentials and is protected with a gold exterior zipper. Shop this clutch in Royal Blue and we are also loving the spotted collection that you can shop here for more of a bold "make a statement" look this spring.

Follow Bermuda Born on Instagram for more and stay up to date on new collections.

Indigo Song 

Indigo Song

Categories: #facemasks #sarongs #dress #fashion #homedecor #books #giftideas #choosebda

Featured Item: Quincey Heart of Palms - Azure $240 shop now

Bermudian Professional Photographer sisters Amanda Temple and Sasha Blackburn together have created Indigo Song, a beautiful collection of eco-friendly, sustainable resort wear, decor and accessories. Indigo is the name of Sasha's daughter and song comes from the island tree frogs, they sing their loudest just before dark when the twilight sky is the colour of indigo. Their story is as dreamy and magical as their collections and the years behind it all, making lasting memories photographing special occasions for so many.

This particular dress is strikingly simple, elegant and casual. Dress up or down, for a beautiful and timeless look. We love that the fabric is primarily bamboo, machine washable and you can even throw this piece into the dryer on low if you must but make sure it's inside out.

Follow Indigo Song for more dreamy island inspired designs and stories, photographed moments to get lost in.

Trimik Sports
Trimik Sports

Trimik Sports

Categories: #exerciseapparel, #crossfitapparel, #fitgear, #tracksuit #apparal #clothing #giftideas #choosebda

Featured Item: Don't Stop $60 shop now

Combine physical activity, a healthy lifestyle and fashionable apparel that makes you feel and look good!  Shop this set called "Don't Stop" in 4 colours and made by two Bermudians who create durable and quality apparel at very affordable prices. If you're looking for inspiration within your own fitness journey have a look here and learn more about Trimik athletic ambassadors. You'll also love learning more about their brand ambassador here!

Follow Trimik Sports on Instagram for more fit life inspiration and stay on top of new styles and arrivals.

Daughters of Summer
Daughters of Summer

Daughters of Summer

Categories: #swimwear #swimsuit #bikini #recycledmaterials #enviromentalyfriendly #giftideas #inspiration #choosebda

Highlighted Item: Becky Top - Fire Coral $120 shop now Sadie Bottom - Fire Coral $89 shop now

If this past year taught us anything it's to live this life and wear that two piece. This busty bikini top has built in bra cups and we love that especially if you aren't busty to begin with. The shoulder straps are adjustable and removable. Available in 3 colours and 3 patterns this is an ideal suit to get you ready to Spring into Summer and it's made from materials that are good for the ocean. The coverage on the bottoms is "a little cheeky" and you can always mix and match colours or shop a completely different look here.  

A truly inspiring brand of the times, environmental and social responsibility are at the core of Daughters of Summer, a resort wear brand founded and designed by Kim Deuss. The brand was also created in loving memory of Kim Duess's stepfather The Ocean Vet, Neil Burnie as a tribute to all that he did and all that he meant to her. You can read more here about how Daughters of Summer serve our environment through their collections. Learn more about how they practice social responsibility as a brand here.  

Best Periodt.
Best Periodt.

Best Periodt.

Categories: #selfcare  

Featured Item: Best Periodt. Cup Size 1 and 2 $34.95 shop now

If you haven't already discovered this self care product by Bermudian Gayneté Jones, trust us and just keep reading... This OBGyn approved, FDA registered medical grade cup will replace your monthly tampon expense and banish them for good. The Best Periodt is basically a cup that lasts for years and can hold up to 8x more than your regular tampon. There are two sizes, one for light flow and the other for heavy. Harmful chemicals are never involved, and the cup doesn't mess with your body's PH, you can also use the cup for up to 12 hours! Learn more about how it works here.

Follow Best.Periodt. on Instagram to learn more and if your an aspiring entrepreneur or just looking for inspiration follow Gayneté here.

Disclaimer: Prices and availability are listed at time article was written and are subject to change at any time by the vendor. 03.13.21

Candice Dickinson

Candice Dickinson is a writer for NAB, a content creator + graphic designer living in Bermuda.