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International Women’s Day: 4 Inspiring Toronto Businesses

International Women’s Day was started to recognize and advocate for the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year, we encourage people to celebrate by supporting local businesses that are empowering women and non-binary folks in our own backyard!

In honour of International Women’s Day, Feet First Clinic is highlighting 4 incredible female and non-binary-owned businesses in Toronto. Read on to see out how these businesses are breaking boundaries in their industries and the community at large!

1. Threads

Frustrated with poor quality, expensive tights? Threads has your answer! Xenia Chen began Threads after struggling to find affordable and well-made nylons when working as an investment banker. Threads’ mission is to provide high-quality hosiery for a reasonable price. Their tights are made in Italy, where the company works directly with the factory to cut down on costs without compromising quality. Threads offers one-time delivery or a monthly subscription so you’re never caught in a run!

2. Mini Mioche

The perfect store for the little trendsetter in your life! Alyssa Kerbel founded this children’s clothing boutique over a decade ago when she couldn’t find comfortable, gender-neutral basics for her newborn daughter. Today, Mini Mioche‘s clothes are made locally and ethically, with as little impact on the environment as possible. 1% of all sales go to organizations that support children’s mental and physical health. Looking stylish and supporting children’s wellness? That’s a win for both parents and kids!

3. Toni Marlow

Representation and inclusivity are at the core of Toni Marlow, featuring locally made high-quality undergarments for all genders, sizes, shapes, races, complexions and abilities. Uniting people in comfort, Toni Marlow empowers their customers to be their authentic selves. Jaymin Luces-Mendes began this company in 2015 to make undergarments that make customers feel confident and comfortable in their skin. “We believe in defying gender norms, challenging stereotypes and building a positive, powerful and progressive future.” This mission extends beyond their products, by also giving back to the community to promote positive social change: “For people who redefine gender norms, those challenges are extreme and often lead to significantly higher rates of depression and suicidal feelings and behavior.” That’s why Toni Marlow has a goal of donating 1 million dollars to suicide awareness and prevention, with $1 of every garment going towards the cause.

4. EVIO

From a women’s shelter to the pages of Vogue, EVIO was a labour of empowerment for Brandi Leifso. EVIO’s goal is to break the stigma around self-care through affordable and conscious cosmetics that celebrate everyone’s beauty, free from gender constraints. It all started from a bed in Vancouver a women’s shelter. “Ever since, I have dedicated my life and career to breaking stigmas and building community fuelled by kindness,” says Leifso. In 2018, EVIO had the first ever partnership between a cosmetic company and a publicly-traded cannabis company, using hemp and natural, environmentally friendly ingredients to create socially conscious luxury cosmetics. By 2021, EVIO had donated 500 thousand dollars worth of self-care products to women’s shelters across North America – an ode to where their founder first had the idea for the company.

Looking for ways to celebrate International Women's Day?

This International Women’s Day, Feet First Clinic wants to highlight women and non-binary owned businesses in Toronto! Feet First Clinic has been female owned and operated since we opened our doors in 2009, and we’re thrilled to support other women and nonbinary-owned businesses!

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Emily

Administrative Assistant

Emily is the newest addition to the Feet First family. She assists with the clinic’s accounting and finances, as well as all the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the clinic running smoothly. In addition to her accounting smarts, she brings sunshine and positivity to everyone at Feet First Clinic.

Erica Halpern

Marketing and Administrative Assistant (She/Her)

Part of our administrative support staff, Erica also works behind the scenes writing and editing content for our website and blog. She loves researching and writing educational content to help patients and anyone dealing with pain. When she’s not busy in the clinic, you’ll find her at her local gym, exploring underground music, hiking with friends, or cheering on her favourite sports teams (Go Jays!). She also loves huskies!

Sophie Rudahigan

Clinic Administrator (She/Her)
Sophie prides herself on providing top-tier customer service. She is here to ensure a smooth visit for all clients. In addition to overseeing the clinic’s administration and day-to-day operations, she maintains the cosmetic appearance of the store. She is the magic behind our elaborate display case designs and also ensures the clinic is stocked with stylish (but still orthopedic!) footwear options for all ages.

Bianca Carter

CEO (She/Her)

Day in and out, Bianca works hard to ensure Feet First Clinic runs smoothly. Customer service is at the top of her list and she treats every customer like family. Bianca has a passion for fitness and is dedicated to helping people take care of their feet and body. There is no problem that she can’t solve and she believes that where there is a will, there’s a way.

Carolina Charles

Patient Relation Coordinator (She/Her)

If you’ve been to the clinic before, chances are you had the pleasure of meeting Carolina! Carolina’s daily goal is going above and beyond to make sure patients are always completely satisfied. Having worked in the podiatry industry for 22 years, Carolina brings a wealth of knowledge pertaining to client service, insurance policies, and procedures.​ She steers the ship to make sure everything runs smoothly on the daily. Carolina is known for spicing up every outfit with her signature costume jewellery.