Empowering Women Through Fashion and Outdoor Adventure

As we commemorate International Women's Day on March 8th, Take It Outside proudly recognizes and celebrates the remarkable achievements and contributions of women, both past and present. On this special occasion dedicated to honouring women's social, economic, cultural, and political successes, we pay homage to the trailblazing women who have made significant strides in various industries, including the apparel sector. Through our curated selection of brands, spanning from fashion-forward activewear to eco-conscious outdoor apparel, we strive to embody the essence of empowerment and resilience. Discover the brands shaping the apparel industry with their focus on empowering women through fashion.


Founded by Evelyn Trempe in 2002, Lolë stands as a beacon of empowerment for women worldwide. Recognizing a gap in women's technical outerwear, Evelyn embarked on a mission to create fashion-forward activewear that combines style and functionality. Recently, Lolë expanded its portfolio by acquiring époque évolution, founded by Nancy Taylor in 2018. This strategic partnership brings together two visionary women committed to sustainability and ethical craftsmanship, offering versatile and stylish athleisure, active wear, and outerwear crafted from sustainable materials.

Lolë founder Evelyn Trempe

In a 2019 interview, Evelyn Trempe stated, "Through Lolë products, I aimed to empower women to feel beautiful both internally and externally" (source). 

Explore our Lolë collection here

Ilse Jacobsen 

Entrepreneur and designer Ilse Jacobsen's journey began in 1993 with a vision to create functional and stylish rainwear and footwear for the outdoors. From a small shop in central Hornbæk to global recognition, Ilse's legacy lives on through her brand's commitment to quality and style. With Anne Westgaard Persson and Trine Frausing leading the company's top management, Ilse Jacobsen continues to embody the essence of girl power in leadership roles.

Ilse Jacobsen
Explore our Ilse Jacobsen collection here

Fig Clothing

Based in Montreal's Mile-end, Fig Clothing epitomizes eco-conscious apparel designed for the modern woman traveler. Established in 2005 by Mélanie Ellezam, her innovative approach seamlessly blends athletic wear with fashion, creating versatile pieces that effortlessly transition from day to night. With a focus on sustainability and ethical practices, Fig sets itself apart as a brand committed to empowering women while minimizing environmental impact.

Fig founder Mélanie Ellezam
Explore our Fig collection here


In addition to these powerhouse brands, Take It Outside proudly supports a multitude of women-focused labels including Indyeva, offering thoughtful outdoor clothing for women, and Dex / Black Tape, providing affordable yet stylish options for women seeking wardrobe refreshment.

At the heart of Take It Outside is our founder, Sue Stanfield, whose passion for the outdoors and dedication to sustainability have guided our journey. Sue's vision for accessible outdoor adventures and commitment to collaboration with women entrepreneurs have shaped our brand's identity. From our inception in 2012, we have embraced the evolving outdoor lifestyle, offering versatile and sustainable apparel that empowers individuals to feel confident and comfortable in nature.

Take It Outside founder Sue Stanfield

As we honour Women's History Month and International Women's Day, Take It Outside invites you to join us in celebrating the achievements of women in business. Together, let us empower women and embrace the beauty of nature, one adventure at a time.

Join us at Take It Outside as we empower women and celebrate the spirit of adventure, fashion, and sustainability.


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