Kasey Collier and Kelly Evick-Parker Have Turned Soap Maker Biggs & Featherbelle Into A Successful Sister Act
If a beauty brand was a comforting family home-cooked meal, it would be Biggs & Featherbelle, a skincare and body care range owned by tight-knit sisters Kasey Collier and Kelly Evick-Parker. “Our mission is to be able to create a clean, simple, everyday product that everybody can use and is available at an ...
The Beauty M&A Bubble Is In Full Effect. Will It Burst?
Outfitted in a sleek white jumpsuit, Elena DiGiovanni wasn’t much for shades of gray in her assessment of the state of mergers and acquisitions in the beauty industry at the conference BeautyX Capital Summit on Tuesday in New York meeting venue Convene. “Is everyone and their mother investing in beauty right now? Check. ...
Why Clark’s Botanicals Founder Francesco Clark Sold And Bought His Skincare Brand
In 2016, Clark’s Botanicals was struggling to meet soaring consumer demand. The natural skincare brand was increasing its presence at Space NK in the United Kingdom, had expanded to Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong and sold through products during seven appearances on QVC. To ramp up production and further push growth, founder Francesco ...
Fast-Growing Brand Altr London Shows Men’s Makeup Is Gaining Ground
For many girls, the decision to use makeup is almost an unconscious one. They reach a certain age and generally start itching to slather on lip gloss and eyeshadow, usually because they’ve seen their mothers or celebrities they admire sporting them. For Alex Doyle, the trajectory wasn’t as reflexive. Skin issues that hit when ...
Plastic Pollution Is A Huge Problem, But Awake Organics Shows A Small Brand Can Do Something About It
Global environmental destruction is too big a problem for indie beauty brands to tackle on their own, but Awake Organics founder Melissa Kimbell doesn’t believe that’s an excuse for inaction. The British natural beauty brand has launched a zero-waste program called Zero Waste 500 Club to enable customers to lessen their environmental impacts ...
How Indigo Wild Founder Emily Voth Knew The Time Was Right To Sell Her Company
“I had raised the baby who is now ready for college,” says Emily Voth, founder of Indigo Wild, explaining her company’s deal with Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Co. Inc. last year. The private equity firm acquired a majority stake in the maker of Zum natural products for an undisclosed sum. Voth and her husband Todd remain ...