“Truly Conscious Capitalism”: New Store Undefined Collective Focuses On Brands Created By Women And Minorities
As a beauty entrepreneur, CBD trailblazer and woman of color, Undefined Beauty founder Dorian Morris is keenly aware of the difficulties indie brands, especially ones rising out of underrepresented communities, face getting their products in front of interested customers. She’s opened the store Undefined Collective to help address those difficulties. “I built a ...
An Inside Look At The Making Of The Clean Beauty Seal At QVC And HSN
A little over a month ago, QVC and HSN introduced a clean beauty seal designating cruelty-free skincare and makeup brands avoiding a host of hot-button ingredients in their formulations, including sulfates, parabens, triclosan, coal tar, talc, aluminum, phthalates, petrolatum, mineral oil and formaldehydes, as clean. Rob Robillard, vice president of integrated beauty merchandising ...
Reina Rebelde Founder Regina Merson Takes Issue With Ulta Beauty’s Frida Kahlo Collection—And Suggests What Should Have Been Done
When Ulta Beauty unveiled its Frida Kahlo collection via social media on July 5, the public condemnation of its use of imagery associated with the renowned Mexican artist on makeup was almost instantaneous. The retailer faced criticism on several fronts, from the idea that Kahlo’s anti-capitalism doesn’t square with a commercial endeavor ...
The Chicest New Fast Facial Concept In Canada (Don’t Worry Americans, It’s Heading To The US)
When former Tatler Magazine editor, assistant to famed fashion stylist Isabella Blow and luxury brand consultant Jessica Walsh moved from London to Vancouver almost five years ago, the amount of Lycra worn by women in the coastal Canadian city stunned her. “I thought everyone had just run the marathon. Oh no, it was the ...
AKOCO Launches A Next-Gen K-Beauty Website Fusing Commerce And Community
AKOCO, an e-commerce platform offering shoppers opportunities to learn about, share experiences with and buy K-Beauty products, is getting a boost from the world’s obsession with K-pop. “Three years ago, every Korean beauty brand was coming to the U.S. The K-beauty numbers were insane, but brands were facing saturation. What’s happening now is ...
“A Hybrid Between Sephora, Whole Foods And Blue Bottle”: Cannabis Now Brings CBD Retail Into The Experiential Moment
When the publication Cannabis Now started nearly a decade ago, marijuana wasn’t legal for general use in a single state and CBD was more likely understood to mean central business district than cannabidiol. Today, its print publication is available at Hudson News locations in airports across the country, 11 states have permitted ...