Global cooperation and harmonization emerged as a key theme at this year’s Personal Care Products Council meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., at a time when the industry was shaking off a brutal fourth quarter and planning strategies to overcome a tough business environment in the U.S. and abroad.
Association presidents from 13 countries — the U.K., France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil — as well as the president of Cosmetics Europe, were among the 483 people who attended the 120th annual meeting, which was held from Feb. 23 to 25 at The Breakers. Attendance grew by 20 people over 2013’s tally of 463.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"