On Earth Day in 2009, Indie Lee was given a second chance at life after surviving from a potentially fatal brain tumor. When she learned that environmental toxins could have been the cause, Lee devoted her energy to creating natural beauty products. “A lot of the time we are unknowingly putting unnatural and unhealthy ingredients on our body,” said Lee. “I wanted to empower the public by providing a healthier choice.”
Lee, who began her namesake beauty company in 2009 with homemade treatments made from the ingredients in her garden, will enter Henri Bendel on Earth Day, April 22, with her rebranded, repackaged line. “Partnering with Henri Bendel is an incredible experience and will be a big step forward for the brand,” said Lee. “I get emotional thinking about it because this has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl.”
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?"