Unilever's heritage stems from soap, but these days, it’s the company’s beauty business that is really bubbling up. After a decade of fits and starts, the Anglo-Dutch giant has transformed its personal-care business into a mass-market leader. Globally, Unilever posted double-digit gains in personal care in 2012, which accounts for 35 percent, or about 18.1 billion euros (about $23.5 billion at current exchange), in overall sales.
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?"