LOS ANGELES —Journeying through Cambodia in 2006, Robert Main and Michael Davis-Smith found heavy doses of hand sanitizer a must, but they didn’t like the way products on the market smelled and dried out their skin.
Upon returning home to Sydney, the pair conceived of a business that would create products to fill what they perceived as a gap in the hand sanitizer market for a prestige player. Two years later, they launched the brand Frais and its hand sanitizer, called Les Huit, in West Coast beauty haven Studio at Fred Segal.
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?"