The Body Shop announced Thursday it was switching all its palm-oil sourcing to a sustainable plantation to help stop the destruction of rain forests during production of the vegetable oil. During a telephone conference with journalists.
FOR SOAP'S SAKE: The Body Shop announced Thursday it was switching all its palm-oil sourcing to a sustainable plantation to help stop the destruction of rain forests during production of the vegetable oil. During a telephone conference with journalists, the L'Oréal-owned beauty manufacturer and retailer said the 2,000 tons of palm oil used in its soaps annually would come from Daabon Organic, a certified organic producer based in Colombia that has been audited by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. Within the next six months, the 14.5 million soaps The Body Shop sells will contain sustainable palm oil. RSPO, which aims to find solutions to the serious problems posed by palm-oil production, includes 250 organizations, including beauty giants such as L'Oréal and Unilever, as well as non-governmental organizations such as World Wildlife Fund. RSPO's membership base has grown exponentially; when The Body Shop joined in 2004, there were just 10 members.
SITE UNCOVERED: Australian cosmetics company Becca has relaunched its international Web site, beccacosmetics.com. The company, known for its Skin Perfecting Make-Up System and ranges of foundation, started from scratch to create a new site that aims to demonstrate Becca's brand identity. Designed by eBrand Commerce, the Web site now offers information about each product — descriptions, benefits, ingredients, pricing and color swatches. Products are available in the categories Eyes, Lips, Multi-use and Brushes & Tools, as well as New Products, Best Sellers, Last Chance and Must Haves (a favorite of Becca founder, Rebecca Morrice Williams). The site has added in-depth information about the brand's product offerings, global retail locations and pedigree.
SERUM FRENZY: Boots, the U.K.'s leading health and beauty retailer, is sending a special delivery of its No7 Restore & Renew Beauty Serum to one Manhattan drugstore. On Wednesday, the CVS at 630 Lexington Avenue at 53rd Street is scheduled to receive a shipment of the serum, which will retail for $21.99, with a limit of two 30-ml. tubes per customer. It will be the sole U.S. store to offer the serum, which has become a cult favorite in the U.K. According to the company, the U.K. frenzy began shortly after the BBC aired the antiaging documentary "Horizon," which included a mention by a team of scientists from the University of Manchester Dermatology Department that the Boots serum had similar effects on the skin as retinoic acid, a prescription drug that helps reverse skin damage.
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)