Pacifica, one of the pioneers in vegan and cruelty-free beauty, is taking its commitment to sustainability to the next level. The brand, sold in retailers including Target, Ulta Beauty and Whole Foods, just launched an upcycling program on its web site in collaboration with Preserve.
The beauty industry, according to Pacifica’s founder Brook Harvey-Taylor is a major producer of excess packaging that yields mounds of waste. “You can see it in big plastic palettes. There’s so much garbage for the amount of products you are putting into those pieces.” Environmentally friendly packaging was one of the main topics at Cosmoprof North America last month as both retailers and brands were on a quest for ways to curb waste.
Ralph Lauren can add a new notch to his leather belt: Honorary Knighthood. A representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present the honor to the iconic American designer at a ceremony next year, reports @lisajlockwood . #wwdnews
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for customers, friends, family — and herself — for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews