Natural makeup brand Kosås has a group of new investors with expertise ranging from entertainment to fashion and digital — including Scooter Braun, the Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine and Arielle Charnas of Something Navy.
The three-year-old Los Angeles-based brand last month closed a Series A round of funding with investments by M3 Ventures, Braun’s TQ Ventures, Medine and Charnas, WWD has learned. The deal marks Braun’s first investment in the beauty space. TQ Ventures, a venture firm in which he is a partner with Schuster Tanger of the Tanger Outlets family, has primarily focused on wellness-related brands, such as Liquid IV and Bear’s Fruit Kombucha. It is also Charnas’ first time investing in a beauty brand and Medine’s second — she invested in skin-care brand Drunk Elephant last year. M3 focuses on brands that relate to “healthy living and youth culture” — it has invested in Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, a New York-based vegan ice cream company, and the activewear label Carbon38.
Super-influencer @chiaraferragni doesn't miss a beat— or a party. Last night, she inaugurated Pomellato's newest boutique on Rodeo Drive, decked out in bling from the jewelry brand. At the event, Ferragni took some time to sit down with us to discuss motherhood, being a newlywed, and the hotly-anticipated documentary she is currently filming.
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As the conversation around sustainability only grows stronger in fashion circles, Everlane has made a new declaration: it’s saying goodbye to virgin plastic. The company, whose ethos is all about “radical transparency,” in terms of pricing and ethical factories, plans to be completely free of virgin plastics by 2021. “We’re producing millions of units and every unit that goes out is wrapped in plastic,” said founder and CEO, Michael Preysman. “At the beginning, it was like, ‘Hey, let’s just take off all these plastic bags.’ There are a lot of complications to that. Everything you buy in the world comes wrapped in plastic when it comes out of the factory.”
Meet Flamingo. The direct-to-consumer brand is Harry’s first foray into products designed specifically for women. The line goes beyond shaving, venturing into a space that is typically relegated to darker corners of the drugstore — at-home waxing. #wwdbeauty