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Glossier renews Black-owned business grant program for second year

Glossier renews Black-owned business grant program for second year

There is no shortage of Black owned brands within the beauty industry. However, funding for these businesses is severely lacking. Glossier is supporting Black entrepreneurs at the pre-launch, start-up, and growth stages of their beauty business venture. Last summer, the rapid resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement prompted companies to re-assess the value system and level of racial diversity within their practices. Most of us watched from our Instagram timelines...

By London, UK
A small step for China, a huge leap for cruelty-free

A small step for China, a huge leap for cruelty-free

As of this month, imported ‘ordinary cosmetics’ will no longer be required to test on animals in order to be sold in the Chinese market, which is the second-largest in the world. In a landmark move, the Chinese government has just revised its cosmetics regulations, waiving mandatory animal testing for all imported and locally manufactured ‘ordinary cosmetics.’ This essentially means that any products without an active claim such as ‘anti-ageing’ (from...

By London, UK
Asda joins the pre-loved fashion fray

Asda joins the pre-loved fashion fray

The retailer is set to begin selling vintage garments in 50 stores across the UK as pre-loved fashion moves from niche to mainstream. As an industry reliant on constantly updating lines, styles, and trends offered up every single season, fashion has always been incredibly fast paced, working at breakneck speed to meet consumer demands. Its requirement that the supply chain functions at an unhesitating rate has not been kind on the...

By London, UK
Post-lockdown cosmetic procedures are on the rise

Post-lockdown cosmetic procedures are on the rise

As lockdown lifts, cosmetic doctors are seeing a rise in demand for face-based treatments. With more time to look at ourselves in mirrors and computer screens, is this a trend that’s here to stay?   Over the last year of lockdowns we’ve spent a large portion of our time indoors, being forced to stare at reflections of ourselves on Zoom calls or FaceTime. At the same time we’ve also been isolated...

By International, World