Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Fashion designer Leon Elias Wu says that when the pandemic first hit he felt as if he was “a character in a zombie apocalypse film”. “I went into autopilot… my first real thoughts and feelings were concern about my family and loved ones,” says the Los Angeles-based 42-year-old.
Peloton announced Tuesday the launch of a corporate wellness program as it aims to reach new users and grow its membership base. Businesses that sign up will be able to offer employees subsidized access to Peloton’s digital fitness membership and its high-end cycles and treadmills.
Not so long ago, women of color were hard-pressed to find beauty products suited for their complexions. Fast-forward to 2021, and brands that cater to the diverse customer base have exploded.
Lo Bosworth, the former reality star, is an unlikely microbiome expert – but thanks to the continued success of her company, Love Wellness, she’s become one. The brand is currently closing in on selling 1 million units of one of its first product, Good Girl Probiotics, designed to support vaginal health.
Top financial and industry sources are buzzing about Allbirds, which is said to have taken the plunge and filed confidentially for an IPO, looking to cash in on the hot market by leveraging its strong niche in sustainable footwear.
Nike’s Happy Pineapple collection is made from pineapple leather and cork. Nike Air Force 1s just got a sustainable makeover. The footwear giant’s Happy Pineapple collection is made from pineapple leather and cork. Nike teamed up with London-based startup Ananas Anam to create the kicks.