Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
When former Into The Gloss co-founder Nick Axelrod was looking to launch his next beauty act, a direct-to-consumer personal-care brand called Nécessaire, he decided the body-care category was ready for disruption. “Body products are some of the least sexy and uncool out there,” he said.
Unlike me, you’re probably aware that breathwork is one of those wellness trends that’s very popular in LA right now, along with things like adaptogens, Goop and poke. It’s slowly worming its way over here – there are already physical classes on offer and, as of last month, Richie Bostock aka The Breath Guy is available in your bedroom via home training platform FIIT.
For many US travelers Australia is a dream destination but getting there seems daunting. There’s the two-leg trip which involves approximately 24 hours of flying, the inevitable jetlag and arrival feeling less than great after being inside an airplane cabin for an entire day.
“I still eat rice and beans. I just use brown rice now,” said Annya Santana of Menos Mas, a wellness company that speaks to African-American and Latinx communities. Where do you find fresh ingredients in a food desert? How does living in a neighborhood whose only restaurant chains are Dominos, KFC and Popeye’s affect one’s holistic health?
The definition of sustainability has expanded to incorporate the entire product life cycle from suppliers to consumers, according to Mintel analysts. This more circular approach will require companies, retailers, and consumers to embrace their roles in the sustainable sourcing, production, distribution, consumption and disposal of products, said Mintel.
App developer Jared Cocken tells PSFK how Inscape uses sophisticated data technology to build a better mindfulness experience and help users form a meditation habit. Inscape is a meditation community and retail platform with both a brick-and-mortar space as well as a robust digital offering via smartphone app.
The workout routines of Victoria’s Secret angels are exhaustively documented. They head to Dogpound to lug tires around. They box with Michael Olajide, Jr. at Aerospace. They visit their namesake, modelFIT, for toning. But ahead of this year’s show – which aired on Sunday night – it was all about Megan Roup’s Sculpt Society.