The game-changing investment, acquisition and funding news impacting the industry and driving the business of wellness this week.
How I Did It When Tyler Haney appeared on the cover of Inc. two years ago, the direct-to-consumer athletic apparel company she founded, Outdoor Voices, was one of the hottest startups in America’s hottest startup city, Austin. At gyms and on college campuses, OV’s signature color-blocked leggings had become a kind of athleisure uniform for the Instagram set.
As health and wellness take more prominent positioning in the beauty industry, Marcia Kilgore’s Beauty Pie is rounding out its assortment with supplements. On November 4, Beauty Pie launched five ingestible products in the U.K.: a collagen powder, a daily multivitamin, a Vitamin D3 capsule, a “Supergut” supplement and a Bio Omega 3 capsule.
The U.K’s first vegan butcher shop sold out of products on its first day – and attracted long queues down the street. Rudy’s Vegan Butchers, on the corner of Islington Park Street and Upper Street in North London, opened yesterday (November 1 – World Vegan Day).
The sport and physical activity sector is mounting a challenge to government plans to shut down the sector during “Lockdown 2”, set to come into force on 5 November.
Throughout my half-decade of working at Well+Good, I’ve become an accidental alternative milk connoisseur. Avocado milk, barley milk, pili nut milk, and chia milk have all made their way into my fridge at some point. So when I got a tip about yet another vegan option hitting store shelves, I had to admit, I was skeptical.
Beauty brands were quick to tout diversity during summer protests, but the commitment was short-lived
The beauty industry was no exception. Over the past three years, dark skin tones have appeared in only 13% of 70 top beauty brands’ Instagram images featuring portraits of faces. But between May and July, there was a 122% spike in these images. Was it a permanent transformation or a blip?
Amid a pandemic that has closed down fitness centers worldwide, a spate of companies has muscled their way into the booming at-home fitness market. In just the last two weeks, three-year-old Future, which promises at-home customers access to elite training, closed on $24 million in Series B funding…