Author: Louise Prance-Miles

The Body Shop works with Bright Future campaign to offer employment to victims of modern slavery

British naturals brand The Body Shop has pledged its support to the Bright Future campaign, a UK-based project that sees a co-operative of companies offering work to victims of modern day slavery. Several British business have come together to offer employment to up to 300 slaves that have escaped or been rescued from exploitation. Participants take place in a four-week paid placement with the opportunity to undertake a non-competitive interview with the possibly of securing a permanent position. A meeting was held at Parliament in January between member companies The Body Shop, Tesco and BP to discuss the initiative,...

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Chanel continues pop-up trend with arcade-themed store in Kuala Lumpur

Chanel has launched an arcade-themed pop-up store in Kuala Lumpur, Coco Game Centre, which offers consumers products and experiential experiences. The store is the latest pop-up store to be launched within the beauty industry and is located in Jalan Sultan Ismail, with pre-registration required. Open from 28th April to 13th May, the center features games such as Daytona racing and Pacman, with interactive experiences such as a one-of-a-kind claw machines that allows consumers to win Chanel products. The pop-up store launched with a strong Instagram presence in order to generate a social media buzz. Once consumer comment read, “Playing...

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Make-up artist sues LVMH over Make Up For Ever employment contract

Make-up artist Sammy Mourabit has filed a lawsuit against LVMH, stating that the company breached the terms of his contract regarding its Make Up For Ever brand after retracting an offer for Mourabit to become Global Artist Director, according to a report by the Business of Fashion. The $10 million lawsuit, which was filed on 9th April in the US district court for the southern district of New York and states ‘fraudulent inducement to contract’, claims that the French company retracted his contract after offering him a $1 million a year position as the Global Artistic Director of the...

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Embraer CFO defects to Natura

Brazilian beauty firm Natura Cosmeticos SA is said to have poached José Antonio Filippo from plane maker Embraer, with Filippo set to join Natura as Chief Financial Officer as of 21st May, according to a filing. The announcement highlights Natura’s growing global dominance and ability to lure in senior talent. Filippo has served at Embraer since 2012, having worked in various departments, from engineering to more recently being involved in planning, strategy and external affairs. Filippo will take over the CFO duties from Natura Chief Executive Officer, João Paulo Brotto, who has been taking on the responsibilities following the...

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BASF announces shift to palm oil options that are exclusively certified as sustainable

Chemicals company BASF has announced it is to offer the cosmetics industry palm oil options that are exclusively certified as sustainable. Announced at the 3rd Palm Dialog event during in-cosmetics, the decision to offer only certified sustainable palm oil specialities comes as part of BASF’s initiative Time For Change, with the company having made a commitment to switch around 330 palm-based products to ‘Mass Balance’ standard in the course of 2018 globally. Xavier Susterac, Senior Vice President BASF Personal Care Europe, said, “This is an important milestone for the cosmetics industry’s progress towards sustainable palm – and some of...

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