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FAB CO-CREATION STUDIO VENTURES, NEW GENERATION OF VENTURE CAPITAL FUND IN CONSCIOUS FASHION AND BEAUTY, ANNOUNCES FIRST CLOSING OF TARGETED $10 MILLION FUND Stage​: Angel/Pre-seed/Seed Thesis:​ Direct-to-consumer, Sustainable & Inclusive Criteria:​ Purpose and Data-driven Founders Location:​ Bay Area/ L.A. investing in the US Check Size:​ $50k to 450k. average $250k Lead by Odile Roujol, ex-Lancôme CEO and Beauty Industry veteran, FAB Ventures announces today first ​closing of targeted $10 million new venture capital fund focused on investing in Direct-to-Consumer early-stage, purpose and data-driven startups across the Beauty and Fashion industries.

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The 2020 Jury for the Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talent deliberations were held at a distance, but with more enthusiasm than ever before, to designate the 14 talents distinguished in this 3rd edition (11 Laureates and 3 Jury Mentions). The works of these young artists, who had carte blanche on the theme “Face to Face,” were a genuine revelation. imbued with liberty, meaning and emotion, they provided wild hope for the near future, for a “tomorrow” that is coming. Although the artists are unable to present

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Givaudan Completes the Acquisition of Alderys

As part of its long term strategy to expand its capabilities in bio-engineering technologies, Givaudan announced that it has closed the acquisition of Alderys. Founded in 2009, Alderys is an innovative French biotechnology company headquartered in Orsay, France, employing 30 employees. Alderys develops innovative approaches to the biological engineering of valuable compounds from renewable feedstock. The projects developed by Alderys are aimed at the chemical and cosmetic industry sectors as well as nutrition. They are recognised for offering innovative technological industrial solutions with high sustainability standards. Maurizio Volpi, President of

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Personal Care Products Council Announces New Board Chair: Keech Combe Shetty

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has announced the election of its new Board Chair, Keech Combe Shetty, Executive Chair of Combe Incorporated. Ms. Combe Shetty leads the only personal care company fully owned by women and is the third generation in her family to oversee the operations of the company. “Keech’s impressive accomplishments and strong leadership will serve our membership well as we work to advance the industry’s voice in Washington and across the nation,” said Lezlee Westine, PCPC President and CEO. “I know her talent, energy and experience

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A Perfume Gun from Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle

A love gun, for one’s home. Instant perfume gratification, in an utilitarian, innovative and humorous packaging. Like playing a different music, or changing the wall paper (which is proven to be more difficult), it will transform the atmosphere of one’s space after a few trigger pressures. Transported elsewhere in a flash, or a spray! The perfume gun is the only weapon that spreads love. (Perfumer: Carlos Benaim)  

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Symrise Achieves Highly Profitable Growth in a Challenging Market

Symrise very successfully continued its profitable growth course in the first half of 2020 also during the global coronavirus pandemic. The Group increased its sales by 7.6 % to € 1,821 million in an economically challenging market environment. In organic terms – i.e. excluding the portfolio effect of the ADF/IDF acquisition and exchange rate effects – sales were up by 3.4 %. All segments contributed to this positive development. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) increased by 11.9 % to € 393 million as compared to the previous

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FIRMENICH SIGNS EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH COOP SCA3P

FIRMENICH STRENGTHENS LEADERSHIP IN NATURALS & SUSTAINABILITY BY SIGNING EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH COOP SCA3P Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, has signed an exclusive, ambitious partnership with Coop SCA3P, the world’s leading producer of natural lavandin, covering business, diversification and innovation, as well as contribution to a sustainable farming model to secure the future for hundreds of local producers. Firmenich has shared a long, privileged relationship with Coop SCA3P, a member of NaturalsTogether™, the think tank in naturals that Firmenich created in 2014 with some of the

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AHAVA EXPANDS INTO HAND SANITIZER, MEETING CONSUMER DEMANDS

In today’s world, hand sanitizers are considered essential. With the outbreak of global pandemic COVID-19, the demand for hand sanitizers has increased dramatically and the global hand sanitizer market is growing (and expected to continue to grow) in the next few years. Sanitizers from supermarkets and local pharmacies have been sold out, and online e-commerce channels are out of stock. AHAVA –a global skincare company for over 30 years with best in class R&D and award-winning formulas as well as patents, is now using its skincare expertise by offering consumers

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