As a Certified B Corp, Beautycounter considers people, the planet, and profit equally—so when we met Nathan Bogle, founder of Double Eleven, we knew he’d be a perfect fit for Counterman. Fashion is in Nathan’s blood, literally: his great-grandfather worked in fabric mills in Northern England in the early 1900s. But whether it’s part of his DNA or just an innate talent, Nathan’s eye for style and big ideas continue to impact the fashion world. Starting his career as a model, then moving on to become a co-founder of the NYC-based, British-inspired brand Rag & Bone, Nathan’s latest venture is Double Eleven, a sustainable menswear line. The apparel industry ranks third in its collective pollution of the planet (numbers one and two go to fossil fuels and agriculture). To combat this environmental issue, Double Eleven uses only deadstock fabrics, so that men can feel a little better about their fashion choices—while looking great, of course.Continue reading “Counterman Nathan Bogle is Revolutionizing the Men’s Fashion Industry”
As unique and exemplary as they may be, our Countermen all possess a commonality: they embody our standards and are doing their part to create change for good, in their communities and the world at large. For Kamau Murray, who grew up on the South Side of Chicago, the path to giving back began on the court. He took up tennis at seven years old because it was offered as a free after-school program, went on to play tennis at Florida A&M University on a scholarship, and, later, coached tennis pro Sloane Stephens to win the U.S. Open. Inspired by his tennis heroes and motivated to help the underserved youth of Chicago, Kamau founded the XS Tennis and Education Foundation, which gives kids a safe and encouraging athletic outlet, as well as the potential opportunity to earn college scholarships.Continue reading “Going Pro: Counterman Kamau Murray on Tennis, Opportunity, and First Impressions”
Four guys who are doing their part to create change for good.Continue reading “Meet Our Countermen”
We recently met Dr. Deepika Chopra when she joined us for a Facebook and Instagram LIVE. As our Chief Artistic Officer, Christy Coleman, gave her a smoky eye and a bold lip, Dr. Chopra shared a bit about her career—which happens to be one of the more intriguing job titles we’ve ever heard of: Optimism Doctor. We thought, what better time to become a little more optimistic than a new year? So, we sat down with her to learn what “Optimism Doctor” actually means, her tips for starting and sticking with rituals, and advice for how to stay optimistic in not-so-optimistic times.Continue reading “New Year, Happier You”
Annie Campbell, founder of Annie Campbell Catering, knows how to create a menu that’s equally as delicious as it is beautiful (while also keeping it totally achievable). That’s why we recently called on her and her friends Heather Taylor and Holly Vesecky to create our ideal simple, sustainable gathering. Here, Annie shares how she got started, how she met Heather and Holly, and her new food obsession (it’s definitely not what we expected).
Textile designer Heather Taylor was inspired to create her line of home goods after she couldn’t find local linens that she loved. We have to admit we’re really glad she did, because we’re in love. Her classic-meets-eclectic style works for every type of occasion and is paired perfectly with our simple, sustainable holiday gathering. Here, Heather shares what inspires her, how she chooses a theme, as well as her favorite way to set the mood.
At Beautycounter, we are dedicated to getting safer products into the hands of everyone. A large part of this effort involves partnering with cancer organizations. While treatments are mentally and physically taxing to cancer patients, they also tend to leave their skin incredibly dry.Continue reading “Mini Oils, Major Impact”
Known for her whimsical designs, we love how Holly Vesecky, co-owner of Hollyflora, gets inspired by nature with all of her arrangements. She recently created the florals for our simple, sustainable gathering and we loved them so much, we had to get the full scoop. Here, Holly shares her tips for buying flowers on a budget, her secret tool for tricky vases, and how she really feels about fake plants.
Meet Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the hilarious and tidy geniuses behind The Home Edit, a home-organizing service based in Nashville. We love them for their concept and their content, which is relatable, covetably stylish, and totally addictive—just ask their more than 785k highly-engaged Instagram followers. We joined them to do a clean swap of a friend’s bathroom, then chatted about the joys of organizing, what makes a successful business partnership, and why it’s time to swap out your beauty drawer with cleaner everything.
Giving back is so much more than just a day, or a season, or a campaign. Simply put, it’s built into Beautycounter’s DNA and 2018 has been no exception. Continue reading “5 Ways You Helped Us Give Back This Year”