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NONFOODS NEWS By Rebekah Marcarelli
AND THE CITY
786 Cosmetics launched its collection of halal
nail polish colors inspired by Muslim cities
around the world. The cosmetics company was
created in June of 2017 with colors inspired by
Doha, Fez, Granada and more. They currently have
full stock for six of their colors, and the limited-edition colors of Kashmir and Abu Dhabi.
Based in Chicago, the company’s goal is to “
provide quality products tailored to the women of
Muslim communities.” 786 Cosmetics discovered a
formula for its nail polish that does not harm animals, and is able to allow water to seep through the
paint so that users can partake in wudu, the ritual
washing before prayer, while wearing the product.
The new winter collection includes colors
inspired by Istanbul, Dubai, Karachi and more.
For more information, visit 786cosmetics.com.
Reaches Big 100
The Climate Collaborative set a goal to recruit 100 natural
products companies when it was first created at Expo West in
March, and managed to reach that number in only half the time.
Seventh Generation stepped up as the 100th company to make
a climate action commitment at Expo East in September. The
Burlington, Vt.-based natural products manufacturer has a company-wide goal of sourcing all energy from non-fossil fuel sources by 2020
and uses an internal carbon tax, which generates revenue for energy
efficiency projects within its operations.
“Seventh Generation has always believed that businesses can serve
as a powerful force for change,” says Ashley Orgain, director of mis-
sion advocacy at Seventh Generation. “We’re proud to join Climate
Collaborative in ensuring our planet is protected for future genera-
tions. In an era when federal government is moving in the wrong
direction, we pledge to continue to do our part to ensure a just and
speedy transition to a low carbon economy, supporting progressive
policies that put a price on carbon pollution.”
Other companies taking part in the cause include Annie’s, Dr.
Bronner’s, Happy Family, National Co+op Grocers, Organic
Valley and many more.
In the coming months, Climate Collaborative will be expanding its
programming to assist involved companies in taking action through
initiatives such as its carbon farming action group, a facilitated series
of gatherings with the purpose of cultivating a knowledge-sharing
space while working towards a regenerative future. So far, 50 companies have made a commitment to boost their agricultural practices
through the Climate Collaborative.
“Our goal is to give companies the onramps and practical solutions
they need to accelerate their efforts to tackle climate change, minimize the risk it poses for their businesses and take advantage of the
benefits that early action offers,” say Climate Collaborative officials.
For more information, visit climatecollaborative.com