Cosmetics Cluster UK and Canadian Cosmetic Cluster, founding members of the Global Cosmetics Cluster (GCC) came together two weeks ago for a live webinar to promote partnership opportunities between Canada and the United Kingdom from all corners of the cosmetics industry.
The webinar was a jam packed session. Jane Evison opened the session sharing news about the GCC and how collaboration and offering opportunities to network on a global scale is at the heart of her role as Director of CCUK, Board Member of GCC and chair of Networks Dynamics Committee.
Margarita Sidorova, Founder of the Canadian Cosmetic Cluster and fellow founding board member of the GCC, shared exciting news and launch of The ChemBox - is a subscription box service for formulators, labs, manufacturers and indie beauty brands. The ChemBox contains ingredients and packaging samples.
CCUK Director Alastair Gardner, represented the Department for International Trade (DIT) sharing how the DIT can support businesses in the UK and abroad.
Margarita Sidorova of Canadian Cosmetic Cluster shared an extensive presentation on Canadian Beauty industry, routes to market along with regulatory process in Canada. It was interesting to discover the diversity of Canadian raw materials and the manufacturing and logistics and retail in Canada.
Harry McIlwraith from Full Circle Ingredients shared their story of upcycling 'From gin to skin' working with an award winning brewery to develop zero waste cosmetic ingredients from gin distillery leftovers. Full Circle’s vision is that one day, every beauty and personal care product will be made from upcycled materials - from ingredients to packaging!
The session concluded with a case study between Full Circle Ingredients and the Canadian Cosmetic Cluster, sharing value in partnering, networking and collaborating.
Canadian Cosmetic Cluster Team
Uniting Canadian Cosmetics and Bringing it to the World