Ethique
Nov02

Ethique

The rise of Brianne West’Brianne West’s ethical When Brianne West, founder and CEO of Ethique, started the world’s first zero-plastic cosmetics company, she was still a student at University of Canterbury, concocting products in the kitchen of her small flat. Now Ethique sits on shelves worldwide, with stores throughout the US and UK and “massive expansion” plans about to happen across Europe. In just eight years they have...

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Keeping it kiwi
Aug21

Keeping it kiwi

Ben Kepes’ quest to return quality, ethical manufacturing to New Zealand At first glance, you wouldn’t guess that Ben Kepes, co-founder and director of Cactus Outdoor, was a high school dropout. Son of refugees to New Zealand and expected to follow in his father’s footsteps and study medicine, Ben chose to go against the grain and took on an electrician’s apprenticeship – until he figured out he didn’t like it one bit. From there, it...

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