Initially founded in 1988 to bring Western medicine technology to Koreans, Migun has now spread to the United States, bringing Eastern medicine practices to Americans. Its health philosophy evolves around blending Eastern medicine and Western technology, which can be seen in the cornerstone of Migun's treatments—the thermal-massage system. These beds combine far-infrared heat and massage with acupressure to soothe bodies. Migun believes that by blending the two cultures, it can help people to achieve better overall health and wellness without resorting to using genie magic.
The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.
But what many don't know about the brand—despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase—is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.
Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.
The Cleveland Women's show is an annual event designed for females of the feminine persuasion and packed with fashion, makeup demonstrations, gourmet edibles, and more. Your tickets grant you and a pal access to a multitude of events, including a bevy of show exhibiters, plenty of shopping, and a myriad of demonstrations and seminars. Meet E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic, or discretely follow other celebrity guests, such as Valerie Mayen of Project Runway, during one of the runway fashion shows on the Fashion stage. Swing by the Spotlight stage for home makeover tips and suggestions on how to cut grocery bills in half, or stop by the "Do It Herself" stage for hints on how to perk up walls with faux-painting techniques. Head over to the Cooking stage for quick and easy classes, such as Cooking Without Sugar and Wine and Food 101. The first 100 guests each day will also receive gift bags and extra swag, and over the weekend, you can sign up to win one of several prizes, such as a Balenciaga weekender bag, a professional landscape lighting installation, and a getaway to Panama City Beach, Florida.
After traveling to cities outside of Charlotte, earth enthusiasts Fiona and Marley began envying the other towns' stockpiles of eco-friendly stores. Back home, they could always buy green products on the web, but since they had no opportunity to sample or even look at them before delivery, they were frequently disappointed with their purchases. They decided to take matters into their own hands in January 2011 by establishing ecolicious—a one-stop market for vegan and eco-friendly wares.
Each item at ecolicious bears a product tab with a review by staff members, who personally test the goods they shelve. Jewelry crafted by local artisans hangs near vintage clothing, raw snacks, and cleaning supplies made from humanely harvested soap bubbles. Within the store's bright blue walls, Community Supported Agriculture members can also pick up their seasonal shipments of local produce.
Haircuts, highlights, and blowouts abound inside Indulgence Salon & Spa. Stylists beautify both men and women with haircuts that favor their face shape or color treatments that help them blend in with their favorite sports team in the wild. The spa end of the business helps clients relax with massages.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.”
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand’s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.