A thing happened recently that has prompted me to give a shout-out to some of our hard-working skincare products – two of which feature in our selection of Most-Loved products – as described in last month’s blog.
Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, we’re all of us sailing in uncharted waters. Forced into a mixture of social distancing and lockdown measures as the UK government strives to minimise the effect of the virus of our NHS. So, one way or another many of us are pondering on what is most loved in our lives.
The 18th of March 2020, marks global recycling day. Which is as good an opportunity as any to talk about recycling in general. And Pink & Green’s packaging in particular – and we’d love for you to engage with us on this topic.
The global recycling website states that, each year, billions of tonnes of the earth’s natural resources get turned into consumables. And that such resources are finite. Global Recycling Day came into being in 2018 to help recognize the importance of recycling in protecting our primary resources.
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If you have the great good fortune to have family and, more to the point, family that you love and enjoy being around, the above quote will resonate. Aside from its central message, what I like about it is that it bears relation to the Danish concept of hygge – something that means much more than candles and cashmere socks! In the month of Valentine’s Day, it feels good to have a reminder that love is more than your partner – if you have one. Love is family and friends too.
Earlier this month, 13-17thof September, saw designers and models strutting their stuff on the catwalks of London Fashion week. Apropos of nothing other than a warm memory, a few years back the fashion atelier Soropol, used our Pink&Green cleansing oil in their goodie bags. And we received two free tickets to the London catwalk event which was lots of fun!
Chewing the fat recently over coffee with a friend and fellow business owner, we got to discussing – and grumbling about – how ubiquitous the term authentic is in today’s business world. And by extension, if people are genuine about wanting others to be authentic – or if it’s nothing more than another tick on the buzzword bingo card.
In Oscar Wilde’s play, Lady Windermere’s Fan, the writer had his Lord Darlington character quip that: ‘a cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing’.
This blog post by Paul Bernal, The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing, uses Wilde’s insightful wit to argue how our government, our businesses, our media and more are ever dominated by those that fit Wilde’s description of cynics. As he says: ‘The idea that anyone in the ‘real world’ should even consider ethical, moral, philosophical or cultural values to be on a par with financial or economic ‘value’ appears whimsical, sentimental, even romantic. Hard-nosed, sensible, rational, practical people ‘know’ otherwise. It’s the economy, stupid.’ He concludes his post thus: ‘I may not know the price of everything, but I do know that there are many things more valuable than money.’
The reason I mention all this is my increasing work with salons wishing to stock Pink&Green Skincare’s products. It’s clear that more and more salons are becoming ever more disenchanted with the global companies they’ve become tied to – and the products themselves. All of which has led me to consider value, and what it means and how we measure it.