photo credit Emma Alter
We love the One of a Kind Show, which started in Toronto but has expanded into the cities of Vancouver, Chicago and New York; it shows thousands of one-of-a-kind handmade items but is carefully curated so that there is not much junk. It also is a springboard for new, local designers and manufacturers.
One product daughter Emma liked was Nàdarra, a skin care products company founded by Julia Michener after a stubborn skin rash wouldn't go away. After a week of treatment with the mix of plant extracts, oils, vitamins and proteins she cooked up it was gone.
It is a good thing that absence labeling is not illegal, because Julia very proudly points out what her stuff does not include:
• Parabens – Preservatives, found whole and undigested in breast tumors. Estrogenic chemicals and endocrine disruptors, immune system toxicants.
• Triethanolamine – Cancer hazard, immune system toxicant, insufficient safety data, potential harmful impurities. PH control. Derived from ammonia & ethylene oxide.
• Dimethicone – Cancer suspect. Causes tumors and mutations in laboratory animals. Antifoaming agent. Derived from synthetic silicone polymer.
• Phenoxyethanol – Reproductive/developmental toxicity, irritating to eyes, lungs and skin, wildlife/environmental toxicity. Synthetic preservative.
It is all bottled in glass and available online at ::Nadarra