Talk to the Indies

  • Indie brands are causing a huge stir in the North American cosmetics industry with a multitude of new and niche start-up brands emerging on the market.

    To further support the rise of the sector, in-cosmetics North America is expanding it's Talk to the Indies program to make it easier for indie brands to match the NPD pace of major cosmetic manufacturers.

    Including tailored show content to online resources such as:
    1. Indie Trail and Tour - the fastest way to identify suppliers
    2. Regulations & Claims Workshop - the best way to stay compliant
    3. Indie How To's - the one-stop shop to grow and scale

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  • The indie how to's

    Want to be the next Tatcha, Morphe, Milk or Kylie Cosmetics?

    in-cosmetics North America is launching the Indie How To's, a six part series of articles - written by leading experts - that offer insights into navigating bumps on the road to success.


    Sourcing Challenges I: Ingredients

    Smaller productions and fewer resources means sourcing ingredients is a real challenge for indie brands. This first edition of the Indie how to's looks at sourcing quality ingredients in the quantities and at a price you can afford.

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    Sourcing Challenges II: Manufacturing

    Think of all the brands that you know of, they all started in a kitchen. This edition of the indie how to's explores how they took the steps to move from that kitchen stage to a contract manufacturer.

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    Financing Your Business: Crowdfunding

    Both Dollar Shave Club and Athleisure have crowdfunding successes under their belt. This instalment of the indie how to's investigates if crowdfunding is the right funding option for your beauty and cosmetic brand.

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  • Building A Connected Strategy: A Loyal Fan Following

    Building a loyal fan following and reaching cult status is an aspiration for many beauty entrepreneurs. This edition of the indie how to's discusses how brands can leverage online and social media channels to tell their story.

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    Authenticity in Digital: Why Indie Brands Need To Get Real

    Fake news and social media filters, is making it increasingly important for brands to be both honest and authentic. This edition of the indie how to's looks at why brands need to get real and understand the value of transparency.

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    Exporting From The US: The World Awaits

    Today's connected world means you are getting requests from as far a field as Asia and Europe. In this edition of the Indie how to explores the steps you need to take before crossing borders and launching into new markets.

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