September 26, 2022
Sustainable Skincare & Wellness Brand Joins BC’s Circular Economy Incubator
Synergy Foundation incubates Liv’Ez Co. as a part of Project Zero’s 2022 cohort
RICHMOND, BC – In its efforts to accelerate the green economy along the Canadian west coast, the Vancouver Island-based non-profit organization, Synergy Foundation, has chosen Liv’Ez Co. as a venture to accelerate through its Project Zero Incubator. The purpose of Project Zero include: “[using] circular economy concepts to advance quality of life, economic equity through incubation, innovation, education, and advocacy.” The incubator’s five focus-areas are: “changing business as usual, creating a movement that inspires, partnerships, advocacy, and economic development.”
Project Zero’s 2022 cohort includes 18 ventures ranging from: sustainable consumer goods, and goods repair; to upcycled building materials, renewable fuels, carbonless logistics, and circular consultancy organizations. Through a multi-faceted approach, Synergy Foundation provides support to a wide-array of entrepreneurs and start-up companies within the circular economy space.
“We are so thrilled and honoured to take part in Project Zero, an incubator which has helped grow popular, BC-based circular brands like BinBreeze and ShareWares,” says Angel Lam, founder and managing director of Liv’Ez Co. “Although we aren’t upcycling waste materials like some of our cohort-mates, we are proud to create nourishing and long-lasting cosmetics that don’t linger or negatively impact our local eco-systems.”
Beyond fellow business ventures, Project Zero’s 2022 cohort also includes Ocean Legacy Technology Inc., a Richmond-based non-profit organization that has: “developed a world-leading Plastic Pollution Emergency Response™ program called EPIC, which focuses on 4 main components with respect to mitigating ocean plastics: Education, Policy, Infrastructure, and Cleanup.”
Through participating in this incubator, Liv’Ez Co. intends to restructure its business objectives to expand the support for and increase the sustainable impact of local boutiques and independently-owned retailers by offering eco-friendly beauty products made with biodegradable, plant-based ingredients. By offering introductory wholesale pricing to Liv’Ez Co.’s science-based skincare and wellness products, local retailers can effectively tap into environmentally conscious consumers while supporting a local brand and continuously grow their revenue.
About Liv’Ez Co. – conscious skincare & wellness
Established in 2020, Liv’Ez Co. (pronounced "live" like LIVing room and "easy") is a conscious and science-based skincare and wellness brand with a focus on developing eco-friendly products using biodegradable ingredients derived responsibly from nature.
Internationally certified vegan and cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny® and PETA®; and proudly woman- and BIPOC-owned-and-operated enterprise, with its roots in Vancouver, BC.