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Category: Sourcing Story

April 19, 2016

Inspired to Live the Aveda Mission

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It’s Live the Mission at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute Denver and recently our sister locations in Phoenix, Tucson and Provo have also celebrated, in the spirit of Earth Month, the environmental leadership aspects of the Aveda mission. Say what? Basically, we are just taking a moment to truly live and inspire our Aveda mission. In Denver, we took a closer look at the world of plastic pollution, inspired by a recent video shared by the Plastic Pollution Coalition, and decided to join the cause.

In terms of plastic pollution awareness, Aveda isn’t a stranger to this cause. Aveda has never used plastic microbeads in its products – which became very popular in other brands and recently was declared by the UNEP as a pollutant. Aveda instead …

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January 24, 2016

Balancing Beauty and Wellness during Kapha Season

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Aveda is rooted in the traditions of Ayurveda, an ancient healing system originating in India. Ayurveda has influenced all forms of modern and alternative medical and healing practices and involves the art of balancing mind, body and being. Fast-forward to today, Aveda’s products and services are inspired by the idea of it’s founder, Horst Rechelbacher, that beauty and wellness work well together. Horst’s vision is also rooted in the Ayurvedic tradition. Products should be healthy and made of pure ingredients rather than toxic petrochemicals and synthetics. Products can be a part of the wellness process.

Ayurveda focuses on balance of the three doshas: Vata (air/infinity energy), Pitta (fire/water energy) and Kapha (water/earth energy). Each of us has a blend of all three of the doshas …

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March 26, 2014

An Aveda Earth Month History Lesson

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Did you know…

-Since 1999, Aveda has raised $32 million dollars for clean water and water conservation causes across the globe?

-Last year, the Aveda network came together to raise $5.5 million dollars for Aveda Earth Month?

-Last year, the Inspire Greatness Institutes, contributed over $100k to Aveda Earth Month?

-This year, Aveda’s goal is $6 million dollars?

Why is this so important?  Lack of access to water and the lack of conservation are global issues.  Around the world, 780 million people lack access to clean water and it is one of the leading causes of infant deaths. (Source water.org) At the IG Institutes, we get to not only take care of our local communities through our Earth Month partner, Western Resource Advocates, but we also support the global …

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January 2, 2014

Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil Testimonial and Sourcing Story

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If you haven’t experienced our new Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil (featured on our NYE Pictorial), you are for sure missing out.  I have been using the oil for about a month and when I don’t have it (like when I forgot to throw it in my suitcase on my last trip to Salt Lake City), I feel robbed!  My hair is thin and fine, yet the oil does not feel too heavy when I use the right amount.  (Yes, I have OVERDONE it, but when you experience the aroma of ginger lily, lavender, and bergamot, you will understand how this is possible!)  On my length of hair (very short), I really only need 1 drop.  I prefer to put it on my …

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November 13, 2013

GRADUATION – TAGUA NUTS

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We recently had a Graduation here at AIP! Every graduation we hand out a special necklace with a bead on it. We call them Graduation Beads, and only students who have graduated from an Aveda Institute receives them. These beads are actually Tagua Nuts, which we source from Columbia! Check out the sourcing story below 🙂

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