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Live From New York: State of the Fragrance Industry

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: January 10, 2008, from the January 2008 issue of GCI Magazine.

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Pangea Organics Holds Benefit
Beyond The Pink Ribbon, a benefit for breast cancer research and environmental awareness held at ABC Carpet in New York City, was held to support Pangea Organics Ecocentric Skincare in its efforts to bring awareness and education for these issues to the industry and the community at large.

Joshua Onysko, founder and CEO of Pangea, described his journey from small-scale organic soap maker in Boulder, Colorado to an organic entrepreneur and creator of a completely nonsynthetic body care line. “What we need now more than ever is education,” he said.

Anita Nager—representing Climb Against the Odds, an initiative that raises awareness as part of The Breast Cancer Fund through climbs of Mt. Shasta and other daunting peaks—noted the environmental impact of toxins and the links to cancer. She discussed the goals of the Beldon Fund, for which she is program director, and its emphasis on battling cancer through human and ecological health. Mitch Gaynor, MD, founder and president of Gaynor Integrative Oncology, said, “It’s never too late to begin eating organically and changing habits. Your immune system is your front line of defense against cancer.”

Onysko concluded by saying, “With a little knowledge, you can make a huge difference for you and your family,” adding the words of Gandhi, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

In support of Beyond The Pink Ribbon, Pangea Organics donated 10% of all October sales at ABC, the first retailer to carry the organic line, to Climb Against The Odds.