indigo & iris, a beauty brand that gives a damn
21 October 2019 - waikato

Hannah Duder, CEO of indigo & iris was just nominated for the Open Challenge as a Changemaker. Her company, indigo & iris are making a positive impact on Pacific communities through their excellent beauty products, where with every sale they make they donate 50% of their profit to the Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, who are working to prevent avoidable blindness in the Pacific.

We’re super excited to receive our first order (one of our team had just run out of mascara – perfect timing to receive the nomination!) of their coconut oil based mascara, levitate. indigo & iris spent years creating levitate, focusing on perfecting the formula which is made with love in Italy. “It was a no-brainer for us to leave out the things that are not needed – no animal testing and no animal ingredients. But to definitely include the goodies – coconut oil, ingredients that ensure your mascara is safe to use near your eyes and keep it perfect all day long”.

Behind indigo & iris are a young and passionate team who have a true love for creating beautiful things and are passionate about changing the traditional business model. As they have put it “the reason we started indigo & iris was not because we really love makeup (although we do), it was not to make a shit load of money, it was because we really want to make a positive impact in the world.”

If you are supporters of indigo & iris, then please make sure you visit the Open Challenge website and nominate them. The nominee with the most unique nominations will win the People’s Choice Award, which is a $500 Cash Prize. Using indigo & iris impact model along with the Fred Hollows Foundation’s impact calculator, this could fund the manufacture of up to 37 intraocular lenses – not a bad effort!