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EXPLORING LOCAL LEASING TRENDS: THE NATURAL & ORGANIC PERSONAL CARE MARKET


From fashion to food, fads often come and go in the retail world, while trends have long-lasting staying power. When it comes to the personal care industry, there is no hotter trend right now than the focus on natural ingredients and sustainability. So much so that even amidst the pandemic, the natural and organic personal care products industry is estimated at a whopping $3.4 Billion! (source). Largely driven by consumer demand, brands are moving away from using synthetic and chemical ingredients, in favor of creating products free of toxins, often derived from natural resources. From cosmetics to skin, hair, and oral care products, the movement towards organic and eco-friendly has proven it is here to stay.

While big brands are certainly jumping on the trend, Centennial shopping centers are home to many smaller, local brands that are finding success in this space as well.

Read on for inspiration from three of our favorite Local Leasing shops that focus on natural and organic personal care products:



KLARIF AT MAINPLACE MALL (PICTURED: LOCAL OPERATOR RAFADELIA)

A father with a mission: when California-based Klarif Kim sought a natural remedy to treat his son’s painful skin condition, he ended up launching his own successful brand KLARIF, a personal care line of products with something for everybody. KLARIF has since earned a loyal following of MainPlace Mall shoppers, who rave about the products available at the local shop located within the mall, which has been open for several years now. KLARIF prides itself on its handcrafted products which are 100% vegetarian and cruelty-free, made with ethically sourced ingredients and thoughtful formulations. The local operator at MainPlace, Rafadelia (@klarif_santaana) takes pride and ownership in the brand, and her infectious smile the minute you walk into her lovely store makes you feel warm, welcomed and ready to shop. Her expertise in the brand and a willingness to assist you with any questions makes it easier to shop what you’re looking for. You are guaranteed to find local leasing rep Frieda Valle @ladyretailMP checking out new products or stocking up on her favorite beauty product the black magic soap at least once a month!



MIA’S WISH AT FOX VALLEY MALL

Another Centennial shopper favorite, Mia’s Wish sells eco-friendly and locally made soap, bath, body & skincare products. Local Rep Patie Ryan (@foxvalleymall_localleasing) has been helping Maria Jucious grow since 2018. Now with four locations open (including a gorgeous space at Fox Valley Mall), Mia’s Wish has hundreds of positive reviews from shoppers that love the transparency behind the high-quality, pure ingredients that go into each handmade Mia’s Wish product.



TERRY’S NATURALS AT PUEBLO MALL

Created in Pueblo, Colorado, owner Terry Dawn Behrman started her business Terry’s Naturals in 2018 to sell integrated hemp products, bath bombs, lotions, essential oils and more. What started as a small, family run business operating out of a small RMU cart location in Pueblo Mall’s common area has since grown to a regional business with over 20 employees, and a larger format in-line store at Pueblo Mall courtesy of local rockstar rep Kayla Bell @kbell.specialty.leasing.pueblo. Loved for its quality all-natural products, customers of Terry’s Naturals also know that their purchases not only support a local small business but help provide for many sustainable and green friendly farmers within their community as well.

CONCLUSION

Whether you are a solopreneur passionate about the natural/organic industry, or an established maker of handmade personal care products, Centennial shares your commitment to sustainability. We believe the next evolution of a shopping center is a greener one, and part of that future includes partnering with small business owners that focus on eco-friendly products and processes. If this sounds like you, or someone you know, please contact your Local Leasing & Business Development Representative today to learn more: Contact Us.



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