Spanning industries from beauty and fashion to food and beverage and technology, these businesses are demonstrating that positive change is not only possible but vital to building a better, more sustainable, inclusive or tech-driven future, aligned with Stylus’ core areas of critical research – our Innovation Platforms.
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Carra is an artificial-intelligence-driven hair health platform for textured hair. Combining the power of experts, data and community, it provides truly personalised, powerful haircare routines and product recommendations to help the textured hair community meet their hair goals. Its B2B platform Carra Labs is where in-depth textured hair domain knowledge meets machine intelligence. With 12 million data points, the award-winning Textured Hair Engine has indexed the world’s textured hair data into actionable insights to revolutionise innovation in haircare.
The Cyber Collective envisions a world where all identities feel safe online and considers people’s needs and safety as a priority for the next generation of technology leaders and builders. It makes intimidating tech topics easy to understand so that everyone can confidently navigate technology and empower their friends, family and communities to do the same.
Founded in 2021, Dewey’s mission is to create a world where short stature is not an obstacle but a source of pride. Nurturing sustainable communities, it empowers individuals under 5ft with ethical fashion that celebrates their unique identity and encourages self-expression. Since launch, the company has proceeded to win multiple awards, introduced various collections and continues to be a trailblazer in the fashion industry.
Grounded’s mission is to be the trusted brand for natural cleaning products powered by African-grown ingredients. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Grounded is leading the charge in the non-toxic space as the first and only producer of a full line of natural cleaning and personal care products in the region. Its vision is to reduce the toxin burden on our bodies, our ecosystem and future generations. It discloses 100% of its ingredients, which are grown on regenerative farms, and is proud to have a 100% solar-powered factory, led by women.
Plant-based burgers, nuggets and sausages are great. But for those who need a little variety in the kitchen, these options get monotonous. That’s why Juicy Marbles makes “whole cuts”: juicy, versatile plant-based “muscle” that gives you access to all the classic meals. Its hope is that by making nutritionally wholesome plant-meats that foster creativity in the kitchen, taste incredible and satisfy the soul, it can bring people together around our most ancient commonality: the love of a superb meal.
YesColours is an award-winning sustainable paint brand with supporting design services. Backed by an experienced team of designers and industry experts, it’s changing the landscape of interior decor with innovative paints and packaging that aim to reduce the 55 million tonnes of paint waste going directly to landfill each year, as well as promoting the use of colour in design to enhance personal wellbeing, encourage creativity and celebrate diversity. YesColours’ paints are Made in Britain-certified and its design services have already been commissioned by clients ranging from hospitals, public spaces, hotels and workplaces to pop-ups and events.