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Design Bridge London collaborates with Beauty Banks, beauty influencers & Superdrug to help tackle hygiene poverty

As part of our ongoing partnership with the brilliant Beauty Banks, who are on a very important mission to tackle hygiene poverty in the UK, we teamed up four of our designers with some of the most influential beauty content creators in the UK to help bring their unique visions to life across a range of covetable limited edition cosmetics bags.

On sale exclusively at Superdrug from today (Wednesday 24th February 2021) online and in stores that are open for essential shopping, each bag is made entirely from recycled plastic and costs £4.99, with 100% of the profits donated to Beauty Banks. If they sell out, that will be around £50,000 that can be invested in supporting people in communities across the UK who are living in hygiene poverty, making a real difference to people’s lives.

Let us introduce you to the influencers and content creators, and their designs…

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Sali Hughes, Journalist, Broadcaster, Author and Co-Founder of Beauty Banks

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Sam Chapman and Nic Chapman-Haste, Makeup artists and content creators

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Cher Webb, Makeup artist

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Gary Thompson aka Plastic Boy, Influencer

Monique Bissell, Senior Art Director who oversaw the project from our virtual London Studio, summed it up beautifully: “Over the years we’ve built a strong creative partnership with Beauty Banks, and this latest collaboration has been a pleasure to work on. Combining our expertise as brand creatives with the unique visions of some of the most influential voices in beauty, together we’ve harnessed the power of design to create a desirable and collectible range of cosmetics bags and supporting social media content to continue raising awareness and prompting people to donate to the Beauty Banks cause. Nobody should have to live in hygiene poverty, and we’re proud to play a small part in tackling this issue alongside Sali, Jo and the rest of the team to make a real difference to people’s lives.”

If you want to get your hands on one of the limited edition designs, or even buy the whole set (it’s for a good cause, after all), head over to Superdrug ASAP before they’re all snapped up.

We also want to share some extra special shout outs to our London team that helped make all of this happen: Yvonne Eng-Hall (Design Director), Rosie Bottomley (Designer), Ella Smith (Designer) and Jake Maguire (Designer) for working with Sali, Sam & Nic, Cher and Gary to design their bags, Natasha Dowdall (Motion Director) and Charlotte Harrison (Senior Designer & Photographer) for creating all of the social media content to help spread the word far and wide, and to Rose Akehurst (Senior Client Director) and Talitha Watson (Senior Production Project Manager) for keeping us all in check.

Want to know more about Beauty Banks?
The ultimate goal of Beauty Banks is to make hygiene poverty history in the UK, supporting people who can’t afford to be clean with supplies of personal care products and hygiene essentials.

Since the pandemic hit, Beauty Banks experienced a surge in the number of charity organisations and food banks requesting their help. In some parts of the UK this was up 250%  in 2020 versus the same period in 2019.

If you want to join the fight to tackle hygiene poverty follow Beauty Banks on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date, plus visit beautybanks.org.uk for further resources and information on how you can help.

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