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John Fraser


The Michelin-starred chef has a story to tell you through his cooking

Pundy’s Picks for Conscious Travel


Six tips for considered and conscious travel

Genmaicha Martini Recipe


The classic martini plus the health benefits of green tea

The Spread Love Project by Nicholas Konert


How Nicholas Konert’s rainbow heart design became an international icon

Wade Davis


Anthropology is the antidote to today’s nativism says the scholar and author

Carla Sozzani


The future of retail according to the founder of legendary concept store 10 Corso Como

The Art of Migration


The power of art to inspire empathy and social action

John Pawson


Zen Buddhism and minimalist purity drive the celebrated architect

Amy Duncan


As the CBD line Mowellens expands into skincare, its founder shares the personal story behind her company

Sila Sveta


Moscow’s favorite media studio finds the perfect balance between art and commerce

David de Rothschild


In his calls for environmental awareness, the modern explorer finds harmony between man and nature

Can Fashion Be Sustainable?


Shaping a better world through what you buy – or don’t

Brendon Babenzian


Supreme’s former creative director wants to end the cycle of consumption with his new brand Noah

Lily Kwong


Nature invades the urban jungle in the landscape designer’s expansive projects

House of Yes


Behind the scenes with the Bushwick nightlife collective promoting inclusivity and consent culture

Chez Dede


A medium in which two world-traveling, adventurous spirits absorb the globe’s vast curiosities and share them freely

Jesse Israel


A meditation guide for extraordinarily large groups

Liya Kebede


The Ethopian model, activist, and entrepreneur uses her label Lemlem as a force for change

When Amy Duncan first founded the CBD wellness company Mowellens, she made a commitment to the purity of her products with a limited initial range of five edible CBD oils and honey.
That same dedication will carry through now that Mowellens is, according to Duncan, about to become something much bigger, with a second phase that will see the launch of ten new beauty products—tripling its offerings—and a rebrand as a “supercharged skincare company.” In 2012, Duncan, a born-and-raised Midwesterner, was in her hometown of St. Louis working as a medical sales representative when her husband, Chris Duncan of the St. Louis Cardinals, was diagnosed with a glioblastoma brain tumor. “It turned our lives upside down,” Duncan says. After Chris’ cancer responded to months of treatment, the family moved to California, where Duncan began working at a biotech and clinical laboratory as the director of sales and marketing. Curious about the cannabis industry—CBD in particular, because of its documentation as helping with seizures, something Chris was dealing with—she began testing for clean, pure products and researching dispensaries. Back then, she says, “Nothing was being lab tested. And nothing was clean.” A couple months later, in October 2016, after her husband’s brain tumor had been gone for four years, the cancer was back. That’s when “I said, ‘I’m never working for anybody else again,’” Duncan recalls. “So I left and I started Mowellens.” Boosted by her research and inspired by the positive effects of CBD in her personal life (and in the midst of a huge wave of CBD and hemp companies launching in the wellness and beauty industries), Duncan created Mowellens as a CBD source that focuses on the care, concern, and quality of its products—no shortcuts. It’s what sets Mowellens apart from the rest. Pulling from her experiences on all sides of the medical and wellness industries, Duncan says one of the brand’s main focuses is to “educate about the industry and how important it is to get a product that is clean.” In that vein, “We do not only formulate with the best hemp extract and distill it,” she continues, “but we also have the same diligence with the other ingredients that surround hemp in the formulas.” Now, with the brand’s new CBD skincare line, Duncan’s goal is to “reframe what it means to feel OK,” and she says time spent using good, pure skincare products can be part of that. “We really want to empower people to know that OK is enough.”