Trend: AI and 3D Design Technologies Creating Sustainable and Inclusive “Well Fashion”

TREND: WELL FASHION Rip Off the Labels: Fashion’s New Inclusivity around Size and Gender The fashion industry is all about labels, not just Chanel or Levi’s, but labels such as “petite” or “plus-sized” or “man” or “woman”—dictating what you should buy, in what part of the store, and at what racks. But in our era of feminism, body positivity and “wokeness” of all kinds (especially…

“Well Fashion” Means a More Inclusive Fashion Industry

Summit Trend in the News: Well Fashion   Fashion’s Long Road to Inclusivity – Business of Fashion In the last year, fashion brands have been called out for everything from cultural appropriation to racism, and this article looks at fashion’s long, non-inclusive history and how a new storm of identity politics, consumer activism and social media look to bring about lasting change and a more…

Successful Brands of the Furture Will Be “Nature Smart”

TREND: PRESCRIBING NATURE Nature Smart More and more companies are promoting the outdoor lifestyle. “Nature Smart” brands are educating consumers on the benefits of nature. It used to be that the person who served as the poster child for this idea was more of a modern-day hippie than a corporate CEO. They would literally shout from the mountaintops. All of that continues to change. REI…

Prescribing Nature: Plants Are the New Pets

Summit Trend in the News: Prescribing Nature The One Thing Millennials Haven’t Killed Is Houseplants – Bloomberg Record demand for Instagram-ready flora has sent “plant parents” scouring the web for fiddle-leaf figs. With millennials delaying parenthood, plants are the new pets, and they’re meeting the yearning among young generations to reconnect with nature. Millennials love plants so much they’re convincing tech companies to replace office artwork with “living…

Summit at a Glance

Summit At A Glance Click here to check out photos from the 2019 Global Wellness Summit (GWS) in Singapore. And be sure to visit again to see new shots of speakers, delegates and social events at the leading conference for the business of wellness. As Susie Ellis, GWS chair and CEO, said in her opening remarks on day one of the Summit, “There is hardly a…

Summit News: Keynote in Forest Bathing 2.0: The Art and Science of Shinrin-Yoku

Summit News: Keynote in Forest Bathing 2.0: The Art and Science of Shinrin-Yoku Dr. Qing Li, Author & President, Japanese Society of Forest Medicine; Nippon Medical School, Japan At a press conference held on the opening day of the Global Wellness Summit (GWS), Summit Chair and CEO Susie Ellis named “Forest Everything” one of the top wellness travel trends for 2020. And speaking to delegates…

Keynote Interview – From the Garage to the NY Stock Exchange: Building a Billion Dollar Wellness Business

Keynote Interview –From the Garage to the NY Stock Exchange: Building a Billion Dollar Wellness Business On the second day of the 2019 Global Wellness Summit, MINDBODY CEO Rick Stollmyer took to the stage to explain how he created an idea, developed it in his garage and turned his wellness technology into a billion-dollar business. Summit Chair and CEO Susie Ellis interviewed Rick in this…

GWI Researchers Present New Study on Physical Activity Economy

Asia-Pacific’s Physical Activity Market Now $240 Billion – To Reach $373.5 Billion by 2023 The first major study on the global fitness economy was released today at the 13th annual Global Wellness Summit, being held this week in Singapore. Global Wellness Institute Senior Research Fellows Ophelia Yeung and Katherine Johnston presented key findings in the 180-page report, Move To Be Well: The Global Economy of…

The Asian Century and J Wellness: The Future of Wellness in Japan

The Asian Century and J Wellness: The Future of Wellness in Japan Catherine Feliciano-Chon, a leading brand development and communications expert with offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and Tokyo-based spa/wellness investor and entrepreneur Yoriko Soma today addressed delegates to the leading conference on the business of wellness. The Summit returned to Asia for the third time in its 13-year history and is taking place…

Physical Activity Is an $828 Billion Market

New Research: Physical Activity Is an $828 Billion Market – To Reach $1.1 Trillion+ by 2023 Yesterday at the Global Wellness Summit being held in Singapore, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) released its major 2019 research report: Move To Be Well: The Global Economy of Physical Activity. In 2018, the GWI found that the fitness/mind-body market was worth $595 billion, but this new research broadens…