Sylvie Chantecaille at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

The Chantecaille family was well represented in Barcelona, with both mother (Sylvie) and daughters (Alex and Olivia) attending as delegates for the Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI). Sylvie_chantecaille

Mrs. Chantecaille has led the way in leveraging the family’s international cosmetics business into a means of letting women know about marine conservation issues. She said:

"We have so many women around the world who have an intimate relationship with us, because we’re in their bathroom. . . . Once they trust you, because they love your product, they’re willing to listen to what you have to say."

Coral_compactAttending the WCC for the roll-out of the Gems of the High Seas booklet they were instrumental in publishing, the Chantecaille family is also known for creating a line of striking compacts to underscore the plight of coral and discourage its use as jewelry. The compacts were used in SeaWeb‘s Too Precious to Wear campaign.

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