We had the good fortune of connecting with Lauren Fache and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lauren, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Creating an eco-friendly and sustainable marketplace for beauty, wellness, and lifestyle brands was something that came naturally to me because it is already part of my current lifestyle in Miami. I always wanted to start my own business, so turning my passions into my work was a perfect fit.
My friends have always asked me for recommendations of products to use and eco-living tips, so I decided to create a one-stop-shop with products that are clean, ethically-sourced, and cruelty-free. I believe that living a conscious lifestyle should be easy, and affordable. That is why I started Fachie Market. Our mission is to be clean and sustainable, so not only are our products non-toxic but even our shipping is plastic-free and our packaging (box, tissue paper, insert cards, filling) are post-consumer recycled materials and 100% compostable/recyclable.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I believe that what sets Fachie Market apart is my knowledge of the beauty business. I have been working with beauty brands for over 12 years. My focus was on branding and product development. For the last 5 years, I have been working directly with our chemist in order to learn the ins and outs of the industry as well as the good and bad of its ingredients. It’s insane to see what other brands are selling on the market, which is why I decided to curate a selection of clean beauty and wellness brands with quality ingredients that are good for you and not harmful to the environment.
My goal is to create a marketplace where you can find brands in home, fitness, women’s health, apparel, and accessories that all have the same objective of living a green lifestyle and being conscious about our environment. In doing so, I hope to build a community of like-minded individuals who have the same motivations and concerns of finding an easier way to shop reasonably priced items, without sacrificing quality.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would recommend starting our day with an infrared hot yoga class at SOL yoga, followed by some delicious juices and breakfast at Pura Vida, Dr. Smood, or Under the Mango Tree. The beach in Miami is amazing, so we would definitely go to Soho Beach House or Wave at the One Hotel to relax for a few hours or spend the day.
After that, we would head over to Maya’mi Cocina in Upper Buena Vista for some delicious artisanal tacos followed by some shopping at House of Findings, where you’ll find some amazing antique and thrifted pieces.
For sunset, we would go to The Standard for a cold plunge, swim, and cocktails with the best sunset view in town before heading over to Fooqs for an eclectic farm-to-table menu of French /Persian cuisine. A great spot to end the night or go for bites and drinks is The Margot Pop Up Wine bar that has a great laid-back vibe and amazing selections of natural wines. Et Voila!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My family has been an amazing support system for me in my life and throughout my career. I’m a Miami native and my heritage is Cuban and Belgian, which has taught me about cultural diversities and different ways of seeing the world and business. I also grew up in an eco-conscious and entrepreneurial household where new ideas and projects were always encouraged, discussed, and executed, which definitely molded and influenced my life. The result is Fachie Market.
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