From a fifth generation agricultural family long engrained in the history of California, Ms. Alexander is an expert in green design, organic products, sustainable businesses and day-to-day green living. She is a Dame of Malta and a member of the Society of California Pioneers. Ms. Alexander resides in San Francisco and is actively involved in numerous charity and community causes including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Fight Against Breast Cancer, Cancer Care Services, the UCLA Foundation, Pets Unlimited, the Guardsman of San Francisco and The Parks Trust to name a few.
A visionary in fashion design, Lisa Alexander took her years of experience in the couture fashion industry and launched several different fashion lines in the US. She also founded (in respect to her agricultural roots) “Mo Betta Pickles“, a pickle company sold to William Sonoma.
An international adventurer, Lisa has climbed Kilimanjaro, sailed with the America’s Cup team on the sailboat Defiance, and modeled for Givenchy and Valentino in Europe and New York. She spent years living abroad in London, Switzerland and India and the combination of these experiences gives an international perspective to her sense of fashion, style and market opportunity. The most influential part of her life was growing up on a ranch however as that is where she learned the importance of a natural and organic lifestyle and how to bring this forward in her skincare line, LAFACE.
What is QAI ?
Quality Assurance International
As a pioneer in the organic industry for more than 20 years, QAI is a leading advocate for certified organic production. We are committed to fostering increased consumer trust in the organic label by:
- Certifying to the current federal standard under the National Organic Program.
- Verifying organic integrity to meet strict standards.
- Certifying organic growers, processors, traders and distributors in an efficient, timely and thorough manner.
- Providing a streamlined application process.
- Providing superior, professional assistance and conducting expeditious certification renewals.
- Remaining active in the organic industry on a national level to remain current with, and responsive to, any changes in the organic regulations.
What is NPA ?
The Natural Products Association
To protect and equip consumers to maximize their well being, NPA developed the Natural Standard and Certification for Personal Care Products, a set of guidelines that dictate whether a product can be deemed truly "natural." The standard encompasses all cosmetic personal care products regulated and defined by the FDA. Under the Natural Standard for Personal Care Products, allowed ingredients come from or are made from a renewable resource found in nature (flora, fauna, mineral), with absolutely no petroleum compounds. For each ingredient, the substance must be listed as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA when used in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and contain no residues of heavy metals or other contaminants in excess of tolerances set by the FDA or the EPA or has been reviewed using criteria in this standard.
What is KSA?
The KSA symbol is a firm guarantee to all consumers that the products bearing the symbol are in full compliance with the most demanding of kosher standards. You can be sure that your products will be marketable, enjoying the same status, recognition and acceptance, as any other reliably certified kosher product.
What is NSF ?
NSF is The Public Health and Safety Company™, providing public health and safety risk management solutions to companies, governments and consumers around the world. No other independent testing programs require companies to comply with the strict standards imposed by NSF and its product certification programs. From extensive product testing and material analyses to unannounced plant inspections, NSF is the only third-party testing organization to undertake a complete evaluation of every aspect of a product's development before it can earn our certification. Most importantly for you, NSF Certification is not a one-time activity. We do not just test a single model of a product and give it our okay. Our certification programs require regular on-site inspections of the manufacturing facilities. In addition, certified products are periodically re-tested against the requirements of the most current version of the applicable national standard. If for any reason a product fails to meet one or more of our certification criteria, we will take whatever enforcement actions we deem necessary to protect the public, including product recall, public notification, or de-certification.