Nightline Interiew: Jessica Alba Leads Mommy War on Synthetic Chemicals
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Jessica Alba, famous for her roles in “Dark Angel,” “Sin City” and the “Fantastic Four,” is taking on her most serious role yet warning mothers about what she said are the dangers of toxic chemicals in many everyday products.

The 32-year-old actress and mother of two became worried about this issue when she was pregnant with her first child and had an allergic reaction to a brand of baby laundry detergent.

I was like … I’m an adult, and if I’m having an allergic reaction, like who knows what’s going to happen with my baby,” Alba said. “So I did some research, and I found that there are a lot of toxic chemicals in everyday products, and I was more horrified to find that there are more toxic chemicals in baby products.

Alba’s concerns have propelled her to become the public face of a movement of people trying to avoid synthetic chemicals. It started for Alba when she met Christopher Gavigan, the author of “Healthy Child, Healthy World,” a guidebook on living a healthier lifestyle.

I asked … what products do I buy, and he was like, ‘Well, this company does that one thing and this company does that one thing,’ and I was like, ‘Gosh, why isn’t there a company that does everything. This is so stressful,'” Alba said.

The duo teamed up to help create the Honest Company, a mail-order business that started out by selling 17 products made of ingredients they claim are safe and tested, unlike conventional products.

“We don’t have a regulatory system in place here in the United States at least that allows for and or monitors and or requires reporting on what’s inside,” Gavigan said. “So the raw materials and the ingredients … they don’t have to report those. They don’t have to prove they are safe before they hit the marketplace.”

Inside Jessica Alba’s Closet and more… with thecoveteur.com
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Thecoveteur who previously did a story on the Honest Company have done one a new one with Jessica at home. Full of style tips, a look inside her closest and much more. Check out the story and pictures below:

Being cast in James Cameron’s Dark Angel is the most memorable opportunity of my career. Breaking into the entertainment industry under his direction and guidance was life changing — he taught me a lot of the values I still apply today to my work as an actress and at The Honest Company “.

This one’s been a long time in the making, guys.

When we had the chance to sit down with Jessica Alba over champagne and cupcakes to celebrate her book launch earlier this spring, we mutually vowed that we’d give the superhuman actress/entrepeneur/mom the Coveteur treatment before the year was out. And guess who kept their promise?

We spent the better part of the day with Alba, first touring her Beverly Hills home and closet before heading over to The Honest Company’s headquarters. Welcoming us at her door, she got right to the goods, leading us up to the pièce de résistance—her closet. “Who doesn’t love all shoes?!” Alba exclaimed while showing us the (seriously) impressive shelves upon shelves housing her collection. Oh, and it turns out that running in Alba’s crew (which includes Cov-alums Kelly Sawyer, Hedi Gores, the WhoWhatWear duo of Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power,  and Jen Atkin) comes with its perks, “[My shoes] don’t mind being shared with my friends!” Must be nice, right?

And for the girl whose ‘fashion mishaps’ at one time included, “deliberately mismatched socks, hair scrunchies, high tops” and a “tomboy meets Prince (yes, the musician) outfits,” she’s certainly come a long way. Except for that one time, though. “Once I wore a dress backward because I couldn’t tell which way was front. I have also had seams split, zippers burst… it’s all happened. So, the lesson I’ve carried forward? Pay special attention to your undergarments.”

Our peek inside Alba’s home only expounded the point that attempting to go the all-natural-everything route doesn’t necessitate sacrificing your Giuseppes for granola. Oh, and you know how Alba and her business partners hit up Craigslist and even went dumpster diving to outfit Honest? The same savvy approach to decor extends to Alba’s own home, too, “I love wallpaper and upcycling flea market finds,” she confessed to us. Alba even allowed us to take a peek inside little Honor and Haven’s (that would be her two adorable daughters) closets. “My oldest daughter Honor has a distinct sense of style and likes to pick out her own clothes!”

And though her walk-in won our hearts, it was her magical outdoor space that instantly had us plotting our move to the West Coast. From the rainbow-bright pillows to the enormous gnome (which we thought just wasn’t complete without a white CHANEL bag slung across it), every inch of her backyard playground had that signature Alba-touch to it. And after a long day’s work, we couldn’t help but retreat to the mini black-and-white striped teepee, where we sat and kicked it with the actress. Work hard, play hard, right? – Thecoveteur.com