discussion CANNIBAS & BEAUTY / by Jackie Shawn

Now … this is interesting! This week the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards organization celebrated CAFA WEEK 2019 with various fashion related events taking place around Toronto. One such event was ON A HIGH held May 28th - an evening of panel-led discussions by business leaders focused on exploring how the cannabis, fashion and beauty industries intersect and consequent current and future CBD trends. As the largest economy and second nation to legalize cannabis Canada leads this new business sector, a lifestyle force that will have a massive influence on numerous industry sectors.

My takeaway is how Cannabis, although in its  early stages, is fusing beauty and wellness by addressing solutions for these skin conditions - anti aging, acne, eczema and psoriasis. Look out for large cosmetic brands in the very near future promoting CBD in their products. Development is already underway!

I thank ON A HIGH moderator Donna Bishop for inviting me to this event. Donna is the host of podcast Fashion Talks, CBC Director of Programming for Canadian Arts and Fashion and founder of Green Beauty (2009) - Canada's first online boutique dedicated to natural skincare and cosmetics.

Cannibas & Beauty announcement board with panel guests.

Cannibas & Beauty announcement board with panel guests.


The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) are an annual award ceremony to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement and emerging talent in Canadianfashion. The awards were established to encourage the economic development of the Canadian fashion industry and endorse Canadian cultural sovereignty.