Jessica Alba Enters the Baby-Products Game
Actress Jessica Alba on her Honest Company and her push for baby-safe products.
- Duration 8:32
- Date Feb 14, 2012
Actress Jessica Alba on her Honest Company and her push for baby-safe products.
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Now you probably know what Jessica -- from big screen hits like in the fantastic fall but you might not know -- that sheet is an entrepreneur to.
She started her own line of organic baby products Jessica Alba -- the company right now here in New York City Jessica welcome to the program.
This is called -- -- baby products -- honest is not well -- food.
We're hoping there Aaron it's actually just non toxic.
-- -- -- -- We do want you to Terry and -- so.
And boy ill body oil analyst ingenuity -- and like.
Have you just started this I have had you not put your name on it because you have a very big name and that will encourage sales.
I don't know if that's.
If that's gay come -- -- call that that case I actually just.
I -- as a mother I want in this company to exist because I found it really confusing to try and buy products from my family that are safe and non toxic.
And most conventional.
Brands that I grew up fine and that and most people by.
And in regular retailers.
Are -- with toxic chemicals that are linked to -- cancers.
-- -- autism obesity things like that this is -- All who -- Green products I think Susan from.
I don't yet it's not it's more about just being nontoxic.
That it is about you know having -- if analytical I want them both some Johnson's baby -- -- he's been on the market for decades -- just took off the shelf Johnson and Johnson's been here for him but not forever.
-- -- it's it's actually has a toxic chemical that was linked to something is horrible that was affecting kids health.
Set up and said we don't want this little Green and this has been rumors that took office tells them so you have you jumped on the non toxic bandwagon to some I want healthy children.
-- gotten a piece of the action I mean obviously you do.
Is this -- honest is the name of the company front wouldn't.
I mean it was inspired my daughter honor and you have a piece of that company I created the company you did you -- it thoroughly 100%.
-- know I have this is hard to get venture capital from some of them.
We've got available to -- capital from.
Wednesday morning because they had you know a -- from banks or venture capitalists.
Some venture capitalists -- How do you feel about paying half -- income in taxes I think parity do it.
It either I mean -- -- about I think 848% and then with agents on that really -- and 75%.
Everything -- -- -- out the door do you feel -- you are going to that place since I was twelve William -- well you're wealthy young woman I mean do you feel that that it's legit.
I say it never feels if you think we hear like okay thank you representative of what I just made -- up the door.
And so I just kind of budget my life accordingly because I know that's just that's the deal.
Over the are you gonna manufacturers in the United States or -- most of it as long as you grow grow grow you think you give it to stay with that commitment.
I sure hope so that the idea was to make the company.
Here and when it create jobs and pain and percent of our company but -- it's ultimately -- creating a great product and jobs more important profits.
I think there's a balance.
Obviously you need to have a successful business -- to have I need be competitive if you could -- cheaper in China which it.
You know it would not we had that option we didn't you actually would not he can Mickey Barnett is Arnie is get it -- but if you made it cheaper in Mexico would -- -- -- in Mexico.
I don't know.
We're making everything here for -- -- wanted to have a case somebody comes to you and says com Jessica.
I can make that Babyshambles.
The price and an American manufacturer so you reject low priced those costs.
We won't mean what a candidate is an exception China want what you reject -- yeah.
I need for us as a company wanted to control the experience.
And they wanted to go to our manufacturers that elect factories and I hate to pick and you have got to China's you -- What -- OK it's a little.
I mean for us -- -- where tiny little company.
And for us it was easier for us control here I I mean I don't have.
I had to -- a five a six month old and a three -- -- like I don't have time to fly to China and try and and manage that process there I.
And it didn't -- you're not putting enough weight on the notion that mothers are would spend the sun moon and the stars make sure that what goes into that -- on Nike even down to the diaper on his little -- It safe and and there's no chemicals and the last thing I would want to see is that it was made in China.
Do you feel threatened by existing baby products threatened to you.
Do you feel that it is an existing baby products that are on the market in the United States of America all unhealthy and -- for your children you did that data analyzed all -- yeah.
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And apple juice and angry -- -- that we give our children that we think we're giving them healthy drink it's not soda.
Can you should not -- child who has died nor -- and I'm with you know from our mission to bring my kind of breaks out and nobody I showed himself and you show memo a child is there any kind of study that says.
This office neck in great Jews is really poaching our children.
My this partner read a book called healthy child healthy world.
And it was basically.
This woman was pregnant she was explodes exposed to a toxin and their daughter died of cancer at age four.
And -- delete this chemical that she's exposed you know.
To that specific type of cancer that this child died from so there are actual links.
Last question I'm done with it and we -- not to -- this I'm with last question just doesn't think it is -- itself how to handle money.
You have what you -- IA I have some oil I have a business manager.
But I make sure that I don't spend more than -- -- -- -- That now that that's a phone.
-- that really is good Jessica -- it was a pleasure having you with -- who wish the best of luck with the new company well yes very good to see you think -- Time for a check on the markets segment.
Look at the big -- it's still dead flat folks it's down 38 that's all we've got to look at a price of oil -- at a 1010 yeah we're at a 101 now.
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Remember please when President Obama was inaugurated it was a -- -- 84 and many predict full bucks a gallon of by the spring of this year.
Joining the company now is Patrick -- Honda with gas Barbie dot com Patrick.
I'm gonna put you on hold for a moment just although on second because I have Jessica Alba still sitting next to me almost set your new -- and I'm gonna ask if she will kindly autograph my notes.
To my daughter Angela would you do that.
Right down please.
His acting it ripped apart maybe try that I -- -- -- -- -- anime and I'm looking -- curious about it because I it's it's -- calling that.
That chemical companies.
Are completely unregulated we don't give it.
Chemical companies are completely -- -- regular tests that have.
Calls before they invest and can't.
That unregulated -- that's not true.
Okay out of the I think they're -- chemicals that they won't allow I think make them tax out of me.
Thousands and thousands like.
And chemicals that are and everything -- really ought to test 880000.
This -- absolutely -- test every chemical that they're gonna -- are in and around our children.
-- -- I don't think -- chemicals back I think some chemicals could have an adverse effect on how the part it's -- to act Angela she's right next -- -- not -- -- -- You know take -- -- again.