Indian cosmetics makers are gearing up to launch their latest cosmetics project, aimed at curbing the use of animals in cosmetics testing, with grants from the Indian Institutes of Technology, Bangalore (IIB).
A Rs. 10 crore animal welfare fund has been set up to support the development of animal testing equipment, and to promote the welfare of animals, said a statement from IIB.
The grant for animal testing and cosmetic dentistry is part of a $100 million programme that was announced last year, said IIT-B Chief Executive Rakesh Jain.
The IIB was formed in 2015 to enable higher education institutions to become catalysts in the fight against cruelty to animals.
The IITs $100-million-plus fund will help establish the first dedicated animal welfare laboratory, and support the establishment of the first national animal welfare board in India.
The fund will also provide technical support to IIT’s research centres to implement animal welfare strategies.
The institute will also establish the Indian Institute of Animal Science, and a new institute for the study of animal welfare will be set up, it added.
There’s a growing interest in luxury diamond cosmetics among middle-aged men who want to look their best and can afford to buy a high-quality product at a reasonable price.
In a recent survey conducted by the Jewish-owned cosmetics company Pixi cosmetics and published in the Israeli magazine Yediot Aharonot, almost a quarter of respondents were attracted to the luxury brand.
The poll, conducted in May, found that nearly a third of respondents said they had a friend or a close relative who had bought a diamond or ruby gemstone.
One in five respondents said that they had bought something in the past week, while about a quarter said they bought something within the past month.
A third of the respondents said their partner or spouse had bought one of the items.
Pixi CEO Shlomo Bock, who is also chairman of the board of directors of the Israeli company, said that there are two main reasons behind the trend: the popularity of diamond jewelry in Israel and the increased number of middle-age men who are searching for luxury products.
“We’re seeing a surge in sales among this segment of the population,” he said.
“It’s a new demographic.
This group has a growing desire to make money and make their own mark in the world.”
According to Bock and other Pixi executives, there are around 200 luxury diamond jewelry shops in Israel.
One of them, which opened in 2011, is located in a residential area near the center of the capital.
The shop offers a variety of products, including earrings, bracelets and necklaces.
According to Bixi’s website, the shop is open to all ages, races and professions.
It is not uncommon for people in this age group to be in the market for expensive luxury goods, which include expensive jewelry, handbags, watches, watches with diamonds, watches made from the gemstone, watches that have been polished and so on.
“This is a segment that is becoming more and more important to the market,” said Bock.
Pillars and diamonds have been popular throughout history, but it is not clear why so many people are seeking the luxury goods these days.
The popularity of these products in Israel, which is heavily Jewish and Christian, is likely a result of a growing number of ultra-Orthodox Jews in the country.
Bock noted that the popularity is also driven by the increasing number of people who are going to the beach, which has become popular among the middle-class.
“There is a demand for the products,” he explained.
“The fact that you can get it in a cheaper price than in Europe or the US, which costs thousands of dollars more, has also helped.”
In the past, the main goal of the jewellery store was to sell a particular item at a high price.
Now, Bock said that people want to buy things at a higher price and find a product that will not only look good but also perform well.
“Nowadays, people are looking for something that is not only practical but will also have the highest price.
We’ve been doing this for a long time,” he continued.
The jewellery shop is located near a busy pedestrian crossing in the center part of the city, in an area known for its cafes and restaurants.
The atmosphere of the shop has a traditional Jewish feel, with people sitting around the counter and chatting.
A few tables are also available in the restaurant, and customers can also watch a movie on a projector.
Bixi has become known for offering a wide range of jewellery products, from expensive necklacing and earrings to earrings and bracelets.
The company also offers the luxury products to people who want the services of jewellers.
“It’s really difficult to find something that you don’t need and you don.
But if you look at the prices and what you get, it’s a bargain,” said Gadi Mazor, who has been a customer at Pixi for 10 years.
“I’ve been a regular customer for a while and I’ve seen many of my friends buy jewelry here.”
He noted that people also buy jewelry for personal use.
“In the beginning, I would buy a piece for myself but I found it was very difficult to wear it and I found I didn’t want to wear jewelry that I would wear at work or in public.
So I started to look for other products,” said Mazor.
In the case of jeweller David Gal, who works in the shop, the prices that people are willing to pay for their jewellery are not always as high as those that are offered by the major brands.
“People don’t always understand that they’re buying products from a company that is owned by the state, and the company’s main goal is to provide the most affordable products.
If they don’t want the best, they’re going to look elsewhere,” said Gal, whose shop is currently located on a side