Looks like just because it’s good for you and your hair, doesn’t mean it’s yours to share. (It also makes it hard to be “good”.)
On Friday, August 22nd, LA based manufacturer 220 Laboratories filed a suit against Kate Hudson, David Babaii and his company David Babaii For WildAid, LLC, among others. Among the charges are fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract. (See the whole list at E! Online).
220 Labs is claiming that after entering into an “oral contract”, and revealing their “confidential ingredients”, with Hudson and Dabaii to develop and manufacturer their haircare products, Hudson took samples of their ash to around to other companies looking for a better deal. At the time, 220 Labs says they were the only supplier of volcanic ash in the U.S. and that Hudson and Dabaii used footage of 220 Labs collecting the ash as part of promtional efforts to their new manufacturer, Universal Packaging Systems, who is also listed in the lawsuit. 220 Labs is looking for unspecified damages, attorney’s fees and an injunction against Hudson/David Babaii/et. al from the use of their products.
As for Hudson, her reps say, “Kate does not know the plaintiffs and has never met with them or spoken with them.”