Francesco Clark is the founder of Clark’s Botanicals, which has been featured in The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and many other publications. His company has won Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award, Allure’s Best of Beauty Award (two years in a row), Fitness magazine’s Beauty Award, Self’s Healthy Beauty Award, the 2008 Cosmetic Executive Women’s Indie Brand of the Year Award, the WWD Beauty Biz Newcomer of the Year Award, as well as Wallpaper’s design award.
A portion of its proceeds goes toward supporting research for spinal cord injuries, a cause close to Francesco’s heart after suffering a spinal cord injury when he was 24 years old.
Francesco recently published his first book, Walking Papers (Hyperion). He is a national ambassador for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and is a member of the New York Stem Cell Foundation’s Junior Leadership Council, offering hope to others afflicted with spinal-cord injuries. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University, and lives in Bronxville. New York.