co-founder and Chief Purpose Officer, HonestCo.
Christopher Gavigan is co-founder and chief purpose officer of The Honest Company, which was launched in 2012 with a mission to inspire and empower people to live a happy and healthy life. He is also a champion for children’s health, acclaimed author and speaker, and social entrepreneur.
The Honest Company is dedicated to helping people live a happy and healthy life. Founded in 2012, the mission-driven company provides 100+ safe and effective products across a wide range of consumer categories, including baby, personal care, beauty, home care, and vitamins & supplements, to a passionate community of consumers united by values and style. Honest products are available across the U.S. via honest.com and honestbeauty.com and at more than 17,000 retail locations across North America. The Honest Company is privately held and headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
Since its inception, the mission-driven Company has donated over fifteen million products and over 15,000 employee participation hours through it's Honest to Goodness program. Honest has been honored with a wide range of recognitions and awards, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Los Angeles Region, ACG Award for Social Responsibility, PC Magazine’s Seal of Consumer Approval in Tech, three Allure Best of Beauty Awards, as well as the Pioneer in Sustainability Award by the Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles.
Christopher’s commitment and consciousness have been instrumental in spreading awareness about children’s environmental health and providing actionable information to millions of homes worldwide. As the CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, a national nonprofit that empowers and educates parents to protect children from toxic risks, he advocated for legislative reforms of the domestic chemical regulatory system, championing new standards and safe options for families in the consumer marketplace.
Christopher translated his passion into a best-selling book, Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home, with leading contributions from Dr. Philip Landrigan, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, First Lady Michelle Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sheryl Crow, Dr. Alan Greene, and Dr. Harvey Karp. He has authored numerous pieces on environmental health, sustainability, and the non-toxic marketplace for national publications, including People Magazine, Huffington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, Fast Company, Elle, In Style, Parenting, Cookie, Treehugger, Discovery, and Fit Pregnancy. He has been featured as a speaker and expert at national conferences, including Sustainable Brands, Ad Week, LOHAS, and Green Biz, and has been interviewed on numerous radio and television programs.
Christopher sits on the Board of Directors of Mount Sinai Hospital’s Children Environmental Health Center (CEHC) alongside Dr. Philip Landrigan, a pioneer in environmental science, and is a Chief Advisor to the Green Product Innovation Institute alongside Bill McDonough. He is also on the advisory boards of Healthy Child Healthy World, SAIL Venture Partners, and UCLA’s Environmental Health Sciences Department. Christopher has received the following recognitions: WebMD’s Health Hero Award, Men’s Fitness Gamechanger Award, and Elle Magazine’s Green Award. He also serves as a strategic advisor to Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization that provides essentials for families in need. Christopher is a father of four children, Luke, Evie, Poppy and Josephine and lives with his wife, Jessica, in Los Angeles, California.