Laura Townsend grew up just west of the thriving metropolis of Downtown Toronto. Her passion for fashion, fitness and nutrition lead her to achieve diplomas in both business and alternative medicine. After working several years in the retail world, Laura pursued a career in nutrition consulting- helping clients work towards achieving a healthier lifestyle.
It was one cool September evening in 2012- walking to a conference, Laura came across an intriguing pop-up venture- she had no idea that it would quickly become her proudest accomplishment. The Detox Market was already internationally recognized as the “MECCA” for Green Beauty and with a new spot in Toronto, the sky was the limit for this once pop-up shop, now a permanent business in Canada. For Laura, The Detox Market was the perfect marriage between for her retail and wellness background. As the awareness and demand for Green Beauty grew across Canada, Laura and her team worked hard – launching four pop-up shops with Canada’s luxury department store- Holt Renfrew, opening a second store front in Toronto’s prestigious Yorkville community, debuting a Canadian e-commerce website and in 2017 relocating and re launching their downtown flagship location. Their 3rd Toronto store is set to open at Toronto’s Union Station late 2017.
In her (limited) free time, Laura loves being active- enjoying fitness classes, walking through the city or escaping to wine country for a hike followed by an afternoon in the vineyard.