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Oliver’s celebrates 25 years in Kew

Michael Wale recently paid a visit to Oliver’s Wholefood Store in Kew, West London, to join in the 25th anniversary celebrations and talk to owner Sara Novakovic about her time in the industry Oliver’s Wholefoods Store, run by Sara Novakovic, will be 25 years old this year and just before Christmas it staged a celebration […]

November 28, 2013 Continue Reading

Nuts can extend your shelf life

It is widely accepted that nuts are beneficial to health – being a rich source of omega-3s, antioxidants, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals – and now a new study published in the The New England Journal of Medicine has found that regular nut consumption can increase life expectancy. The study – Association of Nut Consumption […]

November 28, 2013 Continue Reading
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Fairtrade Fortnight goes bananas!

This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight, taking place from 24 February to 9  March, coincides with the Fairtrade Foundation’s 20th anniversary in the UK and will see the launch of a new stage of its Make Food Fair campaign to transform the banana industry and ‘Abolish the Unfair Banana’. The campaign aims to ensure that the millions […]

November 28, 2013 Continue Reading

Amazonia Preciosa launches TLC for hair

The natural vegan and organic brand of shampoos and conditioners from Surya Brasil – Amazonia Preciosa – is now available in the UK, offering a range of five formulations aimed at giving hair a complete overhaul. Certified by Ecocert, the five varieties are Ucuuba for curly and fragile hair; Buriti for dyed and damaged hair; […]

November 26, 2013 Continue Reading

Stay cool on-the-go with Mendill

Mendill has introduced 100% organic cotton towelettes to wipe away dirt and stress and soothe the skin. Mendill’s individually-wrapped organic cotton wipes are infused with mood-enhancing and naturally antibacterial essential oils which are certified organic, and are said to deliver the perfect pick-me-up, clean-me-up or calm-me-down solution to today’s hectic lifestyles. The wipes are handy […]

November 26, 2013 Continue Reading
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Sustainable Beauty Awards honour natural brands

A number of natural and organic brands received recognition at the inaugural Sustainable Beauty Awards launched by Organic Monitor. Weleda won the award for Sustainability Leadership due to its ‘value-creation business model’. The judges referred to the fact that the company’s business model creates economic value in a way that also creates value for society […]

November 26, 2013 Continue Reading
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Lepicol makes a splash

Healthy bowels company Lepicol has raised £1,200 for charity by, fittingly, selling decorated toilet seats. The 22 examples of unique toilet seat art were recently displayed for sale on Lepicol’s stand at camexpo 2013, organised by Diversified Communications UK. Following sales which amounted to an impressive £600, Probiotics International Ltd, which manufactures Lepicol, matched the […]

November 21, 2013 Continue Reading

The 2014 natural beauty hotlist: Natural Beauty Yearbook announces its top 25 most influential personalities

Natural beauty advocate Janey Lee Grace has scooped the top spot for the second year running in the Natural Beauty Yearbook’s prestigious annual industry hotlist. Published by Diversified Communications UK, the much-anticipated who’s who in natural beauty top 25 was announced last night at an exclusive launch party for the 2014 edition.  The evening was […]

November 20, 2013 Continue Reading

North Walsham loses health food store

On 30 October Heather and Bob DaCosta closed the doors of The Health Food Centre in North Walsham for the last time after 26 years of trading. “We couldn’t make it pay any longer,” explains Heather. “In North Walsham, where we’re based, there are a lot of empty units, we can’t get free car parking […]

November 18, 2013 Continue Reading
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Heswall Health turns three

Heswall Health celebrated its third year anniversary in October and marked the occasion in-store by handing out over 300 goodie bags, holding a free-to-enter raffle and treating customers to lots of food sampling. “The response from suppliers was amazing,” says store owner Niki Davies, “especially as times are hard for all of us, and customers […]

November 18, 2013 Continue Reading

Supplement use can significantly reduce healthcare costs

A new American study has concluded that the targeted use of dietary supplements can result in significant reductions in healthcare costs and should be used as a means for high-risk individuals to minimise their chance of costly ‘disease events’. In its Smart Prevention — Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary […]

October 24, 2013 Continue Reading
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MooGoo wins Silver for UK launch

Australian natural skincare brand MooGoo, which launched in the UK earlier this year following growing demand from UK consumers, has just won Silver for the Best Natural Launch at the Pure Beauty Awards 2013. The brand originated when company founder Craig Jones adapted a cream ­– that was originally formulated for cows’ udders – to […]

October 24, 2013 Continue Reading

Honesty more important than natural ingredients?

The Future of Beauty report by Evolve Beauty, which conducted a survey of 336 women between 20-55 years old, found that trust rated higher than natural ingredients when it came to purchasing beauty products. When asked to imagine a future beauty company, the top criteria were honesty, truthfulness and transparency, which surprisingly came even before […]

October 24, 2013 Continue Reading
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Kure Bazaar nails new shades

Kure Bazaar has unveiled nine new colours in its eco nail lacquer range, bringing the total offering to 56 shades. The newly launched colours include Hope (a jade green), Khol (jet black) and Mademoiselle K (a red). Kure Bazaar claims to be the first nail lacquer to combine the ethics of an eco-natural formula without […]

October 24, 2013 Continue Reading