Natural Living

Bringing the UK’s natural and organic products industry the latest natural and eco living news.

Consumers cotton on to organic and ethical clothing

Organic cotton, says the Soil Association (SA) is not only good for the environment, but good for business too, as consumer spend within the category rises.

78% of consumers unable to identify greenwashing, survey reveals

To coincide with Earth Day a new survey ‘unearthes’ the ethical and sustainable shopping habits of UK consumers.

Sustainable online retailer Ecovibe undergoes revamp

Ecovibe is going through some changes, including a fresh look and innovative new services to make sustainable living as easy as possible.

Roam rolls out world’s first skin tone condoms

Challenging the lack of innovation in the wellness category, Roam has created inclusive Skin Tone Condoms – a ‘world first in sex care’.

Refills: there’s a City to Sea app for that

City to Sea has extended its Refill campaign to include an app to help consumers find refill locations and reduce their use of plastic.

Clean Living highlights conscious consumerism with Born Free

Clean Living International has entered into a partnership with Born Free to highlight the impact purchasing decisions have on biodiversity.

New Organic Textile Week launched by GOTS & OTB

GOTS and the Organic Trade Board have jointly announced the launch of the new Organic Textile Week, due to take place in May 2023.

Waitrose tells Oxford customers to BYO

A location in Oxford has become the first store to trial Waitrose’s new refill station, providing customers with a facility where they can shop for unpackaged everyday basics such as rice, pasta, cereals, lentils, seeds and coffee, using their own containers from home.  

Stamp out plastic sample sachets experts urge in open letter

Campaigners, business leaders and MPs have written an open letter to call for sample sachets to be included in single-use plastic bans.

Industry in ‘high spirits’ as Danish Minister opens Eco Life Scandinavia

Danish Minister opens NOFF with the message that ‘together we can ... drive forward the organic way of producing sustainable products’.

GOTS standards become more stringent

GOTS has raised the bar on requirements for certified gins - machinery which removes stems, soil, burrs and other debris from cotton bolls.

Onya aims to wrap things up in UK market

Australian brand Onya has brought its line of reusable and recyclable household essentials to the UK market in a bid to help reduce single-use plastics.

Trashed: UK plastic waste burns in Turkey, says Greenpeace

Approximately 40% of the UK’s plastic waste is exported to Turkey before being illegally dumped and burned, says a new Greenpeace report.

DrinkWell claims UK first with biodegradable water bottle

Marking its first foray into the soft drinks market, DrinkWell has launched the UK’s first fully biodegradable on-the-go water bottle.

Cozy & Green app facilitates zero-waste shopping

Start-up Cozy & Green has launched an app to help Londoners live more eco-friendly lives by taking the challenge out of zero-waste shopping.

The new plastic-eating ‘super enzyme’ signalling hope for recycling

A new ‘super enzyme’ has been engineered by scientists to degrade plastic, signalling major developments in recycling.  

Whales and dolphins: ‘allies in the fight against climate change’

A study by WDC reveals that the number of whale and dolphin species known to be affected by marine litter has increased from 37% to 81%.

Beauty Shortlist celebrates ECO and Mama & Baby Award winners

The Beauty Shortlist has announced the winners of its ECO Awards – now in their second year – and its Mama & Baby Awards. launches as e-commerce platform with a purpose

Launched ahead of Veganuary, is a new plant-based online marketplace in the UK that combines convenience and sustainability.

HOWND kicks off collaboration with Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green Rovers – ‘the world’s greenest football club’ – has partnered with HOWND to underscore the benefits of plant-based dog food.