First Natural secures exclusive deal with Barefoot Bootanicals

First Natural Ltd has been appointed exclusive distributor for independently owned UK natural skincare brand Barefoot Botanicals.

Founded in 1988 by homoeopaths Hilery Dorian and Jonathan Stallick (pictured), Barefoot Botanicals’ range of natural hair and skincare has a strong following both among therapists and consumers.

The company produces two ranges that combine 21st century science with ancient herbal knowledge — Rosa Fina, an anti-ageing collection, and the S.O.S. dry skin collection,

Barefoot Botanicals has recorded steady sales growth despite a challenging trading environment and the company is now seeking a broader market share. The deal, which commences on June 1st 2010, will add Barefoot Botanicals to First Natural’s growing brand portfolio that includes leading UK essential oil brand Tisserand.

First Natural is headed by Robin Russell who has many years of international experience. He commented: “We have been watching the development of the Barefoot Botanicals brand for some time and are delighted that they have selected First Natural Ltd as the partner to take them to the next level in terms of visibility and accessibility. Our common commitment to high quality ingredients and products that produce results make for an ideal partnership and we look forward to building sales growth at both a national and international level”.

Barefoot Botanicals MD Jonathan Stallick added: “Both Hilery and I see this as a great opportunity for Barefoot Botanicals to reach a wider consumer audience and to benefit from the solid infrastructure offered by First Natural Ltd. We have already formed a strong relationship with Robin and his team based on our shared values and look forward to a long and successful partnership.”