The Oxford Street branch of The Body Shop has been transformed into an ‘activist workshop’ as part of its pledge to revive its early campaigning spirit.
Green People has introduced a galaxy of treats for Christmas, with a vegan range of skin, bath and bodycare gifts featuring interstellar-inspired designs.
To coincide with National Zero Waste Week, Holland & Barrett launched a limited edition online-only Zero Waste Beauty Bag which sold out within three days.
New Zealand-based beauty brand Ethique has introduced a Zero waste, plastic-free line called Little Ethique, developed specifically for babies.
Faith in Nature has landed a signing with vegan football club Forest Green Rovers which will see the brand selling a Rovers-inspired line of products.
Natural cosmetics and bodycare brand benecos has introduced 45 brand new products to its BDIH COSMOS-certified beauty offer.
Entries are now open for the 2019 Sustainable Beauty Awards organized by Ecovia Intelligence.
Natural bodycare brand Andalou Naturals has launched its botanical product line CannaCell onto the UK market.
London-based health and wellbeing retailer Planet Organic is set to open a new store in the north-west of the city later this summer. The development comes just months after specialist consumer brands investor Inverleith LLP announced that it taken a majority stake in the pioneer organic retail chain, signalling its intention to double the current […]
New from Maharishi AyurVeda comes a seven-strong range of COSMOS-certified natural face and bodycare products made using authentic ayurvedic herbs.
Natura Siberica is tapping into the trend for targeted beauty boxes with the launch of its limited edition Summer Essentials Beauty Box.
Bristol-based independent organic and natural food store Better Food was crowned Best Independent Retailer in the Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2019 which were announced at Natural & Organic Products Europe in April.
London-based start-up Poapoa, which launched at Natural & Organic Products this month, says it has created a bodycare range with a ‘fresh take on fair trade and sustainability’.
According to Soil Association Certification’s Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Market 2019 report, sustainable shoppers have driven the market for certified organic and natural beauty products to an all-time high with a 14% rise in sales in 2018.
Last weekend a new sustainable shop opened in the Fiveways area of Brighton, to cater for the plastic-free shopping needs of local residents.
Fashion and beauty have always been intrinsically linked, and now, Jane Wolfe discovers, natural cosmetic brands and eco-conscious designers are teaming up to promote ethical values to a wider audience The ethical failings of the fashion industry have come to the fore recently, with frequent reports highlighting the environmental cost of manufacturing clothes in the […]
Inspired by Ayurvedic principles, You-create-Beauty is a new skin, body and hair care brand developed to give consumers ‘creative power’ by offering DIY subscription boxes delivered bi-monthly.
Natural and organic beauty brand benecos has introduced a range of eight colourful vegan make-up brushes and a sponge.
Vegan beauty brand Faith in Nature has revamped its brand identity and packaging for the first time in its 44-year history in a bid to reaffirm its natural credentials.
Childs Farm has introduced three new bodycare products for children, all suitable for the hair and skin of new-borns, babies and children.
News in brief
November 14, 2019 Jane Wolfe
The Other Bar, from the United Nations Development Programme and Fairchain Foundation, contains a token that can be used to support farmers in Ecuador.
Good Hemp claims UK’s first CBD plant-based milk
In what it says is a UK first, Good Hemp is launching a range of CBD plant-based milks this month, starting with CBD Barista Seed Milk.
SFT calls for all UK political parties to commit to key food policies
The Sustainable Food Trust is urging UK political parties to prioritize the advancement of an environmentally sustainable and healthy food system.
Climate change report cast organic in ‘false and negative light’
A new study about organic farming and greenhouse gas emissions has been criticized for portraying organic in a ‘false and negative light’.
Living life on the veg
October 28, 2019 Ross Harris
Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores today’s sophisticated veggie market, and discovers just how much the nation’s love of animal products is costing the planet (more…)
The whole package
Want the truth about sustainable packaging? It’s complicated – but consumers and brands are both committed to change, says Matt Chittock
With 72% of adults reporting that they exercise on a weekly basis, Kate Miller highlights why a broader definition of sports nutrition could be advantageous
The K word
With celebrity followers helping boost its appeal the keto diet is still very much in vogue. But does it sit comfortably within the natural health sector?
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]
Leading the discussion around sustainability in retail
The Sustainability in Retail Forum is the new conference designed to help senior executives within leading retailers from across the Nordic region meet the ever-evolving challenges around sustainability. Taking place 13 November 2019, at MalmöMässan, Sweden, the event is co-located with the award-winning trade exhibitions Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia. Facing the […]
The Health Store Open Day is back!
The Health Store’s ever popular Open Day makes a welcome return on Sunday 8th September. Paul Rideout, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Health Store, explains “The Open Day is back by popular demand! This will be our 8th Open Day since we launched the event back in 2009 and it is more popular than […]