Community Interest Company OF&G has joined NATRUE as an approved certifier of natural and organic bodycare and cosmetics in the UK and Ireland.
Discount supermarket chain Aldi has launched a line of environmentally-friendly beauty products to the UK under its Lacura brand.
Fairtrade brand FAIR SQUARED has introduced a range of soap bars using natural organic ingredients and offering varieties for face, hair and body.
Beauty Kitchen is officially supplying the Scottish Government with 50,000 units of hand sanitizer for the NHS, social care and other front-line services.
Susie Mermaid has introduced a natural and organic face and body collection with formulas inspired by the sea and based on sustainably sourced marine algae.
Barnes + Binns General store has brought a new homeware and bodycare retail space to Hove, with the focus firmly on sustainability.
Beauty packaging, water, excess ingredients, pollutants … there is a huge amount of interest in the ‘zero waste’ movement, but it’s not a simple concept.
Beauty Kitchen is to launch 1,000 Refill Stations in UK locations over the next two years, saving over 100 million single-use plastic bottles.
After opening their first sustainable shop in January 2019, Store Brighton owners Heather Banks and Ceri Lones have opened another: the Store Next Door.
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.
Natural Products Global announces Supplier Connect launch
May 20, 2020 Jim Manson
In a major cross-portfolio initiative, Diversified Communications UK will next month launch Supplier Connect, a new global, online directory.
My Green Pod invites ethical brands inside
Ethical retail platform My Green Pod has launched its new online Marketplace, born out of a crowdfunding campaign which ran at the back end of 2019.
News in brief
Rubies In The Rubble has announced the launch of its plant-based Chilli Mayo and Classic Mayo into Waitrose stores across the country.
Teapigs sets up free online training for stockists during lockdown
In light of the current lockdown restrictions, teapigs has decided to present its retailer tea school virtually, via Zoom.
April 28, 2020 Jane Wolfe
A problem for Brits at the best of times, sleep issues are being exacerbated due to the pandemic, leaving many feeling exhausted, reports Jane Wolfe.
Ever wondered how to make ice cream so smooth even the toughest connoisseur would be fooled? Yorica is here to explain (some of) its secrets to success.
Operation Healthy Lockdown
As health stores find themselves on the frontline of a national effort to keep the UK nourished, Jim Manson reports on Operation Healthy Lockdown.
After the gold rush
CBD is the fastest growing category the natural products sector has ever known. But a new phase is being ushered in, Jim Manson reports.
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 […]
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 […]
How to become the next influential natural beauty brand
The world doesn’t need another natural beauty brand. It’s a market that is set to be worth up to $54 billion by 2027. It’s saturated like every other industry in the world. What it does need however, is a brand that is passionate, value driven and has clarity around how they want to shake things […]
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 […]