The British Beauty Council has announced the appointment of Weleda UK managing director Jayn Sterland to its advisory board.
Welsh health and beauty brand Naissance has won Exporting Business of the Year in Amazon’s inaugural Small Business Awards.
Trinity Wholefoods, which marked its 35th birthday this year, has opened a refill store to encourage customers to ‘reduce, reuse, recycle, refill, rethink’.
After opening their first sustainable shop in January 2019, Store Brighton owners Heather Banks and Ceri Lones have opened another: the Store Next Door.
Aduna has announced the launch of its latest product, 100% natural and organic Fonio Ancient Super-Grain, positioned as the ‘new quinoa’.
Green People and The Born Free Foundation have teamed for a limited edition of the ethical beauty brand’s sustainable teenage skincare range, Organic Young.
The latest two drinks from Pukka Herbs are both designed to soothe and relax the body and mind: Night Time Organic Latte and Peace.
Leeds-based The Meatless Farm Co has received a seven-figure sum investment from Channel 4, by means of the latter’s innovative Commercial Growth Fund.
Zero from Skin Academy is positioned as the ‘first mass-market, 100% natural, 100% recyclable/recycled packaging, sustainable skincare range’.
Conscious House has introduced a collection of beauty products designed to show that natural and ethical skincare can be luxurious and affordable.
Pukka Herbs has become one of the first UK businesses to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency, committing to offset its entire emissions in 2019.
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.
In a bid to ‘revolutionize’ fast-food, F1’s Lewis Hamilton is opening the first in a global chain of plant-based burger restaurants in London.
Ethical chocolate brand Raw Halo has revealed a vibrant new look which incorporates 100% recyclable, plastic-free packaging, along with fresh new flavours.
In June, Mindful Store opened in Manchester to offer sustainable brands a simple route to gain greater exposure in a retail environment.
Clipper Teas has announced the launch of fully recyclable tea bag envelopes as well as 100% organic cotton strings on its string and tag tea bags.
This year’s winners of the Beauty Shortlist Mama & Baby Awards 2019 have been announced today.
The man behind Mary-Jane’s Coffee, Jon Antoniou, has opened the South West’s first CBD cafe in Bristol’s Whiteladies Road in a bid to provide ‘a quality, affordable and great-tasting way to take CBD daily’.
Ethical tea brand Clipper held a pop-up tea swap in Shoreditch today where consumers were able to swap their usual tea for a box of the brand’s Fairtrade tea and learn about the difference Fairtrade can make to the lives of tea estate workers.
Açaí producer Sambazon has created what it says is a UK first in the healthy frozen dessert category by launching its ready-to-eat Frozen Scoopable Açaí into retail.
Over two million Brits never recycle plastic says report
January 29, 2020 Jane Wolfe
Research conducted by MPA has found that even after the pollution issue has been driven home by the media, 3% of UK adults still don’t recycle plastic.
Functional gums from Two Wise Chimps
Fledgling brand Two Wise Chimps has created a line of functional vegan chewing gums, designed to provide both specific functional and oral health benefits.
Beauty Kitchen announces 1,000 Refill Stations across the UK
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.
Travel in time with Age Defy+ by Cha Vøhtz
The New Time Traveller line from Age Defy+ by Cha Vøhtz is a duo of brightening skincare solutions: Soft Buff Skin Exfoliator and Brightening Moisturiser.
In a pickle
January 23, 2020 Rosie Greenaway
From kombucha to kraut, and kimchi to kefir, the fermented market is alive and kicking. Rosie Greenaway discovers the ancient art of fermenting and learns how to brew her own ‘booch’ (more…)
Back on track
Bone up on joint health with Matt Chittock for all the latest and traditional approaches to keeping customers standing tall (more…)
Say yes to sustainable sex
With consumers thinking more about their impact on the environment, it’s no surprise that the environmental impact of their sex lives is also coming into question. With a range of sustainable sex products cropping up on bedside tables, Sharna Waid investigates which brands are championing the alternatives and whether it’s an area worth investing in […]
The breakfast club
We’re all familiar with the old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’, but truth be told we are more likely to do the exact opposite. Jane Wolfe finds out how retailers can offer consumers easy, convenient and healthy ways to start the morning (more…)
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]