This month marks Manchester-based Unicorn Grocery’s 21st year offering a range of fresh and wholesome food, with a focus on organic, fair trade and local.
US soap brand Dr Bronner’s has teamed up with Whole Foods Market to begin a nationwide campaign in the UK, which will run throughout Organic September.
Pukka Herbs has announced that its entire range of organic herbal teas is now certified Fair for Life.
A petition signed by over 38,000 people demanding that post-Brexit trade deals work for farmers and workers in developing countries has been submitted to the Department for International Trade (DIT).
Fair trade chocolate company Divine has created a new grab and go Cappuccino bar, combining Divine chocolate with real coffee pieces, designed for an afternoon pick-me-up. The 40g bar combines a milk chocolate base layer topped with white chocolate, all made with pure cocoa butter and Madagascan vanilla. The layers are blended with Cafédirect Fairtrade […]
Pukka Herbs has created a fruity berry green tea as well as introducing a variety pack.
Organax is a new organic brand, which has launched with a range of four initial superfood powders.
UK fair trade organization Traidcraft has revealed its special range of treats for this festive season.
In October, Poland became the latest country to join the movement for fair and sustainable trade when Fairtrade Poland officially launched at the Natura Food Fair.
92% of UK shoppers think food companies should ensure food production is fair and sustainable, with 85% believing Government should be responsible for this.
Based in Glastonbury, Indigo Herbs began as the brainchild of Steve McKewon in his garden office back in 2004. Mckewon spotted a gap in the market when he was searching for unusual natural health ingredients for himself and his family online.
Traidcraft has published its new ethical spring collection catalogue with loads of ideas for homes and gardens.
Europe’s largest fair trade company Traidcraft has announced the appointment of Robin Roth as its new chief executive. Roth will leave Germany-based GEPA, where he is currently MD, to take up the role at Traidcraft in October. He will be responsible for both the trading company Traidcraft plc and the charity Traidcraft Exchange. Commenting on […]
New hair care brand OWAY has launched in the UK with 14 products all made from ingredients grown on Ortofficina biodynamic farm in Bologna. Sourced from fair trade networks, the hair care treatments, colour and styling products contain at least 92% natural ingredients including essential oils such as rosemary, sage, lemon balm, thyme, mint and […]
Bouclème is to introduce a new Curl Cream to give dry and dehydrated curls some natural TLC. The product is made with virgin coconut oil, coconut fruit extract, kukui oil, shea butter and castor oil and is designed to revive tired, lacklustre curls, adding shine and banishing frizz. Bouclème Curl Cream can be applied to […]
New online store Natreco went live on 1 November with the aim of providing consumers with a one-stop source for their ethical shopping, whether that be organic, fair trade or locally-sourced products. Launched by Gary Collins, the shop was inspired by a trip to visit Orang-utans in Borneo where he saw first-hand the destruction the […]
Hampstead Tea has refreshed its range of bio-dynamic, organic and fair trade teas to increase consumer appeal and in-store presence, and has added two new varieties: Cocoa Green and Strong English Breakfast. The new-look range is rolling out this month and aims to present a clean and clear feel, reflecting the quality of the tea […]
The Fairtrade Foundation says it is “not necessarily the right organisation” to set up and run a fair trade milk scheme. Against a backdrop of plummeting farm gate prices and tales of dairy farmers being driven out of business because of below-cost-of-production payments they receive for their milk from the big supermarkets, calls for a […]
New from MightyBee comes a first to the UK market in the form of fresh frozen, unpasteurized Virgin Coconut Meat. The certified organic coconut meat is hand-scooped from young green nam hom coconuts and travels from tree to bag in 24 hours. Coconut meat, which the company predicts will be this year’s new superfood, is […]
Carishea is expanding across the UK and overseas thanks to the development of a new range of skin and haircare products that help the communities in which they are produced. The latest additions to the Carishea bodycare range are Bath Salts – each with a slightly different base of salts, unrefined shea butter, and something […]
Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
January 16, 2018 Jane Wolfe
Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) is to receive a loan from Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, to help grow organic sales in the UK in 2018 and beyond.
Forest Whole Foods named Best New Business
Online organic retailer Forest Whole Foods has been awarded Best New Business in the New Forest Business Partnership’s Brilliance in Business Awards.
Gove charms audience at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
Michael Gove became the first Defra minister to address the rebel Real Farming Conference in Oxford, usually a prerogative of the established Oxford Farming Conference.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (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 […]
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]