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.
Research published by The Greenpeace Research Laboratories has revealed that women are being misled by greenwashing claims made by menstrual product brands.
The shortlist for this year’s BOOM Awards has been published by the Soil Association, ahead of a ceremony due to be hosted on 26 June.
Growing concern about the presence of fatbergs in the UK’s sewers, along with mounting plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, has led organic personal hygiene brand Natracare to develop and launch what it says is Europe’s ‘first truly flushable’ moist tissue wipe.
Organic pioneer Susie Hewson, founder of Natracare, has become the first recipient of the Oak Award, initiated by the Organic Trade Board (OTB) to recognize outstanding contributions to the organic sector.
After receiving what the Organic Trade Board calls a ‘diverse and exciting range of nominations’ for the Oak Award 2018, five nominees have been shortlisted
Due to be hosted at the Bargehouse Gallery, Southbank, London, from 12-21 October, We Feed the World is a global photography initiative which seeks to capture ‘the triumphs and tribulations’ of the smallholder farmers who produce 70% of the world’s food.
Natracare has become the first brand to have its tampons, pads, maternity pads and nursing pads certified by Made Safe. Made Safe – America’s first non-toxic certification to be widely applied to consumer products – certifies that products are made without chemicals or ingredients known to harm human health, animals and ecosystems. Products carrying the […]
2016 will be Organic Beauty Week’s (19-25 September) third year, and the Soil Association is asking consumers to ‘Look for the Logo’ and shining a light on the importance of certification and clarity within the organic beauty industry. The Soil Association event will continue to build on the Campaign for Clarity, calling on brands to […]
The Soil Association’s month-long Organic September campaign presents retailers, wholesalers and organic businesses with an ideal opportunity to spread awareness of organic as well as increase sales and gain new customers. Figures from Nielsen released in October last year showed that sales of organic food and drink through UK supermarkets were in excess of £100 […]
With sales of coconut oil still on the rise, organic and fair trade brand Lucy Bee has launched a new 1 litre size to its range of Unrefined Extra Virgin Fair Trade Organic Raw Coconut Oil. Natracare has been recognized at the WECC Carbon Champion Awards, being crowned Carbon Commitment Champion for its ongoing reductions […]
Handy bites of news to inform and inspire your beauty sections TanOrganic has become the first self-tan brand to be launched into Holland & Barrett stores, with the whole range available in stores nationwide. The brand is also preparing to launch in Australia. In September Ayurvedic skincare brand UrbanVeda will launch in Russia, in Organic […]
The COVID-19 masks threatening the lives of whales
July 8, 2020 Rosie Greenaway
Billions of masks and gloves are ending up in the sea during the pandemic, says Ocean Conservancy, warning we’re heading for a surge in ocean pollution.
OTB welcomes new general manager
Last month saw the appointment of Cristina Dimetto as the OTB’s new general manager, who joins ahead of this year’s Organic September campaign.
Urgent wake up call to Government to ‘fix the failings of food’
The Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment has published a report questioning the affordability of the recommended healthy diet.
News in brief
New kids’ food start-up Mia & Ben has launched with four organic fruit and vegetable combinations in pouches created using HPP technology.
Know the drill
June 16, 2020 Dominique Ayling
Discovering everything from ‘naked gum’ to toothpaste tabs, Dominique Ayling cuts her teeth in the natural oral care market.
The art of healthy baking
Rosie Greenaway roots through her store cupboard to learn how the therapeutic benefits of baking can be merged with the nutritional perks of superfoods.
Inflammation: the silent assassin
Chronic inflammation is a factor in myriad chronic health conditions but sometimes symptoms are invisible says 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.
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 […]
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
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 […]