To celebrate its tenth year, the organic Sicilian wine brand Purato has undergone a makeover, including the new strapline ‘Green to the extreme’, to flag up its green credentials.
Welsh organic dairy brand Rachel’s Organic has refreshed its brand, unveiling a new packaging design across its full range of yogurts and rice puddings.
Natural beauty pioneer Faith in Nature is reviving a scheme from its early days, encouraging customers to return product containers to its manufacturing facilities.
Gluten-free cereal brand Nature’s Path has revamped its packaging with what it calls vibrant designs designed to give ‘a genuine family feel’ to the brand’s range and increase on-shelf appeal.
Chocolatier James Hull talks to Jane Wolfe about how the award-winning Hassocks-based brand J.Cocoa grew out of his passion for the bean and desire to give cocoa farmers their fair dues Can you tell me a bit about J.Cocoa and why you chose to produce bean to bar chocolate? From simple curiosity to hobby to […]
Manchester-based natural and organic baby care brand Good Bubble has announced that it is swapping to sustainable, recycled plastic packaging as part of the brand’s sustainability mission to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2020.
Following its appearance on the BBC show Dragons’ Den, sustainable skincare start-up Optiat has relaunched as UpCircle.
In November, East Sussex saw the arrival of a plastic-free store, Harriet’s of Hove – The Plastic Free Pantry, opened by Harriet Dean-Orange and her partner Mhiran Patel.
The latest offering from Soap Folk are its Organic Lip Balms, described as colourful, tactile and nourishing and designed for a daily organic moisture top-up.
As the world finally wakes up to the disastrous effects of plastic on our environment, Rosie Greenaway examines the measures being taken to limit future impact and reverse the damage, speaking to the retailers who are saying no to packaging. These zero waste pioneers are highlighting the political sway of consumer purchasing power, challenging the […]
Under draft plans approved by the European Parliament yesterday, single-use plastic items including plates, cutlery, straws ticks and cotton buds, are to be banned in the EU from 2021.
Rombouts has launched its new single-origin Cold Brew in two flavours: Cold Brew Coffee – 100% pure Arabica coffee and filtered water – and Cold Brew Ginger & Lemon infusion.
A well-presented store with stock neatly arranged, and price and product details clearly visible, is essential to achieve customer loyalty and drive sales. The store environment in general, particularly how easy it is to shop, is no less important than having a carefully curated range that is appealingly priced.
In the weeks before Clearspring celebrated its 25th birthday, Christopher Dawson, Maria Dawson and Zoe West sat with Rosie Greenaway and reflected on where it all began, why it all began and how the brand’s products represent the future of food
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.
In July the Love Natural, Love You show at Olympia, London, saw a panel of experts discuss the significance of conscious beauty from their own perspective and look at how consumers can make changes for the good of their health and the environment.
Research has revealed that the majority (67%) of organic consumers expect produce to be packaged in a more environmentally-friendly way than non-organic.
Ben & Anna has launched an eco-friendly range of certified natural and organic solid deodorants in plastic-free packaging.
Change-driving environmental charity Wrap UK has welcomed more than 40 companies to its Plastics Pact, which aims to cut pollution generated by single-use plastic over the next seven years, and to create what it calls a ‘circular economy for plastics’.
In June, award-winning British brand Alchemy Oils will be unveiling a new look for its natural haircare remedies, and introducing new travel sizes for its hair oil.
Defra draws up advisory note for organic industry ahead of possible no-deal Brexit
September 16, 2019 Jane Wolfe
Defra has issued an advisory note for the UK’s organic bodies to distribute among companies in the industry in case of a no-deal exit from Europe.
Vegans urged to supplement ‘critical’ brain nutrient
Vegans could be at risk of deficiencies of an ‘overlooked’ but important brain nutrient, a prominent nutritionist has warned.
Rapid uptake of plastic alternatives could increase pollution, MPs warn
The rapid uptake of compostable and biodegradable plastic alternatives could be making marine pollution worse, a committee of Parliamentarians has warned.
How the market turned us into ‘passive consumers of crap’
Pointless choice: Riverford Organic founder Guy Singh-Watson on ‘how brilliantly the market excels at turning us all into passive consumers’.
A tale of two toothbrushes
August 28, 2019 Ross Harris
The UK has a problem, and it’s not just the occasional toothache. Rosie Greenaway books an appointment with the dental care industry to find out what attempts are being made to take the plastic out of periodontology (more…)
Jane Wolfe discovers that consumers are shunning traditional meal times and seeking out tasty but guilt-free, convenient snacks that nutritionally enhance their diet (more…)
Kate Miller talks to the experts about the prevalence of urinary tract infections, old wives’ tales which lead to common misconceptions, and the new smartphone-powered technology which could represent the future of urinalysis (more…)
The UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic is back. Hayley Coristine finds out what’s happening for Organic September this year.
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]
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 […]
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]