After 18 months of building refurbishment, As Nature Intended has reopened its Balham store – the first branch to open without any plastic bags.
Entries are now open for the 2019 Sustainable Beauty Awards organized by Ecovia Intelligence.
A far cry from the proverbial dogs’ dinner, the pet industry is now booming with healthier and greener options. From zero waste shampoo bars to premium natural and organic foods, Sharna Waid finds out what retailers are stocking to meet the demands of a growing community of eco-conscious pet parents (more…)
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.
Dorset-based Primrose’s Kitchen has been purchased for an undisclosed amount by PK Ventures, headed by three former Cadbury Schweppes executives.
We are demanding more from our shops, our purchases and the ways that our day-to-day items are produced. Transparency is the buzzword of the year and brands are responding with new labels, ethical commitments and claims from organic to vegan. But which ones to choose? And who can we trust?
During a sustainability briefing at Unilever’s London headquarters on 17 May, Wall’s unveiled its Vanilla for Change campaign, detailing six years’ of work undertaken with Madagascan farming communities to ‘lead the way in the sustainable sourcing of vanilla’. In partnership with Symrise, Save the Children and ME-to-WE, the Unilever-owned brand has been working to stabilize […]
Holland & Barrett has announced it will become the first high street retailer to ban wet wipes across all 800 of its UK and Ireland stores.
From pregnancy massage oils to baby toys made from sustainable materials, today’s parents are turning their backs on synthetics in favour of a more natural approach, reports Claire Lavelle
Natural health brand BetterYou has unveiled its Better Planet Project – an initiative through which the brand is seeking to reduce its environmental footprint and reliance on non-sustainable resources.
Despite experiencing a fall in takeaway coffee sales of £250,000 after its decision to ban single-use coffee cups – reportedly the first coffee shop chain in the UK to do so – Bristol-based Boston Tea Party (BTP) has called on big business to follow suit.
Natural food company Wessanen has added to its senior management team with the appointment of a new marketing & category director and sales director to head up the company’s UK sales and marketing division.
The chief executive of the Soil Association, Helen Browning, has written an open letter to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, highlighting the negative impact already being caused to UK organic exporting businesses by Brexit uncertainty.
Bristol organic retailer Better Food’s Streets to Kitchen fundraising campaign has reached its target of £10,000 to fund a year-long cookery and food service course for people affected by homelessness in the city.
Brighton-based ethical supermarket HIBSE has been recognized in the Green Heart Hero Awards due to its commitment to sustainability.
American sustainable plant-based protein brand Loma Linda is launching its innovative plant-based seafood alternative, Tuno, at Natural & Organic Products Europe in April.
The Clean Kilo: Zero Waste Supermarket in Birmingham has had a successful time of it in recent months, winning Best Deli/Grocer in the Slow Food England Awards as well as 20k in the FedEx Small Business Grant UK 2018 awards.
London has seen the opening of Re:Store, surprisingly one of only a handful of zero waste stores in the capital.
With small chocolate producers choosing to trade directly, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the rise in artisan bean to bar chocolatiers who are putting cocoa farmers’ welfare before profit
Ahead of the release of its latest frankincense-based hand serum at the end of February, Neal’s Yard Remedies has launched Project Frankincense, an initiative to propagate, cultivate and care for the sustainable production of frankincense in Oman.
Welcome to ‘The Clean Vic’
July 22, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
Naming it The Clean Vic, Sainsbury’s supermarket is to launch a pop-up pub serving only no- or low-alcohol drinks over 24-25 July.
In June, Mindful Store opened in Manchester to offer sustainable brands a simple route to gain greater exposure in a retail environment.
New carrier oils from Maharishi Ayurveda
Maharishi Ayurveda has launched a new range of 12 carrier oils for home use, each with its own benefits and therapeutic properties.
Third of young Britons have switched to plant-based milk
A third of young Britons are said to have made the switch to plant-based milk alternatives, according to new research from Mintel.
July 17, 2019 Hayley Coristine
The UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic is back. Hayley Coristine finds out what’s happening for Organic September this year.
As Generation Snowflake transitions us away from the stiff upper lip of Britain’s past, Matt Chittock explores how society is opening up about mental health
Children of the (green) revolution
From screen time to sugar to sedentary lifestyles, there are many aspects of modern living which give parents cause for concern.
Beyond the little bottles
From the yoghurt drinks of the ‘90s to Unilever’s recent investment in ‘happy bacteria’ skincare, probiotics are still a hot topic – but consumer confusion is rife, discovers Kate Miller, and puzzling legislation isn’t helping (more…)
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]