UK sustainable beauty brand Beauty Kitchen has announced the launch of what it says is the world’s first full-circle zero waste programme: Return. Refill. Repeat.
Bam Organic has added two new shakes to its all-natural Active high protein range and has undertaken a major pack redesign.
Cawston Press has introduced a new range of sparkling drinks for those wanting an everyday option that’s less sweet than the average soft drink.
Emani Vegan Cosmetics has partnered with eco-friendly, cruelty-free fashion brand Vin + Omi as the official make-up sponsor for its London Fashion Week show tonight, entitled Planet Rewind.
Sustainable British snack brand BRAVE has introduced what it says is a world first: Chocolate & Salted Caramel Roasted Peas.
Last weekend a new sustainable shop opened in the Fiveways area of Brighton, to cater for the plastic-free shopping needs of local residents.
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 […]
Seaweed is currently one of the hottest ingredient trends, and one of the latest products to utilize this nutritious vegetable is SHØRE’s new Seaweed Puffs.
A new sustainable dog food brand – which the maker says is set to ‘revolutionize the pet food market’ – has just launched.
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.
British natural skincare brand Atlantis Skincare has launched a Luxury Travel Set offering compact, travel-sized skincare designed for travelling or gifting.
Leading UK wholesaler Suma is introducing a bold and colourful new look across its entire business, including its 1,000-plus own-brand products and fleet of trucks.
Fashion and beauty have always been intrinsically linked, and now, Jane Wolfe discovers, natural cosmetic brands and eco-conscious designers are teaming up to promote ethical values to a wider audience The ethical failings of the fashion industry have come to the fore recently, with frequent reports highlighting the environmental cost of manufacturing clothes in the […]
Hampshire-based brand balmkind has introduced two new Lip Balms designed to keep lips hydrated and protected without the use of parabens, mineral oil or paraffin wax.
Ethical coffee brand TrueStart Coffee has opened its own cafe at the co-working space Runway East in Bristol.
Totum Sport is a completely natural food grade supplement designed to ensure optimal performance for athletes and active individuals.
British brand Atlantis Skincare has introduced three new products to its natural skincare range in the form of two serums and a body oil.
New from Vegan Vitality comes Omega 3 Algae Oil, designed to offer a healthier and more environmentally friendly alternative to fish oil.
Following its announcement earlier this year that it was going to remove dairy from all of its products, BOL Foods has now become 100% plant-based.
London’s biggest independent wonky fruit and veg box scheme Oddbox has smashed its crowdfunding target of £350,000, achieving a total of £520,000 in investment through Seedr.
Zero Green celebrates first year with new look
March 22, 2019 Jane Wolfe
Bristol eco store Zero Green underwent a transformation earlier this month, reopening in time to celebrate its one-year anniversary.
Dig the SOiL
Veld Botanicals has introduced its new brand SOil to the UK market, offering a range of organic aromatherapy products.
Responsible capitalism: a manifesto
Following his acceptance of the Award for Responsible Capitalism, Riverford Organic founder Guy Singh-Watson explains why receiving the award gave him mixed feelings.
Guy Singh-Watson calls out capitalism in front of royalty
The 18th Award for Responsible Capitalism has been presented to Guy Singh-Watson by publishing group First, in a ceremony attended by HRH Princess Anne. But the decision to accept the award, says the Riverford Organic’s founder, was ‘a difficult one’.
Sparking the passion, naturally
February 19, 2019 Sharna Waid
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s a momentous time of love and lust. With a broadening range of sexual wellbeing products on the market, Sharna Waid looks into which natural remedies retailers should be exploring to support and empower their female customers’ confidence in the bedroom
A nation on the move
Kate Miller looks at the main aggravators of joint pain and uncovers how the public’s well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions can often lead to injuries come spring
The power of sour
While not yet mainstream, and certainly not new, fermented foods were heralded as one of the big trends of 2018 and continue to work their way onto the shelves of independent retailers up and down the country. Hayley Coristine investigates the qualities that are helping this ancient food technology gain wider appeal (more…)
Best bar none
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
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 […]
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.