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Fertilise the Future: Ecover pledges £500,000 backing for ‘eco-pioneers of tomorrow’

Leading green cleaning brand Ecover is pledging £500,000 (€553,000) in backing for its Fertilise the Future initiative, aimed at funding the “eco-pioneers of tomorrow”.

Australia’s ‘natural sanitiser’ lemon myrtle in high demand

Australia’s largest producer of lemon myrtle has retooled its entire North Queensland farm to meet the growing demand for hand sanitiser and cleaning products.

Lots of GOTS: Organic textile mark sees highest ever growth

GOTS, the international organic textile standard, saw the highest growth in certified operations ever last year. 

Luxury label MCM in biodynamic underwear first

Korean-backed German Luxury label MCM has launched the first biodynamic cotton, eco-friendly and ethical underwear range.
Vegan fashion

Vegan fashion guidance will help shoppers buy with confidence

New guidance has been agreed by UK retailers to help ensure vegan fashion products really are 100% free of animal products.

Ecolean at the top globally in trusted sustainability rankings

Lightweight packaging specialist Ecolean has achieved Gold Medal Recognition 2020 for its sustainability work. The certificate is awarded by the independent sustainability ratings provider, EcoVadis.

Qosmedix launches bamboo applicator kit for makeup professionals

Qosmedix has launches a new bamboo applicator kit, created especially for professional makeup artists and to help maintain  a hygienic environment for clients.

82% of UK shoppers say plastic packaging must change drastically

82% of UK shoppers say plastic packaging must change drastically, new research commissioned by retail app specialist Ubamarket shows. 

‘Delayed’ UK report will warn of health dangers from household cleaning products

A report by UK government scientists will warn that lemon and pine scents commonly used in household products – including leading natural brands – contribute to the growing amount of dangerous air pollution in the home.

Trace Collective raises the bar for ‘regenerative fashion’

Trace Collective is a new UK-based fashion brand that is aiming to “leverage fashion as a tool for environmental regeneration, creating clothes solely with fabrics made from fibres that have a positive environmental impact

Organic and sustainable is the future, says Zara boss

The CEO of international fashion brand Zara said this week there is “no contradiction” between sustainability and profitability.

Top Nordic eco and organic trade show duo get major new features for 2019

The Scandinavia region’s biggest eco and organic trade shows get major new features and content for 2019.

Stick it to them: Compostable plaster brand PATCH aims to be world-beater

Award-winning compostable plaster brand PATCH has expanded into 32 countries in just 18 months, showing its world-beating potential.

Home care and cleaning sector is latest to green up its act

The green trend in the personal care industry is now feeding through to the home care and cleaning products industry, says London-based analyst Ecovia Intelligence.

Household chemical pollution could be “next diesel scandal”, doctors warn

Evidence has building in recent years of a major health risk from chemicals in products such as air fresheners, deodorants and scented candles. Some reports estimate that “secret” air pollutants in the home may be claiming tens of thousands of lives each year.