Introducing Tyne Chease

I know so many people who have said they could never be vegan because they’d miss cheese too much. It’s understandable really because cheese is amazing. Thankfully the vegan cheese market is growing – we’ve even started selling it. Today I’d like to introduce our only vegan cheese brand – Tyne Chease.

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Introducing Votch

It can be difficult to find stylish, vegan friendly and ethically made accessories, sometimes you just can’t have it all. That’s where Votch comes in! These gorgeous faux leather watches from London based brand Votch prove that you don’t have to compromise your ethics for fashion. Continue reading Introducing Votch

How to have an ethical festival

We’re thrilled to welcome Jess Efford of Waterless Ltd – who make our great products Nilaqua and Zerreau – for this guest post about ethical festival fun.

Are you all set for your summer festival, but have you thought about what impact this has on the environment? Noise pollution, electricity, litter, nature, the list is endless. Festivals can only do so much with recycling, however here are some top tips to help you do your bit…. Continue reading How to have an ethical festival

Fish4Ever – More Sustainable Fish & Seafood

Fish4Ever is an independent fish & seafood brand that specialises in line and pole caught fish, using sustainable methods that support local employment and economies in the fishing areas. It’s brands like Fish4Ever that are offering real, ethical alternatives to big brands that care more about profit than sustainability, using destructive methods to catch fish. Continue reading Fish4Ever – More Sustainable Fish & Seafood

Natural care for dry skin

We have a handy guide to caring for dry skin, courtesy of our friends at Green People. For people with dry skin, sometimes using an everyday moisturiser isn’t enough, no matter how rich the ingredients are – I have personal experience with this, and know that caring for dry skin can be pretty time-consuming, and upsetting when nothing seems to work. One of my favourite brands, Green People were actually formed by founder Charlotte Vøhtz when her young daughter Sandra was battling skin allergies and eczema. Continue reading Natural care for dry skin

MADE SAFE by Natracare

Back in February, Natracare became the first Brand with MADE SAFE™ certified pads, tampons, maternity pads and nursing pads. This is a new certification to show which products are made with ingredients that are safe for you, and when you look at what’s in a regular pad or tampon you realise just why the MADE SAFE™ certification is important. Continue reading MADE SAFE by Natracare

About the Cafedirect Producers Foundation

The Cafedirect Producers Foundation (CPF) has been changing the lives of farmers all over the world for a few years now, and the secret to its success is a focus on sustainability. While the foundation is a helping hand to farmers, its true value lies in the ability to help share valuable information through its Centres of Excellence.

Read the inspirational story of Luke Metto, a Kenyan farmer with a vision for the future. Continue reading About the Cafedirect Producers Foundation

Introducing Organyc Tampons and Pads

Organyc is not a complete new brand for us. We have sold their organic cotton sanitary towels and tampons before, but we’ve never had a chance to really introduce them to you. Plus the range has expanded so there’s more to talk about now!

Why Organyc?

Conventional tampons and pads are made from synthetic materials like viscose, rayon, polypropylene and super absorbent polymers. Since these are primarily made from plastic they aren’t really that good for the environment, and they probably aren’t great to have so close to your skin for up to 8 hours a day.

As you can guess from the name, Organyc use certified organic cotton in their sanitary products, cleaned with a naturally occurring disinfectant rather than bleached with nasty chemicals. Organic cotton is naturally soft and breathable so skin is not irritated. Plus the pads and tampons are still super absorbent.

Organyc products are even more eco-friendly because they are biodegradable and compostable, reducing the amount of waste ending up in landfill and our seas. The packaging is also environmentally friendly as the cardboard is recycled and the pads are wrapped in Mater-Bí®.

Pads

Organyc pads & panty liners have an absorbent internal core made from 100% organic cotton wool with a superior layer of pure, non woven organic cotton. They are free from perfume, colouring agents and super absorbent polymers. Packaged in a bioplastic film and with recycled cardboard boxes, it is completely biodegradable and compostable.

Tampons

Made from 100% organic cotton, Organyc tampons reduce the risk of irritations and allergies. The tampons come in a choice of with or without an applicator. The cardboard applicator is more eco-friendly and has a softly rounded tip for easy insertion.

Intimate care

And let’s not forget the intimate care. With wet wipes made from 100% organic cotton and intimate wash made with natural ingredients. The intimate care range is free from alcohol, chlorine, parabens and SLS.

Have you made the switch to organic cotton sanitary products? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

The Cheeky Panda – Sustainable Bamboo Toilet Paper

Toilet roll is one of the most common household items. Unfortunately toilet roll can be really damaging to the environment, not only in flushing but also during production since it’s made from trees! Most toilet paper is FSC certified so it comes from sustainable sources, and recycled toilet tissue is an option. We’d like to introduce you to The Cheeky Panda – if you haven’t already tried it – toilet paper made from bamboo!

The Cheeky Panda bamboo toilet tissue - 9 rolls
The Cheeky Panda bamboo toilet tissue – 9 rolls

Bamboo grows 30 times faster than a tree, producing 30% more oxygen and absorbing 35% more carbon. Bamboo is wasted because it grows so fast and must be harvested at least once a year. If not it will flower and attract rodents which can have a devastating effect on the ecosystem.

Chris & Julie – the founders of The Cheeky Panda, decided to use this waste bamboo to create luxuriously soft, sustainable and eco-friendly toilet roll which is also anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and hypo-allergenic. The toilet tissue is free from any harsh chemicals like formaldehyde and it BPA free.

The Cheeky Panda is a very new company, and has already been a finalist in the Virgin VOOM awards, Business Green Leaders Awards, Essex Business Excellence Awards and The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. It’s not hard to see why, The Cheeky Panda has grown a lot as a company in the last year. Yet it still manages to keep the environment and sustainability at its core. The toilet paper is 100% FSC Certified, uses bamboo that is far from Panda’s habitats, and comes in recyclable packaging!

Have you tried The Cheeky Panda bamboo toilet tissue? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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