Zaytoun was founded in 2004 to support the resilience and livelihoods of Palestinian farmers under occupation through fairly trading their olive oil. Zaytoun was initially funded by hundreds of customers who put up payment in advance of receiving their oil, through this they were able to establish themselves as a UK social enterprise.
Since its beginnings, Zaytoun has continued to evolve and develop and by receiving funding from Triodos Bank they now offer a wide range of Palestinian artisan foods and supported Palestinian farmers to pioneer the world’s first Fairtrade certified olive oil in 2009, sold through the UK market.
All of Zaytoun’s products can be used to make some delicious and nutritious plates of food. Take a look at some of Zaytoun’s recipes below:
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Olive Branch is a Greek company that produce a range of products using classic Greek ingredients with a unique touch. Their olive oil is made on their family farm located in South East Crete. Not only that, they also make chunky olive tapenade, Greek mezze dips and a big range of marinated olives and antipasti.
Olive Branch was founded by Maria Koinaki. Born and raised in Crete, Maria’s family owned olive trees and as a child Maria would help with the annual olive harvest which involved hand picking fresh olives and helping her father take them to the local olive mill.
Growing up surrounded by olives, Maria decided to turn her father’s olive oil into a brand. She knew that everyone used olive oil out of the knowledge that it is good for you, but no one knows why; Maria wanted to change that.
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Ecozone have always been known to offer high quality, eco-friendly household cleaning alternatives, and have now introduced a range of baby & kids bath & bodycare so you can bathe your little ones safe in the knowledge that you aren’t using any harsh chemicals. Continue reading NEW Baby & Kids Bath & Body Care from Ecozone
If you watched the BBC’s ‘How to Stay Young’ you will have heard of Inulin already. It is recommended by experts to help reduce health risks because it aids visceral fat loss and increases fat metabolism. Get your daily dose with this smoothie recipe!
1/2 Cup of Strawberries
1/2 Cup of Raspberries
1/2 Cup of Blueberries
1 Tsp Organic Inulin Powder
1 Sliver of Ginger
1 Cup of Apple Juice
Blend all the ingredients together, pour into your favourite glass and enjoy!
We’re thrilled to have Inulin Powder newly in stock at Natural Collection, and can’t wait to try even more recipes with it. If you have any you’d like to share, let us know!
Packed with colour and spice, try this delicious healthy couscous recipe and let us know what you think! Suitable for vegetarians. Continue reading Spicy Couscous with Chickpeas Recipe
If you’re a chocolate lover like me it’s likely you know about Divine. It’s probably the most popular certified Fairtrade chocolate available today. I remember the first time I tried it was in secondary school one Easter, our head teacher gave every student a bar and it was absolutely Divine! Now it’s my chocolate bar of choice because not only is it some of the most delicious chocolate I’ve tried, I also love that it is Fairtrade Labelled. Continue reading Try Some Divine Chocolate
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and it’s one of those holidays where some of us just aren’t too sure about what to get our significant other. It can be particularly difficult to find ethical gifts that are within your price range – Valentine’s Day isn’t always a day for splashing out. Here are some of our top choices for the perfect ethical Valentine’s Day gift.
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As humans we are inquisitive and resourceful creatures, when we need something and can’t find it, we’ll create it ourselves. That’s exactly what happened for Charlotte Vøht in 1994. Her daughter Sandra suffered multiple skin allergies along with eczema, and although Charlotte tried to find skin care products made with natural ingredients that would be gentle on her daughter’s skin, but it turns out most cosmetics found on the high street contained chemicals – they only needed to have less than 1% of natural or organic ingredients to be labelled ‘natural’.
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Packed with energy-boosting essential nutrients, just a couple of teaspoons of our favourite Aduna Baobab superfruit powder in your breakfast smoothie, juice, yoghurt or porridge can help with that Christmas overindulgence. It’s a great source of antioxidants, vitamins & minerals too, great for your skin (New Year’s Eve party anyone?), immune system and general health. Continue reading Baobab – the natural hangover cure?
I’ve been using Bio D laundry liquid for about two years now and honestly I wouldn’t go back. The thing I love about Bio D is that it uses mainly plant based ingredients which is particularly great for laundry liquid and fabric conditioners which can really irritate my skin otherwise.
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