Ethical department store; Natural Collection

Natural collection is an online ethical department store. They operate in a wide variety of categories from fashion and homewares to beauty and groceries.

ethical department store

All brands and products at this ethical department store have been vetted and must operate in one or more of the following segments.

• Fair Trade
• Organic
• Eco Friendly
• Health and Wellness promotion
• Education and awareness building
• Locally Produced
• Charity

It is possible to search by the ethics that are dearest to your heart at this page www.Naturalcollection.com/tags. You can choose from a range including animal welfare, fair trade, eco friendly, etc.

With such a wide range of categories and depth of products you will struggle not to find the product you are after.

To visit this ethical department store go to www.naturalcollection.com

 

 

 

 

Nuud: the vegan friendly, eco-friendly alternative to deodorant.

Some studies suggest traditional spray deodorants and even roll on deodorants can be harmful to your health. Nuud aims to provide a healthy alternative.

Experts have warned that over-using spray deodorants can lead to the inhalation of chemicals from the aerosols. These chemical can cause allergic skin reactions, asthma and breathing difficulties. In extreme cases the overuse of spray deodorant can even cause death as the gasses in the can can attack the lungs.

There are also other, unsubstantiated rumours I have to admit, that toxins in traditional deodorants can cause diseases such as cancer. I don’t think there’s any clear evidence of this. However wouldn’t you feel better using Nuud a deodorant that doesn’t use aluminium, parabens, artificial fragrances alcohol or vague chemicals.

Nuud

Environmental impact of traditional deodorants

An abstract from the NY times  suggests that deodorants and other perfume based cosmetics are causing as much pollution as cars and trucks. according to a study published in the journal Science.

This is another reason for using an environmentally friendly product such as Nuud. Not only does it not contain any harmful chemicals, it is sustainably produced and comes in a sugar cane tube and biodegradable cardboard box. They also claim to have CO2 neutral distribution.

Vegan and cruelty free

On top of the environmental benefits Nuud is also vegan friendly and has not been tested on animals.

All in all I think Nuud is definitely worth checking out. You can find them here nuudcare.co.uk

 

MyVegan; Vegan plant based nutrition products

My Vegan is a UK based company that provides vegan, plant based nutrition products.

They have a large range of products available from protein powders to supplements and snacks. As they have their own production facilities they can be confident of the make up of their products and can ensure the highest quality in plant based nutrition products.

my vegan plant based nutrition

 

They are certified to Organic standard by the soil association, as well as having accreditation from the Vegan Society and the Vegetarian Society. As such you can be confident that you are getting excellent vegan plant based nutrition products and supplements.

 

You can buy My Vegan products from their own website or on Amazon.

 

 

 

The Organic Natural Paint Company

The Organic Natural Paint Company is a supplier of natural and organic paints.

organic natural paint company

Apart from being better for the environment than the majority of chemically created paints, natural and organic paints also have other benefits. There is a health benefit to using natural non-toxic paints as opposed to chemically created mass market paints.

Vegan

In addition to organic and natural paints the company also has a range of vegan paints that allow vegans to paint their homes without compromising their vegan values.

In conclusion this company can provide you paint that not only is better for the environment, but also provides better air quality within your home. They believe that this can aid people who have breathing issues like asthma as it reduces the leaching of chemicals into the air.

So if you’re thinking of embarking on a painting project be it walls, ceilings or wooden furniture and fixings it is definitely worth checking out The Organic Natural Paint Company   to see if they have the paint that you need.

Vegetarian Shoes; footwear that is vegan friendly

Do shoes and boots have to be made out of leather to be durable and stylish? Vegetarian Shoes beg to differ they have an extensive range of footwear. Encompassing sandals, trainers, shoes, boots and more Vegetarian Shoes are both cruelty free and vegan.

vegetarian shoes

Although called Vegetarian Shoes the companies products are in fact vegan friendly. The reason they are not called Vegan Shoes is that 28 years ago, when the company was established, vegan wasn’t in the mainstream and the market understood the concept of Vegetarian Shoes much better.

To view their extensive range you can visit their site at Vegetarian Shoes.

Skinny Tan: A vegan friendly cruelty free tanning Brand.

Skinny Tan

Skinny Tan is a fast growing Self Tanning brand that is cruelty free and Vegan and is also as natural as possible. They have a wide variety of products from Serums and Sprays to lotions and mousses so there is bound to be one to suit you.

However perhaps their most innovative product is their new Protect and Glow range. This is a SPF30 and SPF50 range of suntan lotions that include a gradual tanner. So as you Protect your skin from the damaging effect of the sun you’re also slowly building a colour so that it looks like you have been sunbathing. In essence it’s all the colour benefits of sunbathing, but without the harmful effects. This product range is currently only available on the the Skinny Tan website at Skinny Tan suncare.  Hopefully this range will also be available in stores in time for next summer.

Why call it Skinny Tan?

The term Skinny does not refer to Skinny in terms of body shape, but to the fact it’s as natural as possible.

The founder wanted the ‘Skinny’ in Skinny tan to be represented by a skin kind ‘skinny’ ingredients list with, as far as possible, more naturally derived ingredients, with some Skinny Tan products being made from as much as 99% naturally derived ingredients.

There was no question that Skinny Tan would have to be paraben-free, sulfate-free not tested on animals and suitable for vegans.

In addition they are currently working on making their packaging recyclable and eco friendly so hopefully we can update on this in the near future.

 

For more information check out their website http://www.skinnytan.co.uk.

You can also buy them at Boots, Superdrug, Amazon and others.