We are careful about what our kids eat, the health and personal care products they use and we should be conscious of the clothes they wear. Kid's clothing brand Kite Clothing makes a range of fun, colourful and organic clothing. Their clothing is inspired by their stunning Dorset surroundings. Protecting the environment is a core ethos of Kite. As a result, all of their garments are made from organic cotton, recycled plastic bottles or fabrics approved by OEKO-TEX. Visit their website and browse their range of exciting kid's wear.
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Real Food Source is a family run ‘real’ food business based in East Lothian. Real Food source superb real foods from around the world and makes them available at the best possible prices online. They also create unique, highly nutritious convenient food products from the same real food ingredients that they source and sell – a win, win for nutritious, organically and minimally processed food.
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Aster & Bay is a plant-based self-care brand, that was founded by Erin Hammond in 2012. What began as an experimental project is now run as an international company from an old biscuit factory in Edinburgh. Whether it's sourcing local herbs from the Highlands or sea salt from the British coastline, Aster & Bay is rooted in the spirit of whole plant ingredients, minimalism, and craft; the result is a range of beautiful products for face and body.
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The Highland Soap Company is a family-run Scottish soap company, creating handmade skincare products with an emphasis on organic, wild-harvested natural ingredients and herbal therapy in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Naturally, skin moisturising, traditionally handmade cold-process soaps gently cleanse, nourish and soothe your skin. Only the finest natural plant ingredients and the purest essential oils are used in each skin care product, all made in a workshop in Lochaber in West Highland Scotland – in the shadow of Ben Nevis. The beautiful highland landscape has always been – and continues to be – the source of inspiration for all products.
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DAME is a leading ethical period product company. The many taboos around menstruation and period products led to a lack of innovation in the industry. This is thankfully changing now. DAME make 100% natural, organic cotton tampons that are fully biodegradable and they have many other ethical products. They are a certified B-Corp and a Carbon Neutral company. So, head to their website and make the switch to these ethical period products.
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City Cheese is a small family business and a proud producer of a range of Dutch Gouda-style cheeses. Based in the small seaside village of Ballywalter, North Down, City Cheese produces Northern Ireland’s only organic cheese. Cheese is matured for a minimum of 90 days and left to develop a natural rind which adds to the flavour and deepens the taste.
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We should be considering the nature of the materials sourced for our household products, the same way we do in food and drinks. Naturalmat is a Devon based bedding company. They make their range of mattresses, mattress toppers and beds using only the best organic materials. For example, they source Organic Lambswool from local, Soil Association certified, West Country farms. Next time you are replacing your mattress, bedding or mattress toppers consider making the simple switch to a brand such as Naturalmat.
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Hidden Stag makes stylish, adventure inspired, organic t-shirts that are hand-printed in Edinburgh. Choosing organic cotton is much better for the environment; it creates less CO2 waste, uses less water, and there are no harsh and polluting chemicals used. As such, choosing organic clothing can have a big impact, and is a simple change to make. Next time you are out adventuring and enjoying the outdoors make sure you are not wearing clothes that have harmed the environment whilst you enjoy it!
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The Natural Beauty Pot is a small, ethically conscious and innovative natural skincare brand. They have a vast range of products from makeup brushes to facial oil. They aim to educate consumers about the importance of natural skincare and how what we put on our skin is important for our health and wellbeing. Natural Beauty Pots go back to basics, creating simplistic but effective skincare products with natural and organic ingredients, producing gentle products which are suitable for any skin type.
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Harriet Rymer Art is a Harrogate based brand that creates a range of stunning, vibrant and fun artworks. Harriet works in various mediums and always hopes to evoke feelings of past experiences, places and memories. You can head to their online shop to explore their beautiful and fun pieces.
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