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Is the beauty industry moving towards a more earth friendly narrative?

Caring for the planet or yet more Green Capitalism? We investigate Natural, Organic and Ethical Beauty.

Written by Sarah Critchley

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Illustration by Sandra Contreras

The beauty industry changes as fast as the fashion industry, store constantly updating in line with the latest trends. Fashion has taken an organic and earth friendly approach for some time now, best epitomised in high profile clothing brands such as People Tree. Now earth-friendly beauty products are burgeoning too. Words such as Ethical, Natural and Organic have become common when it comes to the latest beauty products, but what do these actually mean, and is there a difference between them? If a product is ethical do we somehow think it is natural as well? If something is natural must it also be organic? I’ll now take you through an explanation of these expressions and what they can mean for your skin, and the planet.??

Ethical means being conscious of the efforts and conditions under which products are produced. It is often linked with Community Trade Programs such as Fair Trade. A good example of… read more

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Green Gold, the Supermodel and the Blood Diamond – a fabulous tale of ethical jewellery

For centuries alchemists tried to turn lead into gold, but today a passionate band of jewellers are trying to turn gold green and create a supply chain as clear as their crystals.

Written by Helen Davis

Illustration by Paul Shinn So I popped along to the opening of 123 Bethnal Green Road this week with Amelia, here who I found outside clutching her phone, more about […]


Flowers – Where’s The Love?

Covered in pesticides and flown for miles...How much love will actually go into your flowers this Valentine's?

Written by Zofia Walczak

It’s not often that I will voluntarily submit to Shakespeare – which must be something to do with it reminding me of school trips where me and my best mate […]


Fashion and Ethics – A timely discussion

Victoria and Albert Museum, Tuesday 27th October

Written by Becky Cope

Ciel (photography by The V&A have a knack for putting on stylish events for the stylishly minded and the “Fashion and…” lecture series was no exception. Taking off in […]


Ethical Fashion Forum – Global Sourcing The Market Place Event – One to Watch

Friday 20th – Saturday 21st November 2009, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

I love the Ethical Fashion Forum. For the past year they have been developing the Spotlight on Sourcing series (the last of which happen in August, drug Spotlight On Africa). […]


Dairy Milk Gets A Conscience

Cadbury's, Fairtrade

Written by Cari Steel

In case you missed it, healing visit web everyones favourite nostalgic treat – Cadbury’s Dairy Milk – is moving with the times and going Fairtrade. Last week, cost Cadbury’s announced […]


Fair Trade Fortnight

Fair Trade, London, Britain, 22nd February - 11th March

Written by Cari Steel

Clear your calendars for the next few weeks, abortion about it because the good people at Fair Trade have put together a fortnight that you wont want to miss. In […]