Beauty & Clothing

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Planet Sustainability 2019

Ecocert International Limited

Ecocert International Limited

Planet Sustainability 2020

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Beyond Organics Skincare provide 100% natural products containing sea buckthorn, omegas 3,6,7 & 9, vitamins, antioxidants and over 190 biologically active compounds. Their 4 main ranges are Seabuckthorn, Age Defying, Hair and Bath and Family. Their quest is to bring you the purest, kindest and most effective skincare that is hand-made in the UK.  The Sea Buckthorn range is additionally certified organic by OF&G. Neither the ingredients nor final products are tested on animals.  The products are suitable for vegetarians, and most are also suitable for vegans. Beyond Organics have a low carbon footprint and provide recycled and recyclable packaging.

Earth Conscious provide natural deodorant products in eco friendly packaging.  Free from aluminium, parabens or other toxins, this natural deodorant allows for natural perspiration with 100% natural ingredients that keep odour at bay. The deodorant comes in recyclable tins and compact plastic free cardboard tubes and lasts for months. Earth Conscious has won awards from The Green Parent, Skincare Awards, Biteable Beauty amongst others. A donation from each sale goes to the Marine Conservation Society.

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Green People was formed in 1997 to address a gap in the market for genuinely natural and organic beauty products.  Addressing a market where 1% natural ingredients was sufficient qualification to call a product ‘natural’, Green People worked with the Soil Association to develop a robust organic and natural standard, free from synthetic chemicals like SLS. Green People are triple certified by the Soil Association, Organic Food Federation and EcoCert. All natural ingredients are ethically sourced with no animal testing. 10% of their net profits are donated to charities such as the Martine Conservation Society, Penny Brohn Cancer Care and Chestnut Tree House.

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By Sarah London was started by two sisters, Sarah and Lauren. Their mission is to bring clarity and simplicity to UK skincare by placing the full list of ingredients on the front label of their entire product collection.  This pioneering transparency is to address the issue of products that have long cryptic ingredient lists and confusing labelling that makes it almost impossible to determine what is in the product. They formulate their own blends of skincare and are committed to only using carefully-curated, organic, plant-based ingredients. They have won multiple awards, including the Eco-Age Brandmark and have promised to never test their products on animals. They use Soil Association certified organic ingredients, no synthetic chemicals and no diluting fillers or water. Their packaging is environmentally friendly that can all be recycled. They use amber glass bottles for protection of the products with an oil-based blend against UV light radiation.  An innovative business with environmental protection at its heart and great skincare products on its shelves.

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Mama Nature was founded by James and Jacqueline Shearer.  Their award winning products are recommended by doctors, dermatologists, mid-wives and health visitors. The products include eco-friendly skincare, eye-care and healing salves along with other beauty products. Their products contain no unnecessary synthetic ingredients, including parabens, dioxane, propylene glycol or synthetic fragrances. Many of their products have been certified by the Vegan Society.  Mama Nature is passionate about people and the planet.  Their philosophy is to source ingredients and create their products ethically using only the finest quality natural and organic ingredients, but their philosophy doesn't end there, they look out for others in the community and because they treat people with care they inject an infectious zest for life into others. None of the products are tested on animals and every part of their packaging is intended to be recycled; they use recycled cardboard and paper in their packaging to keep landfill waste to a minimum.

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Allbirds embraces innovation in shoes and socks.  Not being satisfied with existing materials at hand they invented a yarn that meets their standards of ultimate comfort and sustainability. Combining the incredible properties of renewable materials Tree + Merino (Trino™) this proprietary knit is responsibly sourced right down to the fibre level; it’s super soft, breathable, and moisture wicking, all while being less harmful to the planet.  They craft Trino™ from a hefty serving of responsibly harvested eucalyptus tree fibres and a handful of ZQ Merino wool. Working hand-in-hand with their fiber producers, yarn spinners, and textile makers, they make sure that their high-quality knit is sustainably sourced from top to toe. Their packaging is made from 90% recycled cardboard and recycled plastic bottles are used for laces. 

Arthur & Henry produce quality organic cotton men’s shirts, sewn with 20 stiches per inch (compared with an average 15), making the shirt more durable. No formaldehyde or other chemicals are used in production. Just good, old fashioned, built to last shirts! Organic cotton eschews pesticides and insecticides, benefitting farmers, the water supply and the final owner. The cotton is also Fairtrade where possible. Packaging is also under scrutiny here and is a mixture of compostable ploy bags, recyclable poly bags and recycled cardboard boxes.  They want all their suppliers to meet the criteria of the Ethical Training Initiative (ETI) Base Code and all their suppliers have been audited against the Global Organic Textile Standard social criteria. 

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Finisterre provide functional and sustainable clothing, inspired by the needs of surfers and others with a love of the sea. Their material selection focusses on choosing the right fabrics to create the best possible product, which is lasting, fit for purpose and has the least environmental impact. Central to this mission is circular sourcing, which includes renewable and recyclable textiles and biodegradable natural fibres and finishes.  Not only do they focus on materials but their sustainable packaging commitment covers everything from the swing tag to the bag you receive your order in. They also offer repairs to old items to increase longevity and keep the clothes from the landfill for longer.  Their design ethos has always been to build the best and most sustainable product they can.  Their principles cover best practices in wages, working hours, communication of employment conditions and health and safety in the workplace.  All suppliers are expected to meet Finisterre's high expectations of respect for the environment.

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Po-Zu provide ethical footwear from natural and sustainable materials, with the aim to reduce the damage of modern footwear manufacturing. On average three pairs of shoes are sent to landfill per person every year, but they have made it their mission to challenge this trend. Each pair is built to last and with love, so you can buy guilt-free, safe in the knowledge that they were created with love for people and the planet. They use materials such as Linen – from flax, GMO free, only requires rainwater to grow and all parts of the plant are used. Pinatex – from pineapple leaf fibre, an alternative to leather and Organic cotton – GOTS certified and pesticide free. They also use wool, cork and coir which is a mix of coconut husk and natural latex.  All their material are carefully selected to offer you the ultimate in comfort, warmth and durability.  All the shoes are made in carefully sourced factories that are committed to the highest standards of ethical manufacturing. Ethical, sustainable and comfortable shoes for everyone!

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Rapanui Clothing products are made from natural materials, using renewable energy and everything they make is designed from the start to be sent back when it is worn out. They make new products from the materials they recover, and the cycle itself is renewable - products can be returned and remade again and again and again. Instead of making waste they make new products, a truly innovative circular supply chain. It's completely free to send products back and they even pay the postage in the UK. When recovered the item is remanufactured into a new product and you are rewarded with a coupon that you can use to save money on your next purchase. To top it all off they share access to their platform (Teemill) so that anyone in the World has access to their supply chain and the technology they developed.  Orders are produced in real time, seconds after they are ordered so there is no waste.  Now anyone can be an ethical producer of great clothing.  Mens and women tees, shirts, jumpers and hoodies, jackets etc - great casual range.

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Turtle Doves produce clothing and accessories using 100% post-consumer textile waste, bought from charity shops and textile merchants. They passionately believe in paying employees a healthy wage whilst keeping prices competitive through clever design and avoiding middlemen. They also offer a 'free gloves in exchange for your jumper' service, simply send in your 100% cashmere jumper in ANY condition and receive a free pair of gloves!  Turtle Doves were awarded a Gold Medal in the Wholesale and Retail category for the Green Apple Awards 2015, recognising their hard work and positive impact on the industry. They truly believe that waste is bad for the planet and bad for business and that the best way to help planet sustainability is to reuse items already in the system.

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Ananas Anam was started by Dr Carmen Hijosa, an ethical entrepreneur with a vision for a more sustainable future that connects people, the environment and the economy.  The journey to the creation of Pinatex (a sustainable alternative to leather that is made of fibre from the leaves of the pineapple plant) began in the 1990s when Dr Hijosa was working in the Philippines. Inspired by the abundance of natural resources, including the use of plant fibres in traditional weaving, Dr Hijosa sought to create a new, non-woven textile that could be commercially produced, provide positive social and economic impact and maintain a low environmental footprint throughout its life cycle.  Ananas Anam developed the first automated machine to assist with the long fibre extraction from the waste leaves which enables farmers to utilise greater quantities of their waste leaves. Once the leaves have been stripped of fibre the leftover biomass can be used as a nutrient-rich natural fertiliser or a biofuel, so nothing is wasted. The fibres then get degummed and undergo an industrial process to become a non-woven mesh, which forms the base of Piñatex. The rolls of non-woven mesh are then transported to Spain for specialised finishing. This unique process is what gives Piñatex its leather-like appearance, creating a textile that is soft and flexible, yet very durable. The finished textile is distributed to designers directly by Ananas Anam, who use it as a sustainable alternative to leather in footwear and fashion accessories, clothing, interior furnishing and automotive upholstery. Having seen the textile in finished garments, we are a fan.

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Ecocert International Ltd

71 - 75 Shelton Street

London     WC2H 9JQ

Tel: 0117 370 5804