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04/10/2012

Ecoluxe London Designers third group

Selina Cheong

Selina Cheong's accessories have always been about functionality, simplicity and quality. Fine leathers, linings and fittings are carefully sourced to ensure the longevity of each bag. Each design is made in small batches in the UK to ensure each bag is made to the highest standard.

Talented Totes

TALENTED TOTES is a new, directional collection of luxury printed tote bags all ethically made from natural materials. We celebrate the bag as an art form and skilfully print artists' works onto canvas totes. This is our first collection and TALENTED TOTES includes four separate, beautiful and compelling ranges.

Bailey Tomlin

Designed to be both beautiful to look at and inspiring to wear – exquisite millinery and jewellery, made ethically in the UK.

Hatastic!

An eclectic range of unique handmade hats and headpieces inspired and made from the gorgeous vintage by the bits 'n' bobs sourced from remnant boxes and junk shops.

B-Made

B-MADE wants to share, to give back and connect to the world: The social aspect to design is very important for me as a designer. With B-made I want to prove that design and sustainability can go together.

Casa Kiro

Casa Kiro Joyas is a small contemporary jewelry workshop located in the Region of Valparaíso, Chile. Created by architect Vania Ruiz, Casa Kiro is continually bringing into light typical natural Chilean materials, yet unconventional in jewelry, to create small oneiric and unique worlds with simple clean lines, transparency and color.

Craftworks Cambodia

Craftworks Cambodia is an organization working to provide vocational training and marketing skills to home based producers through the sale of contemporary arts and crafts items. Craftworks Cambodia offers a range of traditional and contemporary products ranging from home décor to functional home ware as well as gifts, accessories and jewellery based on the finest aesthetic and artistic traditional workmanship of Cambodia.

Craftworks Cambodia maintains, and practices, a strong commitment to environmental awareness with many of the products being made from recycled and sustainable materials.

MissSotoka

MissSotoka born of the need to bring to market unique clothing, handmade with love. In all the production processes take great care of every detail. We participate in a trade fair and ethical treatment of all people involved in this process so wonderful as is the creation of our collections. All prints are designed by hand and printed manuals and start of handicrafts. The universe of Haruki Murakami's novel Tokyo blues has been our inspiration for the Spring Summer 2013 collection.

Cristina Cárdenas

I design jewellery pieces inspired in the Victorian era. They are very decorated, normally oversized and all of them really female pieces which with a simple clothing makes a irresistible look. They are unique pieces, I never repeat the design because it is my philosophy and anyway I couldn´t do it; I get the material from all over the word, I buy them without any order, just picking everything I like.
I sell through etsy, my web site and in a very exclusive shop in Spain.

Le Konsphin

Le Konsphin is a fashion and accessories enterprise with a responsible approach. We focus on a quality product, taking care of each garment in great detail. Our products are designed by young national and international designers who identify with the project and its values. Production is in Portugal, encouraging local manufacture and high quality of products. We offer a new shopping experience that makes us travel to the East. In addition customers will be donating 5% direct to development projects such as RED Dream Project. We want to be as ethical and sustainable as possible.

Francisco Lomora

Francisco Lomora was born on December 1987 in Andújar, Spain. When he was seventeen, he moved to Granada, where he started a Degree in Dance. In 2008, he moved again to Seville, to study Fashion Design and Management; meanwhile, he continued improving his knowgledge of dance. He was selected to show his first collection in 2010, in SIMOF, an international event, unique in the world, related to Flamenco Fashion. Thanks to this collection, he got his first fashion award.
The brand has always been involved in social and cultural projects, not only using sustainable and ecological material, but for colaborating with Ethical Fashion initiatives too.

Yono Taola

Juanjo Gomez, born in Madrid on December 24, 1970, is the designer of the firm Yono Taola. He began his career by winning the 1st prize in the national competition "MURCIA JOVEN" contest in 2001. Since then he has participated in several gateways as F.I.B, Gaudi, Murcia abierta, Fashion Week in Valencia, Redken Weekend Experience 2012 and OFF the Mercedes Fashion week.

He has collaborated with various companies designing with Converse and Vans shoes, shirts with Estrella Dam (Beer Company), designing uniforms for Repsol YPF, Coke, Sprite, Community of Madrid, BBVA, and Ford. Also design costumes for the Ballet of Carmen Werner ("Skater" and "Fermina"), has worked on the costumes for the play "The Other Side of the Bed" and "Dracula".
He has presented his collections in the showroom of Ego (Madrid), Hortensia de Hutten (Paris). Participated in exhibitions such as "Tras el espejo, Moda Española" (Reina Sofia), "Expressa 2003" (Pamplona), "2ª mano Consonni" (Bilbao). They made a TV program named "Singular", a Monograph on Spanish designers.

Sew Last Season

Sew Last Season by Elena Garcia we take discarded garments and customise them, using our textile knowledge and skills in order to turn the wasted garments into valuable limited edition pieces. We produce the "upcycled garments" locally, providing training and opportunities to people in the local communities.

Po-Zu

Po-Zu, the eco shoe brand has crafted the ingenious floral design fantasies of the award winning New York based artist Michel Tcherevkoff into high fashion and wearable art! Po-Zu has kept their sustainable standards by using a glueless construction for this collection; it's called a Stitch-and-Turn, by which the upper is stitched to the sole and turned inside-out. The ability of inverting the shoe also makes it incredible soft, flexible, and ultimately very comfortable. The uppers are mostly made from printed vegetable tanned leathers, and the soles from natural latex, while Po-Zu's renowned coconut foot-mattress has been slim-lined and made removable to fit with the elegant look of the shoes. Designed for the woman who appreciates fine art as much as she values comfort, The Shoe Fleur Collection - indulges your wildest footwear fantasies without sacrificing your sole.

Arli

ArLi is a team of two designers, Ardagul Dusegalieva and Liliya Karimova, brought together by mutual passion for creating designer accessories in the form of natural silk and wool. Based in a transcontinental country where Central Asia and Eastern Europe meet, they unite the values of both continents to deliver a sustainable yet luxury product, made from locally sourced 100 per cent natural materials while using responsible production practices.

 


 



   
 

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05/12/2016

US National Organic Standards: no GMO 2.0

According to US-based Organic Consumers Association (OCA) the National Organic Standard Board (NOSB) decided last month that new GMO technologies won´t be allowed in organics

08/11/2016

Swiss GMO program in India in spite of their own ban

Despite the current ban on genetically modified crops in Switzerland wants to promote the development of transgenic crops in India.

09/10/2016

Europe’s biggest trade agreement reaches its most crucial point

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement mostly referred to as CETA are proposed trade agreements between the European Union and Canada and the United States

09/10/2016

EU Parliament objects to new GMO authorisations

European Parliament voted to oppose the authorisation proposal for cultivation and for import and use in food and feed of five GMOs

08/01/2016

Organic groceries discount at Walmart Canada

Walmart Canada has quietly launched a new lineup of organic products under its Great Value store brand

26/06/2014

Tips on how to use Connature

Connature is a Contact and Trade online and global platform for the organic market.

23/11/2017

Strong institutional commitment needed to ensure a good legislative transition

Brussels, 22 November 2017 – The trilogue agreement for a new organic regulation reached last June was adopted by the Special Committee on Agriculture on Monday and by the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture today

20/11/2017

Denmark: catering and off-trade sales at least 30% organic

At a dialogue event in Hamburg, about 60 participants learned that in Denmark, the off-trade catering market has become the most important grow engine for organic food.

13/11/2017

USA: prohibition of aquaponics in organic food production rejected by NOSB

At a meeting on the 1st November 2017, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) rejected the proposal to ban hydroponic and aquaponic production methods under the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program

07/11/2017

Scandinavia is gaining strength in natural personal care

"The Nordic region continues to ‘set the trends’ in health and wellness for the rest of the world“, say the organisers ot the event.

30/10/2017

ISO 16128 guidelines for cosmetics

The ISO guidelines for natural and organic cosmetics donot take consumers interests at heart, states the association NATRUE

27/10/2017

Monsanto in trouble

The US seed-& pesticide corporation Monsanto is in trouble. There are many reasons. Among others, the authorization of Monsanto’s flagship the weedkiller Roundup and its ingredient glyphosate is expiring in the EU by the end of this year

26/10/2017

Growing number of EU governments oppose re-approval of glyphosate

The political and public opposition to glyphosate is growing in Europe

17/10/2017

Study Failed promises - the rise and fall of GM cotton in India

Failed Promises: the rise and fall of GM cotton in India", is a well-documented report about the collapse of GM cotton in the world.

09/10/2017

IFOAM launches its new strategic plan

After two years of discussion internally and with stakeholders, IFOAM - Organics International launches its new strategic plan

04/10/2017

Germany: 9.3 million vegetarians and vegans

8 million people in Germany, more than 10 percent of the population, eat a vegetarian diet.

03/10/2017

USA: Organic Agriculture Research Act gained support

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), a non-profit foundation, reports a big success. The Organic Agriculture Research Act (H.R. 2436) gained crucial bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress recently.

22/09/2017

Canada: 10% increase in organic sales

Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA) reports that 66%  Canadian consumers spend at least some of their weekly grocery budget on organic items.

11/09/2017

Research: Quality control anywhere and at all times

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research and Fotein BV jointly developed a mobile research facility. It enables research into the quality and preservation of fresh products anywhere in the world

05/09/2017

In Tallinn EU ministers of agriculture must look further than their egg cups

Estonia holds the EU Council Presidency until the end of this year. At their meeting in Tallinn from 3-5 September the topics to be discussed by the EU ministers of agriculture will include the fipronil scandal.

04/09/2017

UK: Soil Association’s Organic September campaign starting in september

After the huge success of last year’s campaign, Soil Association is starting its new Organic September campaign the first of september.

01/09/2017

Important details in marketing Kamut

For a number of years Kamut has been a trend food. It's a grain that can be easily marketed because there's something mystical about it

24/08/2017

BASF wants to stop selling Fipronil as a pesticide

After the European egg-scandal, BASF stops selling Fipronil as a pesticide

21/08/2017

USA: Export and Import balance

USA has become the biggest importer of organic food in the world, with organic making up a large proportion of the imports of particular products.

10/08/2017

Ireland: the possibility of becoming a GMO-free country

Ireland should work towards becoming a GMO-free country in order to maintain biodiversity and to provide a wide selection of seeds for potential international food crisis

31/07/2017

New EU Organic Regulation imminent – an analysis

The organic industry in many European countries reacted with horror when they heard that the Council of Ministers, the EU Parliament and the Commission have agreed behind closed doors on a revision of the EU Organic Regulation

13/07/2017

Italy: posts new record in organic sales

Nielsen data presented by the Italian Association for Organic Trade AssoBio show a very positive trend in the sale of organic food in Italian supermarkets

07/07/2017

Beyond Organic Skincare have just launched a fabulous new range of Sulphate free organic hair products

A fabulous new range of Sulphate free organic Shampoo, Conditioner, Anti-bacterial Hand-wash and Moisturising Body Wash.
 

26/06/2017

Records in U.S. sales 2016 - the $40-billion mark is cracked

End of May the Organic Trade Association OTA published its 2017 Organic Industry Survey at the Annual Policy Conference in Washington D.C.. The survey shows that total sales in 2016 increased to $47 billion US-Dollar

19/06/2017

USA: organic frontrunners in east and west

In California, customers buy organic food more frequently than their counterparts in other federal states

15/06/2017

Up to now no GMO potatoes in Canada

There will be no commercially grown GMO potatoes on Prince Edward Island this year, according to Simplot Plant Sciences, the company that developed the Innate potato

12/06/2017

Italy: rising turnover of organic fruit and vegetables

In 2016, per capita consumption of fruit and vegetables in Italy was 152 kg, around 9 million tonnes were sold, with consumers opting increasingly for organic fruit and vegetables.

09/06/2017

France: organic retail continues to expand

As last year, France is excelling with high growth rates in the organic sector, in terms of both land area and turnover, the increase is impressive

05/06/2017

A positive balance for Fairtrade Austria

Austria is among the top 5 Fairtrade countries worldwide; 92 percent of the population know what the Fairtrade organisation does, 41 percent buy products carrying its label regularly and 81 percent at least occasionally

31/05/2017

Fair trade cracks billion euro barrier

For the first time, turnover of fair trade products in Germany exceeded one billion euros. Consumers spent 1.2 billion euros on fairly traded products – a rise of  18 percent

29/05/2017

Switzerland and China: collaboration agreement signed

five-year bilateral cooperation agreement between China and Switzerland

15/05/2017

UK: Next government must prioritise soil

A news item published by the Soil Association explains that in the run-up to the general election in the UK they are urging all parties to commit to protecting and restoring soil health in their manifestos

10/05/2017

Belgium: glyphosate herbicide ban

The safety of glyphosate is an ongoing issue, with the EU Commission still refusing to put in place legally binding restrictions on glyphosate herbicide. In the light of probable re-authorisation at EU level, member states are taking matters in to their own hands

08/05/2017

Goa Organic

Goa’s melting-pot, culturally diverse population and ‘Popular Vacation Destination’ status have made it home to an ebullient organic community

02/05/2017

New York: protesters seek clarity from TIAA

An article posted by Friends of the Earth last week explains how FOE and a coalition of environmental, human rights and family farm organizations recently delivered a letter with over 100,000 signatures to pension fund management company TIAA...

29/04/2017

USA: millennials and organic – a winning combination

In North America the so called-generation of millennials is adopting organic in a big way: on the farm and on the internet, in the kitchen and in the board room

18/04/2017

The role of changing value chains in a sustainable food system

Resource efficiency, avoidance of waste and biodiversity...

13/04/2017

Qatar: organics on the increase

In Quatar, rising demand for organics means expansion of organic agriculture, higher local production and fewer imports

10/04/2017

USA: Organics on the rise in US households

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has released data showing that organic products are now used in more than 80% of kitchens in US households

04/04/2017

USA: Organic Farming Research Foundation´s report on challenges of organic farming

In the USA the demand for organic food is growing rapidly and there is a need for more research so that farmers can deal with the special difficulties and problems that accompany practising organic agriculture

03/04/2017

Organic Market in Romania

Organic domestic consumption is rising in Romania

29/03/2017

FiBL trial in Bolivia: comparing cacao in agroforestry and monoculture

Thus cacao in conventional monoculture produces higher yields but has a negative environmental impact..

22/03/2017

EU: renouncing palm oil?

Sustainable production and export criteria for palm oil and gradually  abandoning the promotion of biofuel are intended to create better protection of the rainforest and the threatened species that live therein

20/03/2017

Germany the world leader in organic and fair

Organic and Fair: nowhere else in the world is this combination as popular as in the German market. 70 percent of fairtrade goods sold in 2016

14/03/2017

Austria: 30 percent organic by 2025

Austria is continuing to play a pioneer role in Europe in terms of organic. The new target is organic management of 30% of its agricultural land by 2025

10/03/2017

Birkenstock: newcomer to natural cosmetics

It really was a surprise. Birkenstock, the traditional company we associate with healthcare footwear, has ventured into new territory...

09/03/2017

EU organic law: trialogue continues under the leadership of Malta

After a three-month break, the negotiations on the revision of the EU Eco-Regulation under the Maltese Presidency of the Council continue...

06/03/2017

Tea Promoters India: organic future for Darjeeling

Darjeeling, a region in the Himalayas, is synonymous with good tea. During the colonial era the British introduced tea growing and Darjeeling became famous for its tea

02/03/2017

EU Agricultural policy: citizens can submit proposals

EU Commissioner for agriculture, Phil Hogan, has launched a survey to find out the opinions of citizens on the future of EU agricultural policy after 2020

24/02/2017

Korea: controversial discussion on new GMO rules

As Korean media reported the government's new rules on genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling on products are into effect since beginning of  February

24/02/2017

UK: organic market tops £2 billion

The 2017 Organic Market Report was launched by the Soil Association on Monday, 21st of February

11/02/2017

Global organic personal care market to reach $25.7 billion

According to the report the global organic personal care market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 9.8% over the next decade to reach approximately $25.7 billion by 2025

06/02/2017

USA: animal welfare rule for the organic sector released

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on January 19 published the final rule on animal welfare standards for organic livestock and poultry in the Federal Register

30/01/2017

Nuremberg, the organic Metropolis

Much is happening in the organic sector in Nuremberg and beyond the city boundaries. In order to further strengthen the organic sector in the region for the future, organic projects are gathered under the umbrella “Nuremberg, The Organic Metropolis”.

23/01/2017

Canada: majority of consumers still opposed to GM food

According to a report of Producer.com people don’t know much about GM foods, but have a negative feeling when it comes to genetically modified foods

13/01/2017

Germany: sales of organic vegetables booming

According to surveys by the German agricultural information service AMI, there was high demand for organic vegetables in 2016

05/01/2017

Organic cotton from India designed in New York

India is an important supplier of organic cotton...

30/12/2016

EU Court: authorisation of GM soya lawful

The GM soya "Intacta" can continue to be sold in the EU

12/12/2016

IFOAM EU: we need a new start for the organic regulation

IFOAM EU acknowledges the efforts from the EU Commission, Council and Parliament and is delighted to accept the European Parliament invitation to discuss further developments with organic stakeholders

09/12/2016

EU safety review on glyphosate still pending

Although there has been shown clear evidence of the cancerogen potential of the weedkiller glyphosate by the WHO IARC study and the EU Parliament voted against an extension...

07/12/2016

Kenya: organic farming is productive and resource-conserving

A long-term study in Kenya shows that maize yields and nutrient uptake in the organic farming systems are quite similar to conventional systems

05/12/2016

US National Organic Standards: no GMO 2.0

According to US-based Organic Consumers Association (OCA) the National Organic Standard Board (NOSB) decided last month that new GMO technologies won´t be allowed in organics

08/11/2016

Swiss GMO program in India in spite of their own ban

Despite the current ban on genetically modified crops in Switzerland wants to promote the development of transgenic crops in India.

09/10/2016

Europe’s biggest trade agreement reaches its most crucial point

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement mostly referred to as CETA are proposed trade agreements between the European Union and Canada and the United States

09/10/2016

EU Parliament objects to new GMO authorisations

European Parliament voted to oppose the authorisation proposal for cultivation and for import and use in food and feed of five GMOs

08/01/2016

Organic groceries discount at Walmart Canada

Walmart Canada has quietly launched a new lineup of organic products under its Great Value store brand

26/06/2014

Tips on how to use Connature

Connature is a Contact and Trade online and global platform for the organic market.