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Hi everybody, We are a multi-brand retailer and we sell ethical women's fashion and accessories. Products are unique, stylish, contemporary in their look, well-finished and priced in the mid-range of high street price range.

Our company bridges the gap between talented designers around Africa who have a strong local presence but want to sell internationally, and the global population.

We...

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Our brand is an Ethical Footwear and vegan Fashion label based in Brighton UK creating luxury handmade Ladies Designer Vegan Footwear and Vegan Boots using the most environmentally friendly methods we can for our Non Leather Shoes.

Our Designer Vegetarian Footwear is made from some of the finest, recycled leather free fabrics and we work closely with our factories and suppliers to ensure we...

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Our Company aims to support indigenous tribes in Brazil by helping them to sell their crafts over the internet. We buy our products directly from Brazilian indians; some of them we know for over 20 years. During this period we enjoyed a mutually fruitful relationship.

Our main product are the seeds necklaces crafted by this people. Over time, we have also developed a range of organic jewellery...

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Our brand turns recycling into a bold fashion statement with eco-chic handbags and accessories handcrafted in Boulder, Colorado. In 2001 Heather English had a predicament; she was searching for a new vegan handbag that was stylish and eco-friendly – a lofty request at the time. While some people get their best ideas in the shower, Heather got hers while floating down Boulder Creek on an...

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Our online store is an ethically-based mail order company run by vegans. We seek to trade in a manner which does not exploit animals, humans or the wider environment. By the sale of these vegan products we hope to play our part in the promotion of a cruelty-free lifestyle. We sell apparel, shoes, jewellery, bags, home.

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Events & Fairs
14/09/2018

BioBorrel in Amsterdam: Registration open until next week

The newest edition of BioBorrel will be held at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam at 6 pm on 26th September 2018

03/09/2018

Bio Fach South East Asia: Successful premiere in Bangkok

In July, BioFach South East Asia at Impact Exhibition Center in Bangkok gathered international stakeholders from the organic sector for the first time

31/08/2018

GO! Organic Festival 8th - 9th september 2018 - London

From artisan breads to vegan wines, from speciality cheeses to organic sauces and soups, from superfood skincare to zero waste soaps – GO! Organic Festival will showcase the sumptuous diversity that lies at the heart of the organic and sustainability movement...

27/08/2018

Biofach China Closing Report

CLOSING REPORT June 2018 of Connature's Partner BioFach China

18/08/2018

Organic Food Iberia 2019: Major new organic trade fair in Madrid

The new trade show Organic Food Iberia will open at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid in 2019.

13/08/2018

Connature Partner, Natural Products Scandinavia & the Nordic Organic Food Fair return to MalmöMässan

Preparations for Natural Products Scandinavia and the Nordic Organic Food Fair 2018 are now well underway, as the Nordic region’s biggest trade shows for natural and organic open its visitor registration for 2018

30/07/2018

Diversity in Beauty: Key topic at the Natural Cosmetics Conference

"Diversity in Beauty" is one of the main topics of the 11th international Natural Cosmetics Conference, that the organizers specifically highlight. The congress will take place from 25th to 26th September 2018 in Berlin

16/07/2018

Asian Summit tackles sustainable packaging and ingredients

Hosted in Singapore on 4-5th September, the second Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Food Summit will feature sustainable packaging, ingredients, and marketing

11/07/2018

A haven of organic indulgence at the GO! Organic Festival

Discover the best products in organic beauty, health and eco-living – all in one place!

06/07/2018

Companies campaigning for health and future food

The Sustainable Foods Summit in Amsterdam showed that pioneers as well as the next generation in the organic industry think differently

18/06/2018

BioFach America – All Things Organic: German Pavilion and Nexty Award

BioFach America – All Things Organic will take part from13 to 15 September 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland

11/06/2018

GO! Organic Festival: New chefs & foodie features galore

Taking place over the weekend of 8-9 September at Battersea Park, there will be over a dozen live cooking demonstrations in the Organic Kitchen, with top chefs sharing their pro tips and exclusive recipes for creating tasty, naturally-good food every day

01/06/2018

Sustainable Food Award finalists announced

The finalists for the premier Sustainable Food Awards have been announced by Ecovia Intelligence

23/05/2018

Organic fashion: GOTS India Seminar 2018

GOTS India Seminar 2018 is the third event in India organized by the Global Organic Textile Standard organisation (GOTS)

17/05/2018

Major new international organic trade fair to launch in Madrid - Organic Food Iberia

This new trade show for Spain’s increasingly important organic industry, will open at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid in 2019.​

07/05/2018

GreenTech Amsterdam with Organic Farmers Fair

From 12-14 June 2018, the international fair GreenTech Amsterdam 2018 will be held at RAI Amsterdam for the third time

20/04/2018

UK: Natural and Organic Products Expo next weekend

The Natural & Organic Products Europe wll take place in London ExCeL on 22-23 April

06/04/2018

Biofach China: Business platform and innovation workshop

The international organic sector will meet for the 12th edition of Biofach China from 24 to 26 May 2018 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC). About 480 exhibitors and about 18,000 visitors are expected from all around the world.

20/03/2018

Berlin: Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference

The 11th edition of the international Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference, held September 25-26, 2018, in Berlin, will once again put the focus on current topics of the industry

14/03/2018

Turkey: organic fair Ekoloji takes place in Izmir

The 9th Ekoloji Izmir Fair will be held between 9th – 12th May 2018 in Fuarizmir/ A Hall, in Izmir, on the west coast of Turkey.

26/02/2018

Connature Partner, Natural & Organic Products Europe returns to London ExCeL on 22-23 April 2018

Natural & Organic Products Europe 2018 to showcase the best in clean health

19/02/2018

Natexpo expands to Lyon

The natural and organic trade fair Natexpo decided to take place every year. This September the event will open its doors in Lyon, France

09/02/2018

Pitch perfect: Holland & Barrett back at Connature Partner Natural & Organic Products Europe 2018

Connature Partner Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show returns to London ExCeL on 22-23 April 2018

01/02/2018

VeggieWorld in Europe: exhibition dates 2018

The VeggieWorld dates and venues for 2018 and early 2019 are already fixed. The next VeggieWorld will take place in the first week of March in Hofheim am Taunus, Germany

16/01/2018

BioFach and Vivaness Congress offers more than 120 sessions

In four weeks, the international organic food and natural cosmetics sectors will kick off the year with their annual gathering in Nuremberg from 14 to 17 February 2018

16/01/2018

Green fashion fair: 42nd Innatex with 4th blogger meeting

Innatex from 20 to 22 January 2018 at the Messecenter Rhein-Main in Hofheim-Wallau -

10/01/2018

Lohas and Vegetarian Food Asia - Free Pre-Registration for Trade Buyers

LOHAS Expo and Vegetarian Food Asia 2018 will be held at Hall 5F; 5G, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 1-3 February, 2018 - Free Buyers Pre-Registration open

08/01/2018

Singapore: First Sustainable Foods Summit Asia-Pacific successful

The premier Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit drew to a successful close in Singapore a few weeks ago, bringing together about 100 senior executives from the regional food industry.

28/12/2017

IFOAM EU Conference: Digital opportunities for organic processors

The 5th IFOAM EU Organic Processing Conference in Zwolle/Netherlands on 16th and 17th January will have the theme "Improving Organics: Making It Happen – Digital opportunities for organic processors"

18/12/2017

USA: Natural Cosmetics Masterclass focuses on food ingredients

Taking place in San Francisco on 1st February, this new Natural Cosmetics Masterclass will discuss the growing use of food ingredients in cosmetic & personal care products

11/12/2017

5th Organic Processing Conference: final program online

The program of the 5th Organic Processing Conference "Improving Organic: Making it happen - Digital opportunities for organic processors“ taking place on 16-17 January 2018 in Zwolle, The Netherlands

04/12/2017

BioFach 2018: the "next organic generation"

According to the motto "Next Generation", the world’s leading trade fair for organic food products BioFach in Nuremberg opens its doors from 14th – 17th February 2018 for professional visitors working in the organic sector.

29/11/2017

BioFach global analysis: organic industry continues upward trend

The global organic market is nearing USD 90bn in turnover and is developing in the right direction with excellent future prospects

27/11/2017

India: Organic & Millets 2018- International Trade Fair

Organic & Millets 2018 trade fair will take place on 19th - 21st January 2018 in Bangalore South India

20/11/2017

BIOFACH America 2017 in Baltimore: Closing Report

BioFach Events for an expanding organic market

16/11/2017

OWC India: Winners of Organic Farming Innovation Awards 2017

On 10th November 2017, the winners of the OFIA were announced at a ceremony held during the Organic World Congress in New Delhi, India

14/11/2017

IFOAM: organic agriculture to combat climate change

At the moment, presided over by the Government of Fiji, the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the headquarters of the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany, is still ongoing

09/11/2017

Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco

From 30th- 31st January 2018, the North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will be held in San Francisco, USA

07/11/2017

Ecofruit conference 2018: call for papers

From 19th – 21st February 2018, the 18th International Conference on Organic Fruit Growing (Ecofruit) will take place at the University of Hohenheim in Germany

02/11/2017

OWC: biggest organic farming event on the planet

The Organic World Congress (OWC) is a global forum for organic farming and organic agriculture. It is coming to India for the first time in 40 years

26/10/2017

International Green Week 2018 in Berlin

From 19th until 28th January 2018, the International Green Week opens its doors to professionals and the public audience for the 83rd time

03/10/2017

The new Organic Regulation – status quo and outlook

At the IFOAM EU Organic Congress in Tallinn representatives of the EU and of the organic sector discussed pro and contra of the new European Organic Regulation

31/05/2014

Bhutan: Conference on organic and ecological agriculture a full success

From 5 - 8 March 2014, participants from 30 countries gathered in Bhutan at the IFOAM Conference on Organic and Ecological Agriculture in Mountain Ecosystems. The country created the vision of Gross National Happiness and made a visionary commitment to going 100% organic.

01/10/2012

Barcelona, Spain, from 25 to 26 October 2012.: Global Eco Forum 2012

The Euro-Mediterranean forum on sustainability, the Global Eco Forum, will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from 25 to 26 October 2012.

09/07/2012

25 - 29 october - Turin - Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre

For the first time, Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre merge to create a single event that will be held on 25 to 29 October 2012 in Turin, Italy

14/09/2018

BioBorrel in Amsterdam: Registration open until next week

The newest edition of BioBorrel will be held at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam at 6 pm on 26th September 2018

03/09/2018

Bio Fach South East Asia: Successful premiere in Bangkok

In July, BioFach South East Asia at Impact Exhibition Center in Bangkok gathered international stakeholders from the organic sector for the first time

31/08/2018

GO! Organic Festival 8th - 9th september 2018 - London

From artisan breads to vegan wines, from speciality cheeses to organic sauces and soups, from superfood skincare to zero waste soaps – GO! Organic Festival will showcase the sumptuous diversity that lies at the heart of the organic and sustainability movement...

27/08/2018

Biofach China Closing Report

CLOSING REPORT June 2018 of Connature's Partner BioFach China

18/08/2018

Organic Food Iberia 2019: Major new organic trade fair in Madrid

The new trade show Organic Food Iberia will open at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid in 2019.

13/08/2018

Connature Partner, Natural Products Scandinavia & the Nordic Organic Food Fair return to MalmöMässan

Preparations for Natural Products Scandinavia and the Nordic Organic Food Fair 2018 are now well underway, as the Nordic region’s biggest trade shows for natural and organic open its visitor registration for 2018

30/07/2018

Diversity in Beauty: Key topic at the Natural Cosmetics Conference

"Diversity in Beauty" is one of the main topics of the 11th international Natural Cosmetics Conference, that the organizers specifically highlight. The congress will take place from 25th to 26th September 2018 in Berlin

16/07/2018

Asian Summit tackles sustainable packaging and ingredients

Hosted in Singapore on 4-5th September, the second Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Food Summit will feature sustainable packaging, ingredients, and marketing

11/07/2018

A haven of organic indulgence at the GO! Organic Festival

Discover the best products in organic beauty, health and eco-living – all in one place!

06/07/2018

Companies campaigning for health and future food

The Sustainable Foods Summit in Amsterdam showed that pioneers as well as the next generation in the organic industry think differently

18/06/2018

BioFach America – All Things Organic: German Pavilion and Nexty Award

BioFach America – All Things Organic will take part from13 to 15 September 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland

11/06/2018

GO! Organic Festival: New chefs & foodie features galore

Taking place over the weekend of 8-9 September at Battersea Park, there will be over a dozen live cooking demonstrations in the Organic Kitchen, with top chefs sharing their pro tips and exclusive recipes for creating tasty, naturally-good food every day

01/06/2018

Sustainable Food Award finalists announced

The finalists for the premier Sustainable Food Awards have been announced by Ecovia Intelligence

23/05/2018

Organic fashion: GOTS India Seminar 2018

GOTS India Seminar 2018 is the third event in India organized by the Global Organic Textile Standard organisation (GOTS)

17/05/2018

Major new international organic trade fair to launch in Madrid - Organic Food Iberia

This new trade show for Spain’s increasingly important organic industry, will open at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid in 2019.​

07/05/2018

GreenTech Amsterdam with Organic Farmers Fair

From 12-14 June 2018, the international fair GreenTech Amsterdam 2018 will be held at RAI Amsterdam for the third time

20/04/2018

UK: Natural and Organic Products Expo next weekend

The Natural & Organic Products Europe wll take place in London ExCeL on 22-23 April

06/04/2018

Biofach China: Business platform and innovation workshop

The international organic sector will meet for the 12th edition of Biofach China from 24 to 26 May 2018 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC). About 480 exhibitors and about 18,000 visitors are expected from all around the world.

20/03/2018

Berlin: Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference

The 11th edition of the international Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference, held September 25-26, 2018, in Berlin, will once again put the focus on current topics of the industry

14/03/2018

Turkey: organic fair Ekoloji takes place in Izmir

The 9th Ekoloji Izmir Fair will be held between 9th – 12th May 2018 in Fuarizmir/ A Hall, in Izmir, on the west coast of Turkey.

26/02/2018

Connature Partner, Natural & Organic Products Europe returns to London ExCeL on 22-23 April 2018

Natural & Organic Products Europe 2018 to showcase the best in clean health

19/02/2018

Natexpo expands to Lyon

The natural and organic trade fair Natexpo decided to take place every year. This September the event will open its doors in Lyon, France

09/02/2018

Pitch perfect: Holland & Barrett back at Connature Partner Natural & Organic Products Europe 2018

Connature Partner Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show returns to London ExCeL on 22-23 April 2018

01/02/2018

VeggieWorld in Europe: exhibition dates 2018

The VeggieWorld dates and venues for 2018 and early 2019 are already fixed. The next VeggieWorld will take place in the first week of March in Hofheim am Taunus, Germany

16/01/2018

BioFach and Vivaness Congress offers more than 120 sessions

In four weeks, the international organic food and natural cosmetics sectors will kick off the year with their annual gathering in Nuremberg from 14 to 17 February 2018

16/01/2018

Green fashion fair: 42nd Innatex with 4th blogger meeting

Innatex from 20 to 22 January 2018 at the Messecenter Rhein-Main in Hofheim-Wallau -

10/01/2018

Lohas and Vegetarian Food Asia - Free Pre-Registration for Trade Buyers

LOHAS Expo and Vegetarian Food Asia 2018 will be held at Hall 5F; 5G, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 1-3 February, 2018 - Free Buyers Pre-Registration open

08/01/2018

Singapore: First Sustainable Foods Summit Asia-Pacific successful

The premier Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit drew to a successful close in Singapore a few weeks ago, bringing together about 100 senior executives from the regional food industry.

28/12/2017

IFOAM EU Conference: Digital opportunities for organic processors

The 5th IFOAM EU Organic Processing Conference in Zwolle/Netherlands on 16th and 17th January will have the theme "Improving Organics: Making It Happen – Digital opportunities for organic processors"

18/12/2017

USA: Natural Cosmetics Masterclass focuses on food ingredients

Taking place in San Francisco on 1st February, this new Natural Cosmetics Masterclass will discuss the growing use of food ingredients in cosmetic & personal care products

11/12/2017

5th Organic Processing Conference: final program online

The program of the 5th Organic Processing Conference "Improving Organic: Making it happen - Digital opportunities for organic processors“ taking place on 16-17 January 2018 in Zwolle, The Netherlands

04/12/2017

BioFach 2018: the "next organic generation"

According to the motto "Next Generation", the world’s leading trade fair for organic food products BioFach in Nuremberg opens its doors from 14th – 17th February 2018 for professional visitors working in the organic sector.

29/11/2017

BioFach global analysis: organic industry continues upward trend

The global organic market is nearing USD 90bn in turnover and is developing in the right direction with excellent future prospects

27/11/2017

India: Organic & Millets 2018- International Trade Fair

Organic & Millets 2018 trade fair will take place on 19th - 21st January 2018 in Bangalore South India

20/11/2017

BIOFACH America 2017 in Baltimore: Closing Report

BioFach Events for an expanding organic market

16/11/2017

OWC India: Winners of Organic Farming Innovation Awards 2017

On 10th November 2017, the winners of the OFIA were announced at a ceremony held during the Organic World Congress in New Delhi, India

14/11/2017

IFOAM: organic agriculture to combat climate change

At the moment, presided over by the Government of Fiji, the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the headquarters of the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany, is still ongoing

09/11/2017

Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco

From 30th- 31st January 2018, the North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will be held in San Francisco, USA

07/11/2017

Ecofruit conference 2018: call for papers

From 19th – 21st February 2018, the 18th International Conference on Organic Fruit Growing (Ecofruit) will take place at the University of Hohenheim in Germany

02/11/2017

OWC: biggest organic farming event on the planet

The Organic World Congress (OWC) is a global forum for organic farming and organic agriculture. It is coming to India for the first time in 40 years

26/10/2017

International Green Week 2018 in Berlin

From 19th until 28th January 2018, the International Green Week opens its doors to professionals and the public audience for the 83rd time

03/10/2017

The new Organic Regulation – status quo and outlook

At the IFOAM EU Organic Congress in Tallinn representatives of the EU and of the organic sector discussed pro and contra of the new European Organic Regulation

31/05/2014

Bhutan: Conference on organic and ecological agriculture a full success

From 5 - 8 March 2014, participants from 30 countries gathered in Bhutan at the IFOAM Conference on Organic and Ecological Agriculture in Mountain Ecosystems. The country created the vision of Gross National Happiness and made a visionary commitment to going 100% organic.

01/10/2012

Barcelona, Spain, from 25 to 26 October 2012.: Global Eco Forum 2012

The Euro-Mediterranean forum on sustainability, the Global Eco Forum, will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from 25 to 26 October 2012.

09/07/2012

25 - 29 october - Turin - Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre

For the first time, Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre merge to create a single event that will be held on 25 to 29 October 2012 in Turin, Italy

Press
20/09/2018

Switzerland: Organic consumption has doubled in ten years

In 2017, organic products worth 2.7 bn Swiss francs were sold in Switzerland, equivalent to 2.4 bn euros or 284 euros per capita

17/09/2018

Sustainability bank Triodos invests in crowdfunding platform

Bettervest specializes in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that seek to raise money from the crowd through the platform

14/09/2018

Austria: denn‘s biomarkt expands branch network

A new denn's organic market store will open in Eisenstadt, Austria

03/09/2018

E.V.I - the document on Sustainability which wins the trust of Investors

Companies and start-up need to consider sustainability when it comes to plan processes, products, governance and promotion

28/08/2018

Italy: Organic sector shows impressive growth

Market data collected by Nielsen market research until May 2018, confirm a very positive trend in the Italian organic sector

27/08/2018

Canada Organic Trade Association welcomes government funding for organic sector

According to the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA), the Canadian government is investing $8.3 million in organic agriculture research

22/08/2018

Nestlé USA: Misleading Non-GMO seal

By filing a lawsuit against Nestlé, a woman from California alleged that the US company misleads consumers by using its ‘No GMO ingredients’ seal as it might easily be confused with the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal, reports CBS News

18/08/2018

Core Organic: Europe-wide research for organic farming continues

European research into organic farming is being continued with the Core Organic Cofund programme

09/08/2018

RELACS EU: Project website launched

The EU-project which will be run by FiBL Switzerland as well as IFOAM EU aims at fostering the development and facilitating the adoption of cost-efficient and environmentally safe tools and technologies...

30/07/2018

Vietnam: Organic exports for the global market

Annually, people in Vietnam eat organic food worth about 1.7 million euros as the Vietnam Organic Agriculture Association (VOAA) as agroberichtenbuitenland.nl reports

20/07/2018

Glyphosate and cancer: Bayer arraigned

The class action lawsuit filed by 450 cancer patients blaming the manufacturer Monsanto and its glyphosate-containing pesticide Roundup for their disease has taken a decisive hurdle

06/07/2018

Switzerland: market grew to 2.25 billion euro

According to the Federal Office for Agriculture, in sales, the Swiss organic food market grew by 7.6% per year over the past decade

02/07/2018

Insect mortality: EU Commission to take action

One in ten pollinating insects is on the verge of extinction and one third of bee and butterfly species are declining

26/06/2018

EU: New regulation reduces use of antibiotics

An important EU negotiation was held about the use of antibiotics in animals

21/06/2018

Cyclo-di BADGE: New pollutant from the can

BADGE is the abbreviation for bisphenol A diglycidyl ether, a chemical related to bisphenol A from which epoxy resins for coatings are produced. It made headlines as early as the 1990s, when it was found in various canned foods

13/06/2018

Tritordeum: new cereal wins Sustainable Food Awards

Tritordeum is a new Mediterranean cereal with nutritional, agronomical and organoleptic benefits

12/06/2018

OTA: US organic market worth $49.4 bn

Recently, the Organic Trade Association released its annual Organic Industry Survey 2017. As the study shows, the number of organic products purchased in the USA increased again – up to 6.4% within last year

05/06/2018

EU plastic regulation puts manufacturers under obligation

The European Commission has proposed new rules to reduce plastic waste. According to the press release, the Commission is targeting ten disposable plastic products that are most commonly found on Europe's beaches

01/06/2018

India: Uttarakhand with a law for organic

The government of  the North Indian state Uttarakhand will soon bring in a law to  give organic farming a legal backing, writes the Hindustan Times

29/05/2018

UK: Defra released organic farming statistics for 2017

Data compiled by approved organic certification bodies are the basis for the organic farming statistics 2017. It presents estimates of the land area farmed organically, crop areas, livestock numbers and numbers of organic producers and processors in the United Kingdom​

28/05/2018

Monsanto met with contempt by media

First results of Ramazzini Institute´s Global Glyphosate Study were presented officially in a press conference at the European Parliament. Sustainable Pulse commented Monsanto has committed an epic fail

23/05/2018

EU: new organic farming rules adopted

In a press release the Council of the European Union informed that on 22 May the Council adopted new EU rules on organic production and the labelling of organic products

17/05/2018

New Privacy Policy GDPR - Communication to companies registered at www.connature.com

Communication directed to all the companies registered at www.connature.com - This month we are updating our Privacy Policy as required by the New Privacy Policy Regulation of European Union (GDPR)​...

16/05/2018

India: Food regulator plans a GMO label

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has made a proposal to label all packaged food products containing genetically modified (GM) ingredients​

11/05/2018

USDA released proposal for regulations for GMO Labeling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the long-awaited proposed regulations for the mandatory disclosure of foods produced using genetic engineering (GE or GMO), which it calls “Bioengineered foods”

07/05/2018

Naturland demands fair wages for cocoa farmers

Cocoa is the main source of income for over five million smallholders, mostly from West Africa. At the fourth World Cocoa Conference from 22nd to 25th April, 1,500 players from the cocoa industry met to exchange views and also to discuss the working conditions for cocoa farmers

02/05/2018

German organic market: Whole food shops back on course for growth

The first three months of 2018 are the second consecutive quarter of positive sales developments on the German organic market...

30/04/2018

Oeko-Tex introduces GMO testing for organic cotton

In future, organic cotton textiles that companies also want to have certified according to the international Oeko-Tex 100 textile standard will require proof that the cotton is free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

26/04/2018

IFOAM and FiBL study: Socio-economic impacts of GMOs on European agriculture

IFOAM EU Group recently released a new study on the impacts of GMOs on European agriculture, in partnership with FiBL

23/04/2018

European Parliament’s plenary adopts the new EU organic regulation

After very long discussions to improve the EU Organic Regulation in a way that matches with the needs of the organic sector the regulation finally was approved​

16/04/2018

Austria: Strong increase of organic farming in Tyrol

Organic farming is growing steadily in the Tyrol region, Austria. Around 190 organic farms in areas ranging from milk production to vegetable cultivation have been added in the last two years

11/04/2018

Study shows organic helps curb nitrogen pollution

In anticipation of its activities at Natural Products Expo West, The Organic Center released new research findings from the University of Virginia in collaboration with The Organic Center showing that organic farming can help reduce nitrogen pollution on a global scale

10/04/2018

Resi.bio: New database for residue findings

The control bodies Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz (Engl. Society for Resource Protection) and Kontrollverein (Engl. Control Association) have developed an internet-based database for the evaluation of residue findings

06/04/2018

China submits new maximum residue limits for pesticides in food to the WTO

China has recently submitted an extensive list of pesticides with corresponding maximum residue limits (MRLs) to the the World Trade Organization (WTO)

23/03/2018

EU: No decision on neonicotinoids

Although it is high time to impose an immediate ban on the three insecticides clothianidine, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, the Member States are pushing for a decision

14/03/2018

EU: constitution of the EP Special Committee “PEST”

The newly formed "PEST" special committee of the European Parliament is to examine the scandalous glyphosate risk assessment and the European pesticide approval system as a whole over the next six months

05/03/2018

Very successful U.S. Pavilion at Biofach: EU Organic Boom Brings Opportunities for U.S. Exporters

The American Organic Trade Association (OTA) together with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), Office of Agricultural Affairs in Berlin and U.S. organic food and product companies participated in the Biofach and reported a leap in business inquiries

02/03/2018

Regarding online trade as an opportunity

What does increasing digitisation mean for the manufacturers of organic food? That was the topic discussed by the Assoziation ökologischer Lebensmittelhersteller (AöL) and its guests from business and research at Biofach

26/02/2018

Mediterranean countries with almost 7 million of organic area

The largest part of the Mediterranean organic area is in the Mediterranean countries of the European Union (EU) totalling 87 percent of the agricultural organic area

21/02/2018

Dutch pioneers Odin and De Nieuwe Band join forces

The Board and the board of directors the organic trade enterprises De Nieuwe Band and Estafette Odin agree to merge the trading and production activities after formal approval of the relevant bodies

19/02/2018

Italy: the organic farming and social network Humus introduced

At Biofach the Humus Network, the farming and social network for Italian organic agriculture, for quality, sustainability, and responsibility has been introduced

16/02/2018

Global organic data show resilient growth

A booming organic sector: more farmers, more land and a growing market. This is the résumé of the 19th edition of „The World of Organic Agriculture“

14/02/2018

Germany: sales in the specialised organic retail grows to 3.29 billion euros

According to the German organic trade association BNN sales in specialized organic food trade achieved sales of 3.29 billion euros in 2017, which corresponds to an increase of around 2.5 percent

12/02/2018

VIVANESS 2018: natural and organic cosmetics digitalized

The future is digital. Digitalization is having an impact in all areas of life and opening up new prospects in the natural and organic cosmetics industry too

06/02/2018

Organic farming boom in Bulgaria and Croatia

According to official statistcs Bulgaria and Croatia have seen the highest rate of expansion in their organic farming sectors in the whole of the EU in recent years

02/02/2018

42nd Innatex: focus on fair shoes

The 42nd Innatex in Hofheim-Wallau was focused on the shoe industry. The program of the green fashion fair was rounded by many lectures concerning the main topic as well as a blogger meeting

30/01/2018

Beyond Organic Skincare has just launched their latest face cream, “Organic Miracle Worker”

Beyond Organic Skincare have just launched their latest face cream, “Organic Miracle Worker.” It has already become a real hit with their staff and testers during pre-launch trials and has been promoted to ‘favourite’ by nearly everyone

29/01/2018

German organic market: sales barometer shows trend reversal

The development of sales in the German organic food specialist trade in the last four months shows a glimmer of hope for a turnaround: the specialist trade achieved for the year 2017 a modest increase of 1.4% in daily turnover

23/01/2018

EU lawyer: Genome Editing can be exempted from GMO directive

According to Advocate General Bobek, organisms obtained by mutagenesis are, in principle, exempted from the obligations in the Genetically Modified Organisms Directive

22/01/2018

Ecovia Intelligence: new growth phase for sustainable foods and cosmetics

A new growth phase for the organic and sustainable products market has been initiated according to Ecovia Intelligence; it predicts the market’s distribution developing towards online retailing and home delivery schemes mainly implemented by mobile apps

16/01/2018

GOTS: Christopher Stopes appointed as Representative to the EU

According to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) newsletter the organisation has placed an increasing focus on European regulatory and policy issues

08/01/2018

Indian Food Security Authority released unified regulation on organic foods

During the 19th Organic World Congress the Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh formally launched the Food Safety and Standards

05/01/2018

GOTS: GMO testing method project conceptualised

According to the GOTS newsletter the Global Organic Textile Standad organisation determined through a limited round-robin exercise that test results for GMO presence showed inconsistency and were unreliable in cotton fibre In 2016

30/12/2017

Apparel: sustainability by circularity

Whilst there are many publications on circular business models and commitments to circular economy, few brands/retailers or upstream suppliers are re-designing their business towards circularity

14/12/2017

EU: dramatic insect decrease requires a complete and comprehensive ban

This Tuesday, the competent expert committee of the EU member states in Brussels voted on proposals of the European Commission for the ban on the three neonicotinoids imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam.

11/12/2017

Biobased food packaging through the eyes of the consumer

What do consumers think of biobased food packaging? And can manufacturers and retailers strengthen the brand position of their food products by choosing biobased food packaging?

27/11/2017

Amazon: more sale at Whole Foods Stores

Amazon has started to sell tech products and gifts at selected Whole Foods Market stores

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.

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.

20/09/2018

Switzerland: Organic consumption has doubled in ten years

In 2017, organic products worth 2.7 bn Swiss francs were sold in Switzerland, equivalent to 2.4 bn euros or 284 euros per capita

17/09/2018

Sustainability bank Triodos invests in crowdfunding platform

Bettervest specializes in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that seek to raise money from the crowd through the platform

14/09/2018

Austria: denn‘s biomarkt expands branch network

A new denn's organic market store will open in Eisenstadt, Austria

03/09/2018

E.V.I - the document on Sustainability which wins the trust of Investors

Companies and start-up need to consider sustainability when it comes to plan processes, products, governance and promotion

28/08/2018

Italy: Organic sector shows impressive growth

Market data collected by Nielsen market research until May 2018, confirm a very positive trend in the Italian organic sector

27/08/2018

Canada Organic Trade Association welcomes government funding for organic sector

According to the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA), the Canadian government is investing $8.3 million in organic agriculture research

22/08/2018

Nestlé USA: Misleading Non-GMO seal

By filing a lawsuit against Nestlé, a woman from California alleged that the US company misleads consumers by using its ‘No GMO ingredients’ seal as it might easily be confused with the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal, reports CBS News

18/08/2018

Core Organic: Europe-wide research for organic farming continues

European research into organic farming is being continued with the Core Organic Cofund programme

09/08/2018

RELACS EU: Project website launched

The EU-project which will be run by FiBL Switzerland as well as IFOAM EU aims at fostering the development and facilitating the adoption of cost-efficient and environmentally safe tools and technologies...

30/07/2018

Vietnam: Organic exports for the global market

Annually, people in Vietnam eat organic food worth about 1.7 million euros as the Vietnam Organic Agriculture Association (VOAA) as agroberichtenbuitenland.nl reports

20/07/2018

Glyphosate and cancer: Bayer arraigned

The class action lawsuit filed by 450 cancer patients blaming the manufacturer Monsanto and its glyphosate-containing pesticide Roundup for their disease has taken a decisive hurdle

06/07/2018

Switzerland: market grew to 2.25 billion euro

According to the Federal Office for Agriculture, in sales, the Swiss organic food market grew by 7.6% per year over the past decade

02/07/2018

Insect mortality: EU Commission to take action

One in ten pollinating insects is on the verge of extinction and one third of bee and butterfly species are declining

26/06/2018

EU: New regulation reduces use of antibiotics

An important EU negotiation was held about the use of antibiotics in animals

21/06/2018

Cyclo-di BADGE: New pollutant from the can

BADGE is the abbreviation for bisphenol A diglycidyl ether, a chemical related to bisphenol A from which epoxy resins for coatings are produced. It made headlines as early as the 1990s, when it was found in various canned foods

13/06/2018

Tritordeum: new cereal wins Sustainable Food Awards

Tritordeum is a new Mediterranean cereal with nutritional, agronomical and organoleptic benefits

12/06/2018

OTA: US organic market worth $49.4 bn

Recently, the Organic Trade Association released its annual Organic Industry Survey 2017. As the study shows, the number of organic products purchased in the USA increased again – up to 6.4% within last year

05/06/2018

EU plastic regulation puts manufacturers under obligation

The European Commission has proposed new rules to reduce plastic waste. According to the press release, the Commission is targeting ten disposable plastic products that are most commonly found on Europe's beaches

01/06/2018

India: Uttarakhand with a law for organic

The government of  the North Indian state Uttarakhand will soon bring in a law to  give organic farming a legal backing, writes the Hindustan Times

29/05/2018

UK: Defra released organic farming statistics for 2017

Data compiled by approved organic certification bodies are the basis for the organic farming statistics 2017. It presents estimates of the land area farmed organically, crop areas, livestock numbers and numbers of organic producers and processors in the United Kingdom​

28/05/2018

Monsanto met with contempt by media

First results of Ramazzini Institute´s Global Glyphosate Study were presented officially in a press conference at the European Parliament. Sustainable Pulse commented Monsanto has committed an epic fail

23/05/2018

EU: new organic farming rules adopted

In a press release the Council of the European Union informed that on 22 May the Council adopted new EU rules on organic production and the labelling of organic products

17/05/2018

New Privacy Policy GDPR - Communication to companies registered at www.connature.com

Communication directed to all the companies registered at www.connature.com - This month we are updating our Privacy Policy as required by the New Privacy Policy Regulation of European Union (GDPR)​...

16/05/2018

India: Food regulator plans a GMO label

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has made a proposal to label all packaged food products containing genetically modified (GM) ingredients​

11/05/2018

USDA released proposal for regulations for GMO Labeling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the long-awaited proposed regulations for the mandatory disclosure of foods produced using genetic engineering (GE or GMO), which it calls “Bioengineered foods”

07/05/2018

Naturland demands fair wages for cocoa farmers

Cocoa is the main source of income for over five million smallholders, mostly from West Africa. At the fourth World Cocoa Conference from 22nd to 25th April, 1,500 players from the cocoa industry met to exchange views and also to discuss the working conditions for cocoa farmers

02/05/2018

German organic market: Whole food shops back on course for growth

The first three months of 2018 are the second consecutive quarter of positive sales developments on the German organic market...

30/04/2018

Oeko-Tex introduces GMO testing for organic cotton

In future, organic cotton textiles that companies also want to have certified according to the international Oeko-Tex 100 textile standard will require proof that the cotton is free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

26/04/2018

IFOAM and FiBL study: Socio-economic impacts of GMOs on European agriculture

IFOAM EU Group recently released a new study on the impacts of GMOs on European agriculture, in partnership with FiBL

23/04/2018

European Parliament’s plenary adopts the new EU organic regulation

After very long discussions to improve the EU Organic Regulation in a way that matches with the needs of the organic sector the regulation finally was approved​

16/04/2018

Austria: Strong increase of organic farming in Tyrol

Organic farming is growing steadily in the Tyrol region, Austria. Around 190 organic farms in areas ranging from milk production to vegetable cultivation have been added in the last two years

11/04/2018

Study shows organic helps curb nitrogen pollution

In anticipation of its activities at Natural Products Expo West, The Organic Center released new research findings from the University of Virginia in collaboration with The Organic Center showing that organic farming can help reduce nitrogen pollution on a global scale

10/04/2018

Resi.bio: New database for residue findings

The control bodies Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz (Engl. Society for Resource Protection) and Kontrollverein (Engl. Control Association) have developed an internet-based database for the evaluation of residue findings

06/04/2018

China submits new maximum residue limits for pesticides in food to the WTO

China has recently submitted an extensive list of pesticides with corresponding maximum residue limits (MRLs) to the the World Trade Organization (WTO)

23/03/2018

EU: No decision on neonicotinoids

Although it is high time to impose an immediate ban on the three insecticides clothianidine, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, the Member States are pushing for a decision

14/03/2018

EU: constitution of the EP Special Committee “PEST”

The newly formed "PEST" special committee of the European Parliament is to examine the scandalous glyphosate risk assessment and the European pesticide approval system as a whole over the next six months

05/03/2018

Very successful U.S. Pavilion at Biofach: EU Organic Boom Brings Opportunities for U.S. Exporters

The American Organic Trade Association (OTA) together with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), Office of Agricultural Affairs in Berlin and U.S. organic food and product companies participated in the Biofach and reported a leap in business inquiries

02/03/2018

Regarding online trade as an opportunity

What does increasing digitisation mean for the manufacturers of organic food? That was the topic discussed by the Assoziation ökologischer Lebensmittelhersteller (AöL) and its guests from business and research at Biofach

26/02/2018

Mediterranean countries with almost 7 million of organic area

The largest part of the Mediterranean organic area is in the Mediterranean countries of the European Union (EU) totalling 87 percent of the agricultural organic area

21/02/2018

Dutch pioneers Odin and De Nieuwe Band join forces

The Board and the board of directors the organic trade enterprises De Nieuwe Band and Estafette Odin agree to merge the trading and production activities after formal approval of the relevant bodies

19/02/2018

Italy: the organic farming and social network Humus introduced

At Biofach the Humus Network, the farming and social network for Italian organic agriculture, for quality, sustainability, and responsibility has been introduced

16/02/2018

Global organic data show resilient growth

A booming organic sector: more farmers, more land and a growing market. This is the résumé of the 19th edition of „The World of Organic Agriculture“

14/02/2018

Germany: sales in the specialised organic retail grows to 3.29 billion euros

According to the German organic trade association BNN sales in specialized organic food trade achieved sales of 3.29 billion euros in 2017, which corresponds to an increase of around 2.5 percent

12/02/2018

VIVANESS 2018: natural and organic cosmetics digitalized

The future is digital. Digitalization is having an impact in all areas of life and opening up new prospects in the natural and organic cosmetics industry too

06/02/2018

Organic farming boom in Bulgaria and Croatia

According to official statistcs Bulgaria and Croatia have seen the highest rate of expansion in their organic farming sectors in the whole of the EU in recent years

02/02/2018

42nd Innatex: focus on fair shoes

The 42nd Innatex in Hofheim-Wallau was focused on the shoe industry. The program of the green fashion fair was rounded by many lectures concerning the main topic as well as a blogger meeting

30/01/2018

Beyond Organic Skincare has just launched their latest face cream, “Organic Miracle Worker”

Beyond Organic Skincare have just launched their latest face cream, “Organic Miracle Worker.” It has already become a real hit with their staff and testers during pre-launch trials and has been promoted to ‘favourite’ by nearly everyone

29/01/2018

German organic market: sales barometer shows trend reversal

The development of sales in the German organic food specialist trade in the last four months shows a glimmer of hope for a turnaround: the specialist trade achieved for the year 2017 a modest increase of 1.4% in daily turnover

23/01/2018

EU lawyer: Genome Editing can be exempted from GMO directive

According to Advocate General Bobek, organisms obtained by mutagenesis are, in principle, exempted from the obligations in the Genetically Modified Organisms Directive

22/01/2018

Ecovia Intelligence: new growth phase for sustainable foods and cosmetics

A new growth phase for the organic and sustainable products market has been initiated according to Ecovia Intelligence; it predicts the market’s distribution developing towards online retailing and home delivery schemes mainly implemented by mobile apps

16/01/2018

GOTS: Christopher Stopes appointed as Representative to the EU

According to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) newsletter the organisation has placed an increasing focus on European regulatory and policy issues

08/01/2018

Indian Food Security Authority released unified regulation on organic foods

During the 19th Organic World Congress the Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh formally launched the Food Safety and Standards

05/01/2018

GOTS: GMO testing method project conceptualised

According to the GOTS newsletter the Global Organic Textile Standad organisation determined through a limited round-robin exercise that test results for GMO presence showed inconsistency and were unreliable in cotton fibre In 2016

30/12/2017

Apparel: sustainability by circularity

Whilst there are many publications on circular business models and commitments to circular economy, few brands/retailers or upstream suppliers are re-designing their business towards circularity

14/12/2017

EU: dramatic insect decrease requires a complete and comprehensive ban

This Tuesday, the competent expert committee of the EU member states in Brussels voted on proposals of the European Commission for the ban on the three neonicotinoids imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam.

11/12/2017

Biobased food packaging through the eyes of the consumer

What do consumers think of biobased food packaging? And can manufacturers and retailers strengthen the brand position of their food products by choosing biobased food packaging?

27/11/2017

Amazon: more sale at Whole Foods Stores

Amazon has started to sell tech products and gifts at selected Whole Foods Market stores

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.

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.