From food to fashion: Five ways to go organic
Organic products respect the relationship between the world we live in, our health and the consumables we use. And market demand is rising in Britain: according to the latest Food and Drink Federation figures, sales of organic cuisine rose by six per cent in 2017 to a record £2.2 billion. The internet has made sourcing a wide range of organic products easier than ever, so here are five ways to go organic, from food to fashion.
The provision of organic ranges in supermarkets has probably improved over the past few years – but it’s often expensive. However, you can buy organic nuts, seeds, fruit and veg, beans, bread and drinks online from Natural Food Market without breaking the bank, and delivery is free for larger orders. This type of site lets buyers stock up on organic foodstuffs so that they’re never short of healthy snacks or ingredients for delicious lunches or evening meals.
Finding an online clothing range that looks great, is sustainably sourced and isn’t extremely expensive can be challenging. But with a 20-year record in fair trade fashion and a beautiful range of organic cotton cardigans, T-shirts and dresses, ethical couture company Nomads Clothing ticks all the right boxes. The firm ensures manufacturers provide safe working conditions, no harmful chemicals are used in the production of its fabrics and its cotton is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
Organic health and beauty products are the natural choice for anyone who cares about their own health and that of the planet. Beauty and well-being brand Kijani Living carries everything from aloe vera moisturising gel to kids mineral sunscreen and healthy supplements like organic hemp seed hearts. The company employs dermatologists and nutritionists who ensure all products are screened for sustainability, origin and effectiveness – so you can purchase with peace of mind.
If you want to go full-spectrum organic, you’ll need to ensure that the materials used to build your home make the grade. So it’s worth considering the unique services offered by construction firm UK Hempcrete. They’ll supply you with pre-cast hempcrete blocks to build your own home or cast-on-site hemp shiv that’s mixed with a lime binder and enables tradespeople to make your property as airtight as possible. But if you want to take a backseat, the company will design and build you a bespoke zero-carbon home that satisfies all your requirements.
Whether you run an organic street food stall, a vegan restaurant or catering business, organic bowls, plates and utensils optimise your food presentation and impress customers. Eco-friendly party supplies firm Little Cherry have a cool range of coconut shell bowls, palm leaf plates and salad serving utensils that look lovely and are completely biodegradable.
The company aims to reduce the use of non-recyclable plastics and minimise packaging in order to protect the planet – even the boxes, envelopes and jiffy bags they post their products in are recyclable.
So, there are five ways to go organic, from food to fashion. They’ll help you protect the earth one sensible step at a time.
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