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Death by jasmine: why organic perfumery is under threat

Ruth Styles

17th April, 2012

Is real jasmine really worse for you than the synthetic version? It might sound crazy but that's exactly what the International Fragrance Association believe – and it’s making life tough for organic and natural perfumers. Ruth Styles reports more...
The Ecologist meets… Lena Korres

The Ecologist meets… Korres co-founder, Lena Korres

Ruth Styles

13th April, 2012

Greece might be in dire financial straights but for the country’s best-known natural beauty brand, things have never been better. Ruth Styles caught up with Lena Korres to find out why more...

TAKE ACTION to protect 'free from' labelling on skincare products

Mark Briggs

10th April, 2012

Knowing what isn't in a beauty product can be as important as knowing what is. New EU legislation threatens to restrict the 'free from' term on skincare labels but Neal's Yard Remedies say this penalises those that go out of their way to ensure products are safe more...
Top 10... organic seed suppliers

Top 10... organic seed suppliers

Mark Briggs

13th April, 2012

As the weather heats up, gardeners’ thoughts are turning towards seeds. We round up the top spots to pick up organic, ethically produced seeds more...
Heavenly honey: why the golden stuff is great for your skin

Heavenly honey: why the golden stuff is good news for your skin

Ruth Styles

4th April, 2012

A natural moisturiser packed with antioxidants, honey is a sweet treat that can make a big difference to your dermis more...
Jeans and ethical fashion

Why jeans buck the fast-fashion phenomenon

Sophie Woodward

28th March, 2012

Denim has been in fashion since the early 19th century, which is why it is in the ultimate 'slow fashion' statement. Wear yours worn and ragged, and the older the better argues Sophie Woodward more...
cut flowers

How to… buy cut flowers

Rebecca Campbell

16th March, 2012

Sunday is Mother's Day, which for many of us, means flowers. But how green are your blooms and can you really get a bunch that doesn’t come with a price for the planet? more...
Mother's day

Tried and tested: Mother’s Day beauty gifts

Ruth Styles

16th March, 2012

Done with daffodils? Treat your mum to some gorgeous natural beauty goodies instead. The Ecologist has some suggestions more...
katharine hamnett

The Ecologist meets…Katherine Hamnett

Ruth Styles

13th March, 2012

It’s 27 years since fashion’s enfant terrible made headlines by arriving at Downing Street in a protest t-shirt but, as she tells Ruth Styles, Katharine Hamnett is as ready to stand up for the planet as ever more...
ORGANIC BEAUTY

Organic beauty decoded: the truth about your favourite natural products

Bethany Hubbard

7th March, 2012

Baffled by the growing number of claims made by organic and natural beauty companies? The Ecologist reveals the truth behind the myths more...
In season now: what to eat during March

In season now: what to eat during March

Ben Hudson

5th March, 2012

Spring has (whisper it) sprung, so make the most of the fresh greens and foraged treats popping up in winter’s wake. Gardening expert James Taylor suggests five to get stuck into more...
Natural antiseptics: safe for your skin and the environment

Natural antiseptics: safe for your skin and the environment

Bethany Hubbard

24th February, 2012

Essential oils and plant extracts can zap zits without causing lasting damage to your skin or the planet more...

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Tried and tested: organic facial oils

Tried and tested: facial oils

Ruth Styles

17th February, 2012

No longer is moisturiser the only way to hydrate your skin. Thanks to Shu Uemura’s pioneering oil-based range, facial oils are becoming a serious alternative to traditional creams. But which are the most planet friendly? more...
ila

The Ecologist meets… Ila founder Denise Leicester

Ruth Styles

15th February, 2012

Tucked away in leafy Gloucestershire is a beauty brand with a ‘beyond organic’ philosophy that’s making the world sit up and take notice. Ruth Styles hopped on the train and went to meet the inspirational Denise Leicester more...
How to… make your own beauty products

How to… make your own beauty products

Priyanka Mogul

9th February, 2012

Whether you’re foraging for ingredients or scouring the shelves of your local health food store, DIY beauty products are as good for the planet as they are for your skin more...
RELAX SPA

Review: the Relax and Rejuvenate uplifting facial

Ruth Styles

9th February, 2012

If your visage has lost its va va voom, some TLC could be required. Luckily Covent Garden’s Relax Spa has just the thing for skin-conscious greenies more...
The Ecologist meets...The Baand

The Ecologist meets... Copenhagen's The Baand

Ruth Styles

9th February, 2012

In part one of our Copenhagen Fashion Week special, Ruth Styles talks sustainable style with Stine Bauer Boskov and Julie Villumsen – the brains behind hot Danish eco-brand, The Baand more...
The A to Z of beauty goodies

The Ecologist A to Z of beauty goodies

Priyanka Mogul

3rd February, 2012

You’ve learned to avoid parabens and sulphates but what should you be using instead? The Ecologist takes a closer look at the natural beauty ingredients that can make a positive difference to your skin more...
Five of the best… natural quick fixes

Five of the best… natural beauty quick fixes

Ruth Styles

1st February, 2012

Whether it’s tiredness, stress or winter skin, Green Living Editor Ruth Styles has some super speedy suggestions – and no chemicals involved more...
In season now: what to eat in February

In season now: what to eat during February

Ben Hudson

30th January, 2012

It's the month of love, so warm the cockles by tucking in to wonderful seasonal fare. Big Barn founder, Anthony Davidson, shares his February favourites more...
Urban legend: THTC takes environmentalism to the streets

Urban legend: THTC takes environmentalism to the streets

Priyanka Mogul

25th January, 2012

Eco-label THTC has launched a new range of organic cotton t-shirts in association with the Soil Association, the Carbon Trust and the Fair Wear Foundation more...
How to…give your wardrobe a green-over

How to…give your wardrobe a green-over

Ruth Styles

24th January, 2012

There’s more to an eco-friendly closet than FSC timber (although that helps). From getting rid of clutter to reworking old clothes, here’s all you need to know about stylishly sustainable storage more...
The Ecologist meets…Dr Fabrizio Mancini

The Ecologist meets… Dr Fabrizio Mancini

Ruth Styles

18th January, 2012

The concept of ‘self-healing’ might sound like mumbo jumbo but it’s actually a sensible way of giving our lifestyles a healthy overhaul says Dr Fabrizio Mancini - starting with organic food, plenty of sleep and lots of exercise more...
veg boxes

Five of the best…organic veg box schemes

Ruth Styles

16th January, 2012

Whether you’re looking for seasonal veg or slaughter-free milk, Britain’s box schemes make avoiding the supermarket a cinch more...
Future perfect: organic beauty in 2012

Future perfect: organic beauty in 2012

Ruth Styles

12th January, 2012

From natural facelifts to slow beauty, Ruth Styles takes a look at the trends, products and brands set to hit the big time this year more...

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