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Spring Breeze
In the SPRING BREEZE ISSUE
Feb/Mar 2008
  • Ethika Boutique and making a Business a Reality
  • Barbra Horowitz, British Vogue Online Correspondent, Guides you through Revitalising Your Wardrobe
  • Use UK share their flair for blending reclaimed fabrics with stunning design
  • Cura Vie brings style and ethics to a garden near you
  • Enter the Magical World of Chocoholly and let your spirits be lifted through chocolate
  • Let Halo Skincare worship your body
  • Frank & Faith urge everyone to use the power of the pound and shop with wisdom
  • Embellished Truth brings us beautiful trans-seasonal accessories
  • The Julia Smith Fashion House strips naked and allows us to see behind the brand
  • THTC's new Cutting Edge, Celebrity-Endorsed Capsule Collection - for the Independent Thinker!
  • Chocolate Alchemy from the heart of West Sussex
  • Animal Defenders International helping animals take their first steps to freedom
  • SPRING ADDITIONs / HOT & NEW / News Focus and Walk the Talk
  • Win one of Use UK's signature designed '100 Thoughts' Recycled Notebooks

  • Click here to go to the Spring Breeze Issue >


    Autumn Shades
    In the AUTUMN SHADES ISSUE
    Oct/Nov 2007

  • Wildlifeworks shows us how to Walk on the Wild Side through Global Powered Consumerism
  • Figs & Rouge ensure we embrace Vintage Style and Glamour once more
  • Amana delivering in trust beautiful season essentials in the finest of ethical fabrics
  • AUTUMN ADDITIONS - other fashion news from Sonya Kashmiri, Edun, Julia Smith and People Tree.
  • HOT AND NEW - The 'soft as cashmere' boudoir collection by Eco-Boudoir. Embrace the warmth of wool this Autumn from Stella James. A gold medal winner at the Great Taste Awards, decadent chocolates from The Chocolate Empire. Exquisite organic and fair trade bedlinen, that is a pleasure to sleep on, by Luma.
  • Win Figs & Rouge delectable Camellia and Chamomile Hand Cream.

  • Click here to go to the Autumn Shades Issue >


    Summer Ore
    In the SUMMER ORE ISSUE
    2nd July 2007

  • Enamore shows us how to love summer with a collection that allows you to keep cool but glam.
  • Emmeline 4 Re sweetens reality - feelings without compromising ethics!
  • Generation Ethical - the Fair Trade fashion from the Tam & Rob label that designs and creates quirky and trend-led womenswear.
  • Eco-stylist, Dawn Mellowship, puts a spring in your step this summer, with five flourishing floral outfits.
  • Re-use it, Re-shape, Re-style it with Snood - sustainable one-off designs.
  • Claire Macauley tells Kucha how consumer support of independent designers could anatomise contemporary fashion and rival the high street.
  • Linda Row reports from Triodos Bank's AGM Meeting and discusses ethical consumerism.
  • Extensive design experience with a passion for life has led to the creation of - Third Transition.
  • Summer Sizzlers - other fashion news.
  • HOT AND NEW - The Award-winning Solio Charger. Gloriously decadent Prestat organic chocolate wafers. The first collection by new Fair Trade label - Think! Hini indulges in salvaged fabrics with appliqué to create beautiful Cushions and Shopping Bags.
  • Win an elegant summer Tulip Dress Handmade by Enamore.

  • Click here to go to the Summer Ore Issue >


    Heart & Sole
    In the HEART & SOLE ISSUE
    1st June 2007

  • Sven Segal, founder of Po-Zu, tells PK how we can help to save the environment if we 'Pause for Thought'.
  • Hetty Rose brings us exquisite handstitched shoes, each with a story.
  • Sally Cooper, talks exclusively to PK how Narcist was born out of a lifelong love.
  • Simple Shoes - Simply, a nice little shoe company.
  • Trip the Light Fantastic - with beautiful June reductions from Beyond Skin, Don't Sweat It with new sneakers in 15 colourways from No Sweat, exquisite vegetable-tanned leather artisan footwear brought to us by Last Shoe Boutique and Italian microfibre faux leather Vegan summer shoes from Charmoné.
  • HOT AND NEW - Piccalilly's beautiful range of Fair Trade and Organic Cotton clothing for little ones. Unique clothing by Emmeline 4 Re created from reclaimed, vintage materials. Made Jewellery's new summer collection is truly stunning. The Dirty Harry Bag is Back!
  • Win a cute pair of bamboo and wool Baby Booties from Daisy Dumpling

  • Click here to go to the Heart & Sole Issue >


    Fair Trade Is Our Future Issue
    In the FAIR TRADE IS OUR FUTURE ISSUE
    11th March 2007

  • Raw Gaia - the world's first skin care range using only 100% living, organic and vegan ingredients.
  • Wear Fair Trade - Tiny Tot's Fair Trade with La Queue du Chat, Lazy Baby and Babaloo.
  • Accessorise with Fair Trade - Made Jewellery, Cred Jewellery, Martha Evatt and Doy Bags.
  • Roses and Tea - the Fair Trade Way with The Organic Flower Company and Hampstead Tea.
  • Capalongas, Babygod and Tammam help us to embrace and wear Fair Trade.
  • Change Today, Choose Fairtrade with Fair Trade Gifts, T-Shirts and Coffee.
  • Win a Fair Trade Zesto Mini Bag made in the Philippines.

  • Click here to go to the Fair Trade Is Our Future Issue >


    The Independents
    In THE INDEPENDENTS ISSUE
    27th October 2006

  • Virginia Rowe tells PK how Style Will Save Us.
  • Allow Yourself to Indulge in LUNCH - the quirky, ethical lifestyle magazine that offers a fresh take on the conundrum of conscience versus lifestyle.
  • Linda Rows reports her 'Pick of the Bunch' from The Ethical Fashion Show in Paris.
  • Helen Gilchrist tells us how Stranger Magazine is a different way of doing things.
  • Defining New Cool with a Conscience - Sublime Magazine does it effortlessly.
  • What to choose for the Perfect T-Shirt, Eco vs Techno?
  • The EIA tells PK how they are blowing the whistle on outrageous crimes against the environment.
  • HOT AND NEW - La Queue du Chat, the most cute French Organic Fair Trade Babywear. Cabane brings us Savon de Marseille Soaps and Pyrenean Wool Rugs. Allow your child's creativity to run wild with Apeill Design's Fun Chair.
  • Win the latest issue of Lunch Magazine, just out - Autumn 2006!
  • News Focus, what's hitting the headlines in the International Press AND
  • Walk the Talk, what to see and do until the next issue of PK.

  • Click here to go to the Independent Issue >

    Bags
    International


    In the BAGS INTERNATIONAL ISSUE
    6th October 2006

  • Luxe Flamma Style - Zaza Gavric explains how "It's All In The Bag".
  • POSCH - Luce Beaulieu talks to PK about how passionate she's
    become on moving from plastic to POSCH.
  • We hear 'More From Enamore' and see the fresh start of their
    exciting new handbag collection.
  • Innovate Your Autumn - Helen Riegle shows us real innovative
    materials as she rolls out her new range of bags for fall.
  • Fairtrade Bags with a Zest For Life - From your kid's lunchbox to your handy shopping bag this is why Lucy Hornberger loves Doy Bags so much.
  • HOT AND NEW - Ruth Cross' silk linen handbags and purses are the height of elegance, something for the Men - Mexican vegetable-tanned saddle bags and Martha Evatt Bags brings us both unique vintage and fair trade.
  • Win the bag of your choice from the POSCH vintage collection!
  • News Focus, what's hitting the headlines AND
  • Walk the Talk, what to see and do until the next issue of PK.

  • Click here to go to the Bags International Issue >



    Style Issue
    In the STYLE ISSUE
    15th September 2006

  • Women's Style - 'Last' of Brighton and 'Gaia' of Manchester, two Boutiques that are a must to visit!
  • Baby Style - Bonnie Baby founder and designer, Tracey Samuel, talks to Pecha Kucha about her aim to bring beautiful clothing to babies.
  • Obsessed by colour, Better Thinking are surrounded by hundreds of little squares of fabric, each of them a slightly different shade.
  • Men's Style - Robert Green tells PK passionately about his idea not to create an ethical men’s clothing brand but to create a men’s clothing brand with ethical credentials.
  • HOT AND NEW loyale's Charlotte Wrap Dress, the world's first Climate Change Calender, the Eco-Kettle and the complete Beauty and Salon collection from John Masters' Organics.
  • WIN a babygod Organic Cotton Black Raglan T-Shirt!
  • News Focus, what's hitting the headlines AND
  • Walk the Talk, what to see and do this fortnight.

  • Click here to go to the Style Issue >



    Bamboozled Issue
    In the BAMBOOZLED ISSUE
    (Pecha Kucha is now published every three weeks)
    25th August 2006

  • Bamboo - Now There's A Yarn. Richard Bingham reveals
    how evolutionary bamboo yarn is.
  • Bamboo Kun...What's That? Read what Tatty Bumpkin has done
    with this amazing new fabric.
  • Review Your Healthy Eating Plans for Autumn.
  • Wam-Bamboo! Geobel rave about bamboo nappies.
  • Bamboo Yoga have teamed up with NCT to bring bamboo yoga wear to all ladies, including mums!
  • HOT AND NEW Taer Icelandic's natural beauty care range. Enamore's new vintage print and hemp bags. Be in Paradise with Ayten Gasson's new lingerie collections at Enamore. Shoes by Simple that are simply ethical - the men's range is now available, ladies and kiddies coming soon
  • WIN Babaloo's Scrummy Shea Balm.
  • News Focus, what's hitting the headlines AND
  • Walk the Talk, what to see and do this fortnight.

  • Click here to go to the Bamboozled Issue >





    PECHA KUCHA on Summer Holidays
    11th August 2006


    Beauty Issue


    In the BEAUTY ISSUE
    28th July 2006

  • Gillian Kavanagh offers us the essence of Wisdom, Love, Courage and Strength through Mandala Aroma.
  • Beauty Links for all your Beauty Needs - from Icelandic Treatments to Natural Sun Care branded and packaged by an award winning design team.
  • Suki - Sophisticated, Dynamic, Natural and the chosen goody for the Oscars.
  • Totally Gorgeous Trevarno - Lucy Clark tells us what it is like to be part of the World of Trevarno.
  • Sarah Silvester gives us a first look at Laidbare - a new collection of skin, body and lifestyle delights launching in August.
  • Nature et Progress for Natura - Jerome Petit talks to Pecha Kucha about his intrigue for the power of plant ingredients and his passion to understand their formidable healing and hypo-allergenic properties.
  • To Dye and What With? That is the Question. Better Thinking tell us of their experiments in the kitchen with environmentally sound dyes and mordants from the likes of boiled rhubarb leaves and rusty nails!
  • HOT AND NEW Bamboo Sun Shirts with UVA protection for your little ones! Fabric Conditioner with the scent of days on the beach. Men's Urban Eco Wear from the THTC Hemp Guys, Dru and Gav. Handmade, Recycled New Baby Cards.
  • 10 Gorgeous Bottles of Natura Shampoo, Shower Gel and Body Lotion Up for Grabs!

  • News Focus, what's hitting the headlines AND
  • Walk the Talk, what to see and do this fortnight.

  • Click here to go to the Beauty Issue >



    Wedding Issue
    In the WEDDING ISSUE
    14th July 2006

  • The Natural Store's Ethical Wedding Services - making your Big Day also a natural, organic, fair trade and ethical one.
  • Hail the Chocolate Empire! Anthony Heurtier tells us his future plans for his indulgent organic chocolates and decadent wedding cakes.
  • Elegant and Beautiful Silk and Vintage Lingerie to make you feel 'extra special' on your 'extra special' day
  • Be Fresh, Calm and Ready for your Wedding Day. Emma Goldie shares her secrets.
  • In Search of PURE Gold. Greg Valerio, founder of Cred Jewellery, tells us of his journey for ethical metals and the creation of their Wedding Ring Collection.
  • No Strings in Kabul. Hugo Speer is on his motorbike and making it his mission to spread landmine awareness across Afganistan with the No Strings film.
  • HOT AND NEW ethical fabrics for your wedding dress or bridesmaids, Enamore release a new Dress Style for their collection with their Pistachio Botanica Floral Dress , sumptuous organic cotton bedlinen and towels from Albatross, and recycled handmade bowls by Mezzi's resident designer, Diana Kalungi.
  • Win some elegant hemp silk and vintage lingerie by Ayten Gasson at Enamore!
  • News Focus, what's hitting the headlines AND
  • Walk the Talk, what to see and do this fortnight.

  • Click here to go to the Wedding Issue >



    Bébé Issue
    In the Bébé ISSUE
    30th June 2006

  • Natural Colour Cotton colours your baby's world.
  • Let an Angel look after your baby - the founder of Angelique Mother and Baby Skincare talks to Pecha Kucha.
  • Be a Lazy Baby in organic cotton, fairly traded babywear with an innovative style, imaginative ideas and colourful designs.
  • The Founder of Cotton Monkey tells us about her Cotton Roots.
  • Rhona Damant details her pioneering efforts to raise awareness for the organisation 'Breast Cancer UK' and of her inspiring life story of how she lives with cancer.
  • Better Thinking and how they're 'Dyeing For A Change' in the world of the T-Shirt.
  • HOT AND NEW Haircare and Facecare by Natura and MOP. New and great tiny tot's products.
  • Win an organic cotton Nellie Bib from Coyuchi in the States.
  • News Focus, what's hitting the headlines AND
  • Walk the Talk, what to see and do this fortnight.

  • Click here to go to the Bébé Issue >



    New York Issue
    In the NEW YORK ISSUE
    16th June 2006

  • Todd Layne Cleaners and the obstacles encountered when trying to set up an ethical dry cleaners in New York City.
  • A Fresh Take On Fashion. Conceived four years ago, Loyale merges style and sustainability by offering eco-chic apparel.
  • Be Naturally Flawless This Summer with Jane Iredale Make Up.
  • Kayon and the responsibly conscious human being.
  • HOT AND NEW Luxury Lingerie, the Launch of Lunch Magazine, Perfect Summer Evening Kimonos and Smokey Grey Bardot T-Shirts made from modal (wood pulp).
  • Win some Decadent Organic Chocolate Raisin and Coffee Treats from the Organic Seed & Bean Company
  • News Focus, what's hitting the headlines AND
  • Walk the Talk, what to see and do this fortnight.

  • Click here to go to the New York Issue >



    Clean Issue
    In the CLEAN ISSUE
    2nd June 2006

  • Soapnuts - What Are They? And why did Penny Morgan fall in love with their Cleaning Capabilities.
  • How Happy Can a Colourful T-Shirt Make You?
  • The Unimaginable Suffering of Bears in Asia - YOU CAN HELP!
  • Cleanse Your Mind, Body & Soul with Dr Bronner's Amazing Soaps.
  • HOT AND NEW Lingerie, Summer Dresses and Gaucho Culottes, Vintage Kimonos and Geta Sandals from Chic Ciel and Fuji Kimono.
  • Win some SOAPODS to try on your laundry.
  • News Focus, what's hitting the headlines AND
  • Walk the Talk, what to see and do this fortnight.

  • Click here to go to the Clean Issue >



    Ethical Issue
    In the ETHICAL ISSUE
    19th May 2006

  • Michael Solomon explains how we can and should SEE comapanies with social ambitions.
  • Ethiscore - Helping you and I make Better Consumer Decisions!
  • The IBE talks of Doing Things Ethically AND Doing Ethical Things
  • Raw Intent tells us how to Detox your Body and your Mind for Summer.
  • Hot and new Fair Trade products from vintage skirts to organic foods for your pets.
  • Win NHR's soft and gentle Organic Marigold Shampoo.
  • News Focus, what's hitting the headlines AND
  • Walk the Talk, what to see and do this fortnight.

  • Click here to go to the Ethical Issue >



    Fair Trade Issue
    In the FAIR TRADE ISSUE
    5th May 2006

  • The Trade Justice Movement - Jenny Ricks tells us what has led her to fight for Justice in Trade.
  • Kolkata brings us the vibrancy and craftmanship of India.
  • Better Thinking has found Four Potentially Perfect T-Shirts, but which one to choose - CAST YOUR VOTE NOW!
  • Make Fair Trade your Habit. Find out what the FAIRTRADE Mark really means.
  • Martha Evatt brings us Bags of Character.
  • Hot and new Fair Trade products.
  • Win a Selection of Organic Demeter Fair Trade Hampstead Teas.
  • News Focus, what's hitting the headlines AND
  • Walk the Talk, what to see and do this fortnight.

  • Click here to go to the Fair Trade Issue >



    Radical Issue
    In the RADICAL ISSUE
    21st April 2006

  • Listen to the hearts and minds of young people around the world! Amaranta Wright talks to us about her journey and the birth of Bulb Magazine.
  • Raw Chocolate - Could it really be this good? Raw Intent indulges us.
  • Live today with the future in mind. Jolene Pritchard talks to us about The Mad Show and how YOU can Make A Difference.
  • What the World Needs is Better Stories. Jurriaan Kamp -founder and creator of Ode Magazine - tells us why.
  • Hot and new products.
  • Win Tickets to the Mad Show!
  • News Focus, what's hitting the headlines AND
  • Walk the Talk, what to see and do this fortnight.

  • Click here to go to the Radical Issue >



    Textiles Issue
    In the TEXTILES ISSUE
    7th April 2006

  • Polly Leonard, the Editor of Selvedge, talks about the Cult Textile Design Publication.
  • Who Doesn't Want Beautiful, Classic, Conscious Everyday Wardrobe Essentials? Penny Jones discusses the creation of The White T-Shirt Co.
  • Listen each month to Better Thinking's quest for The Perfect T-Shirt. Have your say about which t-shirt they should produce by PLACING YOUR VOTE NOW.
  • Cotton and Death - Damien Sanfilippo, Cotton Project Officer at Pesticide
    Action Network UK (PAN-UK) tells us of his realisation about the Cotton Industry.
  • Hot and new products.
  • Win the Latest Issue of Selvedge!
  • News Focus, what's hitting the headlines AND
  • Walk the Talk, what to see and do this fortnight.

  • Click here to go to the Textiles Issue >



    Launch Issue
    In the LAUNCH ISSUE
    24th March 2006

  • Exclusive with Enamore Designer, Jenny McPherson telling us her story from Canada to the UK.
  • Win tickets to the Ideal Home Show!
  • Snack, but on the right stuff, listen each month to Raw Intent's advice on a healthier life.
  • Hot and new products.
  • What to see and do this fortnight.
  • A report from Friends of the Earth on the UK Government's proposed plans on incineration.
  • Tailored services for you from The Natural Store AND
  • News Focus, what's being talked about in the press.

  • Click here to go to the Launch Issue >



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