PECHA KUCHA - the new and free fortnightly ezine brought to you by The Natural Store. Keeping you up-to-date with the world of naturals and organics.

In the CLEAN ISSUE

  • Soapnuts - What Are They? Penny Morgan, Founder and Director of Soapods, tells us how she was suprisingly introduced to soapnuts and fell in love with their cleaning capabilities.

  • How Happy Can A Colourful T-Shirt Make You? Read the debate and get up-to-date with Better Thinking's Quest for The Perfect T-Shirt.

  • The Unimaginable Suffering of Bears in Asia - YOU CAN HELP! Sometimes in life, we receive a message that is hard to ignore. For Jill Robinson that message came in 1993 during the first investigation
    of a bear farm in China where a single moment was to alter the course of her life forever.

  • Cleanse Your Mind, Body and 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.


  • We hope you really enjoy Pecha Kucha. Have a great weekend.
    Rachel, The Natural Store x
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    SOAPODS
    Penny Morgan, Founder and Director of Soapods, tells us how she was suprisingly introduced to soapnuts and how she has fallen in love with their cleaning capabilities.

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    WHAT'S NEW AND HOT at The Natural Store
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    Chic Ciel

    Ciel brings us a beautiful selection of fine French lace and organic cotton Lingerie to create that special feel



    Kimonos



    Stunning Vintage Japanese Kimonos from £40 to £230


    Enjoy Summer
    In organic linen Indigo & Antique White Tea Dresses, Gaucho Culottes, & Ballet Wrap Tops.



    Geta Sandals



    Wooden, Bamboo & Fabric Sandals from Japan. £29 to £48.


    WALK THE TALK - What to see and do this fortnight


    Camden Green Fair
    & Bike fest
    Regent's Park, London

    Sun, 4 June 2006
    12 noon to 7pm
    Free Admission
    more info



    Design, Ethics
    & Humanism 2006
    Nantes, France

    15-17 June 2006
    more info




    London Sustainability Weeks

    Lots of Events

    4-18 June 2006
    more info

    The Unimaginable Pain Suffered by Bears in Asia - YOU CAN HELP!

    Sometimes in life, we receive a message that is hard to ignore. For Jill Robinson that message came in 1993 during the first investigation of a bear farm in China where a single moment was to alter the course of her life forever.

    Please read this deeply distressing article. The only way we can begin to change anything is through awareness of what is going on. Click here to read article.


    NEWS FOCUS - What's being talked about in the Press

    Radical Turbines. John Vidal for The Guardian talks about the aims to take wind power to towns and cities. Click here for article.

    Customers Demand Fair Trade From Big Business. Enron crashed because greed was predominant in the company's culture says The Times but if corporations take a different path they may find it heaped with rewards. Click here for article.

    Eco Soundings. John Vidal for The Guardian says its a Load of Hot Air. Click here for article.

    We Already Own Eco Machines. Vince Yearley for The Independent tells us how we can use our cars in such a way as to minimise environmental impact. Click here for article.

    Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Inc. 'Sustainability' used to be just for hippies. In America, it's now big business, says Oliver Bennett from The Telegraph. Click here for article.

    The Green Gospel According to Dave. With global warming an ever-increasing threat, we all have a duty to do our little bit. And that, for Sarah Lonsdale from The Telegraph, means calling in the Carbon Coach. Click here for article.



    WIN SOAPODS TO TRY IN YOUR WASH!
    What Beauty Brands would you like to see available at The Natural Store?

    The Natural Store currently offers Trevarno, Verde, NHR, Living Nature, John Master's Organics, Rich Hippie, Wickle with Jane Iredale, Natura, Hedonism and Suki hopefully coming soon, but are there other brands you would like to see available?

    Tell us in the box below and click the 'Submit Answer' button. We will then select, at random, a winner to receive some Soapods to try in their washing. The winner will be notified via their email address and we will publish the winner's name in the next issue of Pecha Kucha.

    The winner of our last competition to win a bottle of NHR's Organic Marigold Shampoo was Peggy Maylor from High Wycombe. Well Done, Peggy!

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