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 WEDDING ISSUEThe Natural Store's Ethical Wedding Services - making your Big Day also a natural, organic, fair trade and ethical one.Elegant and Beautiful Silk and Vintage Lingerie to make you feel 'extra special' on your 'extra special' day.Hail the Chocolate Empire! Anthony Heurtier tells us his future plans for his indulgent organic chocolates and decadent wedding cakes. Be Fresh, Calm and Ready for your Wedding Day. Emma Goldie shares her secrets with us. 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 ANDWalk 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
Let the Natural Store's Wedding Services make your Big Day also a natural, organic, and ethical one.
- Create your own Ethical Wedding List online
from The Natural Store's excellent range of high-quality natural and organic wares, with 2.5 pence of every pound spent by your wedding guests being donated to charity.
-Use Loop ethical fabrics for your wedding dress, slip-on Beyond Skin's bridal shoes, adorn Ayten Gasson at Enamore's silky lingerie and scent yourself with Rich Hippie's organic Bohemian Wedding Scent.
-Unsure which colour shades would suit you for your dress and make up, then book yourself a colourist and personal stylist.
- Send your wedding guests beautifully painted fair trade wedding stationary from Kolkata and and have your favourite moments captured at your wedding by Vivid Photography.
-Indulge at your wedding with organic chocolates and a French Croque en Bouche wedding cake by Gateau d'Amour, whilst scenting your reception with essential oil soy wax candles by Timothy Han and Art Farm Aromatherapy from the Ardeche region in France and decorating your tables with dried rose petals from Wickle and fair trade menu cards from Kolkata. Click here to view our current range of Ethical Wedding Services
WHAT'S NEW AND HOT at The Natural Store
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Beautiful Hemp Blends with silk, cotton and tencel - producing silky charmeuse, muslin, hempcel, soft jersey knit and cuddly fleece.
Botanica Floral Dress
handmade from pistachio hemp with vintage botanica floral print detailing and bow.
Sizes 8 - 16, £118.
|Organic Cotton Bedlinen
Albatross Peruvian Organic Cotton Bedlinen for you and your little ones and organic cotton towels for the whole family.
Recycled Bowls and Lampshades handmade by Diana Kalungi, the in-house designer at Mezzi.
In Search of 'PURE' Gold
Greg Valerio, founder of Cred Jewellery, talks to Pecha Kucha about his journey in search, and discovery of, ethical metals and the creation of their beautiful Wedding Collection.
Click here to read
WALK THE TALK - What to see and do this fortnight
'Go Cruelty Free'!
From Rags to Riches
Read at Luxury.com about a new breed of creators giving cast-offs a new lease of life.
The Organic Centre
Sunday, 23rd July
11am to 5pm - Students 5 Euros
The Organic Centre, Country Leitrim, Ireland
Get Fresh and Ready for your BIG DAY
One of the biggest days of your life, yet looming ahead are all those numerous tasks and lists of things to do. Planning a wedding must be in the top ten of most stressful life events. How can you emanate an abundance of grace and beauty amongst the renowned turmoil? Emma Goldie from Raw Intent tells us the Secrets...
Click here to read
No Strings in Kabul
Hugo Speer - star of The Full Monty and who is taking the lead role in a major new BBC drama series this summer - will arrive in Kabul in early July to promote awareness for the 'No Strings' landmine-awareness film which will be distributed around the country with the help of specially designed media bikes.
Click here to read
NEWS FOCUS - What's being talked about in the Press
When a Goat may not be a Goat.
Charities face tougher guidelines in their promotion of beneficiary gift schemes for people in developing countries, reports Jon Dennis for The Guardian. Click here for article.
Finding the Energy to Power the Future.
he case against nuclear power is well known, but in recent weeks the arguments have coalesced around the economics. Simon Jenkins reports for The Guardian. Click here for article.
Travel with a Clear Conscience.
Neil Taylor tells us how for The Independent. Click here for article.
A luxury safari with a green accent for a 40th-anniversary holiday is this week's challenge for the Doc in The Times. Click here for article.
The Green House.
Being kind to the planet doesn’t have to mean living in a style vacuum. Victoria Stanley explains how to kit out your home and maintain impeccable eco credentials for The Times. Click here for article.
Farming 'Close to being Lost Forever'.
In a devastating report being published today, Sir Stuart Hampson lays bare the crisis facing agriculture in Britain. James Hall reports for The Telegraph on the drastic solutions he believes are needed to prevent the sector from collapsing. Click here for article.
WIN a Pair of Gorgeous Knickers!
To celebrate the launch of this elegant Lingerie Collection and of the Ethical Wedding Services, Ayten Gasson at Enamore and The Natural Store have teamed up to offer you the chance to WIN a pair of gorgeous knickers from the collection of your choice.
Tell us in the box below the name of the celebrity who wore your favourite wedding dress and click the 'Submit Answer' button. We will then select, at random, a winner to receive the Lingerie. The winner will be notified via their email address and we will publish the winner's name (and their favourite celebrity) in the next issue of Pecha Kucha.
The winner of our last competition to win an organic cotton, hand-embroidered Nellie the Elephant Bib from Coyuchi in the US was Emma Sheridan from London. Well Done, Emma!