In THE AUTUMN SHADES
ISSUEWildlifeworks 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.News Focus, what's hitting the headlines in the Press ANDWalk the Talk, what to see and do until the next issue of Kucha.
We hope you really enjoy this issue of Kucha. Have a great weekend.
Rachel, The Natural Store x
WHAT'S NEW AND HOT at The Natural Store
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'Soft as cashmere' bamboo and printed silks in lounge pants, bow cushions, dressing gowns, and lingerie are Eco-Boudoirs' stunning new luxe collection for your boudoir.
Stella James trademarks are pieces - handmade from vintage inspired designs, using traditional textured stitches and patterns, created in organic merino wool and organic cotton.
Enjoy baby & toddler wear, ladies' accessories and home furnishings from £9.
Gold Medal Winner of the Great Taste Food Awards with his dark chocolate truffles with mint, Antony Heurtier has created dipped fruits, truffles and bars bathed in decadent Peruvian white, milk and dark chocolate.
Luma's exquisite bedlinen in soft certified, organic cotton jersey, percale or sateen is a pleasure to sleep on. Made under fair trade conditions. Sheets from £32
VINTAGE STYLE IS BACK WITH APLOMB
Thank you to Figs and Rouge for reintroducing 'glamour' and fun to our daily bathing and washing routine. Highly affordable yet presented with style, their toiletries, candles and gift sets - based on natural plant ingredients and 100% organic botanical aromas - are great both for you and your family, or as gifts. Figs and Rouge products are GM free and contain no SLS, parabens or harsh chemicals.'Figs and Rouge, among others, are starting to bring a much needed sense of fun and glamour to the market, which has always had the tendency to be a bit worthy, and to take itself too seriously.' Al Overton, Bodycare and Beauty Buyer for Planet Organic, London. To view the Figs & Rouge selection >>
WALK THE TALK - What to see and do
Clothes Show Live.
See Ethical Brands such as Enamore and Beaucoco Jewellery, shown alongside unique Vintage pieces. Not to be missed! 7-12 Dec at Birmingham NEC.
Click here for more info
Ready Steady Grow!
Masterclass by the Soil Association on growing organic fruit & veg.
Fri, 16 Nov - £50
Bickham Farm, Exetor, Devon
Click here for more info
BE PART OF
the San Francisco Green Festival.
A big three day event with visionary speakers such as Deepak Chopra, 400 green businesses, how-to workshops, organic wine & food and diverse live music.
Click here for more info
AMANA - DELIVERING IN TRUST
Launched only this year, yet already achieved two stunning collections to critical acclaim, Amana creates beautifully tailored season essentials in the finest of ethical fabrics.
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AUTUMN ADDITIONS -Other Fashion News
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Sonya Kashmiri showcased her beautiful, launch collection of classic, vegetable tanned accessories at London Fashion Week in Sep. Now available to view and purchase at The Natural Store.
Edun's A/W 07 for men and women took inspiration from The Garden At Night, which lends a certain sensuality and mystique to the Collection.
Great for layering this Autumn with the slogan 'I an bothered - where my clothes come from'. Each sale of a Julia Smith T-Shirt helps sustainable development projects in Africa.
Fair trade, fair prices and ethical fabrics are at the heart of this Autumn's People Tree collection for both men and ladies. They have garments to please everyone.
NEWS FOCUS - What's being talked about in the Press around the Globe
How To Save The Planet.
The Environment Agency has asked a panel of experts to compile the ultimate to-do list - in order of priority. Leo Hickman for The Guardian assesses whether they got it right. Click here for article.
Co-op Thinks Green With New Credit Card.
Hilary Osborne talks from The Guardian. Click here for article.
Stores Doing Too Little On Social Issues Shoppers Say.
Steve Hawkes for The Times discusses how retailers are caught between demand for cut-price clothing and concern about exploitation of the workers providing it. Click here for article.
Can a jewellery trade tainted by the scourge of blood diamonds ever take its part in an eco-aware marketplace? Sally Williams discusses for The Telegraph. Click here for article.
Industry Ignores Green Challenges.
Peter Harbison for The Australian discusses environmental issues in the aviation industry in Australia. Click here for article.
On The Farm: A Rat's Race In Sheep's Clothing.
Penelope Green reports for the New York Times. Click here for article.
Win Figs & Rouge
Camellia & Chamomile Hand Cream (Vegan)
To be in for a chance to win this gorgeous camellia and chamomile Figs and Rouge hand cream, simply tell us what ingredients Figs & Rouge products do NOT have in them? Then click on the 'Submit Answer' button. We will contact the winner and their name will also be listed in the next issue of Pecha Kucha.