ONE OF A KIND CHARACTERS
Radical Miniatures hand-made unique characters such as anthropomorphic animals, aliens, dolls and micro-animals. Using materials such as paper clay, terracotta stoneware, organic unbleached cotton and recycled food packaging, waste paper and tins, each figurine is individually crafted without moulds. Every model is hand painted and their clothing is also fashioned and printed by hand.
In addition, Radical Miniatures offers a selection of exceptional jewellery, including brooches, earrings and necklaces, all created in an inimitable style.
Prices start at £30 for a model.
For more details visit: www.radicalminiatures.co.uk
Simply Organic Europe
ORGANIC ACAI BERRY SUPPLEMENT
Simply Organic introduces Organic BurstTM, an acai berry supplement designed to meet the nutritional concerns of busy people in today’s society. Made from freeze-dried organic acai berry powder, which is sourced from suppliers that engage in sustainable development with local communities, this whole-food supplement comes in a convenient vegetable capsule shell.
For more details visit; www.organicburst.com
DELICIOUS RAW CHOCOLATE
Sweet Revolution offers a range of delicious handcrafted dark chocolate, made from raw cacao using minimal processing and low temperatures. Gluten free and made without the use of refined sugar, Sweet Revolution products are sweetened with agave nectar and use fragrant essential oils for their elegant flavours.
Sweet Revolution offer a range of chocolate bars available in plain, ginger, lemon, orange and peppermint flavours. Attractively wrapped gift packs containing one bar of each flavour are available.
Also on offer are Florentines, cups of wonderful plain raw chocolate, topped with fruit, nuts and seeds.
Prices start at £1.50 for a bar and £2.50 for a bag of ten Florentines.
For more details visit: www.sweetrevolution.co.uk
SCRUMPTIOUS CUPCAKES AND LAYER CAKES
Based on the beautiful island of Anglesey in North Wales, Tea Time offers a range of delicious cakes which are available for local delivery. Tea Time cakes are full of texture and flavour, carefully created through their use of vegetables, grains and nectar. Both cupcakes and layer cakes are available in a wide variety of flavours, such as chocolate and beetroot, cookies ‘n’ cream and orange marmalade.
Prices start at £2.50 for a large cupcake and £15 for a 7" layer cake.
For more details visit: www.teatime-events.co.uk or call 07845 097719
The Buddha Beauty Company
LUXURY SKINCARE AND HOME FRAGRANCES
The Buddha Beauty Company offers a selection of luxury products, created especially for you. Their elegant collection includes skincare products and home fragrances, each inspired by nature and handmade from organic ingredients.
The range includes decadent bath bombs; rich and creamy body butters to leave your skin smelling beautiful all day; zesty grapefruit body scrub to reinvigorate you; strawberry and rose-scented candle to create an inviting ambience; and cooling peppermint foot cream to soothe tired feet.
Prices start at £2.20 for a Raspberry Ripple Bath Creamer.
For more details visit: http://thebuddhabeautycompany.com/ or call 07740 464833
True Vine Organic
ORGANIC, SINGLE-INGREDIENT SKINCARE
True Vine Organic presents a beautiful range of single-ingredient organic moisturisers and toners to promote delightful, healthy and vibrant skin. Their collection includes a lavender massage oil, to soothe and relax; rosehip oil, extracted from the red hips of wild roses using a cold press; rose water to refresh and hydrate tired skin; and unrefined shea butter to protect and nourish dry skin.
Prices start at £14.99 for a Rosewater Toner.
For more details visit: www.truevineorganic.com or call 07852 110211
CAREFULLY SOURCED SINGLE-INGREDIENT PRODUCTS
VivaPure is a small independent company offering a wide variety of single-ingredient products perfect for your vibrant lifestyle. VivaPure can be depended on for hard-to-find ingredients and foods, sourcing their products from around the globe, to ensure that they have everything you could want and more.
Amongst VivaPure's popular products are cooking aids, plant-based sweeteners, delicious savoury spirulina cracklets, Incan berries, flavourful sun-dried mulberries, brazil nut protein powder and raw coconut chips.
Prices start at £4.95 for 500g of fine-ground Himalayan crystal salt.
For more details visit: www.vivapure.co.uk or call 01299 660041
HOLISTIC REMEDIES AND SKINCARE
Crystal Ki offers a range of holistic remedies including glucose pilules, which can be made bespoke to suit your individual needs; organic, aura-cleansing sprays formulated to surround you with creativity and love; a lifting face serum; and rehydrating skin creams for the body and face made with roses, coconut oil and organic jojoba to help revitalise tired skin.
Prices start at £8.99 for a month’s supply of pilules.
For more details visit: www.crystalki.co.uk or call 07547 817808
Raw Lisa Breads
ARTISAN GLUTEN-FREE RAW BREADS
Raw Lisa produces handmade, artisan breads suitable for gluten-free and raw food diets. Their breads are available in three flavours: Seed Snaps, Onion Flatbreads and Tomato Breadsticks. Rather than trying to imitate mainstream breads, Raw Lisa takes a whole new approach, creating both healthy and delicious raw food products. These flavourful breads can be eaten on their own as well as with spreads and dips, making them an ideal snack for people on the go or as a staple food. All the breads are prepared at low temperatures (not above 42oC) and seeds are soaked and sprouted whenever possible.
RRP £3.99. Shop online at: www.rawlisa.co.uk or phone 01237 471800
HANDMADE FACE AND BODYCARE
Give your skin the care it deserves with a range of plant-based face and bodycare products from Tropic Skincare. These products are handmade using the best fruit, plant and flower extracts, and are specially formulated to revive your skin. Choose from Body Smooth with natural sea minerals and Vitamin E; Skin Revive firming nourishing cream with rosehip, blueberry and echinacea; Smoothing Cleanser with green tea and avocado, and more!
Prices start at £4.95. Shop online at: www.tropicskincare.com
HEAVENLY ANIMAL-FREE MARSHMALLOWS
Treat yourself to some delicious, pillow-soft marshmallows from Ananda Foods. Great for baking, hot chocolate or just enjoying as they are! Flavours include Organic Madagascan Vanilla, Organic and Fairtrade Cocoa, Organic and Fairtrade Toasted Coconut, as well as Organic Madagascan Vanilla Mini Marshmallows. These tasty handmade sweets are also gluten-, wheat- and soya-free.
Priced £4.99. Visit: www.anandafoods.co.uk to order online or view stockists, or phone 01246 418698
ETHICAL WELLBEING AND BEAUTY
Fushi’s philosophy is “inner health promotes outer wellbeing” and to help you achieve this they produce an extensive range of health and beauty wellbeing products. Choose from herbal tonic drinks, tinctures, herbal supplements, aromatherapy oils, teas and candles, to help you relax, de-stress and re-energise. Fushi’s products are professionally formulated and produced using high-quality, organic ingredients.
Stockists throughout the UK. Buy online at: www.fushi.co.uk or phone 0845 330 1880
DELICIOUS RAW SWEET TREATS
Good Puds are delicious puds, macaroons and truffles, handmade from flavourful raw ingredients. Treat yourself or someone else to a selection of goodies including Chocolate Cherry Puds, Vanilla Macaroons, Coconut Lime Macaroons and Before & After Eight Truffles. All are free from soya, wheat and processed sugar and packed with lovely stuff like agave nectar, cherries, macadamia nuts, coconut and peppermint.
Priced £4-5 per pack. More details and buy online at: www.iwantpuds.com
Gower Soaps is an award-winning Welsh business nestled in the heart of the village of Mumbles, Swansea. They produce all-natural handmade soaps, using 100% pure ingredients from a certified sustainable source. Every bar of Gower Soaps is also enriched with Gower Sea minerals, providing the unique benefits of Thalassotherapy in the convenience of a bar! The soaps are also environmentally friendly as the packaging is made from 100% recycled sources and the inks used to print the packaging are vegetable based. Gower Soaps also supports the environment and conservation by donating 10% of all profits made to the Gower National Trust.
Prices start at £3.50. More details and buy online at: www.gower-soaps.co.uk
Living Naturally Soapnuts are a natural, organic all-in-one laundry detergent, soap and cleaner … that grows on trees!
Soapnuts (also referred to as soap berries) are the fruit grown on the Sapindus Mukorossi tree. The shells contain a natural cleaning agent called saponin, usually present in quantities of around 10-15%, which forms suds in water and can dissolve fats and oils, and help to lift grime.
Available as shells or in powder form, Soapnuts can be used for your clothes or as a shampoo or body wash. Used as a laundry detergent they protect colours, are a natural softener and can be used at any temperature for laundry from 30-90 degrees Celsius.
Priced from £4.99. Buy online from: www.soapnuts.co.uk or phone 020 8360 2597
FRESH, UNPASTEURISED JUICES
Dr Vita juices are tasty and healthy drinks made from unpasteurised fresh produce. Naturally cloudy and sweet, the juices are produced to maintain the full scent and taste of the fresh fruit and vegetables from which they are prepared. The range includes freshly squeezed orange juice (with an intense aroma and beautiful colour); carrot juice (a 260ml bottle contains half a kilogram of unpasteurised carrots); carrot and celeriac juice (made with delicious fresh celery root); and apple and mint juice (with its surprisingly tangy flavour and cool after-taste).
For more details visit: www.drvita.co.uk or call 020 8998 6177
SEA SALT BLENDS
Cromptons Kitchen produces a range of Celtic sea salts expertly blended with selected herbs and spices. The herb and spice combinations and quantities have been carefully chosen and developed to complement each other and a variety of foods. Cromptons Kitchen’s belief that “cooking is a marriage of flavours” is reflected in its blends. Try Ground Mixed Peppers in a stir fry; Italian Style blend with sun-dried tomatoes on pasta dishes; Paprika, Lemongrass and Tarragon on roast potatoes; or Winter Spice mix on oven-baked courgettes. The entire range is suitable for vegans and coeliacs.
Prices start at £1.65. Available from: www.cromptonskitchen.com or phone 01392 882359.