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Titanic Spa recognised for sustainability efforts by Marie Claire Sustainability Awards 2023

By Callie Iley | 5 October 2023

Having achieved recognition in the Marie Claire Sustainability Awards 2023 for three years in a row, Titanic Spa has been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the Best Sustainable Spa category. Based in West Yorkshire, eco-spa Titanic Spa scooped the award in 2021 and achieved ‘Highly Commended’ in 2022, before securing its…

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10 ways to be more sustainable in the nail salon

By Chloe Randall | 22 April 2022

Scratch serves up a practical guide to help reduce your environmental impact in your day-to-day working role as a nail pro… 1. Washing When washing towels or other items of laundry, set your washing machine to an eco-level and hang them on a clothesline to dry whenever you get the chance.…

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Louella Belle adds eco-friendly Evolve Organic Beauty line to pro product portfolio

By Helena Biggs | 9 February 2022

Louella Belle, distributor of brands including Artistic Nail Design, Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer, Footlogix and Personaility for the professional beauty sector, has added Evolve Organic Beauty to its impressive portfolio. Evolve, which is stocked in UK retailers including John Lewis, Harrods Beauty and Feel Unique, creates products in small batches…

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35% of UK online shoppers will only purchase from responsible brands

By Emma Hobday | 10 August 2021

Research from Empathy.co, the global commerce search and discovery platform, has discovered that 35% of UK online shoppers will only associate with ‘responsible’ brands – such as those that treat staff fairly, source goods ethically, and do not misuse consumer data. The data was obtained through 4,000 UK online shoppers,…

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The cost of beauty – make-up wipes: made of plastic, don’t biodegrade, block sewers, unkind to skin – time for a rethink

By Alex Fox | 5 May 2021

We’re flushing away or binning an astonishing 11 billion wet wipes every year, which can take up to 100 years to biodegrade. BusinessWaste.co.uk, waste management specialist, is concerned about the volume of waste being created by used make-up wipes and says as a nation, we need to change our ways.…

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9 ways to make your nail & beauty business more sustainable

By Katie Barnes | 22 April 2021

While recycling plays a big part of helping the environment, running a sustainable business is so much more than just that. There are many factors to consider when seeking to make your business more sustainable. It is important to try to source sustainable products from the get-go, but it is…

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Are your beauty products sustainable?

By Alex Fox | 14 November 2020

#TheAttenboroughEffect – what impact has it had on the beauty industry? By Lucy Desai Following David Attenborough’s Life on Our Planet documentary on Netflix, we’re again reminded of the responsibility we have to reduce our impact on the planet. We’re all becoming more aware of our impact on the planet…

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Garnier pledges to plant 400,000 trees by the end of October

By Sophie Nutt | 8 September 2020

Garnier has teamed up with UK-based Almond, a climate solutions platform that helps businesses to naturally reduce carbon, as part of their commitment to ‘green beauty’. This partnership will see Garnier plant 400,000 trees by the end of October. The global beauty brand has pledged to plant one tree for…

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University develops biodegradable packaging for beauty products

By Zoe Wickens | 11 February 2020

A biodegradable packaging has been developed so cosmetics companies can meet the demand for an environmentally friendly alternative. Toxicologists from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh worked with partners across Europe on the BioBeauty project to create the biopackaging, which is made from polylactic acid. This is obtained from corn starch or…

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CIDESCO launches sustainability initiative

By Sophie Nutt | 11 December 2019

CIDESCO, the world standard for beauty and spa therapy, is encouraging its members, students and schools to become more aware and supportive of environmental issues by issuing them with guidelines to becoming a more sustainable operator. With its guidance, CIDESCO is emphasising that eco-efforts are not about sacrifice, but about…

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