Whitstable Bay Organic Ale Gets A New Look

Kentish brewer Shepherd Neame has revealed it’s organic ale, Whitstable Bay, has got a new look and becomes part of a range of Whitstable beers.

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The organic ale is joined by a pale ale and blonde lager – both non-organic – and are being released under the brewery’s revived Faversham Steam Brewery identity fro the 18th century.

Available in 500ml bottles at 4.5% abv it’s described as “an elegant, appetising, dark blonde organic ale imbued with delicate, sweet summer fruit and smooth soda bread undertones. Clean, crisp and incredibly quaffable.”.

You can see a video review of it in its original bottle here.

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Win An Organic Natural Beauty Hamper

Tanja from online eco-friendly shop Big Green Smile has alerted us to a competition a beauty brand is running. She writes:

Melvita is giving eco-conscious consumers the chance to win one of its luxury pampering hampers worth £120 – filled with a selection of organic natural beauty products.

“The France-based company, certified organic by EcoCert, is one of the leading manufacturers of ethical cosmetics.

“To celebrate its launch in the UK, Melvita is giving away a selection of its best selling organic products that “will beautify and care for you and your skin” using effective natural ingredients – which have passed stringent certification tests.

“In the hamper, the winner will find fondant body balm, rosehip seed oil, shower cream, micellar water, hand-softening cream and eye contour gel.

“To be in with a chance of winning, fill in the form on the Daisy Green Magazine website by April 3rd.

“Melvita was founded by biologist and beekeeper Bernard Chevilliat in 1983 and has over 300 products in its organic natural beauty range.”

How To Make Haiti’s Water Safe

With the terrible events in Haiti fresh in most people’s minds it is good to know that some technology already exists that can at least help to ease one of the problems – lack of clean drinking water. Actress Ashley Judd, board member of Population Services International, shares a very interesting video about the dangers of unsafe drinking water on CNN. I would have liked to see the whole process start to finish, but as it takes 30 minutes it’s a little unrealistic.

Do You Need An Eco-Friendly Kids Chair?

I was sent a press release about a new product designed by Spinifex, the SPLAT Child’s Chair, has just been launched online. It will be sold through their own site, the Hidden art shop and Mimimyne the designer eco shop for families. It’s a fully biodegradable chair made from reclaimed cardboard that doubles as a storage unit for art materials, games and small toys. It can also be customized.
Compartments in the back hold art materials while paper is stored under the seat. It’s made from laminated cardboard sheets threaded on postal tubes, and measures 50cm X 50cm X 30cm.

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Recommended for children aged 3-6 years old. The chair comes in normal brown cardboard and you can choose a brown, white, red, blue, green, yellow or pink seat color. It’s not cheap, at £80 including delivery, so I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has bought one.

Bringing Back Hand me Downs

Remember when you got given the jumper your older brother/sister had finished with instead of getting a new one? Well that never seemed cool to me, but British brand Howies is trying to change that.

It’s new range is called Hand-Me-Down and while not used in themselves, the products in the range are guaranteed for 10 years meaning you’re bound to pass it on to someone when you’ve had enough of it.

Currently just comprising of three bags and two jacket, the range obviously has good eco-credentials with the jacket being made from organic ‘ventile’ (a thick cotton) and organic tweed. This is a long process and means the finished product doesn’t come cheap – the bags are around £195 and the jackets a eye-watering £400. But it’s an answer to fast-fashion, something that’s not disposable and you’ll keep for years. And the jacket’s nice too.

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