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An Interview with Leafie: Hemp To Save Fast Fashion Addiction

Written by Bethan Finighan from Leafie   Hemp Could Be The Answer To Our Fast Fashion Addiction The growing consumer demand for the newest styles is destroying the planet. Fast fashion— the mass-production of trendy clothing pieces— is responsible for 1.2 billion tonnes of carbon emissions and 92 million tonnes of waste a year. With the climate crisis becoming an increasingly topical conversation, sustainability is becoming a bit of a marketing buzzword. We’re now seeing high-street fashion brands shifting towards a more eco-conscious ethos, but is this enough? With the current impact of fast fashion on the environment, we need to completely transform the way we shop. Leafie sat down to chat with Laura Bossom, founder of the eco-conscious fashion brand Cultiva Kingdom, to learn more about the...

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Positively Diverse with Joti Gata Aura

Laura Bossom talks more about the products in her wonderful ethical company, Cultiva Kingdom, and the benefits of using hemp over other products. Do you believe in natural ingredients for the body? Cultiva’s product features include CBD All Purpose Balm, Massage Oil and Beard Oil. The reasoning behind using CBD cosmetics and hemp oil for the skin is explained.  Positively Diverse was founded by Joti Gata Aura to champion better representation in the media for those with visible differences and disabilities. It aims to help the next generation celebrate their individuality and accept their differences. Positively Diverse is working to create a more diverse and inclusive society by building a community to represent more diversity and a better understanding of...

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The Green Room Launch

We have been very excited to welcome to launch of The Green Room. Working with Emma O’Neil, founder of La Rue Verte was a great pleasure! The launch took place in the boutique Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, based in the heart of Glasgow.     Together we have developed the ultimate hemp spa experience as CBD cosmetics and hemp textiles combine. The CBD skincare collection is the first one to be CIBTAC accredited. Empowering wellness and relaxation, the room is designed to offer a comfortable, luxury spa experience including a range of wellness activities. This includes yoga, sound healing and spa treatment. By offering the hemp textile products, it becomes a unique opportunity to feel good whilst supporting the planet....

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A breakthrough for Full Spectrum CBD!

The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) Novel Food Consortium passes administrative check by the FSA We are delighted to announce that both regular/full-spectrum and natural isolate products of EIHA consortium partners can remain for sale on the UK market, following both applications passing the key administrative check by the UK FSA. The FSA has confirmed to EIHA that both applications were considered to be compliant with the administrative requirements. However, the official validation will be granted only upon results of the undergoing toxicological studies on both CBD and THC1 , expected in the forthcoming months. By granting the pre-validation status, the Food Standards Agency recognises and supports the strong will of the hemp sector, and particularly of the EIHA Consortium,...

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An Interview with Amy Auker, founder of Hempress Cosmetics

The Cannabidiol (CBD) industry has certainly come a long way over the past few years. Tougher regulations have now made many companies uncertain about the direction and future of the industry. Despite this, companies have continued to work hard to meet these new demands, developing a strong community with business guidelines, education and hopefully an industry that can leave behind a legacy for sustainability. A recent announcement of new regulations has been based around the new clarification of CBD to be novel food by the Food Standard Agency (FSA). Due to this, the industry is now experiencing a boom in cosmetics.   Photograph by @girlycanna_ In response, Cultiva Kingdom has just launched a unique hemp-based boutique collection. It features biodegradable towels, make...

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