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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...

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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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Cultiva Kingdom Pioneers First Industrial Hemp Barrister Wig

Vegan Pupil Barrister Samuel March has partnered with Hemp Textile Designer Laura Bossom, and unveiled the first locally made industrial hemp wig for barristers. Set to be manufactured in the UK this year, the wig will be rolled out as legal wear around the country to be worn in court. Traditionally barristers have worn horse-hair wigs for the past 200 years and were first invented in 1822 by Humphrey Ravenscroft.  Vegans and vegetarians look set to make up a quarter of the British population in 2025. Generation Z (aged 18 -23) are currently the most meat-free generation[1]. This means there is an incoming generation of law students and future pupil barristers whose ethical beliefs prevent them from wearing animal products....

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