The hottest ethical, eco friendly products for families are now officially unveiled, independently judged by independent reviewers for website The Green Familia’s first ever Rated Review Awards, and given Gold Leaf seals of approval to use throughout this year.
The top winners in eight categories are able to display the Gold Leaf seal on their websites and literature until the next awards this December. Green Familia founder, Brenda Cuby, says “The first TGF Rated Awards was a resounding success; the quality and calibre of the products we reviewed in 2009 were excellent. Judging by the response from TGF readers they really appreciated getting an unbiased view on the hottest eco products around.”
The Winners Are:
Baby Products category – Cheeky Wipes washable baby wipes
“Winning Best Baby Product is a fantastic start to the year for Cheeky Wipes – this will be the year that washable baby wipes really impact on the baby products market and TFG are – as usual! – trend setting in recognising this,” Helen Blaber, founder.
Beauty Products – Live Native Essential Woman with Frangipani
A clean, pure and beautifully fragrant cold-pressed all body remedial moisturiser
“We’re totally delighted to have won this award – it’s an enormous compliment knowing that it was awarded to us solely by our customers,” Vicky Ewbank and Ian Ryder.
Books & CD’s – Eco Hotels of the World by Alex Conti
A comprehensive guide to the most ecological holiday destinations around the globe, reviewed by independent volunteers and rated in several categories. “On behalf of the volunteers who worked so hard on the book, of the hotels and lodges that supported us and our loyal readers – thank you! We will be wearing our new prize with great pride,” says Alex.
Cleaning Products – Ecover Window & Glass Cleaner
“At Ecover we are dedicated to creating effective ecological cleaning products so we’re delighted that our hard work has been acknowledged with a Green Familia Gold Award. Our Window & Glass Cleaner is part of our hard surface cleaning range and can be used on windows, mirrors, glass and chrome. It is proven to be as effective as the UK’s leading conventional brands thanks to pioneering new ingredients called Eco-Surfactants, which mean our range is supremely ecological and cleans even better than before.” It must be noted, that any reputable washing company also uses only biodegradable and eco-friendly cleaning products.
Clothing – Cool Green Attitude kids organic cotton T-shirts
“At Cool Green Attitude our children’s T-Shirt collections are made from the softest 100% organic cotton and our designs support children’s imaginations and characteristics of all ages. We aim to promote awareness of organic and sustainable products in a fun, cool and positive way and are delighted to receive this award for the Best Green Clothing Product from TGF.” Julie Griffin, Managing Director.
Food & Drink – Tropical Wholefoods apricot kernels
Kate Sebag of Tropical Wholefoods says “Apricot kernels are Fairtrade, nutritious and delicious! People love the fact they can buy not only Fairtrade apricots from our Pakistani partners, but also the kernels, the seed from within the stone. Thank you TGF readers!”
Sher Ghazi of Mountain Fruits in Northern Pakistan, who produce the apricot kernels, says “getting a fair-trade deal for apricot farmers in these remote valleys is a lifeline.” Apricot farmer Salman Ali adds, “Mountain Fruits holds the hand of the poor.”
Gifts & Party Ideas – Charlie Moos hand-made fabric party bags
“Winning this award made my day! When you have such a personal stake in something and take time to make them it’s an amazing feeling to be given recognition in this way.” Joanne Dewberry, founder.
Practical Products – Stokke’s Tripp Trapp
“We are delighted to win this award – Tripp Trapp launched 38 years ago and is continuing to go from strength to strength around the world as parents look to purchase products which really do stand the tests of time.”
The Award holders will retain their gold leaf stamps of approval for the whole of 2010 with this year’s potential winners already receiving new reviews on The Green Familia website www.thegreenfamilia.co.uk