Organic September: the UK’s top organic food, fashion, health and beauty brands

Organic September is the UK’s biggest campaign dedicated to organic brands and quality food, fashion and beauty products made to higher standards.

For a long time, organic has had a reputation of being a luxury product. We talk of non-organic as “conventional” but, in reality, industrial production is a far cry from our farming and craftsmanship heritage.

However, in 2020, in the midst of the pandemic and when the climate crisis was hitting headlines like never before, the UK saw the highest level of growth in organic goods in over a decade.

An increasing number of people are seeing organic for what it is intended to be: a way to produce the products we need, while respecting people, animals and the planet’s boundaries. 

You know when you’re wondering: ‘Is there really any difference with organic?’ and ‘Is it really worth the extra money?’ Well, below, you’ll find the brands that we believe offer great value, as well as great products. Products that are better for you and the planet.


The Slow Farming Company | cows in a field

The Slow Farming Company | Regeneratively farmed beef and pork

The Slow Farming Company is a small family-run business selling their own pasture-fed beef and pork organically reared on their regenerative farm in Somerset. 

Their native breed cattle are 100% grass-fed and, weather permitting, live outside on organic pastures all year round. Their Tamworth pigs are fed a diet of 16% protein, the remainder being organic pasture and waste organic flour.

The farm is certified Organic (Organic Farmer & Grower), Pasture for Life (Pasture-Fed Livestock Association), Grassfed, Non-GMO as well as Animal Welfare approved (A Greener World).  

The Slow Farming Company’s consciously slow approach to farming focuses on producing nutrient rich food that nourishes both the people that eat it and the land that helped to grow it. They claim that as well as tasting delicious their pasture-reared beef and pork can be lower in cholesterol, higher in Omega 3 fatty acids and higher in antioxidants than intensively-reared meat. 


Babich Wines

Babich Wines | Sustainable New Zealand Wine

Babich Wines is known as a leading New Zealand wine brand, with over 100 years of winemaking experience and still 100% family owned.

From grape to glass, Babich takes care to work in tune with nature.

For 15 years they have been expanding their organic wine production. Their UK range includes seven organic wines, from Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to Albarino and Pinot Noir, which are Biogro certified (NZ organic certification scheme) and come from three of their organically managed vineyards.

They say the Māori principle of ‘kaitiaki’ – caring for the sky, the sea and the land – has inspired their approach to organic winemaking. By 2024, Babich aims to increase their organic vineyard area by 50%, with the goal of owning and operating one of New Zealand’s largest organic-certified vineyards – as long as consumer demand can keep up!


Organic brand: Organico rice

Organico | Cupboard staples 

There’s organic and then there’s Organico. 

The foundations of so many delicious, wholesome and nutritious meals are pasta, rice and tin tomatoes. Organico know this, so find the farmers who are laser-focused on making the best staple ingredients.

Our go-to for all those trusty cupboard staples, Organico products are farmed in a way that nurtures the soil and communities they’re produced in.

And, of course, it’s a given that the products are all organic – it’s right there in the name. 


Organic brand: Fish4Ever tuna fishermen

Fish4Ever | Tinned fish, fished to the highest ethical standards

When it comes to finding organic seafood, you’ll have a hard time – wild fish can’t technically be certified organic seeing as they’re, well, wild in the sea and all. 

Nevertheless, we’ve discovered some fisheries that come pretty close, so we think they’re worth mentioning.

For more than 20 years, Fish4Ever has brought the idea of organic values to fish sustainability with their truly ethical and sustainable canned fish. 

They use small boats (pole and line tuna vessels and small day boats), local fishers and very selective equipment in precise parts of the sea to take only what is needed. Their tuna is sourced from an Azores fishery, which has been described by the International Pole and Line Federation as the greenest fishery in the world.

Conscious of how intensive farming on land pollutes river systems and coastal waters, they are the only canned fish brand in the UK to insist on using organic land ingredients (i.e. olive oil) in their products. Kudos to that.


Organic brand: Sole of Discretion logo

Sole of Discretion | Fresh fish, fished to the highest ethical standards

Then there’s Sole of Discretion, a collective of small-scale fishers fishing out of Plymouth harbour, delivering a range of high-quality and delicious fish to your door.

They exclusively employ sustainable fishing methods which minimise the damage done to the marine environment: pole and line, using size-specific static nets, or using lobster and crab pots. 

They ensure everything that gets caught can be used or sold so that waste is minimal.

Straight from the sea and delivered to your door. You don’t get much fresher than this. 


Helen Browning and heer pigs

Helen Browning’s Organics | Premium, high-welfare organic meat bundles

Helen Browning’s Organic is named after farmer Helen Browning, who switched to farming organically at her family-run Eastbrook Farm in Wiltshire in 1986 – way before organic farming was trendy. 

Their range includes fresh and pre-cooked beef and pork from their free-ranging, dairy-bred, grass-fed, British Friesian cross cows and British Saddleback sows, as well as a carefully selected range of additional products, such as fresh and frozen lamb from a friends’ farm in Buckinghamshire, turkeys and fresh pork sausage meat at Christmas time.

The farm is 100% Soil Association organic certified and Helen says:

“I see first-hand the difference farming my land organically makes – from more bees and hedgerows, to contented, healthy animals, to lots of people gainfully working here and enthusiastic customers.”

We highly recommend trying one of their organic bundles, which start from £20.


Duke of Cambridge: Potato Pie

Duke of Cambridge | Organic wine and dining

The Duke of Cambridge, in Islington, is Britain’s first and only certified organic pub, creating daily changing menus in line with seasonal produce. 

With produce from Riverford, you know The Duke of Cambridge has things covered on the food front. So whatever you discover on the menu that day, it’ll be hard to choose wrong. 

Their ethical and organic ethos extends to the wines and beers, too – which means you can drink just that little more without fear of hangover (although we’re not making any promises). 



Vildnis organic t-shirt

Vildnis | Day-to-night ethical fashion

Vildnis promises a stylish day-to-night capsule collection you’ll call on time and time again. 

You’ll find oversized tees, jeans and sweatshirts alongside modern jumpsuits, beautiful print dresses and statement cover ups, featuring bold prints, stylish cuts and an impressive attention to detail. 

The brand is determined to disrupt the fast-fashion industry with clothing that’s made with respect for people and the planet. 

Vildnis champions the use of sustainable materials such as organic cotton, Tencel and recycled fabrics. 


Organic brand: Leticia Credidio model in sleepwear

Leticia Credidio | Luxury sleepwear and loungewear

Everyone knows you sleep better in posh pyjamas. 

Leticia Credidio is a luxury sleepwear and loungewear brand made by an Italian-Japanese-Brazilian designer of the same name.

Credidio is heavily inspired by the natural world and all her garments are hand-crafted in Italy by a family-run atelier using organic (GOTS-certified) and sustainable fabrics.


Organic brand: Rapanui

Rapanui | Casual clothing and athleisure wear

Rapanui is the ideal brand for adventurers, selling comfy, practical and stylish basics. 

Rapanui’s whole reason for being is to eradicate waste from the fashion industry. For more than a decade, Mart and his brother Rob have been solving our fast-fashion problems.

Their range features a wide selection of organic cotton products – beanies, tote bags, hoodies, t-shirts, underwear, surf towels and more. 

Brilliantly, their organic products are also designed to be sent back for remanufacturing which they make easy by offering free postage and a £5 credit to go towards your next purchase.


Wawwa model

WAWWA | Hipster streetwear/workwear

WAWWA is a fashionable unisex clothing brand that sells a range of outerwear and streetwear. 

Their contemporary style marries practicality and comfort with a trendy, cool edge. Whether you’re hitting the streets or the hills, WAWWA is a go-to brand for great quality understated wardrobe essentials. 

Around 95% of the materials they use are sustainably sourced (the remaining being polyester sherpa made in Scotland): they mostly use GOTS certified organic cotton which mostly comes from India, as well as recycled yarn from Italy and recycled denim from old garments sourced from the Netherlands. 


Gung Ho London's Worldwide Tribe organic t-shirt

Gung Ho London | Statement clothing that starts conversations

Gung Ho is a fun and flirty brand with depth. Founder Sophie Dunster is incredibly creative and fabulously collaborative. She works to raise women up with both her warm and engaging spirit and her feminine and contemporary clothing.  

At first glance you see beautifully illustrated clothing, when you look closely you’ll find hidden messages of environmental activism. 

Each year, the brand picks a different issue to highlight. This year’s The Worldwide Tribe collection showcases the issues surrounding displacement. Importantly it focuses on the human stories behind the stats.

The fabrics used to bring Gung Ho’s visionary collection to life includes GOTS certified organic cotton. Another fabric is Tencel, a sustainable fibre made from wood pulp which requires less water than cotton yet is softer than silk.



Ben & Anna deodorant

Ben & Anna | Natural deodorant that really works

There are a lot of beauty brands claiming to be natural out there. As we wrote in our article for the Organic Trade Board

“The most concerning aspect of beauty marketing is that there is no regulation when it comes to use of the word “organic” or “natural”. 

[…] The only way to really tell if a brand is genuine, without visiting them yourself, is to look for certification, from a respected third-party certifier that insists on audits.”

Ben & Anna are off to an impressive start: their deodorants are certified by Natrue and their other toiletry products (shampoo’s toothpastes) are certified by Ecocert. The brand is also certified by the Vegan Society and cruelty-free.

There are a lot of “natural” deodorants on the market, but if you ask us, none that we’ve tried are as good as Ben & Anna’s.


benecos | Plant-based, cruelty-free makeup

Benecos | natural plant-based makeup

Looking for natural plant-based and organic makeup that doesn’t cost the earth? Well, look no further than benecos.

benecos offers a modern range of organic, plant-based and cruelty-free makeup at an affordable price. They pack them full of natural ingredients and, wherever possible, organically farmed raw materials that care for your skin. Plus, they steer clear of mineral oils, paraffins and silicones.

benecos hold certifications from BDIH COSMOS Organic and PETA cruelty-free. The Natural Care range is The Vegan Society certified.


Organyc | organic period care products

Organyc | Organic period products

Organyc is a family-run business that has been pioneering organic period products for 15 years.

For those who prefer the comfort of using period pads or tampons, Organyc specialise in disposable period products that are gentle on your skin and the planet.

Did you know that standard menstrual pads can be made of up to 90% plastic? Or that they can contain traces of chemicals like pesticides and chlorine? We were shocked, too.

Organyc’s products say goodbye to nasty toxins and synthetics and say hello to sustainably sourced, 100% certified organic cotton – ‘no perfume, dyes and other junk’.

Organyc pads and tampons are soft on the skin, hypoallergenic, breathable, and absorbent by nature, and are clinically proven to reduce intimate skin irritations. They are certified by Soil AssociationICEAVegan OK, EcocertGOTS and Seal of Cotton.


Woman applying sunscreen on beach

Organii | Organic mineral sunscreen

Organii is the ultimate family-friendly skincare brand which offers great value, certified organic and natural products. Formulated for your skin’s health, they contain only natural, vegan and cruelty-free raw ingredients sourced as sustainably as possible.

For us, the star of the show has to be their suncare range. Their sunscreen, which is available in SPF15, SPF20, SPF30, SPF50, is certified organic and 100% mineral-based. It helps to protects against UVA and UVB rays. It is also water-resistant. Brilliantly, it is free from chemicals that can harm marine life (synthetic UV filters, silicone, paraffin, mineral oils, parabens and colourants). As an added bonus, it also contains natural plant oils which help to nourish and hydrate the skin. 

Organii are certified by Soil AssociationThe Vegan SocietyPETA cruelty-free and Natural Cosmetics Standard (NCS).


Lavera | natural body care

lavera | Gentle skincare for sensitive skin

It’s no coincidence the name lavera is derived from the Latin for ‘truth’. lavera’s vision is about making truly good natural skincare for everybody.

Alongside their holy grail lip balm (which is where it all started), they have a brilliant selection of 100% natural body lotions and moisturising creams for sensitive skin. They source natural and (where possible) certified organic raw plant ingredients that are inherently gentle and nourishing for the skin. 

For more than three decades, lavera has prided itself on making the products themselves in Germany. Their range of more than 250 products – from skincare to haircare, cosmetics to oral care – are certified and audited by NatrueEcocertCOSMOS OrganicPETA cruelty-freeThe Vegan SocietyRSPO.

None of the products are tested on animals, nor do they contain parabens, SLS, phthalates, parraffinium, or petrochemicals. 

lavera packaging is recyclable, and they have a refill option to help reduce waste. Brilliantly, they are a climate-neutral company. 


Odylique | Organic skincare

Odylique | Fairtrade organic lipsticks

Odylique’s mission is to make therapeutic and healthy skincare without compromising on performance. All Odylique products are certified organic, cruelty-free, and free from artificial chemicals and common allergens.

Their product range is all made in the company’s renewable-energy powered headquarters near Cambridge, UK. All Odylique packaging is recyclable and much of it is made from recycled materials.

We’re fans of Odylique’s cruelty-free, 100% natural, 86% organic lipsticks. Bursting with botanical ingredients, they soothe and moisturise the most sensitive lips. They are the first lipsticks certified to Soil Association’s organic and Fairtrade standards. They are available in a range of colours to suit every skin tone.


Mumanu face balm

Mumanu | Organic body balms

If you’re looking to pamper yourself, Mumanu is your brand.

Mumanu sell a wide range of soothing and nourishing certified organic and Fairtrade balms to lather yourself in head-to-toe. Literally. They have balms for everything, from your body, face, lips, feet, hands, beards, coughs and colds. Organic Lavender Massage and Body Balm? Don’t mind if we do.

Mumanu are proud to make great quality, unique products that are both certified organic and contain Fairtrade ingredients.


Organic brand: Hempen's CBD and hemp products

Hempen | All-natural, all-friendly CBD and hemp products

Hempen is a certified organic co-operative that produces organic CBD and hemp products in Oxfordshire.

For those starting their foray into CBD and hemp: hemp is the plant; and CBD is a natural chemical extracted from the flowers after the plant is harvested. 

CBD is thought to have many health benefits, like pain relief, aiding sleep and reducing anxiety or stress. There’s loads of info on the web about this, and our articles on Hemp and CBD are a great place to start to learn more (even if we do say so ourselves).

Hemp oil is a great alternative to olive oil; hemp seeds are highly nutritious; and hemp stem tea is a delicious herbal option, similar to chamomile. You can drop CBD straight under the tongue, add a drop to your cuppa along with milk/mylk/m*lk or massage it into your skin. 


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About the author

Francesca Carpani

Francesca Carpani

Francesca Carpani has a First-Class Joint Honours Degree in English and American Studies. Particular areas of interest are socio-political topics including feminism, racism, multiculturalism, immigration, and media representation. She cares strongly about creating a fairer, more sustainable world and is passionate about spreading positivity.


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