We love working with brands and helping them to collaborate with our bloggers – so much so that we are always on the lookout for exciting people to talk about and share! During our extensive research to find the hottest trends and coolest products, we come across up-and-coming brands that we just have to introduce you to! Some of the brands below you’ll find in our opportunity board, others are simply companies our detectives found online. Let’s take a look at what’s trending in the HBC Edit this week.

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Chika’s spicy nut packets are divine. Created out of a love for rich West African heritage, these snack packets are simply delicious. What’s more, they’re a product with a conscience, and for every subscriber to their flavoursome snack boxes, one child in West Africa is given the opportunity to attend school and receive an education. All children deserve the right to an education, and we love that the guys and gals over at Chika’s are doing their bit to make that happen. We absolutely love the smoked almonds – each bite is a like a party for your taste buds!

Pick it up at… Waitrose, Wholefoods & Selfridges as well as online. Currently only available in the UK.

Perfect for… if you’re craving a spicy, healthy snack, or just want to support a good cause.

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Coffee concentrate? Yes, there is such a thing. Designed for when you’re in a hurry and a sub-standard cup of instant just won’t cut it. Enter your lifesaver: Press’d coffee. Through a low temperature brewing process that retains the taste and aroma of flavoursome Arabica coffee beans, Press’d pack 16 cups worth of coffee goodness into little bottles, ready to go when you are. Revolutionising the way people enjoy coffee on the go, there are even a range of three distinct flavours to choose from. We’re particularly big fans of the Caramel flavour (of course), but there’s Colombian and Vanillaon offer too.

Pick it up at… Available at Ocado and Wholefoods. Visit their website to find out more.

Perfect for… Convenient but quality coffee… because why should your cup be compromised?

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Looking for an eco-friendly yoga mat that boasts super no-slip grip? Look no more! Cork is a super eco-friendly and sustainable material so you’re also doing your bit for the environment by swapping to a cork mat. What’s more, they’re self-cleaning and robust, meaning your grip won’t be compromised in the midst of an intense downward dog. What we love most about CorkYogis is their commitment to helping free women from the sex slavery industry in India. (You can see a theme as to what we like, huh?)  For every yoga mat sold in the western world, they make a donation to a project that enables women to gain an education and skills they need to earn a dignified living. They also sell beautifully patterened yoga bags, which provide a week’s worth of wages for a woman in India!

Pick it up at… Available worldwide online

Perfect for… Upgrading your yoga mat to a sustainable material and helping to free women from the sex slave in India.

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Made from just five or six natural, wholesome and fairtrade ingredients, these chocolate pots taste incredibly indulgent but offer a real nutritional punch. Founded by the ex Senior Nutritionist for Jamie Oliver, this product responsibly produced, and for every pot you buy, one child in Gambia is given a healthy breakfast. We love that Onist are socially-responsible, organic and care about the people who harvest their ingredients. Plus their two flavours – chocolate mint and chocolate orange are totally divine – both combinations are a match made in foodie heaven, we assure you! Find out more about Onist’s mission on their website.

Pick it up at…Currently available at Modern Baker.

Perfect for… An evening sweet treat without the guilt, an afternoon pick-me-up, breakfast… the list is endless!