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 with them. 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.
This super refreshing iced tea is a blend of freshly brewed, sustainable sparkling tea made from full yerba mate tea leaves. Yerba tea has long been celebrated in many South American countries thanks to its natural caffeine boost and health benefits. Working carefully with farmers worldwide to ensure that all ingredients are ethically sourced and Fair Trade, ChariTea Mate not only looks and tastes good, but does good too. All ingredients are organic, vegan and sourced from small-scale farms (which the company visits annually to monitor progress and community projects), and no sugar is added at all. Just be sure not to drink the stuff before bed – at twice the caffeine concentrate of coffee, this tea has the power to keep you up all night!
Pick it up at: Available in Selfridges, Whole Foods and Planet Organic, as well as 150+ independent cafes and health food stores across London. You can also buy online from Ethical Superstore.
Perfect for… When you need an energy boost but don’t want sugary, artificially sweetened drinks
Rana’s Artisan Bread Mixes
The creators of delicious gluten-free bread mixes, Rana’s don’t compromise on taste or texture. Offering a variety of bread mix packs – including Sourdough, Buckwheat, Italian and Nearly Rye – now you can enjoy bread no matter what your dietary restrictions. These packs are gluten, dairy and nut free and all you need to do is add water, so there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t give them a go! Rana’s Bakery also offer ready-made bread loaves, perfect for if you’re feeling super lazy!
Perfect for… Weekend brunch, topped with avocado, rocket and cherry tomatoes… yum!
With the world of wellness and fitness rapidly growing, it stands to reason that women all over the world want to work out. But not all of us want to wear butt-brushing shorts and revealing sports bras. Introducing Veil: modest yet stylish activewear for girls who are serious about working out, but would rather keep covered up whilst doing it. The collection features a half-zip sweater and running hoodie, where the hood actually doubles up as a head covering. This American brand is still in the funding stages of development, and you can find out more about their mission, goals and collection on Kickstarter.
Pick it up at: Keep your eyes peeled, this brand is close to reaching their target amount of funds!
Perfect for… Girls who usually buy gym clothes two-sizes too big