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 our bloggers. 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.
Sustainable coffee scrub by Optiat
Every year the UK produces 500,000 tonnes of coffee waste – and none of it’s biodegradable. Making the most of our left overs, Optiat, or ‘One Person’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure’, take waste Arabica coffee grounds from a London-based coffee roaster, mix them with natural, organic ingredients, and make a natural exfoliating body scrub. We really love that these guys are so environmentally friendly, and the scrubs smell SO good! Caffeine is great for increasing blood circulation and combating stretch marks and dry skin, and with three different blends, you can choose to be invigorated (Lemongrass & Peppermint), detoxed (Lemon & Black Pepper) or Soothed (Clove and Cinnamon).
Pick it up at: Available online, worldwide from Optiat
Perfect for… Giving your skin the attention it deserves, whilst doing your bit for the environment
Hybrid herbs Pine Pollen
Now we know you’re no stranger to superfoods like chia seeds, kale and bee pollen – but have you heard of pine pollen yet? An incredibly healthy food, pine pollen is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids. The male spore of the pine tree, this miracle ingredient has been used in Asian cooking and herbal medicine for thousands of years. It is mostly used to balance the hormonal system, and has a rejuvenating effect on the body.
Pick it up at: Available online, worldwide from Hybrid Herbs
Perfect for… Adding to your morning smoothies and weekend bakes
Yogangster’s new collection
Featuring funky prints, ultra-modern designs and summery shades, Yogangster’s new collection is sure to add a touch of sophisticated style to your workout. We’re big fans of the Y-back yoga bralets and the high waisted, botanic print leggings. Their combination of classic pieces and contemporary patterns adds a fashionable twist to your gym look. We also love that they have athleisure styles for men too – even if the shorts are super, super short!
Pick it up at: Available online worldwide from Yogangster
Perfect for… Your show-stopping entrance into the gym
Loving Earth Berry & Cacao Buckinis
No longer just known for their organic, raw chocolate (although that’s pretty good stuff too!) Loving Earth have created a delicious collection of organic, activated buckinis. Our favourite flavour has to be the Berry & Cacao buckinis – made from activated buckwheat and mixed with activated chia and flax, these whole-food buckinis are a great granola/ muesli replacement. Similarly to sprouting, activation makes it easier for your body to absorb all the nutrients hiding in the buckwheat seed; unlike puffing or toasting, it doesn’t damage the nutrients inside.
Perfect for… Adding to your morning nice cream bowl for extra texture.