8th Day News
Spotlight on Supplier: Green People
We’ve been working with some of our suppliers for years and built up great relationships with them over this time. These are the people that are constantly striving to provide the best products available and we wanted to highlight what they do, their ethics and what makes them special.
Our second focus is on the award winning skincare company Green People and green pioneer Charlotte Vøhtz who founded the company.
Charlotte Vøhtz started the pioneering organic personal care company in 1997 having moved from her native Denmark to the UK. Charlotte approached the Soil Association to encourage them to form standards for organic health and beauty products and in 1999 was invited on the committee where she played an important role in setting the standards for natural & organic cosmetics – The Soil Association launched their standards in 2002 followed by Organic Food Federation in 2003
Green People’s multi award-winning range is one of the front-runners in the organic beauty industry, with dedicated ranges for women, men, teens, children, babies and organic mineral make-up. The business has seen extraordinary growth since its modest beginnings when it was run from Charlotte’s kitchen in Sussex. Today the company offers more than 140 products, with over 100 Certified Organic by the Soil Association, Organic Food Federation or EcoCert. Passionate about offering organic products for all, Charlotte launched the new Age Defy+ range in 2013, a powerful youth boosting skincare range suitable for women 35+ which looks set to shake up the organic anti-ageing arena.
Charlotte’s motivation for creating an organic beauty company came from wanting to help treat the eczema and allergies that her daughter Sandra suffered as a small child. After much personal research, it became clear that focusing on a more natural and holistic way of treating children’s allergies and skin problems was the best approach…and Green People was born!
The company’s aim is to offer certified organic beauty products and naturally avoid any harsh synthetic chemicals. Green People also operate a strict cruelty-free policy and use no animal derived ingredients.
Charlotte’s desire to inform and inspire has also led her to become a published author. She released ‘Naturally Gorgeous’, in 2008 a veritable feast of beauty hints and tips to help maximise the body’s health & wellbeing, containing sections on detoxing, digestion and skin health.
Green People may be thriving, but money has never been Charlotte’s main incentive. “I see this as a ‘mission’. I am meant to be doing this. We continually receive feedback from customers about our products. It is so satisfying to be sent testimonials telling us how we have helped transform a customer’s skin problem – and the buzz we get from knowing we can make a difference makes it all worthwhile!”
With kind thanks to Green People for information and images.