VegTV’S ‘Best of Show’ Expo East

Natural Products Expos provide a marketplace for manufacturers, distributors and retail buyers of natural, organic and healthy products. Exhibitors from across America and around the world display all manner of food, beverage, supplement, beauty, household and pet products.

The sheer number of booths can often test the capacity of even the largest convention centers in the country, demonstrating the amazing growth of the global natural products industry.  Continue reading “VegTV’S ‘Best of Show’ Expo East”

Expo West, World’s Largest Natural, Organic and Healthy Products Event

Every year, since 1981 manufacturers distributors and retail buyers of natural, organic and healthy products converge at Natural Products Expo West, the largest natural products trade show in the country.

That first year there were 3,000 attendees and 234 exhibitors. This year more than 2,600 exhibiting companies played to an audience of over 67,000 industry members.

Companies from the US and around the world displayed all manner of food, beverage, supplement, beauty, household and pet products demonstrating the phenomenal growth of the global natural products industry.

Among industry veterans, there were 635 first-time exhibitors.  Many Natural Products Expo West first-time exhibitors are ‘home cooks,’ passionate moms and nutrition-focused athletes who have launched their own products. Continue reading “Expo West, World’s Largest Natural, Organic and Healthy Products Event”

Eco-Fashion: Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good!

Vegan Fashion.  What is it, exactly?  The vegan lifestyle is inherently cruelty-free and posits that no animal is exploited in the production of any item, be it food, clothing, accessories, personal care products or furniture.

Compassion for animals is the basis for the ethical choices that vegans make and compassion in fashion is a logical extension. Living the vegan lifestyle is also the environmental choice because excluding animal products is a very effective way to reduce your carbon footprint.

Going vegan has become very trendy and it seems every day another star athlete or well-known celebrity makes the decision to kick animal products from their menu.

There are, however consumer items in all areas of life that exploit animals one way or another and while most begin by choosing the plant-based diet, eventually other areas of lifestyle come under scrutiny.

For clothing to be considered vegan, materials like wool, leather and even silk are not acceptable. Does that mean vegans cannot be fashionable?  Not at all!  Vegan fashion is not an oxymoron. Continue reading “Eco-Fashion: Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good!”

Buzz me up Technology

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It’s amazing how fast the world is moving. The first “car phone” weighed in at a not so svelte 2.2 pounds (1 kilo) and had a battery that lasted 35 minutes.

Not a problem at the time because you couldn’t hold it for that long, anyway. Quite antiquated by today’s standards!

New technology being introduced every day means the world is not only faster – it is smaller and immediate connectivity is at our fingertips. Continue reading “Buzz me up Technology”