BioFach 2022 recap

2022-09-07T12:07:35+00:00August 18th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

After participating in digital trade fairs, we were happy to meet again in Nuremberg, Germany, for Biofach 2022. From 25-28 July, ProFound hosted the Organic Africa Pavilion and the BioTrade Asia Pavilion. At these pavilions 14 co-exhibitors met with roughly 700 trade fair visitors. We were happy to have the chance to meet everyone face to face again. As one of our co-exhibitors mentioned, the fair was ‘The perfect opportunity for visiting professionals to meet organic producers from the organic market and be inspired by the sector’s latest trends.’ Another co-exhibitor congratulated us as our pavilions were well-organised [Read more]

Meet SHOCHOCH– Coffee/Spice/Honey/Fruit exporter at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2022

2022-07-22T06:58:49+00:00July 22nd, 2022|Tags: , , , |

In this article, we want to introduce you to SHOCHOCH Trading, producers of Organic Coffee/Spice/Honey/Fruit who will be co-exhibiting at BioFach 2022. BioFach will take place in Nuremberg Germany from the 26nd to the 29th of July this year. About SHOCHOCH Shochoch Trading Plc is a Private owned coffee, Spice, Honey, Fruits & Grain Producer and exporting company based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. SHOCHOCH TRADING is inspired by nature; and reflects the balanced interconnectedness of nature’s biodiversity depicted on its logo & name. As their Products are mainly produced in South West Ethiopia Bench Sheko Zone, their name and [Read more]

Meet Arbor Oils of Africa – Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils exporter at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2022

2022-07-18T11:21:19+00:00July 18th, 2022|Tags: , , |

In this article, we want to introduce you to Arbor Oils, producer of organic Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils from wild harvested gums. Arbor Oils will be co-exhibiting at the Organic Africa Pavilion at BioFach 2022. BioFach will take place in Nuremberg Germany from the 26nd to the 29th of July this year. About Arbor Oils Arbor Oils of Africa produces steam distilled, certified organic frankincense and myrrh essential oils from wild harvested gums. These are collected by pastoralist women in the semi deserts of north Kenya. Their philosophy holds: (a) to ensure sustainable harvest of [Read more]

Meet Green Face Trading– Organic Honey exporter at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2022

2022-07-18T11:22:22+00:00July 17th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

In this article, we want to introduce you to Green Face Trading, producers of Organic Honey, who will be co-exhibiting at BioFach 2022. BioFach will take place in Nuremberg Germany from the 26nd to the 29th of July this year. About Green Face Trading Green Face Trading plc. was established in January 2018 with the aim of supplying honey and beeswax for local and export markets by adhering to a sustainable supply chain in a natural forest ecosystem. Their sustainable supply chain model focuses on empowering young beekeepers in natural forest areas through their participation in our organic [Read more]

2021 Sustainable Beauty Trends: Why sustainably sourced natural ingredients for cosmetics are more important than ever

2021-11-25T09:41:13+00:00November 25th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  We’ve asked our consultants Nicolás Caso and Jolanda van Hal to share the main sustainable beauty trends of 2021 and why sustainably sourced natural ingredients for cosmetics are more important than ever. In this article, the two consultants share the main 2021 trends, how sustainability certifications are becoming essential to succeed in international markets, and how to meet the growing demands of international buyers. 2021 Sustainable Beauty Trends: Why sustainably sourced natural ingredients for cosmetics are more important than ever 2021 has also been an important year in terms of sustainability in the cosmetic sector. Sustainable sourcing [Read more]

Impacts of COVID-19 on the natural ingredients for cosmetics market

2021-11-25T07:10:13+00:00June 18th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Not a homogenous impact within the cosmetics industry: The coronavirus pandemic has forced nearly one-third of the world’s population into lockdown. During this time, consumer demand for cosmetics has decreased in general. However, if you take a closer look within the segments some are booming! While decorative cosmetics experienced a dip in demand, essential oils, hygiene and skin care segments are thriving as consumers try to improve their immunity. But what are the impacts of the COVID-19 on the natural ingredients for cosmetics market? In Europe, where the COVID 19 outbreak has made most of the victims in March [Read more]

Focus on one of the key trends in natural ingredients for cosmetics: Sustainable beauty

2021-11-25T07:24:15+00:00June 18th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Sustainability remains key for European buyers of cosmetic ingredients. The same goes for consumers. European consumers are more informed about issues such as global warming and environmental threats. This trend has led organic, vegan, fair-trade, sustainable and ethically sourced cosmetics to become more mainstream. A review of Science Direct in 2019 concluded that sustainability impacts occur through all phases of a cosmetic product’s life cycle. But selection of raw materials deserves more attention as information on this topic remains scattered and diffuse. A situation that is still relevant in 2020. COVID-19 as a disruptor of the market The COVID-19 [Read more]

Biofach 2020 – Organic Africa Pavilion

2020-03-04T16:23:52+00:00February 26th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

During BioFach 2020, the Organic Africa Pavilion hosted 22 companies and organisations representing more than 17 African countries. We are very happy that our exhibitors evaluated two thirds of our their business leads as important. In addition, ProFound has been very busy during the fair, and not only at the Organic Africa Pavilion. “I have been to BioFach before just as a visitor, but I have to say that this is 20 times better because totally unexpected people can find you.”  Hilary Sommerlatte, Arbor Oils of Africa, exhibitor from Kenya / Frankincense oil A lot of interest for African products [Read more]

Facilitating market access for natural ingredients for cosmetics from Colombia

2019-10-04T02:32:37+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

To support the Colombia + Competitiva (C+C) programme from Swisscontact Colombia, ProFound consultants Jolanda van Hal, Lisanne Groothuis and Gustavo Ferro are developing a roadmap for the natural ingredients for cosmetics sector in Colombia. In addition, they provide individual coaching for three projects in the C+C programme that aim to export specific natural ingredients for cosmetics; sacha inchi oil, Magdalena River nut oil and annatto extract. Our consultants spent the last few weeks in Colombia, where they organised a workshop on the European market for cosmetic ingredients for stakeholders in the Colombian sector. Moreover, they identified key challenges and opportunities in Colombian [Read more]

ProFound in South Africa – outcomes from the CBI project

2020-03-04T09:54:53+00:00July 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

CBI’s Export Programme Natural Ingredients in South Africa has been concluded. ProFound has supported CBIs activities in the natural ingredients sector in South Africa since early 2014. What have we achieved on behalf of CBI in those years? First Natural Ingredients and Cosmetics Export Strategy of South Africa Stakeholders in South Africa’s natural ingredients sector were facing the same bottlenecks and leaving good opportunities untapped. However, they didn’t work together to overcome these problems. We joined up with CBI Business Support Organisation Development expert Jim Tersteeg to change this situation. Starting with bringing these stakeholders together. Making an exporter [Read more]

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