The winners of the Australian Non-Toxic Awards 2020 have been announced! The safest, most sustainable and ethical products of 2020 have been decided. Hemp Collective’s Shampoo bar won SILVER in the Haircare section! Yay!!

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Winner – Silver – Non Toxic Awards

The Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of the Australian Non-Toxic Awards 2020 have been announced. After an extended period of hands-on reviewing by a panel of more than 40 experts, over 200 winning products have been awarded across the categories of Skincare, Makeup, Haircare, Baby, Kids, Home, Zero Waste, Fashion, Food & Drink and Fitness. 

The Australian Non-Toxic Awards celebrate exceptional products that work in perfect harmony with our bodies, our environment and our society. Now running in their second year, the Awards recognise products that are safe, ethical, sustainable and socially responsible. 

This year’s winners include products from conscious businesses such as Eco Tan, Loving Earth, Black Chicken Remedies, Organic Nights, Weleda, Ere Perez, Klean Kanteen, Vanessa Megan, Good Change, Merino Kids, b. Box, Earthwise Beauty, Nina’s Bees, Asuvi, Joonya, Eye of Horus Cosmetics, OrganiCup, NICO Underwear, For The Dreamers, Bay Active, Woolbabe, Vanessa Megan, Juniper, Biologi, Rinascentia, Edible Beauty, The Swag, Cheeki, Australian Natural Soap Company and more. 

This year’s Expert Panel is made up of industry professionals, eco leaders, writers, editors and influencers. The panel includes Sarah Berry of the Sydney Morning Herald, environmental activist Laura Wells, author Lindsay Miles, influencer and author Sjana Earp, beauty editor Sigourney Cantelo, ethical fashion blogger Brittney Dreghorn (of Britt’s List) and many more. The 2020 Expert Panel is inclusive of minority groups including members of the disability and indigenous Australian communities.

Finalist products were initially scrutinised and selected by Emily Fletcher, founder of the Awards, Head of Research & Education and Editor of My Non-Toxic Tribe. “We are thrilled to see the Awards expand from 75 winners in 2019 to over 200 winners in our second year,” Emily says. “By running these scientifically-researched, fair, and transparent Awards, we hope to motivate more and more businesses to create products that are safe for our bodies, beneficial to our society, and healthy for our planet.”

The Awards, which are 100% independent and unaffiliated with any brands, corporations or media organisations, are free of sponsorship and advertising, ensuring a fair and transparent judging process.

The Social Responsibility Award winners, as decided by Emily Fletcher and Emma Freeman of the Australian Non-Toxic Awards, will be announced on November 27th, 2020. The Social Responsibility Awards will be awarded to businesses that lead change and are committed to making a positive impact on society. Eight awards will be presented across the Awards’ key areas of Beauty, Body, Baby & Kids, Fashion, Fitness, Food & Drink, Home and Zero Waste. 

To view the full list of winners and get more info about the Awards, please visit https://australiannontoxicawards.com.au/winners-2020/

For updates please follow @australian_non_toxic_awards on Instagram. For further information please email contact@australiannontoxicawards.com.au

What the Experts of the Non-Toxic awards say… 

I love the subtle fragrance of rose geranium in this product and its handy travel tin packaging.

A great shampoo which gives a really good deep clean without stripping my hair. Great for those with oily hair too. I love how this comes in a refillable tin as shampoo bars definitely need a container for optimum lifespan.

— Emily Fletcher

This product is deeply cleansing whilst providing moisture and leaves my hair feeling clean and refreshed. I also felt the ingredients were of high quality and the tin is genius (I could store the shampoo away).

 Shahrzad Kahrobai

I love that this shampoo bar comes in a tin as bars tend to degrade quite quickly in the wet of the shower. It lathers up really nicely in my hair and smells lovely. I love that it contains hemp seed oil and that it’s been handmade locally in the Byron Bay area.

Emma Freeman

I love the smell of this shampoo bar – the rose and lavender is a great combination. It comes in a handy tin which would be great for travelling. The dark purple bar lathered really easily and makes it easy to differentiate between soap and conditioner bars.

 Fiona Morouco

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