We’ve deliberated, totted up the scores and collated the judges comments so we can proudly announce The Green Awards Food Winners.
HEVEA’s sole purpose on launch was to try to provide products which wouldn’t leave a lasting impact on the planet. It had purpose and still does. Hevea, or natural rubber, can replace many kinds of plastic and decomposes naturally as well as being reused reused to make new products.
While the hevea trees grow mainly in Southeast Asia, and much of the production skills and facilities are found close to the plantations where the hevea is harvested, the design philosophy is inherently Danish. Unifying the beautiful design with clear functionality is the core of the renowned Danish design tradition, and we see this in spades with HEVEA the brand.
The HEVEA range covers toys, pacifiers, feeding, interiors and more.
HEVEA is also B Corp and Vegan certified.
HEVEA has also created a recycling and upcycling programme for natural rubber pacifiers which means old rubber can be reused.
HEVEA is a brand innovator in natural rubber, in design, in ways to work together, and in processes and distribution.
Our judges said:
“This is a brand who started up with the ambition to be as eco-friendly as possible, which they have well and truly achieved. Their ethics are something to support when it comes to the future of our children and the fingerprints we leave on the world.” Jo Pratt, Food Writer
“HEVEA is a true innovator in the sustainability space and we look forward to watching their future successes in this area.” Victoria Evans, City Kids Magazine Editor
Best Food Brand
GOLD: Fearne & Rosie
Fearne & Rosie is all about jams that burst with fruity goodness, packing each jar with more fruit and less sugar helping everyone to eat a little healthier.
Founded by teacher and mum of three Rachel Kettlewell Fearne & Rosie scaled kitchen table to three of the UK’s largest retailers in under two years.
All jams are HFSS compliant (which means lower sugar), use all natural ingredients, no concentrates, are vegan and of course palm oil free.
Fearne & Rosie is proud to be a certified B Corp, highly commended for being, ‘Designed to Give’ partnering with BBC Children in Need and FareShare to help support families in need of our help.
Our judges said:
“Fearne & Rosie really impressed me with their focus and commitment towards having a positive impact on the environment and community. It’s wonderful to see they share their ‘green’ journey via the website including goals for 2023 and beyond. Their slogan says it all ‘we value people and the planet above profit’.” Jo Pratt, Food Writer
“We’ve been fans of Fearne & Rosie since they launched and love the sustainable progress they have made in such a short time.” Victoria Evans, City Kids Magazine Editor
SILVER : Little Dish
Little Dish nutritious meals are made using 100% natural ingredients with no additives or preservatives and are packed with veg. Every Little Dish meal provides at least one of a child’s recommended 5-a-day, is a source of protein, is low salt, and contains no added sugar.
The Little Dish range includes eight family favourites including: classic mash-topped pies, veg- packed pasta dishes and mildly spiced curries. Packaging has been updated to reduce its impact on the environment. It’s more sustainable with a tray formed from 85% wood fibre.
Our judges said:
“It’s great to see a popular and widely available children’s food brand actively looking at ways to reduce their impact on the environment through its packaging. As a brand, Little Dish are conscious and pro-active in their approach to making all of their packaging 100% recyclable, with a recent more sustainable upgrade using trays formed from 85% wood fibre.” Jo Pratt, Food Writer
“Little Dish is synonymous with healthy kids’ food and we look forward to watching them hit more sustainable goals.” Victoria Evans, City Kids Magazine Editor