The organic year 2014: markets, trade fairs, politics and trends

Have a look with us at the most important events and organic issues of 2014 in the German and international organic industry.

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Paris 2014

The 6th European Sustainable Cosmetics Summit was held in Paris in November.

Paris: European conference demands changes to the planned Organic Regulation

The version of the Organic Regulation planned by the EU is to be withdrawn or to be amended

OrganicDataNetwork: workshop at the Organic World Congress in Istanbul and final project meeting

 The OrganicDataNetwork workshop and several presentations on project results were held in Istanbul.

IFOAM World Congress and General Assembly: Inspiration and Outcomes

Evaluation of the Congress by IFOAM’s managing director Markus Arbenz was positive, the keynote speakers also pointed to the way forward

IFOAM World Congress: From Bla-bla to Do-do!

The 18th IFOAM World Congress began on 13 October in the ICC in Istanbul

Italy: Sana closes with record figures

Sana took place in Bologna on 6 - 9 September 2014.

IFOAM Organic World Congress 2014 in Istanbul

The Turkish organic movement invites us to the biggest organic event of the year from 13 to 15 October 2014

Innatex: fashion with a mission

At Innatex in Germany, more than 240 exhibitors from 20 countries presented their collections for next summer.

OrganicDataNetwork: discussion with market researchers and representatives of official agencies

The second European Workshop on “finding practical solutions to current organic market data problems” ha was held in Italy.  

An unanimous “NO” to the full revision of the EU-Regulation on Organic Production

Higl-level statements in Berlin at a BÖLW event

Natrue: Lobbying in Brussels the top priority

The list of activities and projects of the natural cosmetics industry association Natrue and its office in Brussels is long.

In-Cosmetics: green trend in raw materials

The international cosmetics ingredients trade fair was held in Hamburg.

International Trade Fair Calendar 2014

Even though the first 2.5 month are already over, there are still a plethora of organic fairs planned. This article aims to be a summary of 2014's most important fairs.

The responsibility of the cities

BÖLW has mounted an event focusing on the issue of town – country.

International Green Week: new bio-hall and a lot of politics

The bio-hall at the International Green Week was this year new in all respects.

IFOAM EU Group looks back on ten successful years

“Making Europe More Organic” is the motto that the IFOAM EU Group proclaimed

German natural cosmetics market heading for a billion euros

The market for controlled natural cosmetics is well on the way to exceeding the 950 million euros mark.
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