OUR BRANDS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

At Unique, our extensive range of products are handpicked by our switched-on Products Acquisition Team for quality ingredients and capacity to sell.

We know internally via our sales reports that our products sell well but it’s always so nice to see our brands get the recognition they deserve via media outlets and industry awards. Here are some of our brands making headlines in the last few months!

SAFIX BIODEGRADABLE SCRUB PADS

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Safix received a five-star rating on Consumer (New Zealand’s version of Choice) for their biodegradable Scrubbing Pads. See the full article here!

ETHIQUE SOLID BEAUTY BARS

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Ethique is featured in Marie Claire as part of a plastic-free beauty brand round up. See the full article here!

LAKANTO LOW CALORIE NATURAL SWEETENER

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Lakanto was a finalist in both Start-up of the Year and Retail Product of the Year for the annual Food and Beverage Awards. See the full list of the Food and Beverage Awards finalists and winners here!

PATCH BAMBOO WOUNDCARE

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PATCH was featured on Naturally Good News discussing their story of success and how the natural adhesive bandages are giving traditional wound coverings ‘a run for their money’. Read the full article here!

ALAFFIA AFRICAN BLACK SOAP

Alaffia is a socially conscious organization that handcrafts all-natural bath, body and hair care derived from fair trade shea butter, coconut oil and African black soap. In an exclusive interview with HELLOBEAUTIFUL, Alaffia founder and CEO, Olowo-n’djo Tchala, really delved into the motivation and the mental behind the brand. Read the inspiring article here.

THE WHOLE BOODIES ZESTY DEODORANT

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The Whole Boodies Zesty Deodorant is a multi-award winning deodorant that took out the inaugural WellBeing Be-YOU-T Award for best deodorant. See the full list of winners here!

UPTON’S NATURALS CH’EESY MAC READY MEALS

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Upton’s Naturals Ch’eesy Mac was featured in Taste.com.au Magazine, July 2020.

We’re thrilled for all our innovative, award-winning brands that are getting the recognition they deserve. With a curated portfolio of more than 3,800 products from a selection of local and international health and wellness brands, Unique is your one-stop-shop for all things natural health. Order your stock online 24/7 or give our friendly sales team a call on 1800 787 904. If you need to register for a wholesale account with us, you can do so here.

ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING OPTIONS FOR HEALTHIER HOMES

HEALTHIER HOME PRODUCTS ARE RISING IN POPULARITY WITH CONSUMER DEMAND FOR SUSTAINABLE, ECO-FRIENDLY OPTIONS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH.

Beyond the food they eat, consumers are looking for healthier, safer choices in the products they use in their homes. According to a Nielsen online survey, nearly one-third of global respondents (31%) say they clean every day, and the same percentage (31%) say they do laundry daily.

Yet, a recent study conducted at the University of Bergen in Norway, indicates that chemical agents can irritate the mucous lining of the airways, contributing to long-term damage that can change the airways and reduce lung function. The study also found that asthma was more prevalent in women who cleaned at home (12.3%) or at work (13.7%) compared to those who didn’t clean (9.6%).

Luckily, innovative manufacturers are creating alternatives to these harsh chemical cleaning products. Despite their more natural, eco-friendly ingredients, the products offer an effective, affordable option for families looking for better-for-you cleaning products – and the market is only growing!

In the Asia-Pacific region, consumers are more inclined to say they’re looking for eco-friendly all-purpose cleaners – a great place to start if you’re new to stocking cleaning items.

46% of consumers in the Asia-Pacific region say they seek environmentally friendly products, compared with 40% globally.

While environmental considerations may be a secondary purchasing driver for many consumers, as more shoppers opt for eco-friendly choices, retailers that stock a range of cleaning items that balance both eco-friendly packaging and ingredients with effectiveness and affordability will be positioned well for successful sales. If you’re new to eco-friendly cleaning, take a look at some of our latest brands below!

 

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ORGANIC CLEAN

Organic Clean’s Australian-made cleaning range is Australian Certified Organic, Vegan accredited, Choose Cruelty-Free Certified and meets consumer demand for products with clean labels.

Combining organic extracts, citrus fruits, and antibacterial pure essential oils, Organic Clean is an effective, non-toxic, greywater, septic-safe and affordable range. Each product discloses the full ingredient list to ensure complete transparency and the contemporary sleek black PET packaging is recyclable and refillable.

 

 

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SAFIX & ECOCOCONUT

Safix produces a range of 100% compostable and biodegradable coconut fibre scrub pads that are a very affordable natural alternative.

While EcoCoconut can finish the range with their biodegradable and highly durable Bottle Brush, Dish Brush and Scourer. Made from natural coconut husk and Forest Stewardship Council accredited timbers, they are naturally antibacterial, free from plastic and toxic chemicals, biodegradable and safe on all surfaces.

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CINDERELLA

With 30% of the population suffering from allergies, asthma, dermatitis, and eczema, Cinderella Products offer a safe, low irritant, natural, luxury household cleaning range that’s presented in extremely appealing packaging. Cinderella’s consistent marketing is leading to an increase in demand too!

Don’t see your favourites? We also stock Eucoclean, Kin Kin Naturals, and a whole lot more!

Ready to re-stock or order some supplies? Visit our online store – it’s open 24/7! Haven’t got wholesale account with us? Register here.

Green Clean

NOW THE FLOWERS ARE BLOOMING AND THE SUN IS SHINING, YOUR CUSTOMERS WILL BE SPENDING LESS TIME CURLED UP IN THEIR SLEEPY WINTER DENS AND MORE TIME SOCIALISING.

And so starts the season to be clearing the clutter and cleaning their way to a brighter, cleaner home.

Help make the prospect of a spotless home a lot more enticing, by offering your customers eco-friendly, green cleaning solutions to their dirty dilemmas. They’ll cut their cleaning time, while also cutting the chemicals!

 

3 MAIN BENEFITS OF GREEN CLEANING

1. Reduces exposure to airborne dust and toxic chemicals.

2. Reduced incidents of asthma attacks caused by dust and chemical allergens.

3. Reduces the negative environmental effects of toxic household cleaning products.

 

THE TOP 8 TOXINS FOUND IN COMMON, NON-NATURAL CLEANING PRODUCTS

1. Phthalates
Found in fragranced products such as air fresheners and dish soap.

2. Perchloroethylene or ‘Perc’
Found in spot removers, carpet and upholstery cleaners.

3. Triclosan
Found in many liquid dishwashing detergents.

4. Quarternary Ammonium Compounds, or ‘Quats’
Found in fabric softener liquid/sheets and antibacterial household cleaners.

5. 2-Butoxyethanol
Found in window, kitchen and multipurpose cleaners.

6. Ammonia
Found in glass cleaner and polishing agents for bathroom fixtures, sinks and jewellery.

7. Chlorine
Found in scouring powders, toilet bowl cleaners, mildew removers and laundry whiteners.

8. Sodium Hydroxide
Found in oven cleaners and drain openers.

 

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THE TOP 5 THINGS  CUSTOMERS LOOK FOR IN A CLEANING PRODUCT

1. Performance
Products need to help complete the task quickly and to a high standard.

2. Cost-effectiveness
Those that effectively balance performance and cost are the products that will succeed best.

3. Ease-of-use
Anything that make cleaning quick and easy is favoured.

4. Environmental awareness
Customers are looking for greener products to help minimise their wider impact.

5. Fragrance and packaging
Differentiators such as attractive packaging or pleasant fragrances can influence purchasing decisions.

 

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3 FINAL CLEANING FACTS  YOU SHOULD SHARE WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS

1. Since World War II, around 85,000 new chemicals have entered the market by way of various products.^

2. Almost 70% of typical non-natural cleaning products contain harmful chemicals. ^

3. There are 62 toxic chemicals to be found in the average home. ^

^ Amorq, 2016.

 

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Check out Unique’s huge range of eco cleaning products from natural brands like Eco Store, Cinderella, Safix, Ecologic, Earthwise, Lemon Myrtle, Kin Kin Naturals, Eucoclean and Vrindavan. They’ll help your customers get the tough jobs done without the nasty chemicals.