The lovely Artists

Natur-Alien is based in Berlin, Germany, but our products are a fine selection of various artists and producers from Germany, Europe and some from India. Here is a little story to them, enjoy reading.


Hi I’m Sarah-Key, i live a Vegetarian lifestyle since im 4 years old. Still i love certain animal products, especially because of its quality and longevity. Therefore i use scrap leather in my designs. That means im not buying a hole sheet of animal skin, im hunting for pieces of scrap. Since the recycle idea is getting more and more popular, I’ve made it to my mission to help this ideology. I spend a lot of time and love in this project, because to combine fashion and sustainability is very important now a days. The fashion industry makes up for the second largest pollution in this world. By producing in India, where its one of the largest fashion producers in the world, I managed to find just the right place to do my part in Upcycling, so there is no more waste in leather!
enjoy shopping,


A sustainable life is all about mutual support and harmony, it’s about conscious awareness of the impact we make on our environment. A sustainable business is one that sustains the livelihood of its owners, provides fair working conditions for those who need it, avoid harm and aspires to make good. A sustainable business should evolve in a conscious and organic way, placing sustainable principles before profit or growth.

As for ReBOTTLE, we made it our mission to encourage the reduction of using toxic, single use plastic articles and offer instead durable reusable alternatives that leave minimal ecological footprint while helping encourage local economy here in Portugal. We create useful, practical, functional unique and original designs for a better, healthier and cleaner planet while improving our own lifestyle.

We care to contribute to the local economy and to the preservation of traditional skills and knowledge, by using local traditional materials and techniques in a modern unique and stylish design. Our products are handcrafted by local artisans. We are giving back – We are planting trees where trees can have the most beneficial impact, by bringing Nature to urban places we connect the world to nature and creating a better and greener tomorrow, we provide education for students and communities about the role of trees in the environment and we share knowledge about the importance of cork oak forest and desertification. We aspire to help and support the Regeneration of cork oak forest that is preventing desertification and wildfires in Portugal.

Buying products that are made from natural cork helps to keep cork forests alive.

The cork industry is considered environmentally friendly and sustainable as the trees are not being cut down but continuing to prosper and act as a green lung and a habitat for essential flora and fauna.

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) “cork oak forests support one of the highest levels of biodiversity among forest habitats, as well as the highest diversity of plants found anywhere in the world ,Cork oak trees can play a key role in fighting forest fires in Portugal as they are naturally fire resistant.“

Funky Soap

Funky Soap Shop is a small business located in the heart of London dedicated to crafting high quality, healthy and effective skin and hair care products that will nourish your skin and be kind to our planet.
Our mission is simple: To use the power and s imp licity of nature to cleanse, soothe, heal and protect your skin.

We have been making and selling handmade soaps from a small market stall for many years. During the last few years we decided to offer them to a wider audience and the company has grown fr om there. Now we have a large workshop in East London. All our soaps are made from only 100% natural ingredients. We use pure oils and butters and the cold process method to create the soaps and shampoos.

They contain fresh ingredients such as berries, carrot and banana. Most of our products are suitable for Vegans and only a small number of soaps contain milk or honey. They are clearly described as vegetarian. Our products are about self – care, self – confi dence , wellness and wellbeing. Our customers feel good about themselves when they purchase our products, feel excited when they see, touch and smell our products and feel healthy, vibrant and empowered when they use our products.

The formulas we create are uniq ue. They are designed in house using knowledge derived from research and ingredients derived from nature. Our natural skin and hair care products contain nothing artificial, nothing synthetic, no GMO’s, just wholesome natural ingredients that will nou rish the skin and be kind to our planet.

We aim to: 
* To use fresh, sustainable ingredients to craft wholesome, safe, natural and effective skin and hair care products free from artificial ingredients and harmful chemicals. 
*To use the power and simplicity of na ture to cleanse, soothe, heal and protect your skin. 
*To operate a business in which our vision for healthy skin, a healthy lifestyle and a healthy planet is guided by our company values
The Palm Oil we are using is 100% RSPO Certified Sustainab le Greenpa lm and our packaging biodegradable.

Contact: Funk y Soap Shop LTD Unit 45H Leyton Industrial Village Argall Avenue London E10 7QP UK

Kaffee Form

A Berlin Story
Coffee is deeply rooted in many cultures and among the most popular drinks worldwide. Global consumption is steadily rising, meaning that the coffee grounds, the remainders, are too. The initial vision of creating something new and lasting out of supposed waste led to years-long research and experiments until the unique formula was developed:a durable,robust material based on recycled coffee grounds and renewable raw materials brought to life in the form of design award-winning coffee cups. Kaffeeform combines design and aesthetics with sustainability and conservation of resources and strives to inspire people to re-think consumer behavior. Kaffeeform products are durable, loyal companions, and particularly the award-winning Weducer cup shows how form and function can pave the way for sustainability in everyday life.

All products are composed of used coffee grounds and other renewable, plant-based resources that are hardened with biopolymers. They are light but still exceptionally durable and robust, break-proof up to a drop height of 1.5 m, dishwasher-safe. Food-safe and free from plasticisers/BPA, recyclable. Vegan and cruelty-free. Every cup is one-of-a-kind. The special appearance of the marbled surface that resembles wood and rounded off by a light coffee aroma.

The reusable Weducer Cup is made out of recycled coffee grounds. The design took inspiration from classic takeaway cups, the grooved surface is reminiscent of cardboard and strengthens insulation and grip. The classic cup range holds three sizes – Espresso Cup, Cappuccino Cup and Latte Cup – all coming with a saucer and available in sets.


Indo Naturals

 Indo Naturals creates plant-based zero-waste products that are made ethically in rural India.

Indo Naturals’ mission is to make sustainable living easy and exciting through zero-waste products made ethically in rural India. This is based on a sustainability model where Indo Naturals creates a solution based synergy between two major problems; ocean pollution and rural poverty. The zero-waste products are created by considering the whole process from raw materials, harvest, production, use and disposal. The products are made in rural India with local base ingredients and materials providing livelihood and empowerment to marginalized groups. In this manner, Indo Naturals makes it easy for you to reduce your plastic consumption, thus helping preserve the oceans and at the same time help provide opportunities and empowerment in rural India.

Probiotics are added to all our wellness soaps (body, hair, face) to help strengthen the skin’s and scalp’s natural defense. Probiotics are good bacterias that help fight off bad bacterias by creating a positive bacterial flora on the skin. It also makes the soaps more sensitive to the skin and scalp.

Each soap bar comes packed in a recycled paper box with symbolic geometric patterns tied to ancient traditions of the Indo region. The boxes are made to be reused, but can also be composted (zero glue or tape) or recycled. Inside the boxes, the bars are wrapped in butter paper (no plastic) to keep them fresh, preserving their essential oils.




Our Story

Hoopoe on a Hill runs out of a small home in a village near Kodaikanal. We are a group of women who work together to bring wild honey gathered by adivasi communities of the Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu to you.

In 2015, we visited villages in the Palani Hills to understand the adivasis who live in and take care of our forests. As we worked on documenting their histories for a project funded by INTACH Delhi, we discovered a rich and wonderful aspect of traditional hunter-gatherer life in this region – the practice of gathering honey.

The Paliyans, an indigenous tribe in the Palani hills, foray into the Shola forests in groups for days on end to gather the honey. They camp in the forests and build their tools on the spot with vines and dried twigs. A small prayer is offered before skilful climbers clamber up (trees, caves or cliffs) to the hives. They smoke out the bees, deftly collecting only the honey chamber of the hive. The honeycombs are brought down and the honey is extracted. Leaving behind hives for the following season and the bees, they return with cans of honey on their long journey home. The adivasis have a long tradition of trading honey – earlier, in exchange for cloth or salt or what they needed, and now, for money.


Indo Naturals logo


During a traineeship at the Norwegian Consulate General in Mumbai, founder and CEO Fredrik was working on sustainability and the global issue of ocean pollution. Using his background in Economics, he started thinking of solutions.

“It was shocking to learn about the state of the oceans and the huge amounts of plastic waste that end up in the seas every day! I started thinking of ways to reduce plastic waste at its sources. I knew that rural India has huge amounts of plant resources, and many people there are living in poverty. Looking at the problems as an economist, I discovered that both plastic pollution and rural poverty could be reduced in one model. By creating zero-waste products made by the rural population with the abundance of plant resources available, our model contributes to rural development while providing you with natural everyday products completely free from plastic. This way we can come together for oceans full of life, no poverty, and sustainable lifestyles.”


Ceramics and clay, materials that have been used since ancient times for a multitude of purposes, and in various cultures around the world to create smoking instruments.
Our team has decided to rediscover an ancient smoking technique, combining it today with its know-how acquired in 30 years of chilum production.
Here is how Filter-it is born and then Kaio Creations


smarticular Shop - zur Startseite wechselnÜber uns

Warum ein smarticular Online-Shop?

Schon länger gibt es nebem dem Ideenportal für ein einfaches und nachhaltiges Leben den smarticular-Shop, in dem unsere Bücher erworben werden können. Jedoch haben uns zahlreiche Anfragen erreicht, ob wir nicht auch die beliebtesten und nützlichsten Zutaten, die für viele smarticular-Rezepte verwendet werden, direkt mit anbieten könnten. Bei vielen Zutaten ist es oft schwer, eine verlässliche, nachhaltige Bezugsquelle zu finden – deshalb nehmen wir die Sache in die Hand! Gesunde, umweltfreundliche Zutaten, sinnvolle Materialien, nachhaltige Verpackung und eine ressourcenschonende Lieferung – diese und weitere Kriterien wenden wir ganz im Sinne der smarticular-Idee an, um für euch smarticular-Grundzutaten sowie viele weitere nachhaltige Produkte zur Verfügung zu stellen.

Tipp: Natürlich ist es am sinnvollsten, wenn jede/r die Zutaten in Geschäften vor Ort kauft, um Unverpacktläden, Buchhändler und andere kleine Händler direkt vor Ort zu unterstützen und die Transportwege zu reduzieren. Essig gibt es zum Beispiel in jedem Supermarkt, weshalb wir ihn gar nicht im Onlineshop anbieten.

Nach welchen Kriterien werden Produkte für den Shop ausgewählt?

Wir arbeiten derzeit an einer Möglichkeit, um sämtliche Produkte nach den für uns besonders wichtigen Kriterien kennzeichnen zu können. Dabei legen wir unter anderem diese Maßstäbe an:

  • Bio-zertifiziert
  • Vegan
  • Plastikfrei
  • Regional produziert
  • Besonders langlebig
  • Lässt sich reparieren
  • Fair und sozial produziert
  • Hergestellt aus nachhaltigen Rohstoffen
  • Nachhaltige Verpackung
  • Mehrweg statt Einweg
  • Ohne Tierversuche





Naturseifen in vielen Varianten beim Einseifer

Die Natur ist reich an Pflanzen, die Ihrem Körper gut tun, die ihn pflegen und dazu beitragen, dass Sie sich rundum wohlfühlen. Unsere Seifenmanufaktur macht sich die wohltuende Wirkung dieser Pflanzenauszüge zu Nutze. Sie finden in unserem Online Shop edelste Naturseifen, die durch eine feine Zusammensetzung und beste Inhaltsstoffe begeistern. Naturseifen von Einseifer sind ein Genuss für Körper und Geist. Sie verwöhnen Sie mit einem angenehmen Duft und beinhalten wertvoll ausgesuchte Inhaltsstoffe.


Das Material

Binchotan – oder »weiße Kohle« – aus Japan ist eine Holzkohle mit ungewöhnlichen Eigenschaften. Es handelt sich hier um ein keramikartiges Material, welches nach der Herstellung mit einer dünnen weißen Aschehaut überzogen ist. Die japanische Steineichenart »Ubame Gashi« wird eigens dafür angebaut. Die Kohle wird in einem traditionellen Verfahren in Handarbeit gebrannt und aktiviert. Im letzten Schritt dieses Verfahrens reichert sich Binchotan mit Mineralien der eigenen Holzasche an und konzentriert diese. Die Zellstruktur der Kohle gleicht einem System von miteinander verbundenen Poren / Röhrchen im Mikromillimeterbereich, vorgegeben durch das Eichenholz. Binchotan Kohle ist hart wie Eisen, etwas spröde, bröckelt, schwärzt nicht und ist auch visuell ein sehr ansprechendes Material.