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Charlotte Pointing

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Senior Editor, UK | Southsea, United Kingdom

Charlotte has an upper second class honors in History from Oxford Brookes University and a postgraduate certificate in Cultural Heritage from Winchester University. She loves music, travel, and animals. Charlotte resides on the South coast of the UK.

How to Practice Sustainable Shopping

How to Practice Sustainable Shopping

Over the past decade, the way we shop has completely changed. In the UK, we are witnessing the “death of the high street,” as major retailers shut their doors for good. The U.S. is...

Why These Vegan Patties Are the Food of Tomorrow

Many have laid claim to the first-ever hamburger; some say the dish dates all the way back to first-century Rome, while others believe it was created in 1900 in the U.S. by Louis Lassen....

4 Myths About Clean Beauty, Debunked

When it comes to beauty, clean is the new normal. People are increasingly on the lookout for safer makeup and skincare products, with fewer toxic ingredients (an IPSOS report from last year found that...
World's Largest Fur Auction House to Close

World’s Largest Fur Auction House to Close

In the next two to three years, Denmark’s Kopenhagen Fur, which sold 24.8 million mink skins between 2018 and 2019, as well as significant amounts of fox, chinchilla, and karakul pelts, will be no...
5 Vegan Brands Fighting Food Insecurity

5 Vegan Brands Fighting Food Insecurity

We can all agree, it’s been a year. But we hope there is light at the end of the tunnel. As we head towards 2021, with the potential for an effective COVID-19 vaccine on...

The Benefits of Using Turmeric in Your Skincare Routine

You know those people who just seem to be talented at everything? They (appear to) have no flaws. They’re attractive, yet humble, intelligent, yet charming, confident, yet kind. You know the drill. Well, in...
Top 10 Reasons to Give Up Turkey This Thanksgiving

Top 10 Reasons to Give Up Turkey This Thanksgiving

The U.S. is the biggest producer of turkey meat in the world, home to around 2,500 turkey farms. For the last five decades, consumption of the bird has been steadily increasing. Last year, around...

UK’s First Vegan Pizza Chain to Expand Internationally

Award-winning Purezza is growing. The vegan pizza chain's latest funding round will help it to expand its UK presence and develop overseas markets. It will also launch its signature vegan mozzarella in the retail...

LIVEKINDLY Collective Raises $135 Million to Launch Vegan Meat Global

The LIVEKINDLY Collective just raised another $135 million, bringing its total funding to $335 million. The plant-based company, which launched back in March, is on a mission to completely transform the food system. The Blue...

5 Vegan Businesses Stepping Up to Feed Kids

Footballer Marcus Rashford’s name has been all over the headlines recently. Mostly, it’s had nothing to do with scoring goals or winning games. If you live in the UK, you’re likely already aware of...

What Happens to Your Skin When You Go Vegan?

We all know that loading our plates up with fruits and vegetables is good for our insides. But a healthy diet rich in plant-based, whole foods can also benefit us on the outside. Cutting...

The Best Plant-Based Foods for Hair Growth

There’s that woman in the shampoo commercial—all thick, glossy locks tumbling effortlessly down her shoulders—and then there’s the rest of us. There is obviously a lot of work that goes into achieving the perfect...

A Veggie Burger Is Still a Burger, EU Rules

The European Parliament has rejected a proposal that would ban the use of terms like "burger," "sausage," and "steak" on plant-based products. Copa-Cogeca, the largest farmers' association in Europe, supported the initial proposal. The group...

How to Boost Your Collagen Without Eating Bones

During the Tang Dynasty (618-907), imperial consort, Yang Yuhuan was considered one of China’s four great beauties, admired for her youthful and glowing skin. Her secret? According to China Today, she regularly ate Ejiao,...

Waitrose Launches the UK’s First Vegan Cheese Fondue

In a UK supermarket first, Waitrose is adding vegan cheese fondue to the shelves. The new 100 percent dairy-free fondue, called This Is Not Cheese Fondue, is by Amsterdam-based vegan brand Willicroft. It's made with...
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10 Ways to (Pumpkin) Spice Up Your Life

As we go through Autumn, there are tons of pumpkin spice products to indulge in. From skincare and scents to DIY treats, here are ten vegan pumpkin spice delights for you to enjoy this season.
Leonardo DiCaprio Supports Bill to Prevent Future Pandemics

Leonardo DiCaprio Supports Bill to Prevent Future Pandemics

It’s no secret that Leonardo DiCaprio is passionate about environmental issues. In 1998, he founded the eponymous Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to help tackle some of the world's biggest environmental problems. The Academy Award-winning actor...

Understanding Inflammation and How Food Can Trigger It

Our bodies have developed many natural processes that help to protect us from harm. One of these processes is called inflammation. You know when you bump your head or your knee pretty hard, and...
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Rapper T.I Ditches Meat For His Health

This is LIVEKINDLY’s roundup of the best entertainment, food and technology news in the plant-based world. T.I. has once again confirmed he’s ditched meat for his health. Rocker Lenny Kravitz has shared his secret to longevity. Two French women have cracked the code to the perfect vegan egg. Starbucks UK just added a vegan pumpkin spice cookie to the menu. It’s rumored that McDonald’s is launching a vegan cheeseburger in the UK. New technology could save whales in Southern California waters from ship collisions.
How Sustainable Is Organic Cotton?

How Sustainable Is Organic Cotton?

You’re likely already pretty familiar with cotton. As one of the most widely-used textiles in the clothing industry, most of the items hanging in your wardrobe are probably made from it. But for something...
It's Time for Vegan Christmas at Marks & Spencer

It’s Time for Vegan Christmas at Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer is gearing up for Christmas with a wide range of new festive vegan options. The British retailer has added a number of new products to its vegan Plant Kitchen line, including a...