National Cupcake Week – Day 2 – Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes
September 16, 2014 – 11:13 am | No Comment

This recipe was kindly donated by Sheree Hatton – one of our lovely members!
250g Butter, At room temperature,
250g Caster Sugar
250g Gluten-Free Self-Rasing Flour
4 Eggs
1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
For the Icing: 200g Icing sugar, …

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Winter Brochure 2014
September 4, 2014 – 7:29 am | No Comment
Winter Brochure 2014

This Winter Suma are offering lots of great new products, these are included in our new Winter brochure, so here’s a taster from us, Suma, the workers cooperative where things are altogether better.

New Suma essential oil soap range, Available from the 1st September..
August 28, 2014 – 5:09 am | No Comment
New Suma essential oil soap range, Available from the 1st September..

Every one of these twelve new and beautiful soaps has been carefully hand crafted using a blend of olive oil, coconut oil, and shea butter. We’ve used an age-old traditional method that means each bar retains all of the soap’s naturally released glycerine. It’s a method which helps produce a wonderfully natural moisturising soap, with a rich creamy lather which is kind and nourishing to even the most sensitive of skins.

Suma and the Woodcraft Folk
August 21, 2014 – 11:20 am | 2 Comments
Suma and the Woodcraft Folk

At Suma we have a long friendship with the Woodcraft Folk (WCF or ‘Woodies’), the cooperative young peoples’ organisation. Woodies was founded in 1925 for young people to learn cooperative values and principles through group …

Ethical Consumer readers vote Suma in their top 10
August 5, 2014 – 10:04 am | No Comment
Ethical Consumer readers vote Suma in their top 10

Suma has been voted one of the top ten ethical brands of the last 25 years by Ethical Consumer readers. To mark it’s 25th birthday, Ethical Consumer carried out a reader survey of the top …

The Italian Job, Coop Style
July 31, 2014 – 2:49 pm | No Comment
The Italian Job, Coop Style

For two weeks at the beginning of July we were very lucky to have a visitor all the way from Italy. Linda Casani is a member of Iris Cooperativa Agricola, based in the North of …

A Vegetarian Nursery in Hebden Bridge
July 21, 2014 – 9:29 am | One Comment
A Vegetarian Nursery in Hebden Bridge

Long time Suma Customer, Crossley Mill Nursery, sits in a beautiful canal-side location in the heart of Hebden Bridge. It is housed in an old mill that was specially converted in 1998 on the initiative of a group of parents who were keen to secure better childcare for under 5’s in the Upper Calder Valley. It cares for up to 46 children from 0-5 years.

Co-operative of the Year 2014: Suma Wholefoods
July 9, 2014 – 11:25 am | No Comment
Co-operative of the Year 2014: Suma Wholefoods

Suma Foods has been awarded the title of “Cooperative of the year 2014” in an annual award open to over 6000 cooperative businesses.
The decision was announced at Co-operatives UK AGM, held on Friday 27 June …

New Style Suma Bamboo T-Shirts
July 3, 2014 – 9:40 am | No Comment
New Style Suma Bamboo T-Shirts

New design, same great quality, new lower price. An environmentally friendly choice with style! Bamboo is our fabric of choice. Fabric made from bamboo fibre is special because it is incredibly soft, smooth and comfortable, …

Ecover and Algal Oil
June 27, 2014 – 12:45 pm | No Comment
Ecover and Algal Oil

There are various statements and rumours spreading around the internet relating to one experimental batch of one product that Ecover made in an attempt to reduce their reliance on, for example, petroleum and palm oil. …

If you are a vegetarian or vegan please tell us why you are.
May 22, 2014 – 1:09 pm | One Comment

It’s coming to the end of National Vegetarian Week so we thought we would start a new poll. We’d like to find out if visitors to our website are vegetarian/vegan, and if so, what their …