Delight as the popular ASOS team visit Bioglitter HQ!

Every day is a busy day at Bioglitter HQ. Our team are constantly working hard behind the scenes to help take our eco-friendly glitter to the next level.

Of course, we have an excellent story to tell and that’s why we do like to have a guest or two every so often to show people exactly what we do!

Well, recently, we welcomed fashion giants ASOS to our HQ to show them where all the magic happens.

ASOS have recently launched their first ever YouTube series and the first episode covered Bioglitter and body confidence.

The episode covered a wide range of topics, none more so than the issue of plastic glitter at festivals. We were only too happy to answer the request of ASOS and tell their viewers about who we are and what our journey is all about.

Our very own Stephen Cotton was the star of the show and he spoke about what Bioglitter is and the real issues of plastic glitter.

He certainly did Bioglitter proud with Team ASOS being extremely impressed along with prominent bloggers that featured in the video as well.

Festival goers at El Dorado

We’re hoping this is just the start of a huge journey for us, where people want to know more and ultimately use Bioglitter.

Testing reveals the world’s most eco-friendly glitter!

It is with great pleasure that we are delighted to announce that our Bioglitter has officially been named as the most eco-friendly glitter in the world!

Having undergone weeks of independent testing, OWS, an independent biodegradability testing organisation, has confirmed that Bioglitter® sets a new environmental standard for sparkles.

Results from the OWS show that Bioglitter degrades in the natural environment, in only four weeks, tremendous news!

During testing, a competitor glitter manufactured from PLA showed no evidence of degradation during the same time period which really does highlight the importance of using Bioglitter!

Bioglitter’s very own, Stephen Cotton, had this to say on the results: “We tested in freshwater, ISO 14851 which is the equivalent of river or lake water. This was a realistic test based on one of the most challenging natural environments and results showed that the biodegradable content in Bioglitter broke down within four weeks.

“Results did confirm exactly what was expected but it’s still extremely pleasing to see.”

As everybody knows, Bioglitter replaces the use of plastics in the core of glitter with a plant based product, cellulose.

This special form of cellulose, unique to Bioglitter, is stable and won’t degrade on the shelf, however once it enters soil, compost or waste water environments, where microorganisms are present, the glitter will naturally decompose.

Stephen added: “The issue of plastic waste and microplastics is something we’ve been thinking about and working towards tackling in glitter for over a decade.

“We’ve spent several years in research and development and our first product, Bioglitter Sparkle, represents the first naturally degradable glitter on the market.”

Click here to find out more about Biodegradability Testing and Bioglitter®’s Independent Biodegradability Testing Results

Our approved retailers in the UK!

It is with great pleasure that we can now announce several consumer brands are officially licenced to use Bioglitter® logos!

Now launched, our scheme allows people to purchase Bioglitter from approved sources safe in the knowledge that they are a credible retailer working with us on the journey to take on the plastic pledge. Our approved licencees will be able to display the Bioglitter® brand on their products, so you of course know that the glitter you are buying is authentic Bioglitter®, the most eco-friendly glitter currently available on the market.

So far consumer brands on the new scheme and key sellers of Bioglitter® in the UK include:

  • Moon Glitter
  • Eco GlitterFun
  • EcoStardust
  • Katie’s Heart
  • Glitter Body Art
  • Fun and Glitter.

Our very own Stephen Cotton said: “There are a lot of glitter suppliers worldwide who claim they make or sell biodegradable glitter, but the consumer often can’t be sure if what they are buying is actually an eco-friendly glitter.  In some cases companies have even been selling plastic glitter as Biodegradable and this is just one of the many reasons why we wanted to set up an official accreditation to give consumers confidence in what they are actually buying.

“As the market leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly glitter, developing an approved system where consumer brands can use our Bioglitter® logo on their products, is an assurance for the end user that the product they buy is truly an eco-friendly glitter.”


Colorlord Ltd identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report

Colorlord Ltd recognised in fourth edition of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report
Identifies fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) across the UK
Colorlord Ltd is comprised of Ronald Britton Ltd; glitter and powdered metal raw materials business and Brian Clegg Ltd; educational art and craft materials.

Colorlord Ltd has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses across the UK.

To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue  growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. More detail on the methodology can be found in the report online at

Colorlord Ltd was formed in 2008 to acquire the businesses of Brian Clegg Ltd and Ronald Britton Ltd.


Stephen Cotton, Colorlord Ltd quote: “It’s fantastic to get recognised out of the blue for the work we are doing here at Colorlord. To be listed in the top 1000 companies in Britain with turnovers between £6M and £250M is extremely rewarding. 2017 has blessed both Brian Clegg and Ronald Britton with awards for innovative product developments and product firsts. Brian Clegg with multiple award winning ‘Little Brian Paint Sticks’ and more recently Ronald Britton’s award at In-Cosmetics Global for Bio-glitter®, a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to plastic glitter. Now to be recognised by London Stock Exchange Group is ‘the icing on the cake’ and a real motivator for all at Colorlord to continue the good work.“

Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group said: “Four years on, LSEG’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report continues to highlight the dynamic, entrepreneurial and ambitious businesses across the country that are boosting UK productivity, driving economic growth and creating jobs. The strength and diversity of these companies is readily apparent with a broad mix of UK regions and sectors represented. These companies are the very heart of an ‘anti-fragile’ economy: more robust; more flexible and less prone to boom and bust. We must ensure we continue doing all we can to support high growth potential businesses like these.

“London Stock Exchange Group is fully committed to supporting and implementing initiatives which improve access to and cut the cost of finance for growing companies. We welcome the Government’s focus on supporting SMEs as part of its Industrial Strategy and await the outcome of its review into long-term patient capital.”

The Rt Hon Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: “I want to congratulate the 1000 companies from across the UK featured in London Stock Exchange Group’s pioneering 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report. Championing high growth innovative SMEs is crucial for the continued success of the UK economy and a country that works for everyone. We are committed to ensuring that companies of all sizes can access finance to grow, scale-up and create high quality well-paid jobs across the country.”

A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at


Bio-glitter® strikes GOLD in-cosmetics global 2017 Make-Up Award. in-cosmetics global 2017 Make-Up Award

During the April in-cosmetics global event held last week at the ExCeL in London, Ronald Britton successfully struck Gold with their new innovative range of Bio-glitters as they won Gold in the Make-Up Bar Award 2017. Judged at the event by an elite panel of colour cosmetic experts as well as show visitors, this new award commends the most innovative developments in colour cosmetics and make-up.

Technical Director, Andrew Thompson commented; “After working with the Bio-glitter technology for over a year, we were extremely excited to officially launch the newly upgraded globally cosmetic compliant Bio-glitter range to the cosmetic industry this year. Winning Gold for this award is testament to the unique position of our product in the market and the special effects which can be achieved with this new technology.