WORDS Tracy Greenwood
There’s a quiet serenity about Nicole Sherwin, who, together with her brother Jonno, owns and runs Danish-design online furniture brand sofacompany.com, and is the founder of Eco Diva Natural Products.
Nicole lived and worked in Los Angeles, where, apart from her acting career, she founded and launched the Green Lounge Experience, an eco and wellness event platform. When she moved back to South Africa, she was invited to edit Simply Green magazine and be the eco expert on SABC3’s Expresso breakfast show, where she developed and showcased natural recipes every Thursday morning.
It was a logical next step for Nicole to launch her own range of natural skin-care and home-cleaning products, and Eco Diva Natural Products was born. “Created using only natural, organic ingredients, the unisex skin-care products include antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids and amino acids for cell repair and anti-ageing and rejuvenating properties,” says Nicole. “It is so important to match the skin’s molecular structure when selecting skin-care ingredients, so the skin can do its job of repairing itself through proper skin nutrition.”
Here at VISI HQ we love the fact that none of the products are tested on animals, all the ingredients are vegan-friendly, and everything is proudly made in South Africa. Eco Diva products are for sale at the new Eco Diva shop-within-a-shop in the sofacompany.com showroom in De Waterkant. The interior was fitted out using only repurposed and recycled materials, and boasts a 3,8 m-high living wall. There is a refill station for customers who elect to bring their jars and bottles back to be refilled.
Products are also available through selected beauty salons and spas, and via ecodiva.co.za.