Natural Lifestyle LLC
President & Owner:
256 Eagleview Blvd, Suite 505
Exton, PA 19341
Phone: (202) 709-3388
Fax: (866) 627-7615
Email: Contact Form
The Natural Lifestyle Network (NLN) website was created to connect service providers in the growing LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability) marketplace with the conscious consumers who are increasingly seeking these types of services. NLN is the first network to combine all the interests of a LOHAS consumer, including "Heatlh & Wellness," "Green Living & Sustainability" and "Socially Conscious Business" ---in once place, on one website. It's a one-stop shop for finding all the resources for embracing a natural lifestyle.
How does one go about finding a great acupuncturist or an alternative doctor? Or a store that offers organic clothes, or a place to learn firsthand about solar power or socially responsible investing? And how about finding a holistic lawyer (yes, they do exist!) or a personal trainer who fits your busy schedule?
The Natural Lifestyle Network was created to answer these questions—and lots more. Its mission is to connect, promote and support local communities of individuals, businesses and organizations who are interested in this type of lifestyle. Launched in March 2008 in the six Mid-Atlantic states, the Network rapidly expanded beyond and now offers business profiles in most of the 50 states. These profiles offer the in-depth information that readers want to know before booking an appointment, visiting a business, or attending a class.
The entire website is free to use. Website visitors can search the Resource Directory and Events Calendar, read Articles written by NLN members, or join Discussions.
Some background: The LOHAS marketplace is vast and expanding quickly. The $208 billion U.S. LOHAS market currently encompasses the following five sectors and the information below has been compiled from the LOHAS website.
Sustainable Economy - $6.5 billion: It’s possible to be both ecologically sustainable and economically profitable. The Social Investment Forum reported the assets in socially screened portfolios growing to $2.14 trillion in the U.S. in 2003, a 7 percent increase over 2001. This is especially impressive when taken in context: Over the same period, the assets in all professionally managed portfolios dropped 4 percent.
- Green building
- Renewable energy
- Resource-efficient products
- Socially responsible investing
Alternative Healthcare - $40 billion: This sector has enjoyed stellar growth in recent years, but it hasn’t quite been able to crack the mainstream medical establishment—yet. As conventional medical treatment costs soar however, watch for a corresponding growth in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) choices.
- Health and wellness solutions
- Complementary/integrative medicine
- Acupuncture, homeopathy, naturopathic medicine etc.
Holistic disease prevention
Healthy Lifestyles - $50 billion: Historically, this sector has been one of the total market’s hottest growth categories, racking up double-digit annual sales increases for more than 20 years.
- Natural, organics; nutritional products
- Food and beverage
- Dietary supplements
Personal Development - $27.3 billion: One out of four Americans is now practicing some form of mind-body fitness. The top-selling videos on Amazon.com are regularly yoga and pilates videos, and the number of health clubs offering yoga classes has doubled in the last 10 years.
- Mind, body spirit products such as CD’s, books, seminars
- Yoga, exercise & fitness, weight loss
Spiritual products & services
Ecological Lifestyles - $83.8 billion: Eco products, from organic cotton T-shirts to environmentally-friendly cleaning products and “energy star” appliances are racking up hefty increases in sales.
- Ecological home and office products
- Organic/recycled fiber products
- Environmentally friendly appliances
- Eco-tourism and travel
Based on NMI'sthe Natural Marketing Institute's research, U.S. consumer spending in the five general market sectors for 2008 is as follows:
* Personal Health: $117 billion (includes natural/organic food, personal care, supplements, etc.)
* Green Building: $100 billion (includes certified homes, Energy Star appliances, etc.)
* Alternative Transportation: $20 billion (includes hybrids, diesel vehicles, electric vehicles, car sharing, etc.)
* Eco-tourism: $42 billion (includes travel spent on excursions in nature)
* Natural Lifestyles: $10 billion (includes home furnishings, apparel, etc.)
* Alternative Energy $1 billion (renewable power)