EpicZen- No-nasties health shop a breath of fresh air for Islington


Epiczen on Camden Passage

Frustrated at the volume of items in health shops containing “nasties”, two London-based entrepreneurs have launched their own store selling only the purest products.

After more than a decade managing health shops, Ivana Vyravcova kept encountering products with labels that made her uneasy – additives, binders, fillers and other synthetic ingredients.

18 months ago, she and fiancé Ivo Aulik decided to launch their own shop ‘EpicZen’ in Islington’s Camden Passage with everything free from nasty ingredients.

It’s a labour of love for Ivo, who was born in Estonia, and Slovakia-born Ivana. Soon after signing the lease they discovered they were expecting their first child – they worked day and night to get the shop open and, just a month after its launch, baby Oliver was born.