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New GymToSwim Collection

We are launching our new innovative GymToSwim ® Collection online only and as part of the Brighton Beach Collective pop-up store at The FAIR Shop in Brighton from May 4th, 2018!  The capsule collection is designed to be worn both for exercise and as swimwear, making it unique in the marketplace, and is made up of a beautiful […]

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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide is an exciting photography exhibition that highlights the work of  Lendwithcare.org, an initiative of leading aid and development charity CARE International UK, which empowers entrepreneurs to work their way out of poverty with dignity through the provision of micro-lending and business skills training. This project visually illustrates how microfinance can provide lasting social […]

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#PlasticPatrol

#PlasticPatrol is one woman’s nationwide campaign to tackle the global issue of plastic pollution -Lizzie Carr, also known as Lizzie Outside on her blog and social media, is a phenomenal woman and an inspiration. After a cancer diagnosis at the age of 25, Lizzie took up paddle boarding after having seen someone else out on […]

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HOW FAIR ARE YOU?

Sometimes people and places can really inspire us. As an Italian on the Erasmus programme, this is my second week in Brighton and I have learnt so much! Particularly when I met the very personable Siobhan Wilson, owner of the Fair Shop, in Queens Road, Brighton and I interviewed her on a busy afternoon in […]

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The True Cost of Fur

Winter is on its way which means the high street is filling up with fur trimmed coats, bobble hats and other items with supposedly faux fur additions. Unfortunately, a lot of these items are coming from factories in China and other countries where there are less regulations regarding animal welfare and the use of fur […]

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Look Great in the Snow and Save the Planet? Welcome to Picture!

Cat Kenyon Are you thinking off going to the alps any time soon? Then you’re going to need some snazzy winter wear. Picture is a fun and colourful skiwear brand based in France. They make well designed and eco conscious winter wear. And they’re beautifully designed, so not only will you be safe in the knowledge […]

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2020: The year of eco-fashion?

We see a lot of companies, particularly clothing brands, claiming to have environmentally-friendly credentials as a means of attracting conscious shoppers to their stores. However, it has been proven that not all companies know exactly how environmentally friendly – or usually, unfriendly – they really are. In 2011, Greenpeace inspected the water outputs of multiple […]

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Four incredible re-uses of plastic water bottles!

Each year the average UK household uses 480 plastic bottles, but only recycles 270 of them, meaning nearly half (44%) aren’t put in the recycling. If one year’s worth of the UK’s unrecycled plastic bottles were placed end to end, they would go around the world 31 times covering 780,000 miles (not even taking into […]

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“Who has my money helped?”: Our recent LendWithCare successes

As you may know, RubyMoon is actually a not-for-profit organisation. The money we generate from sales of our swimwear goes entirely to women entrepreneurs in developing countries as loans to help them either start or grow their businesses, as a means of helping them to help themselves. When the loans come back, we can then […]

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Five beach reads that will get you thinking this summer!

Sand- check. Cocktail- check. New RubyMoon bikini- check. Good book? Check. Nothing beats unwinding and getting into a good book. Here’s a roundup of some of the most popular books on sustainability and the environment. Get informed- whilst getting brown. Collapse: How societies choose to fail or survive, Jared Diamond: Diamond makes an enquiry into […]

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