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Are Black Friday bargains worth it?

Who doesn’t love snagging a good bargain? Saving a few quid here and there? You’d be crazy not to love Black Friday’s insane deals, right? But ask yourself, are bargains worth the environmental impact of overconsumption and impulse buying so central to Black Friday’s success?  The answer is no, in case anyone had doubts. Popular fashion retailers spend massive amounts of time, energy, and money to lure you in during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Many of these retailers, including Vero Moda, C&A, Forever 21 and Esprit rely heavily on synthetic materials such as polyester to make some of their garments. Here are just a few of the ways in […]

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Plastic period

JOIN THE CAMPAIGN FOR PLASTIC FREE PERIODS

In the run up to Environmenstrual Week, City to Sea are running a video and digital campaign highlighting the connection between our ocean, plastic pollution and our periods. Their dramatic and stylish short film is produced by 2 female directors and features sports-women on the water. By amplifying the voices of sportswomen leading the way in sport and female empowerment, they can highlight one simple way that people can reduce single-use plastic in their lives. After releasing their awareness-raising film they will be carrying out a retailer campaign, putting pressure on high-street chains to increase access to-and availability of plastic-free period products on the high-street. City to Sea is an environmental, not-for-profit organisation campaigning to stop plastic pollution –from the city to our […]

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BuergerbewegungUSA

Brighton Pride: a LGBTQ protest or a commercial pile of rubbish?

To Party or To Protest?’ The highly anticipated Brighton Pride took place last weekend and I was among the 250,000 people who attended the annual event, commemorating the fight for the human rights of the LGBTQ community. Shortly after the rainbow parade of self expression, Brighton was left covered in gas canisters and plastic trash. There was hardly any indication of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that ignited the original protest that paved the way for LGBTQ political activism. It seems that, increasingly Brighton Pride has become a commodified booze boat for the world to sail away in- without acknowledging that Pride is in fact […]

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Happy #WorldOceansDay

Today we are celebrating our beautiful blue ocean that connects us all. World Oceans Day serves as a reminder to help protect and conserve our seas. Did you know that a healthy ocean is critical to our survival – it generates oxygen, feeds us, regulates the climate, cleans the water we drink and provides medicine! Here are a few ways in which RubyMoon is helping to clean the ocean and protect our environment. ECONYL® nylon yarn from used fishing nets RubyMoon chooses sustainable materials – ECONYL® nylon yarn, from used fishing nets and other regenerated material, is used in our quality swimwear fabrics. Partner with healthyseas.org to collect drifting nets […]

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EMPOWERING WOMEN: Maria Rasheed

RubyMoon loans 100% of its net profits to women entrepreneurs in 14 developing countries. We share each story with you, from each woman that journeys with us. Case study and beautiful photography provided by FotoDocument/Shai Chishty Meet Maria Rasheed, a 24 year old young entrepreneur from Kot Khawaja Saeed in Pakistan. This is a story about loss, life, initiative  and the strength found in family. After being married for only 35 days, Marias´ husband (in the book of photos above) suddenly died of a heart attack. Soon after this devastating event, Maria found out she was pregnant. Still grieving and in shock, she decided to return to her family who […]

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Empowering Women: Jenny Vallejo

RubyMoon loans 100% of its net profits to women entrepreneurs in 14 developing countries. We share each story with you, from each woman that journeys with us. Case study and beautiful photography provided by FotoDocument/Ana Caroline de Lima Meet Jenny Vallejo who lives with her husband and their two kids in Carchi province, Northern Ecuador. Jenny has been working as a farmer and raising cattle since she got married, 12 years ago. She grows a diverse range of plants, such as corn, beans, and barley. In Ecuador, there are two seasons: the dry and wet season. This is the reason why Jenny decided to build a small dam to gather […]

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palestinian woman entreprenuer

INSPIRING & IMPACTFUL: YASMEEN AL-DEEN

RubyMoon gives 100% of our net profits to women entrepreneurs as microloans across 14 developing countries. We want to share each empowering story with you, with everyone that journeys with us. Case study and photography provided by Lendwithcare.org. Yasmeen Zain Al-Deen is 27 years old, lives in Majdal Bani Fadel, Nablus in Palestine, and runs a hairdressing salon with her business partner. Their salon offers haircuts, styling, make-up, dye, and skin care. They have built up a good reputation and are attracting clients from all around the city. Now is time to expand the business and so Yasmeen requested a loan to buy new equipment that will cost more than $5,000, […]

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Circular economy

CREATING CIRCLES OF POSITIVE IMPACT

Using Circular Economy to design products and businesses that benefit both people and our planet. Alexandra Reece investigates. Clothes are a fundamental part of our everyday life, used by many as a form of self-expression, but clothes are also killing our planet. In the current linear textiles economy, total greenhouse gas emissions from textile production amount to 1.2 billion tonnes annually, more than those of all international flights and maritime shipping combined (1). The Environmental Audit Committee’s recent ‘Fixing Fashion’ report has brought the idea of a need for systemic change in the fashion industry to the mainstream. A new economic model is necessary for fashion to end an era […]

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These Boots Will Make You (UN)HAPPY!

Yesterday I recieved an email from M&S promising that ‘These boots will make you HAPPY’, I eagerly opened up the link expecting something really special- and there they were, the ‘HAPPY FEET- trend-led vegan approved boots are a great ethical style choice.‘ Vegan boots? Upon closer inspection- these were completely made of synthetics….yes, PLASTIC! Back in the day when M&S was actually a trendsetter in R&D of new fabrics and concepts, they would have used veganism as a catalyst to develop new trademarked vegan fabrics and materials- but instead we are offered a selection of, ‘For footwear designed with thought, turn to our edit of vegan footwear. Not only is […]

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A Loving Valentine´s Day!

In an interesting time of endless connections, shorter distances, open information, and immortal futures, choose this moment. Choose Now. Have a date with yourself. Play your favourite song and dance, take a long warm bath, cook for yourself or go to that restaurant you´ve been wanting to try, wear something that makes you feel great. However you decide to get ready, make sure you get in the mood for love! Start with you. Start here, breathe deeply and fully. Make peace with the incredible being you are. Supply yourself, consciously with Air. A movement from within. Breathe out, feel the warmth, sigh, acknowledge the Fire inside, coming out. Recognise and […]

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