カテゴリー: Brand history

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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Entreprenuership

INSPIRING & IMPACTFUL: Majeeda Bibi

RubyMoon gives 100% of our net profits to women entrepreneurs as microloans across 13 developing countries. We want to share each empowering story with you, with everyone that journeys with us. Case study and photography provided by FotoDocument/Shai Chishty Majeeda Bibi is 58 years old, wife and mother to 3 sons, lives in a rented apartment in Badami Bagh in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, with her family. Majeeda is an incredible successful story. Majeeda’s husband’s wages from work at the vegetable market were not enough to survive, meals were irregular, and many days would go by where they only drank water. 9 years ago when her youngest son Ishaq, only 6 […]

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Active Support? We Have You Covered!

Looking for some new year exercise inspiration? Our Gym To Swim® Sports Bra is as versatile as you are! With 10% off to our followers before Jan 31st! Add Jan10%off at checkout. Fully adjustable at both the straps and band, you can choose how tight the fit needs to be for your low impact work out, or if you want a looser fit for lounging by or swimming in the pool. This multi-sports racerback bra has a comfortable pad and great support, possibly the most comfortable bra you will ever wear!  Made from our eco fabric that s tested for durability- It’s suitable for a plethora of sports activities including […]

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Inspiring & Impactful: Susana Genson

RubyMoon gives 100% of our net profits to women entrepreneurs as microloans across 13 developing countries. We want to share each empowering story with you, with everyone that journeys with us. Case study and photography provided by FotoDocument/Veejay Villafrance Visayas, in the Philippines, is known as one of the sources of quality souvenir production. This industry has also faced challenging times after the Asian financial crisis in the late 90s. Back then, Susana Genson from Agsungot, Cebu city, had to cut down on her operations and let go of her staff. She opted for a slow but steady comeback by harnessing the trust she built with her customers from Europe and […]

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Northern Ecuador Woman

Inspiring & Impactful: Maria Dolores

RubyMoon gives 100% of the net profits to women entrepreneurs as microloans across 13 developing countries. We want to share each empowering story with you, with everyone that journeys with us. Case studies and photogaphy provided by FotoDocument/Ana Caroline Lima Whether at home, at the farm, selling at the family’s shop or at the weekly street market with fellow indigenous farmers in El Cercado, Northern Ecuador: Maria Dolores does not stop. Maria lives with Pablo, her husband, and three of their four children. Her day begins before the sunrise, she goes outside and burns some dry twigs to produce smoke — a traditional practice that prevents the crops from being […]

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Eco Christmas

Top Tips For An Eco Christmas

How to keep reducing your ecological footprint during this high consumption time of the year For the holiday season the BBC has provided a useful list of 9 ways to stay away from plastic: Reduce on the glossy wrapping paper Give up the tinsel Hold off from the Christmas coffee cup Reconsider eating fish Prepare your lunch box Shop at plastic-free supermarkets Eat waste-free crakers Make your own toiletries and offer them as gifts Have a tote bag at all times And we have added one more, very important tip! Order ethical and sustainable Christmas gifts And this is where RubyMoon helps! This article tells us that 46% of ocean […]

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Celebrating 100 Loans So Far!

  HUGE NEWS! Today RubyMoon completed 104 loans to women entrepreneurs through lendwithcare.org– meaning that 104 women have started businesses to help them out of poverty! We are all feeling so proud!   Above is a picture of Sarat Von, who started her own business to support her family in Cambodia. You can read more about Sarat’s venture here. When you read the stories of these strong, brave and independent women, it really shows how important our loans are. RubyMoon is committed to helping more and more women out of poverty and we can only do this with your help! So thank you to all our RubyMoon supporters X Favorite

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