カテゴリー: RubyMoon

Sarah_Lee_SUP_LR

Waves of Wisdom : Why do RubyMoon Active Ambassadors love SUP?

Ocean Lovers This week’s blog post is for the ocean lovers! Earlier this month, we decided to try something new and have a go at some Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) in Brighton. We were led by two highly experienced SUP boarders: Sara & Lee, who are also both Active Ambassadors here at RubyMoon! Lee was actually one of the first paddleboarders here on the south coast and encoraged others to get involved in the world of water sports! We managed to get a few photos to show you guys… Paddle off into the Sunset SUP is a great way to start to build your confidence in the water. It’s […]

もっと読む
RMMindfulSwim

#RubyMoonMindfulSwim

To celebrate the crescent moon on August 7th (the same moon that is featured in our logo), we decided to gather a few enthusiastic swimmers for our first ever #RubyMoonMindfulSwim – a mindfulness session followed by a swim in the ocean. Our meeting point, the Brighton bandstand, was taken over by some salsa dancers and so we moved further down the beach to a quieter spot to begin our conscious breathing experience led by Dawn Wilson. Dawn is a hypnotherapist and healthy food chef who has studies a range of holistic practices and cognitive therapies. More recently she has focussed on breathing techniques to unleash the power of the conscious […]

もっと読む
Parkour leggings multicoloured size M

Keep the Oceans #PlasticFree, wear RubyMoon

There is something about summer that is quite magical, everyone finds a good excuse to be outdoors. So we decided to enjoy the weather and headed to the sea front with our Active Ambassadors ! The sea is where the RubyMoon journey begins – the immense blue we want to protect and keep clean by collecting ghost fishing nets to make our high quality active and swim wear. Flattering and functional pieces for #ActiveWomen, committed to making this world a better place through conscious choices. Every single purchase empowers at least one woman in a developing country. Each piece is named after a woman supported with a business loan – […]

もっと読む

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 […]

もっと読む

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 […]

もっと読む
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, […]

もっと読む
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 […]

もっと読む
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 […]

もっと読む
microfibres

Oceans & Oceans of Microfibres: Time To Clean Up Our Act!

In October 2018, one of the European e-commerce platforms on which RubyMoon is featured, banned all polyester clothing – unless it is recycled.  With 35% of all plastic in the ocean being attributed to tiny plastic particles that are washed off of clothing, the issue of plastic pollution is becoming increasingly relevant and urgent. We were wondering if this is the beginning of the end for synthetic fabrics? Alexandra Reece investigates. Consumers are aware of the polluting impact of plastic on the environment, but what if by washing our clothes responsibly we could start cleaning up the problem? It was just a few years ago that consumers were made aware […]

もっと読む
washing

Creating a balanced capsule wardrobe

What: A capsule wardrobe is made of carefully selected pieces that express who you are, fit your body, your lifestyle and can be combined in many different ways. Why: Because we love our planet, for us it is all about sustainable consciousness. We encourage investing in good & fair quality pieces. This saves time, money, and builds a strong personal style – while respecting the planet and its people. How: Keep it simple, start small, take all the pieces you no longer wear and find a place for them (For more information please read No.4). Organize what you have, here is a checklist for the essential 7-10 items: 1. A good […]

もっと読む
Change currency