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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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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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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 account every other country!). When plastic does not get recycled, it takes hundreds of years to naturally break down, creating detrimental repercussions to our wildlife, and now the main source of ocean pollution. There are some amazing and innovative ways in which some people are trying to tackle this however, trying to make the move […]

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