タグ: Social Enterprise

Microfinance impact

OUR IMPACT UPDATE

Empowering Women Worldwide by Supporting Female Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries through lendwithcare.org RubyMoon is really proud to announce our impact so far!  An incredible 1016 Entreprenuers have been assisted via small loans to make their dreams a reality through their own small business. Investing in women is important as they typically focus on the important factors for development- housing, nutrition and education- meaning the children and wider community is affected positively- and the woman herself becomes empowered to plan for her future, and gain a voice where she may not have rights, even over her own children. This is Jenny Vallejo, a farmer and cattle raiser from Carchi, Northern Ecuador. […]

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AUB Human Bourenmouth

Arts University Bournemouth- THE ‘HUMAN’ SYMPOSIUM

On March 5th, Our Founder Jo Godden, was invited to talk at the AUB ‘Human’ Symposium at their campus in Poole. This was an amazing opportunity to talk to students about ‘Circles of Impact- How the circular economy can be applied to Fashion & Textiles.’   There were some interesting presentations and here are some of them: Wouldn’t it be great if everyone worked together to make the world a little greener?  Chloe Harty, Vice President, AUBSU   Inspired to hear about how the Student Union at AUB is incorporating green thinking into practise with a ‘green week’, a zero-waste marketplace and an eco-brick project that educates about single use plastic […]

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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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Shopping for Good: The Sustainable Development Goals and You

Have you heard of the Sustainable Development Goals? Chances are, no, because neither had I, until I started working as a summer marketing intern for RubyMoon. This is probably because our every day lives are saturated with the immediacy of buy now, think later, and very often sustainability is neither at the forefront of production lines nor consumption choices. Fashion, food, technology – it’s all getting faster, leaving us with increasingly less time to consider how it may have arrived in this shop, on that plate or in our hand and what actually goes into making it. The fashion industry is now the second largest polluter in the world, second […]

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