Tag: pollution

Back to Basics: What Is Slow Fashion?

To understand what slow fashion really is, we first have to begin at the root with the Slow Movement. As mentioned in a previous blog post, this began in Italy in the 1980s, reacting against the fast-food culture. From there, it became international opposing the ‘fast’ lifestyle encouraged by industrialisation and technological development. This movement […]

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A Solution For Our Sick Planet: The Circular Economy

Everyday we get bombarded with news about unpredictable weather, social unrest and economic fluctuations. What are we doing wrong? Why does it seem that everything is falling apart? One reason that comes to mind is the linear economy within our society that focuses on buy-use-waste. The overproduction and overconsumption stemming from this leads directly to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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