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Marjorie Soria - BAREAYA

Marjorie Soria - BAREAYA

We had the pleasure to chat with Marjorie Soria, the founder of Bareaya. Bareaya is a brand of zero-waste products, whose mission is to make it easy for anyone to transition to a more sustainable lifestyle. They started out creating the perfect safety razor, now you can find everything you need, and less!     What do you do at Bareaya, and what inspired you to start this business? I’m the founder of Bareaya, a zero-waste brand born in 2018 and based in France. I wanted to set up a business that could make a difference and help people change...

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A clutch and a tote closer to a kinder future for the fashion industry

A clutch and a tote closer to a kinder future for the fashion industry

At ASK, we create products that align with the long-standing Scandinavian design ethos of making minimalist, functional and long-lasting products. Using environmentally responsible, fully traceable materials, ASK only works with companies who pay fair wages and treat their makers with dignity.  Embodying our values, we have now launched two bags made from Dessertos’s prickly pear cactus-based innovation of a sustainable plant-based ‘leather’.    Plant leather made from cactus? Yes, and here’s why it’s kinder and better: 1. As we experience rising carbon dioxide levels linked to sea level changes, snowmelt, disease, severe weather and ocean acidification at an alarming rate,...

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Laura Way - VOTCH

Laura Way - VOTCH

Laura Way is the Founder of Votch, a vegan-friendly and cruelty-free watch and accessory brand, based in the UK. We had the chance to chat with her and learn more about the company and her journey.  Can you tell us the story behind Votch? Votch began when a few years back I was struck down with a condition called Topical Steroid Withdrawal, a condition that saw all my skin fall off (we’ll spare you from the pictures!). During the years that it took me to recover, I turned to documentaries and educated myself on various subjects regarding animal welfare, including...

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PLANT LEATHER COLLECTION

PLANT LEATHER COLLECTION

Introducing our new plant leather collection - made from cactus Here at ASK Scandinavia, our purpose and promise is to be a conscious brand you can trust, a brand that acts with environmental responsibility. After launching our Ocean Collection, made from fishnets collected from the sea, we set our focus on our biggest challenge yet; sustainable vegan leather.  We are now proud to present our new plant leather collection made from cactus that is 100% organically grown with rain water and earth minerals. Desserto® is the world's first highly sustainable and environmentally friendly organic material made of Nopal cactus, also...

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Florence Kennedy - PETALON FLOWERS

Florence Kennedy - PETALON FLOWERS

Hi Florence! Thanks for taking the time to talk to us about your environment friendly flower company Petalon. Could you tell a little bit about Petalon and how it got started? Petalon was born in East London shortly after my husband James began his bicycle manufacturing business. When James needed to send a bunch of flowers one day, we both realised there wasn’t much choice if you wanted to send something beautiful and original for a reasonable price. Surrounded by James’s bicycles, we had an idea for a better kind of flower delivery. Petalon was born, with the aim of offering beautiful...

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Monica Magdas Miller - SANTICLER

Monica Magdas Miller - SANTICLER

  Venice Beach based, Romania native Monica Magdas Miller is the founder of SANTICLER. Monica learned the centuries-old techniques of hand knitting, embroidery and weaving from her mother and grandmother. Her love of artisan textiles and the desire to preserve heritage and cultural traditions inspired her to pursue fashion. She spent 15 years building a successful career as an apparel industry executive and creative director before establishing her own sustainable line SANTICLER. Out of her drive for 'being the change you want to see in the world', she creates collections of beautiful and wearable apparel of lasting value for real...

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