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REV On Air - Sustainable Stories

REV On Air - Sustainable Stories

By Rêve En Vert
Every week, the REV podcast - “REV On Air” - will explore conversations and address key questions around sustainable fashion, natural beauty, wellness, organic food, politics, and conservation and discuss how we can all be living more consciously within these realms. The podcast will be a forum for honest dialogue, which will maintain its independence from the e-commerce platform and will welcome esteemed guests, who are passionately and progressively breaking down conventions, pushing boundaries and inspiring a new breed of thinking and being that is in harmony with the natural world.
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REV On Air: Pushing the Boundaries of Sustainable Fashion with Vanessa Barboni Hallik of Another Tomorrow
Today I am extremely excited to have on a woman who is pushing the boundaries of what sustainable fashion can look like, having left a career in finance behind to start a company she believed needed to be the future of fashion. That would be Vanessa Borboni Hallik of the ethical luxury brand, Another Tomorrow. We talk with Vanessa about her incredible journey starting Another Tomorrow in January 2018, while she was on a sabbatical from her former career in emerging markets finance. Taking time to learn about global issues she was both surprised and devastated by what she found in the apparel industry and its enormous impact on people, the environment, and animals. She made it a mission to start a fashion line doing things right and pushing boundaries on what would be possible within sustainability, and today I am thrilled to take you all on that journey with her. Now over to my conversation with the amazing Vanessa. We also want to say a big thank you to Seela Activewear who has made today’s episode possible and who’s incredible plant based, luxury sportswear aligns very well with Vanessa’s conversation today that technology can truly be used for good and progress when it comes to the fashion industry. Launched in 2020 by Ida Skarp in Zürich, Seela Studio encourages women to strengthen their bodies and minds with clean, plant based activewear products.Combining modern science with refined design, Seela develops thoughtful essentials for longevity that are at one with nature using an innovative, all plant based fabric. Instead of using synthetic fibres which are produced from petroleum or gas, all Seela garments are made from castor oil, which is a multi-purpose vegetable oil that people have used for thousands of years for its natural health benefits, including its anti-inflammatory, bacteria-fighting and moisturising properties. What drives Seela is to create activewear that supports – rather than damages – the natural functions of your body and cares for the world in which we all enjoy our workouts. From limiting any chemical use to recycling water in their production process to choosing biodegradable materials, it’s all about what’s best for you and the planet. On top of being one of the first plant based activewear companies, Seela are working with solar-powered factories, reusing water during the washing process, using a dyeing process with low water and energy consumption and sourcing and producing all materials – packaging included – from within Europe. Find the line here: https://reve-en-vert.com/brand/seela-studio/
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May 11, 2022
REV On Air: Sustainable Furniture with Maker&Son Founders Alex Willcock & Felix Conran
Today we are very excited to have on our first duo to the podcast - the Founders (and father and son) of the incredible British Sustainable furniture brand Maker&Son.  Father Alex Willcock and Son Felix Conran give us a touching and insightful look into their journey of coming together to found their brand and the process of integrating sustainability into every element of their business. We touch upon the risks of unsustainable furniture, the methods of sourcing sustainable materials, and choosing furniture to last for generations. As founders of this incredible furniture line, Alex Willcock and Felix Conran have much more in common than being father and son. A gifted musician, Alex trained as a cabinet maker and furniture designer who’s curiosity led him to start his career path in Australia, where he met Felix’s mother. For Felix he would always have a family entrenched in design. Being the third generation of the Conran family to work in the field, Felix has always been encouraged to shape and ground his natural intuitiveness, and is proud to carry on a tradition of pioneering products for the home. In this podcast, we talk to Alex and Felix about how they are maintaining their core tenants of sustainability whilst scaling a business that is rooted in localised production and all natural materials. We delve into the issues of unsustainable manufacturing that has come to dominate the furniture world as we know it today, and how we can all begin to ask more questions about where our furniture is made and what is in it. We hope it leaves you thinking about what a better world of what we put in to our homes could look like! Find more details here: https://reve-en-vert.com/community/rev-on-air-sustainable-furniture-with-maker-son-founder-alex-wilcock-felix-conran/
53:38
April 13, 2022
REV On Air: Pioneering Clean Beauty and a love of Farming with Tata Harper
Tata and Henry Harper founded Tata Harper Skincare on their 1,200 acre organic farm in the Champlain Valley of Vermont in 2010.  Both born in Baranquilla, Colombia, Tata and Henry met at Tata’s high school reunion. After stints in Miami and NYC they relocated to Vermont to raise their children and have a peaceful escape from the busy city life.  Shortly after the move, Tata’s stepfather was diagnosed with cancer. Tata and Henry worked together to help him change his lifestyle following his diagnosis. In doing so, they learned that many toxic and harmful ingredients were lurking in their everyday products – even those that were luxury and claimed to be all natural. They  recognized the ultimate irony in this –after all, isn’t health the ultimate luxury? The two struck out on a journey to solve this problem and spent 5 years to research and develop what would become the very first Tata Harper product, one that delivered efficacious results and a luxury experience without having to compromise your health.  Since inception, Tata and Henry have never wavered from their mission, to create a brand that epitomized beauty made without compromise.  From their unique approach to formulation, grounded in the philosophy that complexity equals efficacy and more ingredients equal more results, to the completely vertical integration with zero shortcuts or outsourcing that now defines the farm-to-face movement, the two have pioneered what truly is the next generation of beauty. One that is not just natural and non-toxic, but one that delivers exponentially more results than ever before. Cora and Tata discuss the issues within conventional skincare, how her love of farming has evolved, and why sustainability in every aspect of our lives is more important than ever before! Thank you to Another Tomorrow for sponsoring this podcast episode, follow them at: https://anothertomorrow.co/ Another Tomorrow is a collection of timeless wardrobe essentials that are sensual, strong and proportioned to flatter many forms. Made from custom fabrics and crafted with precision in Europe, these sustainable luxury separates are designed to last a lifetime. Using fashion as a pathway to knowledge and activism, Another Tomorrow regularly sponsors events and petitions geared toward driving systemic transformation and policy-focused calls-to-action for establishing an ecosystem of conscious producers, consumers, and advocates.
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April 07, 2022
REV On Air: Less is Better with April of Vintner’s Daughter Skincare
Today Cora is talking to the woman who has arguably created the world’s most coveted sustainable skincare brand – that would be April Garguilo of Vintner’s Daughter. Inspired by her upbringing in California’s Napa Valley and being a third generation vintner—set out to bring those same standards of exceptional quality and craftsmanship to the world of skincare. April turned to old-world, weeks-long infusion practices to harness each ingredient’s vital energy and nutrition. The resulting, deeply nourishing formulas, Active Treatment Essence™ and Active Botanical Serum™, are sought out by the most discerning beauty experts and enthusiasts around the world and have won the industry’s top beauty awards time and again. Today, April and Cora speak about how she founded a brand based off of her own disappointing experiences, her commitments to sustainability and authenticity, and also something I loved discussing so much - how she has built a hugely popular business with just two products, proving the idea that we really do not need huge amounts of items to have economic success. That less really can be more, and that following what she calls our “north star” can be the thing that leads us to best possible place both professionally and personal.
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March 02, 2022
REV On Air: The Power of Individual Climate Activism with Elizabeth Wathuti
Elizabeth Wathuti, Founder of Green Generation Initiative (GGI). Green Generation Initiative has been working on a range of solutions to address the challenges of; climate emergency, deforestation and biodiversity loss, eco –anxiety and ecological grief and society disconnected from nature. We first learned of Elizabeth when she gave one of the most poignant speeches I heard at COP 26 late last year. As she spoke of the suffering of her people and the animals who are already ravaged by the effects of climate change in her native Kenya, she asked the audience to open their hearts to the idea of feeling some of the pain others are feeling. To allow ourselves to feel true empathy from others, and realise that our actions and fates are all intertwined, even as some parts of the world are more effected now than we are. It was a heart wrenching speech that over powered any of the talks given by world and business leaders who continue to support fossil fuel and other destructive industries. We discuss how she finds the resilience to always be moving forward, what her community efforts have achieved, and also again asks us to open our hearts to understand what is happening in places like Kenya where climate change is so desperately affecting people who had nothing to do with creating it. This is ultimately one of those conversations that offers as much hope as it does the reality of where we are today, and I hope that Elizabeth’s words will leave you feeling as moved as they did us.  Learn more here: https://www.instagram.com/lizwathuti/
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February 23, 2022
REV On Air with Anna Jones of We Are Food: The Power of Plant Based Eating for Positive Change
Today we are thrilled to welcome one of the women who has most inspired us to embrace plant based eating as a way to heal the planet and embrace a healthier style of living, Anna Jones of We Are Food. We are REV have been huge fans of Anna's easy and beautiful vegetarian recipes, her gentle way of encouraging least wasteful and more sustainable ways of cooking, and her obvious joy in bringing the world of plant based eating to her ever growing community.  Anna Jones is a cook, writer, the voice of modern vegetarian cooking and the author of the bestselling A Modern Way to Eat, A Modern Way to Cook, The Modern Cook’s Year, and most recently, One. Her books are sold in ten countries and have been translated into five languages. The Modern Cook’s Year won the coveted Observer Food Monthly Best New Cookbook Award and The Guild of Food Writers Cookery Book Award. Her previous books have been nominated for the James Beard, Fortnum & Mason and André Simon awards. Cora and Anna will discuss how Anna followed her dreams out of a corporate job and into the world of cooking, a chance job with Jamie Oliver that ignited her work ethic, and how she became a plant based cook. We also talk about the power of food to either create waste and damage, or empower and heal. This is a lovely conversation that will leave you feeling hopeful and empowered that such simple choices that we make daily with our diets can have such huge positive impacts!  Follow Anna's work here: https://www.instagram.com/we_are_food/
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February 15, 2022
REV On Air with Charles Dowding: Organic Gardening and the Future of Sustainable Agriculture with the No Dig Gardening Guru
Today we are extremely happy to be bringing you a conversation about our food systems - the more we think about the environmental toll of mass agriculture that dominates how we mostly eat know the more passionate I am about support small scare, organic gardeners and we have a man on today who has devoted his life to growing sustainably and helping others to do so with him. Charles Dowding has been gardening for nearly 40 years and is a beloved expert in the field in Great Britain. His influence though now stretches across the globe, including a strong presence on social media, several books, and appearances on the BBC amongst other news outlets. Charles grew up on a dairy farm, but during his college years, he read a book by Australian philosopher, Peter Singer, which inspired him to become a vegetarian and led him to think differently about all the food we consume. So when he began to develop his 1.5 acre landscape shortly after graduating from Cambridge University, his principles of appreciating all forms of life extended into the garden there too. He’s now renowned for his no-dig, organic gardening methods. It’s a method he teaches and continues to put to the test season after season with incredible results. He has inspired both young and old to take up farming. This is a really amazing conversation with someone who has years of experience and knowledge of the way things currently work, and true thoughtfulness about the way they should work differently when it comes to food systems. Charles is passionate, considered and inspiring and I hope this podcast inspires everyone who hears it to try and support their organic farmers, or even try their hands at it themselves! Now over to Charles. You can get an exclusive 50% discount on Charles's online courses with us by using the code #nodigforlife at this page: https://charlesdowding.co.uk/product-category/online-courses/ They include No Dig, Seed to Harvest for 40 different vegetables, and a new one Skills for Successful Growing based on his new Skills book. And please follow Charles here for his everyday tips: https://www.instagram.com/charles_dowding/
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November 24, 2021
REV On Air with Aja Barber: How Both Personal Responsibility and Corporate Accountability in Fashion Are Needed for the Humanitarian and Climate Crisis
Today we are so excited to have an incredibly inspiring voice with the sustainable fashion movement on with us in the form of author and activist Aja Barber. Aja’s work builds heavily on ideas behind privilege, wealth inequality, racism, feminism, colonialism and how to fix the fashion industry with all these things in mind. She highlights inequality at the individual, societal and corporate level, using her own experiences and key observations within her own personal touch points. She is brilliant at identifying the the beliefs, institutional structures and corporate blind spots that hold inequality in place, and then suggesting ways to change that. Our conversation today comes off the back of the REV team all just finishing her new book, Consumed, which we highly recommend everyone read. A lot of the themes go way beyond fashion into wider complexities that hold a broken system in place for so many of us, and how a lot of our own individual actions could go a long way to fixing the problems this poses. This is a straight talking conversation about both the severe issues with fast fashion and the solutions with sustainable fashion, and we can’t wait to get into it with Aja and share this with you all!  Also a big thank you to Hedoine sustainable tights who are making today’s episode possible. You can shop online at www.hedoine.com/rev and use promo code REV for 20% off your order of their beautiful, long lasting and biodegradable stockings! 
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November 17, 2021
REV On Air with Elizabeth Kline: How To Move Into Consumer Activism & Regulate The Fashion Industry
We are so excited to have an incredibly inspiring advocate of sustainable fashion and fair labour practices on today in the form of author Elizabeth Kline, a journalist, author of Overdressed and The Conscious Closet and an expert in apparel supply chains, labor rights, and sustainability in the fashion industry. She is also the Advocacy and Policy Director at Remake. She is a regular television and radio commentator, appearing on NBC Nightly News, PBS, NPR, among others. Her on-the-ground reporting on factories, garment workers, and local environments has taken her to Bangladesh, China, Kenya, Italy, the Dominican Republic, and across the United States. Elizabeth recently also helped to advocate one of the most sweeping fair labour laws in America, which we are so excited to be able to chat about today as we all need a good success story in the sustainability movement! We can’t wait to share her wisdom and passion for positive change with you all. And follow Elizabeth here: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethlcline/ This episode was brought to you by Madre Natura, which offers timeless luxe laid back Australian style that is modern but feels nostalgic, and gender-fluid. Crafted for a meaningful wardrobe from fabrics and trims selected only for quality and durability and designed for everyday wear. The silhouettes are based on the principles of balance that flatter the form. The colour palette features an array of natural, earthy tones and allows outfits to be easily restyled and to come natural additions to any timeless modern wardrobe. Each collection is crafted with a conscious approach in Sydney Australia, by making long-lasting investment pieces for both men and women. With the mission for an optimistic future for the Australian fashion industry. Learn more about Madre Natura here: https://www.madrenatura.com.au/
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October 20, 2021
REV On Air: How Beautiful Design Can Regenerate the World with Sebastian Cox Furniture
Today, we are extremely excited to be speaking to our first sustainable furniture maker, the amazing Sebastian Cox. With Cora having just bought her first home, she has been thinking a lot about the impact of what we put in our homes - the unsustainable deforestation, carbon footprints and waste that comes from so much of the furniture we buy so today’s episode feel very close to her now. Sebastian is a furniture designer, craftsman and environmentalist working with British woodlands. Creating furniture from locally sourced wood has allowed Sebastian Cox to make his company and his employees carbon negative. Last year, Cox stored 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide in timber products such as furniture, kitchens and tree houses, he calculates. Now, he's on track to "smash" this record in 2021. According to Sebastian, "The design community should be leading the material world into an intense period of re-greening and cooling our planet, and it should start by finding ways to make the excess carbon we have in our skies a resource to be used to regenerate our earth.” Sebastian see design as a way to save the world, and his manifesto on how Britain can regenerate it’s woodlands through sustainable production, tree planting and and biodiversity building is truly quite something to read. We will ask him to cover most of his beliefs today, and this episode is a perfect mix of sustainable design, regenerating woodlands, building biodiversity and ethical furniture production.  Follow Sebastian's work here: https://www.instagram.com/sebastiancoxltd/ And learn more here: https://www.sebastiancox.co.uk/environmental-policy
01:07:11
October 06, 2021
REV On Air: How to Save The World's Rainforests with Leila Salazar-Lopez of Amazon Watch
This week kicks off climate week in New York City, and I couldn’t have asked for a better guest to speak to saving our climate than Leila Salazar-Lopez, Executive Director of Amazon Watch which is an Environmental Conservation Organisation supporting Indigenous peoples and Protecting the Amazon Rainforest. Prior to leading Amazon Watch as Executive Director, Leila served as Program Director, overseeing the organisation's campaigns to defend the Amazon and advance indigenous rights. Her 15+ years of experience working to defend the world's rainforests includes grassroots organising and managing international advocacy campaigns as Campaign Director of Rainforest Action Network's Agribusiness campaign, Organizer for initial Amazon Watch Clean Up Ecuador campaign, and Organizer at Global Exchange. She is a graduate of both the University of California at Santa Barbara and Green Corps and is an utterly tireless and passionate advocate of climate justice and fighting for the Amazon people and indigenous communities who live within it. Today we will discuss the peril of losing any more of the precious Amazon, but also the incredible wins and success she has overseen. This is an ultimately inspiring and inspirational conversation, and I hope it encourages everyone to action this Climate Week. Now over to my conversation with Leila. Resources for this episode: https://www.instagram.com/amazonwatch/ https://amazonia80x2025.earth/ https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rr8gilrFSiOzPFCZnqsD9w https://amazonwatch.org/news/2021/0719-the-amazon-rainforest-sized-loophole-in-net-zero
01:13:25
September 22, 2021
REV On Air With Sidney Etienne: Individual Impact For An Agricultural Revolution with the founder of Grown in Haiti
Today on REV On Air we have on Sidney Etienne, the incredibly inspiring founder of Grown in Haiti - an organisation focused on reforesting Haiti and building community based solutions to food insecurity and environmental degradation. Grown in Haiti was founded in 2014 with the creation of a small nursery of diverse food bearing trees. Since then, they have planted and freely distributed well over 6,000 trees that people are not only already eating from, but also profiting from harvests. As Sidney recently described to Vogue: “Food security is definitely an important issue. My neighbours literally own mountains, huge fields, and I watch them on a yearly basis working these entire fields, barely making $100 annually. The fact that the whole commercialised food system has driven even farmers out of the loop of their own food source is very upsetting, to say the least. [This is about] finding a way to feed ourselves and our families, share with our neighbours and still find a way to seek profit if we care to, without destroying the land and the planet in general.” This is a conversation about the incredible power we all have as individuals to create serious change in the world, and Sidney’s dedication to the earth and the people of Haiti is hugely heartening, particularity as the island reels from one climate change caused disaster after another. Cora and Sidney discuss the benefits and the absolute necessity of regenerative agriculture, how to dismantle colonialist food systems and work on food insecurity on local levels and with local communities, and how every individual can spark a bit of a revolution in their own way.  Follow Grown in Haiti and their work here: https://www.instagram.com/growninhaiti/
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September 14, 2021
REV On Air: Healing and Thriving with Nature with Erin Lovell Verinder, author of Plants for the People
Today, Erin and Cora talk about how incredibly beneficial plants can be to our overall health, how to go about sourcing and using them sustainably, and also more nuanced approaches to holistic well-being. This is such a good conversation for anyone wanting to use nature as a source of healing.  Talking Points include: - The importance of rest to heal us. - Sustaining a healthy work/life balance. - The connection between food and fertility. - Benefits of plants and herbs in medicine and cooking. Erin is a fully qualified Herbalist, Nutritionist and Energetic Healer who has worked in the healing realms for twenty-one years. She works deeply to enable clients to bring about profound change for their health and well-being by bridging together herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, energetics and lifestyle changes to decode health and ultimately to support her clients to heal. Walking the plant path, Erin is a woman in tune with the natural world. On a full hearted mission to educate, assist and up-level how we can all heal with the rhythms of nature, through the bounty of plant medicine and gentle innate interventions to unearth thriving health and wellbeing. Erin holds a Bachelor of Western Herbal Medicine, an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine and a Diploma of Energetic Healing. She is a member of the (ATMS) Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Today Cora and Erin discuss how plant based living can help with immunity and stress, as well as a connection to nature.  Follow Erin and her work here: https://www.instagram.com/erinlovellverinder/ And purchase her beautiful books here: https://www.bookdepository.com/Plant-Clinic-Erin-Lovell-Verinder/9781760761417?ref=grid-view&qid=1625822486270&sr=1-2
01:05:16
September 08, 2021
REV On Air: Fighting Deforestation To Save The Planet with Glenn Hurowitz of Mighty Earth
Today we have an important conversation on how to save the planet through battling deforestation and unsustainable businesses who are putting profit over preservation. Glenn Hurowitz is the CEO of Mighty Earth, and has led environmental campaigns around the world for many years. He is a globally recognised leader on forests, agriculture, and climate change, and running strategic campaigns. Glenn has also worked extensively in politics. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed book Fear and Courage in the Democratic Party, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Nation, Politico, The American Prospect. He’s appeared on many national media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, FOX, CBS, and NPR. He is a graduate of the Green Corps fellowship and Yale University, and also holds posts as Managing Director at Waxman Strategies and a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy so needless to say we are thrilled to have him on today.  Cora and Glenn discuss his battles against deforestation, why eating less meat is one of the best things we can all do to prevent climate catastrophe and biodiversity loss on a grand scale, as well as how any of us can campaign against big business even in our own small ways. Glenn's dedication and knowledge is incredible to hear, so we are thrilled to bring you this conversation today!  Please learn more about Glenn's work here: https://www.mightyearth.org/ And follow Mighty Earth here: https://www.instagram.com/standmighty/
48:50
August 31, 2021
REV On Air: Nature Based Solutions to the Climate Crisis with Johanna of Detox Life
Today we are thrilled to have a woman on who has inspired us so much when it comes to natural living and approaching the climate crisis with passion, optimism and creativity. Our guest is the lovely Johanna Ljunggren who is a creative entrepreneur running the incredibly inspirational sustainable platform Detox Life. Johanna grew up in four continents, developing at an early age, a vast knowledge and interest in food and culture. Later, after years working as a fashion stylist, yoga teacher, and self-taught culinary artist, Johanna developed a bigger interest in trying to influence her audience to explore and to live healthier lifestyles. Her constant exploration of new ways of creative communication, made her the influential figure she is today. She continues adapting new ways to share important messages around yoga, art, beauty, fashion, food, and sustainability and today we talk about how we need to change the lifestyles we aspire to and how we can all reconnect with a love of nature to help solve the climate crisis in a way that is both effective and nourishing. It’s a talk about changing mindsets and goals to be more in harmony with nature and how this can be done whilst still acknowledging the reality of the word we live in today. We talk about sustainable food, nature based solutions to the climate crisis, regenerative agriculture and how to connect to the earth in order to help live a more conscious life. 
01:07:04
August 25, 2021
REV On Air With Nadine Artemis: The Importance of Holistic Health and Natural Beauty with the Founder of Living Libations
Today we are speaking to the amazing natural living enthusiast, Nadine Artemis - founder of Living Libation which is an exquisite line of serums, elixirs, and essential oils for those seeking the purest of the pure botanical natural health and beauty products on the planet, and author of Renegade Beauty, which deep dives into various holistic was of looking at our health. Today we will discuss the ways all of us can be using the healing powers of nature to optimise our wellbeing, and also discuss some of the toxic marketing that has lead to us being exposed to chemicals and pollutants that do not serve either our personal health or the health of our planet. As we move into the summer months, we thought this was an incredible conversation to bring to you all as considering sunshine, sunscreen and toxic chemicals is something we discuss and weigh up all the time here at REV. Nadine will lend us some wisdom on how we can responsibly enjoy the sunshine in the most organic way possible, as well as looking into things like oral and breast care that is preventative rather than reactive or too aggressive. For a bit more background, Nadine is a gifted aromacologist and visionary who gathers and works with the purest ingredients from around the world. Through Living Libations, Nadine offers beauty and natural health products that bring out the strength of the botanicals without reliance on synthetics. Nadine is a key speaker at health and wellness conferences and a frequent commentator on health and beauty for media outlets. She has received glowing reviews for her work in Goop, Vogue, Yoga Journal, Natural Health, W Magazine, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times. Needless to say her expertise is highly sought after and we are very pleased to be able to share it with you all today. We will discuss the importance of adopting not only a clean beauty routine, but taking a holistic look at our overall healthy and trying to live moe in harmony with nature and all it has to offer. Nadine’s enthusiasm for this subject is just intoxicating and we hope you learn as much from it as we did. As always, please remember to subscribe, share and leave us a review to let us know what you thought!
01:03:14
June 08, 2021
REV ON Air With Lesley Thornton: How Social & Environmental Justice Drove Klur, An Eco Inclusive Luxury Beauty Brand
Lesley Thornton is the founder of Klur. A purpose-driven, eco-inclusive, botanical skincare line. Before founding Klur, Lesley made her way across the beauty industry spectrum, beginning at Estee’ Lauder as a beauty trainer. She then transitioned to working as a freelance makeup artist specialising in editorial and advertising. From there Thornton was cast as an on-air beauty expert for the TLC network. In 2010 she obtained her aesthetician’s license and started her own private practice. After years in the industry, she was equally frustrated by the harmful but hard-working conventional beauty products, but also the lack of rigorous R&D and science to back up green beauty products. Today we speak first about Lesley's experiences as a young woman volunteering in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, and how her experiences of social injustice and environmental racism there impacted her life forever. It led her to believe that community based action was a powerful antidote to the status quo, and it's obvious that the passion from those life changing experiences still drives her today.  After a decade in the beauty industry, she realised that there was little to no representation for people of colour in the clean beauty space. She realised that the real issue lay in the lack of consideration for science and data, prioritisation of Eurocentric beauty, and absence of education available to most consumers. So, she quietly built Klur, from top to bottom, with no team or funding, relying on her own relentless desire to build responsible products that deliver consistent results through elegant and luxurious formulations. Cora and Lesley move on to discuss the importance that clean beauty be inclusive of everyone, and also how other factors of wellness play such a huge role in the effectiveness or any clean beauty regime. They also talk about the importance of eating well, and how anyone, no matter what their background or economic situation, can engage with a better way of eating - from farmer's markets to growing your own vegetables wherever possible. They also touch upon how all consumers can better support black owned businesses and black voices in the fight for a better, more just world.  This is an incredibly powerful conversation with a woman who believes that social justice, health, beauty and environment all go hand in hand. 
01:07:31
June 02, 2021
REV on Air With Susanne Kaufmann: Holistic Sustainable Living For Health, Beauty and Career
Today we are very excited to have one of the pioneers of the clean and green beauty space - a woman who was thinking about local manufacturing and all natural ingredients as an integral part of everything she does way ahead of it becoming a marketing tool we see happening so often in beauty today. We're talking about no other than Susanne Kaufman, who’s natural beauty line has become somewhat of a staple for many in the sustainable skincare space. The idyllic Austrian Alpine region of the Bregenzerwald has been home to Susanne Kaufmann and her family for generations. Rolling hills adjacent to rugged peaks, vast meadows and rare plant life are framed by cultivated land and the smell of homegrown herbs and colourful flora. Susanne grew up immersed in an understanding of the local traditions and the beauty and wellness benefits that could be found in the plants that grew in abundance in the area, which have served as her inspiration for the brand. Today the Susanne Kaufmann brand combines Susanne’s expertise in natural ingredients and skincare philosophy with her values for innovation and sustainable living, and she shares this with customers all over the world. We discuss how important using sustainably sourced, natural ingredients is to creating a more sustainable beauty world, how incredibly important diet and lifestyle factors are when it comes to the health of our skin and also just the incredible power of plants.
52:32
May 27, 2021
REV On Air With Lily Cole: Who Cares Wins - Reasons For Optimism Within The Climate Crisis
Today on the REV podcast we speak to Lily Cole - model, actress, entrepreneur and now author of an incredible book, Who Cares Wins - reasons for optimism in our changing world. Lily started her career in modelling early, and quickly took advantage of the education she was getting into consumerism and unsustainable production to explore her own interest in ethical manufacturing and environmentalism. She became a spokesperson for animal cruelty, human injustices and detrimental fashion practices from the inside of the industry, and has only allowed her voice to grow with each passing year. She has set up a sustainable sunglasses brand called Wires which we are thrilled to have here on REV, and she has dedicated the past couple of years to speaking to as many people as possible about our solutions to the climate crisis. At a moment when so many of us are despairing about the future, Lily is trying to offer optimism and actionable tasks for us all. Within her book Who Cares Wins, we learn so much about the brilliant people forging a more sustainable future and today we are going to discuss the movement towards a green future and how we can all engage with it. Also, how to not let fear and anxiety overtake our feelings towards the climate crisis and allow for apathy over action.  Lily is a trailblazer and we can’t wait to share her story with you all as she’s such an inspiration. We hope this conversation will lead you to action and conversation as we need more than ever to be tackling the climate crisis together. 
01:09:36
May 19, 2021
REV On Air With Charles Eisenstein: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible - How We Solve the Climate Crisis Philosophically
Today we have the great honour of speaking to someone who we have looked up to for many years, and who has influenced much of our thinking when it comes to communicating the climate crisis, how to speak to our friends and family about sustainability and the changes we must make, and also remembering that the heart can sometimes be a more powerful ally in this fight for a better world than anything else. Our guest is Charles Eistenstein, author, philosopher and social speaker. His book The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible was one of the fundamental reads for us here at Rêve En Vert, and his latest work, Climate A New Story, has helped us gain perspective about how we address this climate crisis in a way that leads with empathy and understanding rather than anger and division. Charles and Cora discuss how we find a way to approach a new sort of human collective, a better world, and how we can talk about climate change with our friends and families in a way that will inspire rather than frustrate one another to lead to all these results. This is a conversation that will get you both questioning and considering our mindsets and our lifestyles, and we hope that this will lead to some positive actions that we all can get on board with towards healing the divisions in the world we see today that are leading to the environmental crisis we all face. We would also highly suggest you check out Charles’s books and essays, which are in the show notes below. This is one of those soulful, deep conversations that we wish we would all have more of, and we very much hope it gets you thinking as much as it did us.  https://charleseisenstein.org/books/ https://www.instagram.com/charles_eisenstein/ https://charleseisenstein.org/video/
01:15:31
April 27, 2021
REV On Air with Damien Mander: Rethinking our relationship with the natural world through conservation and veganism
Today we speak to the incredible Damien Mander, Founder and CEO of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation. He has worked tirelessly to help preserve endangered animals, working with local African conservationists to help train them to protect our last remaining species of African wildlife. Damien is an Iraq war veteran who served as a Naval clearance diver and special operations sniper for the Australian Defense Force. In 2009 while travelling through Africa, he was inspired by the work of rangers and the plight of wildlife. Liquidating his life savings, the International Anti-Poaching Foundation was established to be the last line of defence for nature. Over the past decade the IAPF has scaled to train and support rangers which now help protect over 20 million acres of African wilderness. In 2017 Damien founded ‘Akashinga - Nature Protected by Women’, an IAPF program that has already grown to over 240 employees with 7 nature reserves in the portfolio. They are the only group of nature reserves in the world to be protected by women. Their goal is to employ 1000 women by 2025, protecting a network of 20 nature reserves. He is the winner of the 2019 Winsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal, a prestigious international recognition for services to animals and humanity. Past recipients include Sir David Attenborough and Dr Jane Goodall. He was featured in the newly released documentary The Game Changers from 6-time Oscar winning Director James Cameron, and has now released another documentary with James Cameron and National Geographic about his work with the women of Akashinga – “The Brave One’s”.. as you can imagine I was quite excited to get to speak to someone which such an incredible resume of doing good in the world. Today, Damien and I discuss our relationship to the natural world, the importance of protecting endangered species, how we can all help animals by switching to a plant based diet, and also the importance of supporting females in conservation
01:10:17
April 13, 2021
REV On Air With Eileen Fisher: Building a Legacy Brand & Sustainable Fashion Today
Today on REV On Air we are having a conversation on sustainability, female entrepreneurship and the challenges and opportunities of truly ethical fashion with the iconic Eileen Fisher. Eileen started her fashion brand in 1984 in the most organic of ways, with $350 of her own money, and has now turned it into a company of over 1000 people and more than 65 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Throughout this time, Eileen has remained true to her vision of the company and in recent years has redoubled her efforts to make the company a beacon of sustainability as one of the bigger fashion players. When I first spoke to her, I was shocked at how humble, committed and passionate she remains about everything they do at the company. Nearly 30 years from it’s inception, Eileen remains an active, intrinsic part of the day to day running of the brand and is constantly seeking new and better ways of doing things.  We found Eileen’s passion for what she does and what she believes in infectious, and she has done things her own way since the beginning. We also discuss how the pandemic has made her consider how to truly leave the brand as sustainable as possible. This episode covers recycling and innovative fashion, ethical business practices and female entrepreneurship.
01:09:16
April 06, 2021
Is Vintage Fashion Our Most Sustainable Option With Stylist Bay Garnett
Today we are very excited to be talking about something that we have discussed quite a bit here at REV - is vintage the most sustainable option we all have when it comes to our wardrobes? To help us dissect that question a bit further we are speaking to the wonderful Bay Garnett today on the REV podcast. Bay is a renowned stylist and previous contributing fashion editor at British Vogue who’s passion is using vintage pieces to create unique and sustainable shoots. As the pioneer of "thrifting", Bay was the first to include vintage pieces in luxury shoots, bringing thrifting into the mainstream. Today, her second-hand credentials are more relevant than ever to the future of fashion as a cornerstone of sustainability. Garnett is the Senior Independent Fashion Advisor for Oxfam and helps facilitate their wildly popular Second Hand September campaign. Today we discuss the advantages of vintage, as well as some of the issues that still need to be resolved when it comes to donating to and shopping for pre-loved clothing.
40:58
March 17, 2021
Understanding & Mitigating Our Carbon Footprints with Carbon Calories
Alexander Frantzen is the founder of Carbon Calories, a company on a mission is to make carbon accounting and reporting cost-effective for all businesses. His background is in economics and finance in New York City, including: Real estate acquisitions and development, commercial lease negotiations, and due diligence of startups, private funds, and publicly traded securities. He was also a financial advisor to The Model Organic Farm Foundation for several years. Carbon Calories is an organisation that measures the carbon footprint with each item you pick up. We need to understand and contextuliase the impact of carbon to truly want to cut back on it. We think this is genius in helping individuals make better buying and lifestyle choices. We hope this conversation will impact the way you think about your own carbon footprint, as well as our universal responsibility to fix a very broken way of operating. We have solutions in this conversation I really hope everyone will take into consideration as there has never been a more pressing time to come together to address issues around sustainability.
01:06:27
March 03, 2021
Regenerative Farming & Social Justice with Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm
Today we are incredibly honoured to get to speak to Leah Penniman, co-director and Manager of Soul Fire Farm, a regenerative farm in upstate New York working on food and social justice through sustainable farming practices, and author of Farming While Black, a comprehensive manual for African-heritage people ready to reclaim their rightful place of dignified agency in the food system. As Penniman writes there: “Stewarding our own land, growing our own food, educating our own youth, participating in our own healthcare and justice systems. This is the source of real power and dignity.” This episode covers regenerative farming, humanitarian justice within the food system, organic eating and more. 
58:36
February 23, 2021
Fashion As A Force For Good With Cecilie Thorsmark, CEO of Copenhagen Fashion Week
Today we are thrilled to launch season 4 of the REV podcast with the lovely Cecile Thorsmark, CEO of Copenhagen Fashion Week. Cora first met Cecilie during her very first season as CEO, and she was so lovely and passionate about her role in making Copenhagen the leader for sustainability within Fashion Weeks. She is now a couple of years in and making incredible strides. We talk about how she has set up goals for brands to adhere to, how she is looking within at Copenhagen fashion week itself, and the future of fashion in general. This is such a relevant conversation to anyone in fashion, and also in business, who is looking for inspiration on leadership as we move forward into a greener world.  This episode has been brought to you by Wild Deodorant, our favourite sustainable deodorant brand and a huge staple for clean beauty here at Rêve En Vert. Merci Wild!
01:11:50
February 17, 2021
Sustainable Business Growth & Transparency with Ganni Founder Nicolaj Reffstrup
Today on REV On Air Cora speaks to the founder of cult Danish fashion brand, Ganni, Nicolaj Reffstrup. Nicolaj is a pioneer in sustainable business when it comes to a larger, more corporate fashion brand and he speaks honestly and openly about growing Ganni as ethically as possible whilst being realistic when it comes to maintaining a successful business. He talks about a carbon tax, the importance of getting politicians involved in regulating the fashion industry and the future of sustainable investment and ethical shareholders. Nicolaj also talks about the beginning of Ganni Lab, a new element of corporate social responsibility at the company that puts transparency at the forefront of their sustainable strategy. This is a really interesting conversation in that it takes a look at how big fashion brands can really think about turning the ship around whilst not losing the inevitable need for success in our current capitalistic structure.   We also want to say a big thank you to Social Supermarket for making today’s episode possible. As a business with conscious consumption at their core, they couldn’t be a more perfect sponsor for us here at REV. Social Supermarket is the UK's largest social enterprise marketplace, selling a curation of products with purpose. We are thrilled to be able to share with our Rêve En Vert community a special 10% off discount code for their first Social Supermarket purchase so you guys can all explore this amazing company yourselves. The code is REVSENTME10 and can be used at any time to try out one of their amazing hampers at https://www.socialsupermarket.org/.
57:59
December 02, 2020
Indigenous Rights, Food Sovereignty & Regenerative Agriculture with Sanjay Rawal, ethical film director.
Today we are incredibly honoured to have Sanjay Rawall on the REV podcast. Sanjay is a documentary film maker with a focus on ethical food system and indigenous people’s rights, as well as regenerative agriculture. Sanjay has made several films now, and throughout each unique subject - the rights food workers need in Food Chains, the transcendence of running and endurance as a connection to our spirituality with 3100, and finally now with Gather, he has reminded viewers of deeper interconnectedness and humanity as things we are lacking and need to find again in order to solve our world’s problems. This conversation today is so deeply meaningful today, and we hope you all learn a bit more about everything from how to help repair our broken food systems to how each of us can become a steward of the earth, no matter who we are.  More on Sanjay Rawall: Sanjay spent 15 years working on human rights campaigns globally - for the US government, foundations, philanthropists and local governments. Sanjay’s first feature documentary  Food Chains (2014), was produced by Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser with narration by Forest Whitaker. The film won numerous awards, was released theatrically in 40 cities by Screen Media and was acquired by Netflix. Sanjay’s second effort took a sharp turn into non-traditional filmmaking. Applying narrative cinematic technique, Sanjay directed a sweeping expedition film. 3100: Run And Become was released theatrically in the US in 20 markets last fall. Please follow Sanjay here: https://www.instagram.com/mrsanjayr/ And learn more about Gather film here: https://www.instagram.com/gatherfilm/ Today's episode is brought to you by Social Supermarket, find them here: https://www.socialsupermarket.org/
01:09:30
November 25, 2020
Female Empowerment Leading to Sustainability with Noëlla Coursaris Musunka of Malaika
Today we are thrilled to share a really beautiful conversation with Noëlla Coursaris Musunka - a tireless advocate for female education and empowerment as the founder of Malaika, a nonprofit organisation that impacts thousands of lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo through enhanced access to education and health programs. Noëlla herself is an international model and philanthropist of Congolese/Cypriot heritage, an Ambassador for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria, and a voice for the power of female education worldwide. Noëlla has shared her insight at a number of world-class forums, spanning the World Economic Forum in Davos to the university halls of Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and MIT and the offices of UNICEF. So we are honoured to have her here to speak to us today. Our conversation spans development to education and female empowerment, all of which we believe is just fundamental to truly sustainable growth. Please learn more about Malaika and support their work here: https://malaika.org/ Follow Noëlla here: https://www.instagram.com/noellacoursaris/ Follow Malaika here: https://www.instagram.com/malaikadrc/
45:23
November 18, 2020
Sustainable Business & Growth with John Moore of Outerknown
Today we are so excited to be speaking with John Moore, co-founder and Creative Director of a brand we really admire, Outerknown. Started with surfing legend Kelly Slater, John and Cora get to talk about ethical business and a love of the natural world. John joined Kelly Slater five years ago to start a brand that would speak to their joint love of the ocean and preserving our environment as much as it would amazing fashion. Cora is speaking to John today from him home in California, and we want to encourage you guys to listen all the way to end where we touch upon the realists of what life is like there now with the very real climate change they are witnessing this Autumn. Today’s episode was brought to you by Tropic Skincare. Tropic aim to be a force for good beyond beauty - and this is just such a great brand to explore if you are looking for truly effective, sustainable skincare. Head to tropicskincare.com to learn more!
01:15:34
November 11, 2020
The Call for Organic Makeup & Natural Beauty with Kirsten, founder of Kjaer Weis
Today we are so thrilled to share Cora's conversation with Kirsten, founder of one of the beauty industries most luxurious clean makeup brand's, Kjaer Weis. Kirsten and Cora discuss Kirsten's evolution from a leading makeup artist to discovering the detrimental effects of conventional makeup on model's skin. Her own upbringing on a sustainable farm in Denmark lead her to think about organic ingredients, and she set out to create a natural beauty brand that would be as effective as anything else on the market. Cora and Kirsten discuss why we should all be thinking about taking a more conscious approach to our makeup and what we are putting on our faces every day. This is a really important conversation for anyone wanting to learn more about organic makeup and natural beauty and why making the switch is so important for our health and the environment. 
01:04:53
October 28, 2020
Using Our Creativity Towards A Sustainable Future With Wilson Oryema
To launch season 3 of the REV podcast, our co-founder Cora Hilts speaks to the incredible Wilson Oryema - poet, curator and activist, about how we can harness our creativity to lead to a more sustainable future. Wilson has created documentaries on waste and our issues regarding trash, as well as toxic chemicals found in our clothing. He is an advocate of a more sustainable fashion industry, and uses his voice to inspire a whole new generation of people to think differently about the impacts they can make. He also is working on a regenerative future project to engage young people with sustainable solutions. With the times of Covid 19 wreaking havoc on our creative industries, Wilson talks about the need to evolve and constantly engage in our changing world. This is a truly inspiring and hopeful conversation that we hope you enjoy! 
01:07:43
October 21, 2020
Clean Perfumes and the Call for Clean Beauty with Belinda Smith of St. Rose Fragrances
Today Cora sits down with to speak with Belinda Smith, founder of St. Rose artisanal fragrances. Belinda speaks to us about clean beauty and the danger of conventional fragrances when it comes to toxic chemicals and environmental waste. Cora and Belinda also discuss the need for more education when it comes to what we are putting on our bodies and how much they both love clean skincare with a good story. St. Rose is also a member of 1% for the Planet and plant trees with every purchase.
51:26
August 05, 2020
Tackling Plastic Pollution and Conscious Business with William Pearson
To round off Plastic Free July, today on REV On Air Cora speaks to Ocean Bottle co-founder and plastic pollution activist Will Pearson. They discuss the threats plastic pollution pose to both human and planetary health, the detrimental effects of micro plastics to our air and oceans and what we can all do to help stop our individual plastic consumption. This is a topic we at Rêve En Vert are extremely keen to highlight and help you all to navigate, so we are thrilled to be bringing you this proactive conversation today.
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July 28, 2020
Sustainable Fashion and Women In Business with Samata, CEO of Red Carpet Green Dress
Today Cora sits down with the amazing Samata, CEO of Red Carpet, Green Dress, to discuss Samata's work towards a sustainable future of fashion and her work with Suzy Amis Cameron to make the red carpet a more conscious entity. Samata and Cora also discuss the importance of female empowerment and leadership in business to create a more sustainable economy, and how they both remain motivated and optimistic when things become difficult. We are so excited to share this episode with you and hope you love it as much as we do!
01:00:11
July 22, 2020
REV On Air With Cameron Saul of Together Band & Bottletop
Today Cora Hilts speaks to Cameron Saul, co-founder of the ethical handbag brand Bottletop and the social enterprise, Together Band. Cameron and Cora discuss his commitment to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, how anyone can start a sustainable business, and the future of fashion and accessories.
55:58
July 15, 2020
Clean and Sustainable Beauty with Francisco Costa of Costa Brazil
Today Cora speaks to the legendary Francisco Costa, who was the Creative Director of Calvin Klein for over a decade before he went on to start his clean beauty brand, Costa Brazil. Francisco and Cora speak about the path to starting a sustainable business and how natural beauty that is sourced ethically is the future of wellness. They also speak about the change of business into a more sustainable form of consumption.
01:01:07
June 10, 2020
Stay Plastic Free and Conscious Travel With Ben Pundole
Today Cora speaks to Ben Pundole, the VP of of Brand Experience for Edition Hotels and also founder of A Hotel Life. Cora and Ben discuss how travel is changing in the post Covid 19 world to become a more conscious and thoughtful experience. They also discuss Ben's initiative, Stay Plastic Free, which encourages hotel chains to get rid of single use plastic. 
29:44
May 27, 2020
Creativity and Sustainability with Vogue Italia's Sara Maino
Today Cora speak to Vogue Italia's Sara Maino about the future of fashion and young talent in what we hope to be a more sustainable world on the other side of Covid 19. Sara is the Deputy Director of Vogue Italia and Head of Vogue Talents - her insight on a more conscious fashion future that still maintains beauty and creativity at its core is incredibly inspiring.
56:59
May 20, 2020
Sustainable Denim and Ethical Manufacturing with Jordan Nodarse of Boyish Jeans
In this episode Cora speaks with Jordan Nodarse, who is the founder of sustainable denim brand Boyish Jeans.  They discuss the most ethical way of running a business, including being a part of 1% For The Planet and being a carbon neutral company. The two also talk about sustainable manufacturing, organic cotton and the perils of fast fashion.
01:05:03
May 13, 2020
Biodynamic Farming & A More Sustainable Fashion Future With Model and Activist Arizona Muse
Today on the REV podcast we are so excited to have Cora speaking with Arizona Muse - our favourite model, a fashion industry leader on sustainable change and new biodynamic farmer! Cora and Arizona discuss a shared passion for regenerative agriculture and getting back to the land, and Arizona's thoughts on the future of fashion, sustainability and transparency.  
51:46
May 06, 2020
Sustainable Eating & Wellness With Nutritionist Rosemary Ferguson
Today we speak to model and nutritionist Rosemary Ferguson about what a healthy diet and sustainable eating means at all times, not during just our current crisis. Cora and Rosemary discuss eating locally, the occasional case for intermittent fasting, slowing down our lifestyles for physical health and the mind gut connection. The fundamental focus always coming back to the need for a mostly plant based, seasonal and healthy diet to keep us at our peak immunity whilst eating in the best way possible for the planet.
44:47
April 28, 2020
Earth Day and Sustainable Fashion Lucette Romy of The Wylde
In honour of Earth Day, we speak to one of our favourite environmentalists and sustainable fashion designer, Lucette Romy, about how she is approaching conscious living and ethical business. We discuss supporting small, family run factories and natural dyeing, as well as veganism and living in harmony with Mother Earth.
01:05:19
April 22, 2020
Sustainable Wellness with Bear Founder Sammy Leetham
Today on the REV Podcast Cora speaks to Sammy Leetham - the founder of our favourite sustainable wellness brand, Bear, about what conscious living means to him, how we can use plant based supplements and organic nutrition for better living, and the perils of fake marketing within the wellness world.
51:52
April 14, 2020
Sustainability In The Time of Covid 19 with Journalist Dana Thomas
We speak to journalist and author of the amazing book Fashionopolis Dana Thomas about how fashion is being impacted by Covid 19, and where we might be on the other side of this pandemic. We also talk about the rise, and perhaps now the fall, of fast fashion, and why we should be thinking about what we purchase and where from, particularly in the lead up to Fashion Revolution Week. 
51:39
April 08, 2020
Sustainable Sex with Sarah Welsh of HANX
We are very excited be talking about sustainable sex today with Sarah Welsh, the co-founder of our favourite sexual wellness brand, HANX. Today, Cora and Sarah talk about the rise of STIs, the issues surrounding conventional birth control and how you can make an all natural, vegan and biodegradable condom. We also delve into women's empowerment and sexual education with this NHS GP turned entrepreneur. 
32:45
January 27, 2020
Ethical Fashion and Women in Business with Misha Nonoo
Today we are thrilled share our latest episode of the REV podcast with the ethical fashion designer Misha Nonoo ahead of her talk with our co-founder and CEO Cora Hilts and the zero waste inspiration Trash is for Tossers in New York City tonight. Misha and Cora sat down earlier in the year to discuss sustainable production, timeless fashion, women in business, and her involvement with the Duchess of Sussex and her Smart Works Charity and we are thrilled to get to share it with you now! For those who can’t join us in person in New York tonight have a listen to hear some of Misha’s insights into what constitutes good business to her.
26:30
December 17, 2019
Conscious Parenting and Environmentalism with Giada Lubomirski
Today we sit down with the second half of the dynamic duo that is the Lubomirski couple. Giada is a mother to two young boys, a huge combatant in fighting plastic pollution, an environmentalist, lover of sustainable fashion and vintage, and an all round inspiring woman when it comes to creating change. She runs her instagram account as Ecoshaker, where she shares tips on sustainable living and how to get involved. Like us at REV, she believes community is key to change so we had a lot to talk about!  
43:36
December 03, 2019
Conscious Creativity and Activism with Photographer Alexi Lubomirski
Today we are so excited to have the photographer and activist Alexi Lubomirski on the REV podcast to talk about his enthusiasm for compassion and integrity within the creative industry. Alexi may now be most well known for taking those beautiful engagement and wedding photographs for Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, and he is now using some of this attention to activate his campaign for protection of animals, conscious creativity, environmental responsibility and sustainable fashion. He has just started a campaign called Creatives 4 Change that encourages people to commit to not using feathers, fur or exotic skins in fashion in order for these things to become less desirable and less on trend. He is also a keen traveller, a vegan, ambassador to Concern Worldwide, husband and father, author and poet. His personal ethos and passion for bettering the world is infectious, and we hope you feel as inspired as we did after getting to hear the conversation he and Cora had earlier this week.
47:38
November 25, 2019
Katharine Hamnett Talks Sustainable Fashion and Political Activism
Today we talk to fashion designer and political advocate Katharine Hamnett about her opinions on some of the most controversial topics facing us today - politics, Brexit, sustainable fashion and individual responsibility and regulation. We discuss whether her famous slogan tees were ever effective, and after many years in the industry, whether she feels she has accomplished what she wants to with creating change.
46:09
November 19, 2019
Sustainable Luxury Travel With Juliet Kinsman Of Bouteco
Today we speak to luxury travel expert Juliet Kinsman on how we can, if ever, travel in an ethical and responsible way. Juliet's career has included being the founding editor at Mr. and Mrs. Smith, where she learned all about luxury and boutique travel. She has taken that knowledge on to founding Bouteco, a sustainable travel platform sharing some of the most ethical hotels in the world. We discuss carbon offsetting, how to choose the best eco hotel and in what ways we can support local communities when we travel. We think this will be highly relevant at a time when 1.4 billion people are now travelling at any given moment! 
42:20
November 12, 2019
Sustainable Eating with Skye Gyngell of Spring & Heckfield Place
We are so excited to have our first guest today that will be talking about sustainable food and her opinions on the most ethical way to be growing it, consuming it and dining out. Her name is Skye Gyngell, an Australian native who has been making waves with her cooking ever since she moved to England. She began what has become an incredibly illustrious career as head chef at Petersham Nurseries, before starting her very own restaurant, Spring, which has been often noted as one of London’s most sustainable, and beautiful, places to dine. Most recently, she has become the Culinary Director at Heckfield Place, where she oversees a biodynamic farm and encourages locality and seasonality in all the food prepared there. We talk about her journey within the organic food movement, the importance of working with British farmers, zero waste eating and food waste, and her most recent achievement of becoming the UK’s first restaurant to entirely ban single use plastics. We can’t wait for you to listen.
48:44
November 04, 2019
REV On Air With Claire Vero of Aurelia Skincare
Today we are speaking with Claire Vero, founder of the natural beauty range Aurelia Probiotic Skincare. The line has now won numerous beauty awards and some of her hero products, like the all natural botanic deodorant, continually sell out on Reve En Vert, so we were very keen to get her in to talk about what has made the line so desirable whilst maintaining so much integrity. We talk to her about what actually constitutes natural and bio-organic skincare, why probiotics may be the key to health both inside and out, how to avoid products with any sort of animal testing, and how she marries both her professional and personal life with sustainable living.
44:31
October 29, 2019
Sustainable Skincare With Dom Bridges of Haeckels
Dom Bridges is the founder of Haeckels - an organic skincare and wellness line based in Margate, England. Their aim is to produce effective natural products from sustainable sources and implement solutions to aid our planet's oceans crisis simultaneously.  We speak to Dom about what brought him to a small seaside town to start a line based mostly on seaweed, what success means in a time of unprecedented environmental issues, and possibly most important of all, whether a four day work week is the solution to all of this? 
35:29
October 21, 2019
Ethical Production With Jewellery Designer Pippa Small
Today we speak to a woman who has really changed the way we see craftsmanship and artisan production within the field of jewellery - Pippa small is a designer who has been going into conflict areas for 20 years to create livelihoods, education and beauty within some of the most war torn areas on earth. Her gorgeous designs have brought income and pride to people who have experienced unimaginable things and now have a purpose through her jewellery line. We talk about the environmental and humanitarian impacts of conventional mining, the support of the duchess of Sussex for her line and how we as consumers can know what we are buying when it comes to jewellery.
38:40
October 14, 2019
Sustainable Living With Activist David de Rothschild
How can we all become our own sort of activist? We ask environmental activist and entrepreneur David de Rothschild.  David has started a company where nature is actually a direct shareholder, sailed across the ocean in a boat made of plastic to highlight the incredible plastic pollution issues we have, and is one of the most articulate speakers I have come across in terms of environmental passion and activism. I thought his reasoning for why we should all be fighting this battle for the preservation of nature together was the exact right note to launch the series on.
44:25
October 04, 2019