💚 For Cruelty-Free Fashion 👟🎥

💚 For Cruelty-Free Fashion 👟🎥

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Dennis Kamprad

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Happy Wednesday 👋

When you are shopping for shoes, what are the most important criteria for you?

For example, I’m a big fan of sustainable barefoot shoes and have a few go-to brands…

But a few years ago, the choice wasn’t as good as it is now…

And in this week’s podcast, I had the pleasure to speak to Paula, who was looking for vegan shoes a few years ago (back when this wasn’t really a thing yet).

Unsatisfied with the choices back then, she decided to take matters into her own hands and start one of the first vegan (and now sustainable) shoe brands!

Here are the impactful insights that I have for you today:

  • How shoes can be made cruelty-free and sustainably 👟
  • How Apple is ramping up its climate goals 📱
  • Why Singapore has issued new flexible working guidelines 🇸🇬
  • And more… 💚

👟 How Vegan Shoes Can Be Made Sustainably

Have you ever wondered how shoes can be made that are not just vegan but also sustainable? Then you’ll enjoy our conversation together with Paula Pérez from Nae Vegan Shoes! 👇

🎥 We’ve just launched a new podcast episode with Paula Pérez from Nae Vegan Shoes. Paula has been passionate about creating a business that reflected her values and also provided a solution for others who shared her beliefs. As a vegan in need of shoes that align with her values, she saw an opportunity in Portugal’s shoe industry and began working with factories to develop a line of vegan shoes.

💚 Nae Vegan Shoes is a Portuguese footwear brand that sustainably creates cruelty-free footwear. They use organic and recycled materials to create shoes, bags, and accessories. NAE stands for No Animal Exploitation. And their name carries their mission: to propose an animal-friendly and ecological alternative against human exploitation.

How Vegan Shoes Can Be Made Sustainably: Paula Pérez from Nae Vegan Shoes (#21)

Here are three key points that you’ll learn from this episode:

✅ How her desire to create an impactful business led her to create one of the first vegan and sustainable shoe brands…

✅ How she started her shoe brand, Nae Vegan Shoes, without having any design or manufacturing background…

✅ How she wants to make Nae Vegan Shoes as sustainable as possible as soon as possible…

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📢 More Good News…

🌎 How Climeworks is fast-tracking carbon removal:

  • Swiss direct air capture company Climeworks has expanded into carbon removal trading via its new venture, Climeworks Solutions.
  • They will offer both nature and engineered-based carbon removal technologies and services that go beyond direct air capture based removals.
  • Climeworks’ expansion reflects a growing awareness about the necessity of carbon removal to address climate change and puts Climeworks at the forefront of this sector.

🇸🇬 Why Singapore has issued new flexible working guidelines:

  • Beginning in December, Singapore employees can request flexible work arrangements including 4-day work weeks, working from home, and more flexible hours.
  • Although not legally binding, employees can turn to their unions if they feel their requests have not been given the appropriate attention. 
  • This action highlights a global trend of workplace flexibility, something which Australia and Ireland have already implemented.

📱 How Apple is ramping up its climate goals:

  • Tech giant Apple has unveiled new plans to increase its renewable energy usage and clean water projects to meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
  • Apple has tripled its renewable power usage since 2020 and has saved 76 billion gallons of water since the launch of its Supplier Clean Water program back in 2013.
  • Now, Apple seeks to launch new partnerships designed to increase water security, quality, and access across the globe.
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🤝 Three Important Awareness Events

🧪 Chemists Celebrate Earth Week:

  • Chemists Celebrate Earth Week was founded in 2003 by the American Chemical Society as a day-long event to complement Earth Day and promote the work of chemists in sustainable developments. 
  • Chemists Celebrate Earth Day was changed to a week-long event in 2018, and today, the event is a popular community-based program celebrated across the US, bringing together technical divisions, student communities, schools, businesses, and individuals to communicate the positive role chemists play in the world.

🦟 April 25, World Malaria Day

  • Established by the WHO in 2007, World Malaria Day brings attention to malaria and the need for continued investment and commitment to prevention and control. 
  • Although the first malaria vaccine was distributed in 2019, the number of malaria cases around the world increased from 2021 to 2022, proving that eradicating malaria will require global support for years to come.

🌳 April 26, Arbor Day

  • The first Arbor Day was observed in 1872 in Nebraska with the planting of almost one million trees. Today, the holiday is still celebrated with tree planting, along with other environment-centric activities. 
  • The goal is to bring awareness to the impact of trees and plants on the health of our environment and our own well-being.

Related: You can discover all the 109 most important awareness events (for the month, days, weeks) in our awareness calendar for April 2024!

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📜 These Days in History

✍️ April 23, 1564: Although it is impossible to be certain about his exact date of birth, many scholars believe that English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare was born on this date. He would go on to become one of the most prolific and famous playwrights of all time.

⛴️ April 25, 1859: Construction on the Suez Canal, an artificial waterway to connect the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, began in Egypt. Today, dozens of ships navigate the canal every day, carrying more than 300 tons of goods a year.

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💭 Quote of the Day

“To be, or not to be, that is the question.”

― William Shakespeare; English playwright, poet, and actor

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