61 episodes

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.

REV On Air - Sustainable Stories Rêve En Vert

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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.

    REV On Air: Hope in Regenerative Farming with Jesse Smith of White Buffalo Land Trust

    REV On Air: Hope in Regenerative Farming with Jesse Smith of White Buffalo Land Trust

    Today we are so excited to be having a conversation about one of our favorite topics when it comes to tackling the climate crisis and other issues like biodiversity loss, soil health and even food justice - and that would be regenerative agriculture.

    Jesse Smith is the Director of Land Stewardship for White Buffalo Land Trust and has been working for the past decade to develop a resilient food economy in California’s Central Coastal region. He’s an agricultural producer with a background in communication and industrial design, and has devoted his life to agricultural system design and community development to achieve evolutionary change within our food economy and ecology.

    In addition to his role as Director of Land Stewardship at WBLT, he is a Trustee at the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, a Trustee at Santa Barbara Middle School, a member of the Santa Barbara Food Action Network, and part of the Green America, Carbon Farming Innovation Network since 2017. After almost a decade of working in regenerative agriculture, ecological education, community leadership, and international consulting, Jesse is at the inflection point in his career. 

    Having firmly found a grounded footing in his work and community, he now has an opportunity to catalyze systemic change with the 1,000 acre Center for Regenerative Agriculture at Jalama Canyon Ranch as a powerful platform. As an individual with a multicultural and multidisciplinary background, he is a leader with a diverse perspective that can connect the threads within social, ecological, and capital systems. His vision to see the nested nature in which his local and regional work affects the larger national and global context is unique. His role is shifting the industry of agriculture from a paradigm of do-less-harm to one of living system regeneration, and the community that is growing around him is a manifestation of what the world needs most these days

    This conversation is really about hope for the future and Jesse’s incredible optimism and love of a challenge is so refreshing to hear in times when bad news and a lot of hopelessness feels so pervasive. If this conversation doesn’t get you excited about the potential of regenerative agriculture to create a more just and sustainable world then we don’t know what will!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    REV On Air: Anna Bario an Inclusive + Sustainable Jewelry Designer

    REV On Air: Anna Bario an Inclusive + Sustainable Jewelry Designer

    Today we are so pleased to be having a conversation on the ‘true cost’ of the jewelry industry, and the bringing together of creativity with a social and environmental mission with Anna Bario who is the co-founder of the ethical jewelry line, Bario Neal.

    Anna Bario and Page Neal started Bario Neal in 2008 with the shared idea that our most precious things come with a story.

    While Anna and Page were drawn to the imaginative possibilities of jewelry, they were disillusioned by industry standards that turned a blind eye to the harmful, widespread effects of conventional mining. So before they launched the line, they committed to doing things better — for the earth, the people and communities within the supply chain, their customers, and in turn, their business.

    Bario Neal is now an industry leader in ethical sourcing and mindful production. Their jewelry reflects individualism, gender and marriage equality, and conscious values rooted in ethical origin from mine to market. Their hope is that you’ll find a piece of jewelry that represents your most authentic self.

    In today’s conversation, we dive into Anna’s passion for transparency within her industry, her commitment to finding the most sustainable ways to craft an heirloom piece, and her attraction to the handmade.

    This episode covers the creation of ‘slow jewelry,’ making every person feel welcomed, and the sincerity of a brand that was started with ethics at it’s core. We also discuss some of the complexities of what truly sustainable jewelry and craft can entail, and how Anna approaches these in her own unique way. We also delve into being a women founded business and the challenges she overcame along the way. I hope you love this conversation as much as we did!

    Learn all about Bario Neal here: https://bario-neal.com

    And follow their journey here: https://www.instagram.com/barioneal/

    • 45 min
    REV On Air: Solving the World's Plastic Pollution Problem With Innovation in Fashion with Javier Goyeneche of Ecoalf

    REV On Air: Solving the World's Plastic Pollution Problem With Innovation in Fashion with Javier Goyeneche of Ecoalf

    Javier is the founder and president of ECOALF, an ethical fashion brand that was born in 2009 with a vision to stop carelessly using natural resources. Javier’s mission was to create the first generation of recycled products with the same quality and design as the best non-recycled products on the market.

    Having spent a decade as a successful entrepreneur with his first brand, Javier gradually grew frustrated with the amount of waste he saw being produced by the fashion industry. He embarked on a mission to create an entirely new concept that would combine his design sensibility and understanding of the fashion consumer with the latest in recycled materials.

    He has grown the company to be a leader in the space of truly sustainable enterprise…looking at everything from carbon footprints, waste management and what the positive impact of doing business can look like. Ecoalf is now recognized by B Corp as one of the global top 5% of companies that are best for the World, and his commitments to education and solution based work keeps expanding.

    The Ecoalf Foundation is one of the elements of the company I find so interesting and a huge part of what we discuss today as something other businesses should really be trying to do themselves.

    The History of the ECOALF Foundation is the story of Upcycling the Oceans, an unprecedented global adventure born in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015. The aim is to clean the oceans of marine waste with the help of the fishing industry and to give a second life to plastic waste through recycling and closing the loop. Currently, the ECOALF Foundation collaborates with local partners to carry out Upcycling the Oceans in Spain, Greece, Italy and Thailand  though they are working on its implementation in other parts of the world as pollution is sadly so rampant throughout all of our oceans. They also collaborate on other projects in the fields of waste management, environmental awareness or research and development with institutions with whom they share common values and objectives. Since 2015, the foundation has collected 1000 tonnes of marine waste, proving that we really can have solutions within an economic system.

    Javier’s passion for what he does is just infectious….his ability to work with everyone from local fishermen to understand how to engage with waste collection to collaborations with Goop and Barneys is indicative of someone who realizes that every person needs to be involved in saving the planet. Because, as his company slogan states, there is no planet B.

    Learn more about Ecoalf here! https://www.instagram.com/ecoalf/

    • 51 min
    REV On Air: Transforming Our Collective Landscapes Into Sustainable Havens Edwina von Gal

    REV On Air: Transforming Our Collective Landscapes Into Sustainable Havens Edwina von Gal

    Edwina von Gal creates landscapes with a focus on simplicity and sustainability for private and public clients around the  world. She has Frank Ghery and Toshiko Mori, on projects for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Richard Serra, Larry Gagosian,  Robert De Niro, and many others in the environmental, design and art  communities.

    In 2008, while designing the park for The Biomuseo Panama, Edwina founded the Azuero Earth  Project, promoting native species reforestation on Panama’s Azuero Peninsula, perhaps the first  of its kind to work without synthetic chemicals.

    In 2013, Edwina went on to create the Perfect  Earth Project, a nonprofit organization based in the USA dedicated to raising consciousness  about the dangers of toxic lawn and garden chemicals, and the importance of planting native  species, to protect the health of people, their pets, and the planet. Perfect Earth Project educates homeowners and professionals in nature-based landscape management techniques. She lectures across the United States advising individuals, organizations, and communities  on chemical free practices.

    In March of 2021 she launched a new initiative, Two Thirds for the  Birds, a call to action to landscape and environmental professionals to make all their projects  habitat friendly. She is currently converting her own property, Marshouse, into a laboratory and  teaching center for whole and healthy landscape practices.

    Today Cora and Edwina discuss the importance of re-wilding our land, how to think differently about your lawn, pesticides, fertilizers and many other amazing things. 

    Learn more on rewinding your garden, engaging with sustainable landscaping and how to plant for biodiversity and native plants below: 

    The Perfect Earth Project Website.

    @perfectearthproject on Instagram.

    @edwinavongal – Edwina’s Instagram.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    REV On Air: ISKO & Hiut Denim on Inclusive Solutions to Sustainability

    REV On Air: ISKO & Hiut Denim on Inclusive Solutions to Sustainability

    Hello everyone, Cora here - welcome back to REV On Air, the Rêve En Vert podcast. A place for sustainable story telling with founders, activists, creatives and phenomenal individuals who are paving the way for a more conscious future for us all.

    Today I am so excited to have a joint conversation between two very different companies taking very different approaches to sustainability issues within fashion. But in working together, they have used a smaller business model and a more large scale one to create an incredibly innovative recycled denim line that is the result of a joint venture. I truly believe that we cannot overlook either small or big business in solving the climate crisis and issues of sustainability within fashion and today’s conversation is really interesting in hearing two different view points on what that means.

    First off, I will be chatting to Keith O’Brien of Isko Denim, a woven textiles and sustainable denim company that uses technology to produce the fabrics many designers create with. They were the the first denim producer in the world to be recognised with the Nordic Swan and EU Ecolabel certifications. Their waste management innovations reduce the environmental performance impact from yarn to fabric production, by using reused and recycled materials. Keith talks about leaving a job at Acadia Group to learn about sustainability with a role at ISKO and work to push more and more ethical collaborations.

    David Hiat is the founder of Hiat Denim, an amazing jeans brand looking to bring back an ethical industry to a small town in Wales. In 2002, 400 of the world’s most talented jeans makers were suddenly put out of work when their employer outsourced denim production overseas. Overnight, 10 percent of the population of Cardigan, U.K., lost their jobs, as the country’s largest jean factory moved to Morocco. Now, David and his wife Clare are looking to put Cardigan back on the map by reopening the factory, and rehiring the original team to make the world’s best jean, using sustainable materials and local manufacturing.

    With ISKO producing Hiut’s recycled and organic denim fabric, I wanted to ask both of these men about how this collaboration brought great results for each side in very different ways. This conversation shows us that actually we can look to al different sorts of companies for doing things well, and also truly the power of partnerships in sharing strengths to solve so many of the issues we face today, especially at a time when there seems to be so much division.

    I loved talking to Keith and David, and I truly hope you all draw some inspiration for listening. Now over to our conversation!

    Learn more about ISKO here: https://www.instagram.com/iskodenim/

    Learn more about Hiut Denim here: https://www.instagram.com/hiutdenim/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    REV On Air: Pushing the Boundaries of Sustainable Fashion with Vanessa Barboni Hallik of Another Tomorrow

    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/

    • 58 min

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Sarah Dewar ,

Just what we need.

LOVE this podcast. Cora has meaningful and honest conversations with real, imperfect, passionate figures making an impact in the sustainability scene. I have learned so much about each of the industries highlighted each week. This podcast affirms my individual efforts to live more sustainability. We all have a choice and we all have a voice. I am looking forward to more from the Rev team!

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