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@corahilts speaking to Christy and Aras

@christydawn by Jamie Neasham

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@corahilts speaking to Christy and Aras

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“So to Christy and Aras and the story of Christy Dawn. I was lucky enough to get to do this podcast in person at their beautiful store on Abbot Kinney in LA. Christy and Aras started the Christy Dawn line in order to help women feel beautiful and comfortable in an array of dresses that they began making locally in LA with deadstock fabrics. As the brand evolved however, they knew they could be doing more – they wanted to heal the land more than simply do no harm. This led them to a partnership with Oshadi Collective, an incredible regenerative farm in India that is growing, processing and creating some of the most sustainable fabrics on earth.

This is a story of a couple who have put their passion and ideologies into creating something bigger than themselves, and Christy Dawn has gone from regenerating 4 acres to over 80 in the course of just a couple of years with the Farm to Closet collections. My conversation with them is incredibly honest, at some points surprising, and mostly a tale of the power of one couple to make an incredible impact on the fashion industry, but also people and the planet. Which really at the end of the day is the point of this whole series with Farmer’s Footprint!

I hope you all are as inspired by this conversation as I was, and I encourage everyone to head over to Christy Dawn and explore their efforts in regenerative fashion to learn even more. But now over to my time spent with Christy and Aras.”

 

– Cora Hilts 

 

 

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“One night it all kind of became really clear, like oh, we grow our clothes. So we could grow it in a way that heals the earth. We could do it in a reciprocal way – we could do it through intimacy.”

 

Aras Bedalis

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Merci To Our Sponsors For This Episode!

 

EcoCart

The average customer lacks access to information that could help them estimate the carbon footprint of the items they purchase, even though 4 out of 5 consumers say climate impact is a factor in who they decide to purchase with. Dane Baker and Peter Twomey recognized this missing information and created EcoCart as a solution.

EcoCart has already empowered over 2,000 brands, including Christy Dawn, to embark on their climate-positive journey. Their innovative carbon-offsetting tool seamlessly integrates with ecommerce brand’s checkout pages to calculate carbon emissions, and then enables either merchants or shoppers (or both!) to pay to offset those emissions, based on the brand’s budget. EcoCart firmly believes that companies should reduce carbon emissions in addition to offsetting, and also provides brands with insightful Life Cycle Analysis to further enhance their environmental impact.

Ecocart exists to lower the barrier to entry for ecommerce brands wanting to become more climate-friendly. We here at REV believe hugely in the power of reducing carbon at every step along a brand’s journey and this is a tool that can help with that whilst helping educate consumers at the same time.

EcoCart helps companies transparently tell their sustainability story to align with their customers’ values, and we are also thrilled that they are used by Christy Dawn on their own site to help customers go even further. 

Go to ecocart.io to book a demo and if you hop on a call with EcoCart they’ll cover the cost to offset a day’s worth of carbon emissions from your online store if you mention Rêve En Vert!

 

 

 

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Vivobarefoot

Vivobarefoot, is a natural health lifestyle B Corp on a mission to reconnect people into the natural world and human natural potential, from the ground up, foot by foot, person by person.

Created by two cousins from a long line of cobblers, Galahad and Asher Clark, Vivobarefoot draws upon simple barefoot design principles: wide, thin and flexible, for optimum foot health and natural movement. Check out the science and start your barefoot journey on VivoHealth, a growing body of courses and experiences guided by natural health experts.

On a quest to become a net-positive business for regeneration of human and planetary health, Vivobarefoot also runs ReVivo, the first of its kind secondary market for professionally reconditioned footwear to keep them on feet and away from landfills; and the Livebarefoot Fund, an in-house impact hub catalysing mission-aligned innovation, research and advocacy programs. See the latest Unfinished Business impact report to learn more on what it takes to create a regenerative business.

Get 15% off your first Vivobarefoot order with the code ‘REVENVERT15’ at www.vivobarefoot.com

 

 

 

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Milky Oat

Whether you’re getting ready for a baby or looking for gifts for a new mom, Milky Oat’s postpartum service offers amazing and organic nourishment for new moms (and parents!) They currently service the San Francisco Bay area and will be launching in Los Angeles this year, so if you are California based you are in luck. They provide many different options, but their six week plan has you covered for the first 42 days of motherhood and recovery, so you can focus on rest and time with your bundle of joy. They also have botanical ghee and an array of thoughtfully formulated tinctures in their mother’s pantry that are available nationwide so you can still enjoy their support in any state.

Read more about their service and their founder, Sydney Bliss here.

 

 

 

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Useful links for this episode.

 

@christydawn on Instagram.

The Christy Dawn Website.

 

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