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International Women’s Day

The Fearless Five

We celebrate our pick of the most inspiring ladies this International Women's Day

Rêve En Vert is a business founded by two women. On this International Day of Women, we are very proud to celebrate other ladies doing phenomenal work in the world. Cora and Natasha have chosen five women they particularly admire today- from environmental leaders to ethical protestors.

Additionally, we will be donating 15% of all sales made through March 9th on reve-en-vert.com to Women for Women International, a charity that offers female support and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.

Naomi Klein

Naomi is the author of one of our must-read books, "This Changes Everything, Capitalism Versus The Climate." According to the Sydney Peace Prize Jury, she won their prestigious award for “exposing the structural causes and responsibility for the climate crisis, for inspiring us to stand up locally, nationally and internationally to demand a new agenda for sharing the planet that respects human rights and equality.”

She now sits on the climate action group 350.org and is working endlessly towards lessening our reliance on fossil fuels. She has made the academic side of what we do so relevant and sparked many a debate in the REV office of shipping, logistics and our own energy usages (we are now solar!).

Photo credit: Emma McIntyre

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne remains the most inspiring, most activist and most fun to watch for us in the fashion sphere. Her efforts towards sustainability go further afield than just fashion however. We went and watched her talk at a debate against expanding fracking in the U.K., and her voice was by far the loudest in the room on the detriments of bringing more fossil fuel development into Britain and so close to people's homes. She has been one of the longest-standing voices in the conversation we are having and has been a REV icon since the get-go. Plus she always looks fabulous.

Photo credit: VivienneWestwood.com

The Women of Standing Rock Protests

Co-founder Cora Hilts was brought up in the States by a mother who loved all things Native American-so much so that even her honeymoon was spent in New Mexico talking to locals about traditional ways of life and buying hand-made turquoise pieces.

Both Cora and Natasha have been following the movements at the Standing Rock protests closely, with one of our designers, Teeki yoga, even going to stand with the women, men and children trying to protect their ancestral land from oil development. Watching these women stand their ground against huge energy conglomerates and government forces has been truly remarkable. We were incredibly devastated when President Trump over-turned the decision to halt development.

Marie-Claire Daveu

Marie-Claire is the head of Sustainability at the Kering Group, one of the largest fashion conglomerates in the world (think Gucci, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen). As Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault becomes more and more concerned with the ethics and environmental impact of the companies under his control, it is her job to make sure they are being sorted out.

Photo credit: Christopher Sturman & Kering.com

Elizabeth Farrell

"It's reaching a point where we need to educate ourselves in order to make a change. I think indifference in this case is just camouflaged fear." - Elizabeth Farrell

Elizabeth Farrell, a.k.a. Glacier Girl, was a great find (thank you instagram) from the new generation of activists. With the tagline "remember the glaciers" she posts different stories of issues such as plastic use, climate change and ecological catastrophe in a nonchalant and very cool way. She is leading the conversation for iGenretion and we couldn't love her more for it.

Credit: Elizabeth Farrell & Connie McDonald