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Runa Ray is a Fashion designer and Environmentalist.

Who uses Art as Activism to educate and advocate for policy change.

She has worked extensively with the sustainable development goals and various projects with regards to Climate Action with the United Nations.

She is also an educational member of the International Union for the Conservation of  Nature (IUCN) for Fashion and Climate Action

As an innovator, Runa Ray's designs encompass the reduce, reuse and recycle model.

By keeping the end in mind, She has helped revive ancient and indigenous techniques of garmenting that reduce our impact on the earth.

Her expertise lies in the circularity of the Fashion Industry and zero waste initiatives, which help SME's and MME's in abating climate change.

She completed her Fashion Studies at the National Institute of Fashion technology in India, and won the Best design Collection Award.

Post which, after her Masters in Fashion in Paris. She was tapped to work with the Luxury houses of Dior and John Galliano.

As a Fashion environmentalist, Ray writes regularly for leading newspapers in India and the (CFDA) Council of Fashion Designers of America on Fashion and Climate change focusing on ideas that promote sustainability to reduce Fashion's impact on our environment.

 

Her intuitive knowledge on cultures coupled with skills necessary to build messages, launched a career that made her a regular at the New York Fashion week and the United Nations.

Where she effectively used Fashion to advocate for policy change 

She decided to turn her life into a career that can heal the world, her associations with Blue and Green economies saw collaborations that helped be part of the solution.

Runa Ray believes that there cannot be environmental justice without social justice and campaigns for Peace and the advancement of Science.

Her grassroots organization Peace-Activism works with artists from all fields to advocate Peace. The organization is in membership with the Nobel Prize winning non profit to ban nuclear weapons, ICAN, International Peace Bureau, World Beyond War and United Religions Initiative.

She has been a featured speaker at the United Nations, IUCN Youth, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and Rutgers University.

Her designs have been featured in the Times, Huffingtonpost, Vogue, ID, WWD, Daily Mail and Harpers Bazaar.

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POETRY AND FASHION

CELEBRATING MOTHER EARTH

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THROUGH HER HEART,LUNGS AND WOMB

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THE UNITED NATIONS DECADE

OF

ECO SYSTEM RESTORATION

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THE CYANOBACTERIA COLLECTION

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Cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae, are microscopic organisms found naturally in all types of water. These single-celled organisms live in fresh, brackish (combined salt and fresh water), and marine water. These organisms use sunlight to make their own food.

 

Cyanobacteria blooms form when cyanobacteria, which are normally found in the water, start to multiply very quickly.

Blooms can form in warm, slow-moving waters that are rich in nutrients from sources such as fertilizer runoff or septic tank overflows. Cyanobacteria blooms need nutrients to survive. The blooms can form at any time, but most often form in late summer or early fall.

 

Fossil evidence suggests that blue-green algae have been around for millions of years. Scientists have recorded blue-green algae blooms dating back to the 12th century 

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         DISCOVER THE BLUE MESS VIDEO

 

       USING THE ART OF FLOATING INKS AND           SEAWEED

 

THIS ANCIENT ART WAS REVIVED TO ARREST THE POLLUTION AND CONTAMINATION OF WATER CAUSED BY DYES

THE UN DECADE OF OCEAN RESTORATION

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FASHION AND NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS

The United Nations Decade of Creative Economy

THE NEW BOTANICALS

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DISCOVER CHLOROPHYLL

USING DYES EXTRACTED FROM FLOWERS AND LEAVES DISCARDED AT FLOWER MARKETS

THE COLLECTION REDUCES THE CARBON FOOTPRINT CREATED BY DIGITAL PRINTS

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