Runa Ray is an Indian Born Fashion Environmentalist and a Documentary Designer.
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.
As an innovator, Runa Ray has seen her designs encompass the reduce, reuse and recycle model. By keeping the end in mind, she has helped revive ancient and indigenous techniques of garmenting.
Runa Ray has established and led several organizations and campaigns focused on climate change and Peace Activism.
Runa's Journey to international prominence is filled with radical optimism and perseverance.
She completed her Fashion Studies at the National Institute of Fashion technology in India, and won the Best design Collection Award.
Post which she completed her Masters in Fashion in Paris.
And was tapped to work with the Luxury houses of Dior and John Galliano.
Runa Ray, returned to India to found her own company. And started working full time advocating for Climate change and the effect of the Fashion Industry on the Environment.
Her intuitive knowledge on cultures coupled with an skills necessary to build messages, launched a career that took her from India to 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.
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.
Runa Ray has been a featured speaker at the United Nations, Fashinnovation, Fashion Mingle, NGO for the United Nations, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and Rutgers University.
She has been featured in the Times, Huffingtonpost, Vogue, ID, WWD, Daily Mail and Harpers Bazaar to name a few.
Runa Ray is the founder of My Voute which is a fashion storehouse using sustainable methods of production and the revival of ancient indigenous techniques of garmenting.
Runa Ray is clear about her journey in this world. To be an advocate for Peace and Justice.
THE CYANOBACTERIA COLLECTION
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
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 NEW BOTANICALS
USING DYES EXTRACTED FROM FLOWERS AND LEAVES DISCARDED AT FLOWER MARKETS
THE COLLECTION REDUCES THE CARBON FOOTPRINT CREATED BY DIGITAL PRINTS
CREATED FROM GOTS CERTIFIED FILAMENTS OF ROSE- ALOE VERA AND BAMBOO, SEAWEED, MILK