Les Climat’Optimistes, The Climat’Optimsits, Cosmetisy, crème, DIY

What if lockdown and self-isolation represented the perfect time to try out something new in our cosmetics regimes? What if it gave us the opportunity to try a homemade alternative? And, above all, something without the usual toxins!

Back in 2018, we had the pleasure of meeting Eric, Co-Founder of Cosmetisy (check out the story here), who told us more about his cosmetics business and its unique value proposition.


World Tuna Day: YES to the Blue Manifesto for healthy oceans! 🐟

Today marks World Tuna Day 2020! Yes, you heard it right! Perhaps not the sexiest of symbolic occasions, but it’s not exactly the least sought-after fish either. Indeed, all around the world, over 150kg of tuna fall prey to fishing trawlers every single second! 😱

These days, world tuna consumption is quite staggeringly equivalent to that of… Nutella 🙈 More than 7 million tonnes of #tuna are fished from or oceans and subsequently distributed each year, and as much as 75% of it ends up being canned, then sold in our supermarkets.

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Fashion Revolution Week 2020 🌿

It’s a regional French affair, and a story of craftsmanship!

👕 Sewing taken care of by Laurent in the Somme, in the north of the country
👕 Tailoring carried out by Henri-Rémi in France’s northernmost Hauts-de-France
👕 Silk screening undertaken by Jean-Marc in the verdant and maritime Loire-Atlantique

Ever since we began our own adventure, we have sought to promote clothing that is sustainable, ethical, socially conscious and made right here in France 🇫🇷

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Open Parliament: Student Activism on Climate and Biodiversity 📝

As part of the French government’s citizens’ engagement platform, we proposed a new question for parliamentary debate. This time we chose to question the government on the possibility of instating a generalised form of recognition for voluntary student activism when it comes to biodiversity and climate change, to be implemented as of the back-to-school period this year. The idea would be to attribute higher academic points to all those students helping to fight climate change and doing good work for the planet 🤗

As we wade through the ongoing health crisis caused by Covid-19, French President Emmanuel Macron announced on 13 April that all academic activity requiring a physical presence will now be postponed until the back-to-school period at the end of the summer. Lockdown measures are having an impact on all kinds of economic, academic and social activity, and this postponement only serves to highlight the importance and value of young people who actively partake in efforts to fight climate change and protect biodiversity all year round ☀️

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World Health Day: Let’s Break Free From Plastic! 🐳

On World Health Day, we are most happy to announce that we are joining the #BreakFreeFromPlastic global movement! 😍

Break Free From Plastic gathers all those believing in a world where the land, sky, oceans, and water is home to an abundance of life, not an abundance of plastic 😬

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For World Water Day, Don’t Throw That Cigarette Away! 💧

Today marks World Water Day 2020!

As you may be spending a good deal more time than usual in front of your laptop or television screens during this lockdown period, we reckoned it might be a good time to check out the full version of our clean-up operation alongside French TV channel Gulli to herald in Environmental Awareness Week 🤗

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