Ethical Business Spotlight: Red Tale Moon

Happy November! This week’s Ethical Business Spotlight features Jeanine Boubli, Founder of Red Tale Moon!

Jeanine Boubli, Founder of Red Tale Moon

Jeanine lives on Long Island, New York. She is a mixed media artist whose love for creative expression has been evident in the many chapters of her life journey. Learn more about how Jeanine combined her love of animals, art, and poetry to create her vegan, cruelty-free clothing business!

Let’s go!

What inspired you to create Red Tale Moon and what is your mission?

My deep love for all animals and Mother Nature.

I have been a volunteer animal caregiver at a local sanctuary for 7 years and what I have been fortunate to see, feel and know deep within my heart has become a forever part of my soul. My mission is to inspire connection with all animals, Mother Nature and meaningful reflection through art and soulful poetry.

“Salt Fine Art Women’s Long Sleeve” by Red Tale Moon

Annabelle the cow and Salt and Pepper the sheep are a few of the animals featured in your clothing designs. Why did you choose these specific animals?

Annabelle, Salt and Pepper are some of the amazing animal residents at the sanctuary who I know well and love very much.

“Pepper Women’s Zip-up Hoodie” by Red Tale Moon

Your quote LOOK AT ME = SEE YOURSELF ™ appears on several of your garments. What does this quote mean to you?

When I wrote the quote it was the last line of a bio I created to accompany some art prints I had exhibited at a nature center art gallery. I included what I wrote below so you can see the words that conceived Red Tale Moon.

When deciding to share from my heart rather than speak about various “accomplishments” the words flowed out of my fingers onto the keyboard. Then the universe was tapping on my shoulder, “Hey Jeanine include one of the kids photos”, It was all stream of consciousness and when I saw Pepper and brought her image into the bio more words flowed out of my fingers. I kept hearing the quote in my mind over and over again in the middle of sleeping, when driving, ALL THE TIME so… I said out loud OKAY!!! I will create a product and the rest is history. This journey of which you are also now a part of continues on.

What this quote means to me is everything. Take a look at Pepper for instance and you will see she has deep feelings, wisdom, innocence and divinity. Take a look at yourself …all living beings… we all matter… we all respond to love and genuine connection, we all want a safe home to live in and to share life with our friends and so much more. Everyone matters. All animals, humans and of course Mother Earth.

Be Someone who cares

Be Someone who shares Compassion for All living beings

If your heart is not open Open it

You may be in for a joyous surprise

I am no different than you

I love my friends I cherish a safe home

A sound sleep the music of the birds

Look at Me = See Yourself ™

“Red Tale Moon apparel is made with brands that are environmentally conscious with fabric content that supports these values.” How does your business create earth-friendly apparel and why is this important to you?

Whatever I can do to help the environment I support. We use organic cotton for all styles and cotton for the tanks. Direct to Garment printing uses water based ink while providing a high quality print with exceptional details.

After seeing The River Blue documentary I became even more aware of the negative impact of “fast fashion.” Every choice made aligns with my values. Quality over quantity.

We only have one Mother Earth and she needs to be treated with respect. Everyone’s choices affect everyone.

Jeanine Boubli, Founder of Red Tale Moon

If you had to pick just one item to represent the mission and overall aesthetic of Red Tale Moon, which would it be and why?

Hmmm, that’s a tough question as each design represents the core values and mission of the brand. There are 3 different styles of designs, some have messages of compassion, some are fine art, and some use original poetry and the use of text as both a design and statement. 

I would say all of them.

“Annabelle Women’s Long Sleeve” by Red Tale Moon

What’s next for Red Tale Moon?

To stay true to this journey of art, heart and soul, inspire more connection with “farm animals” that many do not see as friends, and increase the compassionate conversation about animals and Mother Nature through creative collaborations with individuals and brands that share similar values. Anything is possible! Follow me on my journey and share yours with me. 

Red Tale Moon at New York Fashion Week 2019

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Thank you, Jeanine, for participating in this week’s Ethical Business Spotlight! Your mission to honor all living beings and the environment through the creation of beautiful, ethically-crafted clothing is truly inspiring! Check out Red Tale Moon and enter to win a shirt on Instagram!

Review: Best Plant-Based Jerky Ever from Urban Cowboy Foods

Hey Friends!

I always love to try the newest vegan snacks out there and am excited to share the Best Plant-Based Jerky Ever (that’s the actual name!) from Urban Cowboy Foods!

When considering shifting to a plant-based diet, people often think they will miss out on the foods they love the most. Luckily for us, just about anything and everything can be made from plants, including jerky!

Urban Cowboy developed a delicious plant-based jerky and I got to try the Black Pepper flavor. I must say I’m impressed!

Urban Cowboy Best Plant Based Jerky Ever

I’ve had plant-based jerky in the past, and the biggest challenge is nailing the texture. Urban Cowboy did it. Their jerky is chewy but not too tough and absolutely bursting with flavor. It’s made with mushrooms, gluten-free soy sauce, natural smoke flavor, and spices to deliver an authentic jerky flavor that is on point. It even has 13 grams of protein, making it a satisfying and good-for-you snack!

If you’re vegan or just looking for a low calorie, plant-based snack that goes big in the flavor department, give the Best Plant-Based Jerky Ever a try!

Daily Crunch Snacks: Healthy, Delicious & Vegan

Helloooo again!

It’s been a minute since I reviewed any new snacks and I’m thrilled to share my new favorite with you!

Daily Crunch Snacks offers super healthy, insanely tasty snacks that are non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, and keto. They even won Good House Keeping’s Best Healthy Snack Award!

If you’re anything like me, you try to eat as healthy as possible, but aren’t into bland, boring snacks (celery sticks? No, thanks!) Well, I got to try out three flavors of Daily Crunch Sprouted Almonds and I’m a huge fan!

If you didn’t know, almonds contain healthy fats, protein, fiber, magnesium, and vitamin E. They are a nutritious snack, but raw or roasted almonds kind of lack in the flavor department and generally aren’t very exciting.

So, what are sprouted almonds? Sprouted almonds are soaked in water and allowed to germinate. They are then dried at low temperatures. This process not only enhances the nutritional value and makes them easier to digest, but it also makes them really crunchy!

Daily Crunch Sprouted Almonds

The Daily Crunch Sprouted Almonds Just.Almonds. are the epitome of what sprouted almonds should be! This snack is crunchy, satisfying, and let’s the delicious, natural flavor of almonds steal the show!

Daily Crunch Coffee-Soaked Sprouted Almonds

Calling all coffee-fiends! This is the snack of your dreams! The Daily Crunch Coffee-Soaked Sprouted Almonds offer the same addicting crunch with the flavor of freshly ground coffee beans. These are a must-try!

Daily Crunch Golden Goodness Sprouted Almonds

Last, I tried the Golden Goodness Sprouted Almonds made with turmeric and sea salt, and was actually shocked at the mouthwatering flavor! They’re made with nutritional yeast (a staple in every vegan’s pantry that gives food a cheesy taste) along with coconut aminos and onion powder to deliver a nutty, zesty, cheesy snack. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to chips or other flavorful yet unhealthy foods, this is it!

I highly recommend giving Daily Crunch Sprouted Almonds a try… and you may even get a chance to win some in my upcoming holiday giveaway! 😉

See you on Instagram!

WANTED: Contributors for this Year’s Vegan & Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide!

The holidays will be here before we know it and I’m putting together this year’s Vegan & Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide… but doing it a little differently!

I’ve met a lot of amazing vegan bloggers and companies over the last year and want to help support them!

So, this year, I am looking for 10 vegan bloggers to contribute items to the gift guide, in the form of a short, high quality video and/or image, and written description (no more than 200 words). All contributors will be fully credited for their submissions.

The product categories that will be included in the gift guide are:

  • Cosmetics
  • Hair care
  • Skincare
  • Body care
  • Snacks
  • Clothing and apparel
  • Subscription boxes
  • Deliverable gifts (think cookie boxes, meal services,etc.)
  • Health and #wellness
  • Other

If you’re a vegan company that sells any of the above, or a vegan blogger who would like to contribute, please send me a DM with your ideas on IG @ Vegantreasurehunter or email vegantreasurehunter@gmail.com.

All submissions will be subject to review and edited to create one cohesive gift guide. Submissions may not be accepted if the quality of the video/image or written description do not meet the requirements. All contributors will be required to share the guide on their IG.

Here’s to a happy holiday season!