Sale, vegan Energy and Protest against §278a in Vienna

Sale!

If you already noticed the countdown in our shop – from February 15th we’ll start our Spring Sale. Maybe its a little early, but fingers crossed that it will help with an early beginning of spring! We have a lot of t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts and jackets, books, shoes and more. Single items, stuff with minor errors or old stock for really low prices.

Energy Supplier Change

We’ve been looking for a vegan and ecological energy supplier for a while now, since our current suppier, Lichtblick also offers Ecogas, which is derived from manure from factory farms, something we don’t want to support. Most of the German eco energy suppliers already offer or are planning to offer Ecogas, so the only alternative is Greenpeace Energy. At the moment their energy mix consists of Water and Windpower, however they told us that they also might use Ecogas for energy production at some point in the future. So we’ve decided to go with Greenpeace Energy as they seem to be the best option for now.

Shop news

The Blackspot V2 is available again from Adbusters, and we just ordered them, so next week we can offer all sizes again 🙂

SMASH §278ff – Protest on Feb 27th in Vienna, Austria!

On March 2nd the lawsuit against the 10 previously detained activists will start. The protest is the kick-off for further actions and protests around the lawsuit. No matter what the outcome of the lawsuit will be, as long as the §278ff exists, the threat remains that leftists structures, groups, NGO’s etc. will be monitored and criminalized. So come to the protest because we’re all in the same boat.
When: Saturday Feb 27th, 1pm, Schottentor, Vienna, Austria

A LONG DUE UPDATE.

Twitter LogoSo, its been a while since we posted something here, but the end of 2009 has proven to be a very busy one indeed. Marc and Michi were on the road with the documentary ‘EDGE’, which now has been screened in 7 countries already. So over the time we were away, everything else was kept pretty much basic in terms of new items or projects. But there have been a couple of noteworthy changes:

First of all we have new shipping times for parcels – those are now picked up 3 times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. That means we can ship your orders even faster 🙂

Apart from that we’ll expand our web 2.0 presence a little – you can now find us on twitter and it’s our plan to add more updates to our facebook and myspace pages.

Our conversion to a co-op is almost done, but its a little bit of a neverending story. Why did we decide to become a co-op you might ask? Since we’re a collective, we wanted that to be reflected in our legal form, so even if we were equally organised before, we are now as well on paper and legally. Thats right, no gods, no masters 😉

Over the holidays we’ll take things a little easier, but you can of course place your orders, and we’ll ship them around Dec 28th / 29th. For the new year we already have plenty of new plans and projects and products lined up so, expect to hear / read from us soon!

Happy Holidays and happy new year!
the roots of compassion collective

Le Tour de ROC!

Even though it seems that it is raining for ages, we decided to do a road trip to the FLUFF FESTIVAL in Pilzen (Czech Republic) today. Besides music, yummy burgers and the amazing public pool there will be an interesting entertaining social and cultural program during the whole weekend – and of course the Roots of Compassion-stall will be there too! So, come along and drop by for a chat.

We are looking forward to be at the annual VEGGIE STREET DAY at the Reinoldikirchplatz in Dortmund on August 1 – yeah! There are going to be lots of food, music and nice people.

The Shirt ‘How about I eat you‘ in black with grey printing is back in stock – very cool and foremost it is made out of 100 % organic cotton, fair trade and co2-neutral. Besides the pin ‘Antispeciest Action’ is available again. In the beginning of September at the latest we will have even more pins in our ROC-shop – please be patient.

Some news and ‘Home’ premiere today!

Not much has happenend in the ROC headquarters this week, and since our week started on wednesday, its over already, haha!

But here is a quick update:
we haven’t had the chance to collect our latest print run from our screenprinter, so thats going to happen next week. The ‘Whales‘ and the ‘Tofu Monster‘ are almost sold out in fitted size but we hope to have them back in stock in about 2 weeks, fingers crossed!

We’re currently looking for new products that we’ll be launching in our upcoming newsletter on july 1st. We have quite a few ideas, so stay tuned 😉

Oh and by the way: today is world environment day and the world premiere of ‘Home‘ a documentary film that aims to change the way people see the planet and their impact on it. Directed by internationally renowned French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, produced by world famous director Luc Besson, the complete movie is available on YouTube until June 14th!

Summer, Sun, Chocolate!

We recently were visited by Simone from RAPUNZEL, since we’ll soon have new delicious organic chocolates like Cranberry Chili, Ginger and Truffel in our shop as well as other exquisite vegan delicacies.
Unfortunately our supplier for the climate neutral T-Shirts has a shortage of all our favourite colors, so a few of the new t-shirts are currently sold out, but we hope to have them in stock again by the end of this month! The “Freedom” shirt will be available in all sizes again next week.

The ROC team will be on the road again this summer:

13 June – Demo against animal testing lab COVANCE and the furtrade at ESCADA in Münster, Germany.
25-29 June – ANIMAL RIGHTS GATHERING in Oslo, Norway
03-04 July – VAINSTREAM-Festival in Münster, Germany
24-26 July – FLUFF FEST in Pilsen, Czech Republic
01 August – VEGGIE STREET DAY in Dortmund, Germany
06 September – VEGAN FESTIVAL in London, UK

Works on the upcoming feature length documentary ‘>EDGE – perspectives on drug free culture’ are in full swing and will be completed soon. EDGE will be shown on a movie tour in the US in october and in europe in november.

Spring Sale up!

So, we just cleaned up our office and storage and found around 300 items – leftover stock, B grade goods, samples, returns and much more that we need to get rid of for new stock! Of course we took photos of every item and added a description. You can find all the items at reduced prices in our SALE section!

Organic & Fairtrade Shirts

We’ve finally found a good source for 100% organic and 100% fairtrade T-Shirts. But not enough, they are also manufactured solely using renewable green energy generated from wind and solar power. We’ll use them for our new collection which will be launched in April, as well as for all reprints. Yay!

Shop relaunch!

SHOP RELAUNCH

The roots of compassion collective is happy to announce the relaunch of our new and shiny online shop. It took us quite some time to change to a new system, but the change was worth it. With the new shop system we’re introducing a few interesting new features: you will now immediately receive an invoice after you finished your ordering process and you will receive an eMail when your order is shipped. Checkout the new shop and all the interesting new products we’ve added in the meantime – enjoy!