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 ­čśë

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 M├╝nster, Germany.
25-29 June – ANIMAL RIGHTS GATHERING in Oslo, Norway
03-04 July – VAINSTREAM-Festival in M├╝nster, 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.

new shoes, magnets and hoodies

Trail LegendWe’re happy to introduce 3 new shoe models to our range – the Trail Legend, the X-Trainer and the Alpha Boot. All by Vegetarian Shoes, which means excellent quality and production in Portugal under fair working conditions.
As requested by many we’re introducing more plain hoodies – heather grey, moss green and a black jacket! All fairtrade of course and in awesome and warm 320g cotton quality.
For those of you who want to make sure their fridge stays cruelty free, check out our 4 new fridge magnets.

Shirts Shirts Shirts!

tofu monsterIt’s finally spring here, so time to get out and enjoy the sunshine! And why not start the outdoor season with one of our 5 new T-Shirt designs! All printed on organic cotton, certified fairtrade and CO2 neutral!
In the future, we’ll switch all our other designs to these T-Shirts, and all carbon neutral products will be labelled in our shop.

Belts, Soya Medaillons etc

More stuff – We’re also introducing a new range of belts in olive, black and camo color and 5 new buckle designs. Of course the belt buckle is of superior quality to make sure you’re pants won’t fall down ­čśë

Soya Medaillons are now available in 800g packages to feed your family in friends or just to save you ordering again ­čśë

Nowtopia by Chris Carlsson
How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today! CARLSSON. Outlaw bicycling, urban permaculture, biofuels, free software, and even the Burning Man festival are windows into a scarcely visible social transformation that is redefining politics as we know it. As capitalism continues to corral every square inch of the globe into its logic of money and markets, new practices are emerging through which people are taking back their time and technological know-how.

Bicycle! – Sam Tracy
Written by a working Bicycle mechanic, Bicycle covers everything you need to know to care for your own two-wheeled ride. The book cuts through the obtuse techno-jargon and delivers maintenance clarity with a touch of humour and radicalism while categorically denying mechanics’ supposed dreariness. With detailed descriptions of all maintenance tasks and repair situations, clearly illustrated with photos and drawings, this guide serves every rider’s needs From the professional Bicycle worker to the casual rider, this is the perfect manual.

Anarchism vs. Primitivism – Brian Sheppard
This pamphlet looks closely at the fundamental conflicts between anarchism and primitivism. It traces primitivism’s basic precepts back to their authoritarian roots, reveals primitivist misconceptions about anarchism, capitalism and technology, shows how the corporate media have used primitivism to discredit anarchism, and also shows how ideology-driven primitivists, much like fundamentalist christians opposed to evolution, have picked through anthropological evidence to support their predetermined conclusions, while ignoring data that contradict those conclusions.

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!