People On The Grid with Fem Music

Today on the podcast we talk to the wonderful ladies behind Fem Music. Mercedes de Jesus is a producer for Akelarre Productions which aims to support and promote female musicians. Julia Vigeas is also on the show and is a musician for the Fem Music event. We talk about sexism in the music industry, confidence, and of course Beyonce.

Tune in to hear how they are promoting women in music.


Conscious Fashion: 8 Tips to Stay Stylish and Sustainable

Think about the last article of clothing you bought. Are you committed to wearing that dress, shirt, or trousers at least 30 times? If the answer is no, then save your money and start saving the planet.


Sustainable fashion is about bringing consciousness into the way clothes are manufactured and worn. This practice is combatting “fast fashion” or stores that sell cheaply made clothes that are sold for low prices. While these shops help you stay on trend, they create an even greater trend of textile waste that takes years to decompose in a landfill and enable poor working conditions for manufacturers.


To raise awareness of this issue, we are collaborating with OneCoWork and Oceanic Global to host a sustainable fashion charity event on July 8th, starting at 12 PM that will be a zero waste event. At this show, you will be able to see top designers like Thembe Fashions, Post/O and Ernesto de Barcelona who embody sustainable and recycled fashion in their garments and accessories. Enjoy some mimosas and brunch while overlooking the scenic Port Vell at OneCoWork’s beautiful space. The fashion show benefits the organization Zero Waste Barcelona and their aim to educate and promote zero waste practices. We will be mirroring these ideals too by having no plastic at our event.


Even before the event, you can start practicing sustainable fashion habits yourself. Here are eight ways to create less waste with what you wear.


  1. Choose more biodegradable textiles. With the technology we possess today, we are more capable than ever to create new and better materials. Instead of buying polyester, or synthetic textiles that take years to decompose in a land fill, you can opt for a synthetic garment made of recycled materials or biodegradable textiles that are durable and better for the environment.
  2. Avoid cotton. This tip might surprise some. While cotton is a durable, breathable, and natural material, this textile has a large water footprint. The amount of water need to grow cotton is proportionally larger than other natural textiles. Many manufacturers are now produce blends of fibers like bamboo or hemp that have less of a water footprint. Try opting for these fabrics instead.
  3. Buy fair trade. Fair trade textiles are important for being a sustainable consumer. Not only is it important to consider the environmental impact of your consuming habits but also on the people around you. Buying fair trade ensure that the people behind fashion manufacturing are being ethically treated.
  4. Purchase well made, high quality clothing. While this tactic isn’t the most budget friendly at first, buying quality clothing means that your garments will last longer and be used more. You may have to pay more for better clothes up front, but know that proportionally it is a better value. Sure a $10 shirt is tantalizing, but you may only get to wear it ten times before it wears out or goes out of style. A versatile or classic piece of clothing that is well made being sold for $30 will last you much longer and be a better deal in the long run.
  5. Recycle your clothes. Many retail stores offer recycling programs where you can take your worn clothing have them repurposed and reused. This alternative prevents non-biodegradable textiles from sitting in landfills for years.
  6. Buy clothes made of fabric scraps or recycled materials. Alongside these retail stores’ recycling programs, different recycled plastics or textiles are being reimagined into new articles of clothing. What was once a plastic bottle or torn shirt is now a sweater. More retail stores are becoming more conscious of how much fabric is wasted when creating clothes. Now they are using zero waste methods to use as much of the textile is possible in other garments.
  7. Buy from thrift stores. Consignment and thrift shops allow you to buy gently worn clothes at a cheaper price. You can give these perfectly fine garments a second life instead of having them waste away in a landfill. If you have clothes yourself that you no longer wear, consider recycling them or donating them to a charity or thrift store to reduce textile waste.
  8. Rent or trade clothes. Today there are many companies that provide a rental service for clothing. You are able to wear a garment for an event and then ship it back to be worn by others. This is a great alternative for big occasions where you may wear a dress or outfit once. Additionally, instead of renting clothing, you can trade clothes with friends and family.


Now that you know how to get started on sustainable fashion, come see the beautiful recycled designs and accessories that will be showcased at the fashion extravaganza. Enjoy a mimosa and soak in the sun at OneCoWork’s bright and modern space. Don’t forget your sunglasses.


For more information or to buy tickets, go to our Facebook event  page:

Purposeful Leadership: Change Your Business and the World Around You

Actions have consequences. This seems like a common statement, but how many people contemplate this statement when carrying out their day-to-day activities or running a business?


Purposeful leadership is a new approach to management, and can be as a management tool in business or even in your daily life. The concept is simple. Just think to yourself, “how will my actions affect those I lead?”


We are holding a roundtable discussion on September 20th at Cloud Coworking start at 7 PM, where we will be talking to the leadership of different companies as they explain how they are implementing purposeful leadership with their own staff. We will hear from speakers like Mehdi J. Alaoui, Growth Strategy and Business Development at GE Renewable, Koert Grever, Education for Business Leaders with Purpose at IESE, Sorin Tomus, expert in Leadership and Change management, Arit Balcells Alexander, CEO and Co founder of LALO Experience, Carlos Piera Serra, founder and CEO for Delivering Happiness Spain, and Zsuzsa Csuvár, Director of Customer Care for


There will also be two mini-workshops covering innovation and culture in the workplace. They will last 15 minutes each and compliment the thoughts and advice of our speakers on elevating your business.


So, as you’re probably wondering, what exactly is this leadership style then?


This leadership method takes conscious values of a company and instills them into each level of the organization. Instead of the leadership creating and practicing these values, they communicate and encourage them to all employees at every level. Practicing purposeful leadership places importance on the relationship between the company, its employees and its community.


This strong identity of values helps a business in many facets. Not only are the company goals clearer, but they are able to achieve these goals more effectively. Each member of the organization is able to see how they have a role in achieving these four pillars of purpose, culture, leadership, and stakeholders, and communication helps them understand the individual impact they have towards the overall goal.


Another defining feature of purposeful leadership is the compatibility of success for the business and the world around them. Instead of focusing entirely on profits and short-term goals, companies look long-term at their impact and success.


Practicing purposeful leadership means that business are sacrificing themselves in certain areas for a higher cause or purpose. The importance of ethic values in their business is more concerning than achieving success in the moment.


Although this form of leadership isn’t the most monetarily profitable, companies that practices purposeful leadership have greater advantages in other areas of their business. Lower employee turnover rates, stronger morale and a positive impact on the community around you are just some of the benefits of purposeful leadership.


To start creating the foundation of this leadership style, you have to understand your own business and your ethical goals the see how you can marry its success with those goals you have.


After laying this strong foundation, you communicate your goals with your employees to ensure that the goals of the company will help you achieve the impact you want make on the world. By inspiring your employees with your values, you create workers that are more passionate towards your goals and willing to sacrifice their time to achieving them.


Building this morale is the key to success in purposeful leadership. You reduce employee turnover and reinforce these ideals at every level of your company as your workers understand how to personify these ethic pillars. When employees understand how their position impacts the overall goal, they are given a sense of purpose and find their work more meaningful. Clear communication removes uncertainty for employees, leading to a solid identity in values.


By adopting purposeful leadership, companies can create a better and more meaningful cause for their workers while accomplishing their goals more efficiently.


If purposeful leadership is something that interests you, we encourage you to attend our leadership roundtable discussion on September 20th, 7 PM at Cloud Coworking’s new space on Aragon and Passeig St Joan. You can learn how to build your own leadership skills that will in turn benefit your business. You can find more information about the event here:

People On The Grid with Cinematic Tales

In this, People On The Grid, we chatted with Anna Mastrolitto and Michelle Hardiman from Cinematic Tales, an event concept produced by LiveSoundtracks and Short&Sweet. Anna and Michelle discuss how the event came to be. As well as their common dreams and aspirations: to educate, inspire and empower through the medium of film, video-art and audio-visual concepts.

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