President and COO
With more than 72,000 unique visitors a month, EcoCult is the leading international fashion, travel, and lifestyle blog with a focus on sustainable and ethical topics. Her freelance work has been published in Quartz, Newsweek, Racked, Refinery29, and Narratively.
Her work has been featured on mindbodygreen.com, Thoughtfully Mag, Rodale's Organic Life, Eluxe Magazine, The Good Trade, etc., and she's been named as as a "Millennial Pioneer in Sustainable Living" by Halfstack Mag and as one of the "Top Wellness Influencers" by Origin Magazine.
With roots in positive psychology, purposeful design, preventive care, and ecosystem health, Chayne aims to explore how thriving with purposeful pleasures can lead to both the enrichment of our lives and the betterment of our world.
Head of Membership
Kasi Martin is the founder of The Peahen, a site that brings truth telling and intellect back to fashion.
She is a fast-fashion burnout who used to buy clothes frequently, cheaply, and for one purpose – to follow trends. But as a fierce questioner and journalist, she started poking holes in her habits and learned her consumption and the fashion industry were wreaking havoc on the earth and people. Frustrated with the look of ‘alternative’ fashion, Kasi made it her mission to put modern, ethical designers and brands on the mainstream consumers’ radar. She’s intent on creating lasting change in fashion and thinks it doesn’t end with consumer action. It also requires transformation within major fashion companies governmental support.
Kasi writes guides, opinions, and interviews to raise awareness for the issues in fashion and features ethical and sustainable designers and influencers who share in her mission.
Kasi is an accomplished public speaker and has given lectures at TEDx, Global Sustainable Fashion Week and local panels in her hometown of Austin, Texa, where she is active in the budding ethical fashion community. She is also the co-founder of Fashion Revolution Day ATX.
Faye Lessler started Sustaining.Life in 2014 as an outlet for her passions and an attempt to paint a more sustainable lifestyle for herself while inspiring others to do the same. Sustaining.Life aims to support those who are trying every day to do their absolute best for themselves, other people and the planet.
Faye is an SF-native, NYC-based, knowledge-hungry ’jill of all trades’ with a background in textiles and fashion design. In addition to writing for her website, she dabbles in natural dyeing, fashion styling, photography and cooking. She is a lover of craft, nature and revolutionary power!
Social Media Manager
Holly is the creator of Leotie Lovely, a conscious lifestyle blog which tells an aesthetic tale of the people, places, pleasures, products and purpose she discovers on her path towards a greater state of eco wisdom and ethical awareness. She believes that each one of us needs to understand the circular story behind each and every object we purchase or use, and has dedicated herself to recounting that narrative.
Holly also creates a collection of eco friendly, ethically made, designs under the same name, Leotie Lovely. Holly has contributed articles to independent online newspapers, magazines and blogs, including Rivard Report, Shopikon and Plain Magazine. She currently lives in Paris, France with her husband.
After finishing her Fashion Design studies, Macarena Algorta found out a hidden story about fashion industry that no one told her before: fast fashion. She decided to start the first and only Uruguayan blog dedicated to coverING all about slow fashion and how everyone can make more conscious and slow choices. Now, her blog has expanded to covering the slow and eco lifestyle, with posts in Spanish and English! In Lowly you can find news, events, eco-tips from around the world and ways to be a more conscious and ethical consumer day by day and step by step.
She is also the Fashion Revolution´s country coordinator in Uruguay and writes in local magazines and blogs, and sometimes in international magazines too.
After Cait completed her MA in War Studies she decided to bridge her academic training with her passion for fashion and set out to help those in the textile industry by educating consumers on the dangers of fast fashion. By providing stylish eco alternatives, Cait is leading the way in ethical consumerism; saving her clients money, providing safer working conditions for textile producers, and cleaning up the environment one garment at a time.
Radical Broccoli is a blog about eco-conscious living and travel, inspiring people and projects, and plant-based food stories. Two Norwegian sisters share daily tips on how to become more sustainable consumers and focus on the small choices we make in our day-to-day lives. They are always looking to share stories about green, inspiring people and ethical products made with good intentions. The authors are proud ambassadors of the environmental organization Nordic Ocean Watch, focused on taking care of the world oceans.
As The Marilyn Denis Show's very own eco expert and producer, Candice Batista educates viewers on how to incorporate sustainable environmentally friendly choices as part of their everyday living.
Candice began her career as a weather broadcaster at The Weather Network, where she covered major weather events across Canada and around the world.
In 2006 Candice launched the first-ever local Canadian Eco-themed television show A GREENER TORONTO, which looked at how Torontonians were fostering and facilitating environmental stewardship. Following that, she successfully launched GLOBAL FOOTPRINTS and @ISSSUE EARTHH, two documentary series that looked at a wide variety of issues facing the planet today, including the role of factory farming, the effects of fast fashion, and toxins in person care, just to name a few.
Along with her television experience, both in front of and behind the camera, Candice is a regular blogger for Huffington Post.
To date, Candice has lectured to more than 2,000 people. In 2010, she became one of a few select Canadians to be personally trained by former U.S. Vice President and environmental activist Al Gore to help deliver his infamous Inconvenient Truth Presentation.
Currently she runs The Eco Hub, a lifestyle blog about discovering how simple it is to take control of the various corners of your life, and how rewarding it feels to open your eyes to an eco-conscious lifestyle.
Julie has written and illustrated four children's books on sustainability, looking at where things, like your undies, have come from. She has also designed and taught lessons on sustainability to elementary school kids, covering topics like plastic water bottles, house building, food waste and undie making. (She likes undies!) Julie writes a weekly newsletter, “The Greening Of”, published via Revue, which considers the environmental impacts of a thing or a theme. She also writes regular blog posts for her website. More random writing, think life musings, can be found on Medium.
Leslie Davis Burns is President and Founder of Responsible Global Fashion LLC and Professor Emerita at Oregon State University. An award winning educator and scholar with 35 years of experience teaching fashion merchandising and global sourcing, Leslie is the co-author of three books including The Business of Fashion 5th ed. (2016, Fairchild Books) and author/co-author of 65 articles in research journals. She writes the blog, “Clothing with a Conscience.” Leslie holds a B.A. from Washington State University and a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Consumer Sciences and Retailing.
Michelle is a freelance grant and content writer, specialized in fundraising for start-ups and NGOs. She comes from more than 15 years of development work in rural Africa, with the United Nations. The agricultural projects she managed there inspired her to found her own: Planting Goodness. The project guides readers in growing their own food, harvesting it and sharing it with the community. It aims at changing the food system one kitchen at a time and helping all those involved to live a more sustainable, mindful and generous life.
Evangeline (Evie) Calder is the co-founder of The Good Life Company, a sustainable living blog that focuses on ethical travel, vegan and vegetarian recipes, and new eco-friendly brands and products.
With a background in sustainability, Evie worked in communications for a number of sustainable development and climate change NGOs in London before deciding to leave England to travel the world in March 2017, and set up her blog a few months later.
Her mission is to educate and inspire people to live more sustainably by sharing her own journey to a more sustainable life. With a BSc in Environmental Economics and Environmental Management and an MA in Transnational Studies, she’s passionate about passing on her knowledge and helping people make easy changes to their everyday lives to help make the world a better place.
Cat Chiang is a lifelong writer and practitioner of slow fashion. From an early age, she learned to design and make her own clothing through knitting, crocheting, and sewing, gaining an appreciation for the connection between mind, hands, and cloth that fast fashion subtracts from the modern conscience of style. Restitchstance is the confluence of her passion for storytelling, love of fashion, and desire to create a more sustainable and ethical world. She has an undergraduate degree in physics and – plot twist! – works in digital communications and marketing. And as a transplant from Southern California, she love-hates living in Seattle.
Former hotelier turned travel blogger, Ellie is the founder of Soul Travel Blog, a blog that looks to turn travel into a win-win equation: the traveller, as well as the destination and the people that we meet along the way.
Ellie is always on the lookout for the next sustainable or responsible hotel, tour company or destination to share with her readers. Alongside running the award-winning Soul Travel Blog, Ellie works as a freelance writer and consultant for sustainable travel brands.
Christina is always hunting for green products, services, and ways of living that make a positive difference with design and pleasure in mind. When she finds them, there’s nothing she enjoys more than getting the word out. Through compelling content and incisive communications strategy, she spreads awareness of sustainable lifestyles, habits and businesses. She's especially passionate about urban nature, eco architecture, furniture, fashion + food.
Christina has honed her understanding of the positive impact for-profits can have through helping launch several startups and participating in Social Venture Network as well as the Impact Hub. Her business insights combined with professional experience in the arts make for a practical yet creative approach to communications.
Sian started #EthicalHour in 2016 as a way of learning to live more ethically and connect with like-minded people. Today it’s one of the largest networks bringing together ethical businesses and consumers.
Sian is a marketing consultant and has worked all around the world on social impact projects. She provides marketing support to ethically-focused businesses alongside her blog and podcast which inspires and empowers people to create a better world through everyday ethical actions.
She is an ambassador for women in social enterprise and passionately believes that ethical business and conscious consumerism has the power to change the world.
Nichole Dunst is the founder of the blog Green or Die, which encourages women to become more conscious and compassionate consumers. She is passionate about veganism, ethical fashion, and traveling the world with her “day job” as a flight attendant. She currently splits her time between NYC and Charleston, SC.
After finishing her MA in Interior Design, Antonia became an interiors writer and columnist for UK consumer magazines. She has since written two books: Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors (Prestel, 2015) and Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes (Prestel, 2017).
BUpcyclist reports on designers, makers and architects who are smart with materials and find creative ways to reduce waste, whilst bringing beauty to our homes, surroundings and everyday lives.
Her work has been featured in the international press and in 2015, she was selected for the ‘Progress 1000’ list of influential Londoners by The Evening Standard. She is based in London.
Summer is a community development practitioner, writer, textiles artist, sustainable living advocate and languages nerd. Fluent in Mandarin, Summer spent time working in China with female factory workers. Thoroughly aware of working conditions and environmental practices in the 'factory of the world', she felt that she could not buy anything without first researching her purchases, especially when it came to fashion. This lead her to found the sustainable fashion and lifestyle blog, tortoise & lady grey, so the research could be shared.
A natural teacher, Summer likes nothing better than to pass on her knowledge to others, which she does in her 20 Day Sustainable Fashion Challenge.
Megan Faletra (MS, MPH, RDN) - Global Health Consultant, Registered Dietitian
Megan, Global Health Consultant, Registered Dietitian, is the creator of the sustainable living brand The Well Essentials, where she encourages her audience to rethink the way they choose to consume, and the impact they wish to leave on the world. She is also the founder of The Well Co. a global health consulting practice dedicated to helping social impact driven companies make a positive impact. She has worked with innovative brands in the food, textile, travel, and lifestyle spaces to develop sustainability campaigns that support the health and well-being of the planet, and global citizens everywhere. Megan has contributed articles to online magazines including Organic Life, Forbes, and The Huffington Post and is a dual Italian, USA citizen.
These Native Goods is a curated online directory for American made products. Categories include fashion (women, men and kids), home, beauty and pets. Chandra Fox created the directory to help raise awareness for the American made movement. Choosing where your dollar goes can have a great impact environmentally, ethically and economically. The site is designed to give consumers better options of where to spend their money. There is a vast amount of talented makers in the USA who deserve our support. These Native Goods hopes to help promote these businesses, while encouraging better shopping practices.
Stephanie, who was adopted from South Korea at the age of 3 months and raised in Dallas, Texas, was recognized by Asian Week magazine as one of “Ten Asian American Young Women Who Will Change the World” for her online marketing work in a prominent human rights campaign. By day, Stephanie is a Digital Marketing Manager at a local non-profit organization where she leverages her passion for the performing arts, visual communications and technology to promote creative educational programs for Dallas youth. In her free time, she works on her eponymous personal blog that covers a range of topics including fashion, technology, and social justice. She loves sharing her passions for photography and web development to help empower fellow bloggers and creatives.
Saiint comprises of two sisters (Katie and Diana George based in London and Cape Town), who are passionate about fashion and it’s sustainable practices. With Textile Design and Psychology backgrounds, they set out to create Saiint to showcase clothing, accessories and lifestyle brands who reflect the ethically evolving world we live in. They are aware of the consumer of the future who strives to have a positive impact with the purchases they make without compromising on style and quality. Like so many others, they understand that happiness and confidence in who we are comes from what we do for others. Juggling corporate careers alongside Saiint and not to mention Diana's organic tea cafe in Cape Town, they are busy sisters with a love for life.
Joan Goodspeed is the host and creator of Break + Remake, a sustainable craft show on YouTube. When dreaming up projects, she considers both the creative challenge and the impact craft materials have on the planet. Using thrifted, upcycled and vintage supplies, Joan teaches crafters to be more sustainably mindful while still having fun. She has an MFA in Costume Design from CSU, Long Beach with experience as a professional dyer and costume shop manager.
Emma Grady is an award-winning fashion writer and ethical style expert working in New York City. She publishes Past Fashion Future™, the online destination for Classic style, Timeless fashion™.
Emma's writing is regularly featured in print and online publications such as FOAM Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Discovery's TreeHugger, Coco Eco, and SIX Magazine (UK). Her highly-syndicated multimedia content has appeared on MSN, The Huffington Post, Trend Hunter, Yahoo!, AOL, Stylist, Forbes, and Current TV. Emma's style expertise is regularly featured by media outlets around the world, including ABC News Radio, WWD, Bella NYC, Down East, Camino (Sweden), Marie Claire (South Africa), Luxist.com, YouBeauty.com, and eBay.
April Greene is a full-time freelance writer and editor in Brooklyn, New York who specializes in external communications for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. In past lives, she edited the dance section of The Brooklyn Rail, co-edited Idealist.org’s Idealists in Action blog, and contributed to the Dust & Grooves hardcover book and website. She’s currently assistant editor of Sarah Lawrence magazine; the proud author of a Medium story that’s garnered 70,000 views; and enjoying contributing to Bushwick Daily (even though she and her husband now live in Bed-Stuy, shhh).
Tahira is a Makeup Artist working with organic, natural and ethical beauty. Born in Canada, Tahira worked in fashion and film around the world before settling in London in 2006. A long time environmentalist, Tahira was inspired to change her professional kit to clean, organic, natural and ethical products after maternity leave. Having written for years, it was natural (pun intended) to create a blog, and thus Beauty by Tahira was born. This blog is for makeup amateurs and professionals alike, whose aim is to take the ‘granola’ out of green beauty, and make ethical beauty an everyday experience. Tahira now juggles life as a freelance MUA, a Beauty Writer, Content Creator and Creative Director, and mum.
Florine is the founder of the W A S T E D, which is a Zero Waste lifestyle blog that focuses on topics like food, fitness, fashion and travelling. She is a full-time student, while training to become a certified health instructor.
Florine writes about fashion from a minimalist’s perspective, focusing on statement pieces and capsule wardrobes.
In her food segments she focuses on creating healthy, nutritious and vegetarian recipes while maintaining a Zero Waste lifestyle.
She makes all her beauty products herself and shares her DIY projects on thewastedblog.com.
Bel is a freelance journalist and editor of two online magazines: the ethical fashion website beljacobs.com and the online magazine hownowmagazine.com, launched late last year. Both sites aim to highlight the passionate, creative ways in which individuals, communities and organisations are working to answer the world's most pressing problems. Between 1999 and 2013, Bel was Style Editor for the London's most popular free newspaper, Metro. At the 2013 inaugural Fashion Monitor journalism awards, she was nominated as Fashion Journalist of the Year (Short Lead), for which she was ‘highly commended’. She has been a judge for Fashion Fringe and the UK Fashion and Textile Awards and has hosted panel discussions for Soho Create, Decoded Fashion and the Fashion Film Festival; written for the British Fashion Council, bbc.com, plinth.com and for EcoChic's Eco Design Awards magazine. She is a regular panellist on Nick Knight’s seminal new media site ShowStudio.com.
Kestrel Jenkins is the founder of AWEAR World, a platform that inspires us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of and who made them. Her podcast Conscious Chatter dives deeper, exploring stories along the global garment supply chain. Kestrel is a storyteller who has been working to bring the conscious style conversation to a larger audience for the last 10+ years.
After watching the documentary The True Cost, Elena vowed to change her consumer habits forever. In January of 2016, she created The Curious Button, a conscious lifestyle blog, and embarked on a year-long shopping fast. Her passion for conscious living has now spilled over to other topics such as green beauty, environmental sustainability, and minimalism. Elena continues to explore and share on these topics through her blog, aiming to both inspire and help its readers start their own personal journeys, all while dispelling the stereotype of what it means to be an ethically-conscious and earth-loving human being.
Kathryn is a professional actor turned activist after a breast cancer scare. After quitting plastic for health reasons, she dove into zero waste living. Going Zero Waste was founded in the summer of 2015, and is all about fun and engaging posts with an emphasis on doing the best you can. It breaks zero waste living down into a super-simple step-by-step process so that everyone can participate.
All of her trash for the past 2.5 years fits in a 16oz mason jar, and she's been featured on CNN, The Guardian, Fox News, MSNBC, and Refinery 29.
Jessika Khoury is a Los Angeles native whose intertwined passions of city life and nature brought her to where she is today. She is certified in Sustainable Living, has a BA in Communications, and is halfway through attaining a BS in Environmental Science. With her on-set and one-on-one wardrobe stylist work experience, Jessika likes to bring awareness to the ever-growing sustainable fashion, beauty, and lifestyle world through her blog Style Me Sustainable.
Juhea Kim is the founder and editor-in-chief of Peaceful Dumpling, a health, wellness, and vegan lifestyle site. When she is not writing, she can be found teaching Pure Barre, running in Central Park, or at a museum. Follow Juhea on Pinterest @peacedumpling, Facebook @peacefuldumpling, and Instagram @peacefuldumpling.
Kara Ladd is based in New York City where she works as a freelance writer, creative consultant and Partnerships Editor for Hearst Magazines. She is known for her captivating and comedic, yet honest, writing style on her sustainable lifestyle blog, Boundless Fashion. Her site’s core mission is to reposition the slow fashion and beauty “granola” stereotypes to stylish and trendy norms through high-end editorial execution. Ladd first began her ethical evolution in 2015 and is still learning about sustainability everyday, which creates a genuine and relatable connection with her readers.
Ladd was recently diagnosed with cancer in December 2016, which has further reaffirmed her commitment to slow, ethical and eco-friendly products. With a love for alternative health and holistic living, she regularly publishes articles with her diagnosis in mind acting as a positive advocate and voice for the cancer community.
Chloé Lepeltier is a French globetrotter now based in Portland, Oregon. Her passions span multiple disciplines — from feminist literature to sustainable fashion to backcountry snowboarding — with curiosity & creativity as the common thread. She infuses spontaneity, nature, and her eye for beauty to capture moments in words and images on Conscious by Chloé. Her background in communication greatly influences her process and allows her to connect with the people she meets along the way.
She launched Conscious by Chloé in the fall of 2015 as a creative outlet to express her thoughts, inspirations and search for happiness. Chloé chronicles her daily style, travels and life and aims to inspire and motivate her readers to live a simpler, greener and happier life.
Naomi Liz is a freelance writer, photographer, and creator of Roaming the Americas, a travel blog that helps socially conscious travelers plan travel that engages with culture, supports local communities, and protects the environment. Naomi believes that the beauty of travel isn’t just in seeing new landscapes or tasting exotic foods–culture itself lives in the people who shape it and are continually shaped by it. Through her writing and photography, she seeks to encourage responsible travel choices in an accessible way.
A travel entrepreneur passionate about storytelling and social good, Kelley Louise runs two sister organizations: the culture collective, a boutique creative agency for brands in the travel and impact space, and Travel+SocialGood, a nonprofit aimed at solving issues like poverty or inequality through business and leisure travel. Kelley has built her career through carefully selected opportunities in the United States and abroad, including leadership roles in entrepreneurial endeavors, social good projects, marketing, content creation and media strategy.
Emilie Maine is a writer, speaker, consultant, and educator. She is the founder of Maine Ethics, where she helps people, businesses, and educators learn about how they can make a positive difference in the world. Emilie has been passionate about social justice issues since she was a teen, but didn’t realize that her purchases made such an impact on the world, until a high school teacher introduced her to the concept of fair trade. Since then, Emilie has dedicated her time and energy to educating people about fair trade, ethics, social justice, and sustainability. Maine Ethics is a result of her passions, and her desire to help make ethical easier.
Rachel spent fifteen years in the entertainment industry working across television, film and music, delivering projects for a number of high profile names. Over the last few years, she has focused on creative consultancy with ethical businesses and is currently in the process of a writing a non fiction narrative book, The Beautiful Life, whilst also planning a feature length documentary film of the same name and laying down foundations and building partnerships to launch the Institute for Ethical Living in the UK. Having been ensconced in the rat race of late, Rachel recently decided to embark on her own personal quest for freedom in bid to truly live and breathe The Beautiful Life.
Nikita is driven by the belief that women should feel great in what they wear and started Hungry Wardrobe after becoming jaded by the notion of consumerism and the grasp it has on today’s society. With an 8 year career as a merchandise planner under her belt and an intrinsic interest in personal styling, she has a passionate desire to help change the way we consume fashion through educating women about styling and the impacts of their purchases. She launched Hungry Wardrobe as a platform for women to develop positive relationships with their bodies and wardrobes, inspiring them on their path to slow fashion.
Profiled by ELLE Japan, Reloved and Reclaim magazine for the ambitious eco-friendly renovation of her flat in London, Sara is a writer, content creator and publicist. Backed by ten years of experience in luxury fashion for Gucci, among others, she established her London-based PR business and blog in 2017 to showcase and support ethical fashion and home fashions. Passionate about connecting the choices women make for themselves, their homes and the planet, Reclaimed Woman is built on the belief that the examined life is worth living.
Camille Mori started Ethical Fashion Nerd to bring attention to human rights issues in the fashion supply chain, to go deeper than styling suggestions and best-of lists. She moved from Hawai’i to NYC in January
2015 to dive into the world of sustainable fashion and learn more about the industry. Since then, she has worked at an ethical fashion startup, completed a sustainable design certificate at the Fashion Institute of Technology and experienced the world of fast fashion production. Currently, she’s pursuing an MPA with a focus on international human rights policy at NYU with the goal of applying it to the garment manufacturing industry.
Jacqui began blogging back in 2011, when she decided to take a good hard look at the impact her clothing choices were having on people and the planet. She started sewing, researching, and scouring San Francisco boutiques and consignment stores to build a truly ethical wardrobe. She shares her journey on Birds of a Thread, a celebration of ethical fashion and design, sewing, thoughtful consumption, and all things vintage. Without being too pedantic (she was a high school teacher, after all), Jacqui hopes to show her readers that looking good doesn’t have to come with a high social and environmental price tag.
Jen Panaro has a passion for creative dabbling and strategic thinking that she’s squeezed in between family and a corporate career. Jen is the writer behind Honestly Modern, a blog focused on sustainable life and style for modern moms.
Honestly Modern offers ideas and solutions to help find balance and a socially conscious cadence among the opportunities and obstacles of everyday life. It’s where Ethical and Minimalist meet Mainstream for modern moms.
Pastaveia Monique and her husband Sean are the thought leaders behind the blog, Eco-Conscious Lifestyle. As a couple serving in our nation’s military (Air Force), their perspective on life and the day-to-day tasks quickly change after returning home from four separate deployment tours overseas.
It wasn’t until a friend pointed out how she admired their sustainable-conscious-living lifestyle and wanted to learn more about the journey that the blog was born — the couple shares their journey on how it’s possible to change hard wired habits while being compassionate to one another. Because we don’t always get it right the first time or tenth and that’s okay; we continue to grow and learn together as a couple and community.
Kiss That World was founded because Meghann was tired of feeling frustrated, powerless and guilty about climate change. She hopes to use her experiences, experiments, and humor to empower others to live happily and sustainably — without asking them to denounce all possessions, use sticks for currency or chain themselves to a tree…
In her past life, Meghann was a NCAA div 1 swimmer, tropical field biologist, organic farmer, elephant keeper, outdoor educator, and at some point, obtained a B.S. in Conservation. Now, you can find her surfing, holding her cats, and eating pizza on Sundays.
Model4GreenLiving is a blog and free resource from fashion model Renee Peters. Intended to provide information for anyone interested in sustainability and a natural lifestyle, Model4greenliving offers a unique perspective from inside the fashion industry. Keep up to date with the latest in sustainable fashion; organic and vegan beauty; the best plant based nutrition around the world; and the most inspirational people in the industry. The reality of living a life that is healthy and sustainable is here and it’s more easy and affordable than ever. Follow Renee on her journey and discover how fulfilling it can be.
Christina Pippin is an artist, educator + freelance writer. She created finny + dill, a green style guide, after learning of the environmental + social impacts of both the fast fashion industry + the cosmetics industry while working as a style columnist in Chicago. She graduated from DePaul University with a degree in English + secondary education and studied graphic design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her blog is about the delicate balance between the expression of personal style and our purchasing power as conscientious consumers. Her blog is about choices. Christina believes in using creativity as a medium for change; she believes in everyday heroes; she believes in the power of love.
Verena (Erin) runs the YouTube channel My Green Closet which focuses on "buying less and buying better." She creates content around sustainable and ethical fashion, capsule wardrobes, green beauty, minimalism, the fashion industry, and generally living more consciously.
She uses her education and experience as a fashion designer and personal stylist to explain and discuss issues in the fashion industry and inspire people to shop more responsibly. The aim of My Green Closet is to help mindful consumers build a style they love that also reflects their values.
Katie is the founder of Ethical Style Journal, a fashion magazine promoting ethical and sustainable fashion to inspire readers to shop more consciously. With a background in news media and higher education, she has always loved the storytelling experience, no matter the medium. Katie is most excited about her role as editor-in-chief of the quarterly publication and doing her part in telling a more positive story about fashion.
When she’s not playing in dirt with her two-year-old son, Castle, she’s writing, stepping in as photographer, building relationships with brands, and doing whatever she needs to bring each issue to life.
Hanna is a digital marketing manager from London with a passion for the environment and making the life she leads as conscious as possible. She is the editor of Flor + Cesta, a London lifestyle blog for the conscious consumer. As busy city dwellers, buying and living sustainably can be challenging; Flor + Cesta aims to make it simple by arming people with all the know how to make those little changes every day to discover their path to a better, happier and sustainable environment for themselves.
Jazzmine is a young entrepreneur with a passion for utilizing her professional skills towards social impact and community initiatives. At 18 years old, Jazzmine launched a non-profit organization called Raine for Water, now Raine Network, which led her to travel the world learning the ins and outs of grassroots development and social innovation in Canada, Ghana and India. Jazzmine is the proud co-founder of Hara House, a zero waste guesthouse and social enterprise in Bikaner, India, Director of Content at Causeartist and a freelance web and social media content creator. You can follow along on Jazzmine's adventures around the world and in conscious consumption by reading along on Sunshine & Raine.
Nadine Rich (@nrichedcontent) is a mother, wife, photographer, vegetarian, content creator, business owner, and animal advocate. She owned a pet spa for over 12 years, founded @models4animals, and now specializes in writing content for pet, animal, cruelty-free, and vegan companies. One year ago, her family made their dream move from Virginia to the slopes of Poas Volcano in Costa Rica where they can now spend more time with family, nature, and living simply. She just gave birth to her fourth child and is excited to see what adventures the future holds.
Celia writes the blog Litterless, which offers a beautiful, practical approach to zero waste, sustainable living. It features simple, encouraging ways to transition to a zero waste lifestyle, as well as resources on where to find composting and bulk shopping options.
Celia also co-founded the environmental non-profit Zero Waste Chicago, which works to provide resources and education to help move Chicago closer to zero waste. In her spare time, you can find her at dinner with friends, on a long walk, or browsing the weekly farmer’s market.
Jessica Salazar, Founder of All There August, is an Influencer, Blogger and Social Entrepreneur. ATA is a Cruelty-free Lifestyle Brand and Blog empowering individuals to be balanced and great in all areas of life while supporting women's and animal welfare. From Europe to the US and Coach to Professor, Jessica’s diverse connections have shown her many aspects of the fashion industry. Now solely focusing on ATA, Jessica created a space where people can rock it ethically! Expect to see (a mixture of new and used) ethical or secondhand fashion, cruelty-free living, veganism, women’s empowerment and animal advocacy.
Alex is a writer, digital marketer, and blogger with a background in sustainability and politics. She created her travel and lifestyle blog, The Mindful Mermaid, to follow her alongside her international lifestyle, while incorporating her passions for sustainable travel and mindful living.
Her mission is to make conscious travel and lifestyle cool. She’s interested in building relationships with “do-good” brands in the travel and fashion niche to share with her readers and social media followers.
She currently lives in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where she promotes responsible travel for the area, while practices slow living and daily mindfulness.
Sustainably Chic is a blog and community for the conscious consumer. From fashion to beauty, Natalie showcases small brands from all over the world who have adopted a sustainable business model. While studying fashion in college, she was appalled by where the industry had gone. Noticing the impact of social media, Natalie took action. Now with over 30k followers, Sustainably Chic is promoting a more trendy sustainable lifestyle the younger generations can relate to.
Currently residing in Charleston, SC, Natalie is a dual citizen of Switzerland and the US. She is always up for a random travel and experience!
Eleanor is a marketing consultant, copywriter and lecturer based in Leeds, UK. She works with creative businesses to help them market themselves in sustainable ways and develop a more sustainable approach to their business. She lectures in fashion marketing at the University of Leeds, and is a guest lecturer at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion in London.
Since graduating, she’s worked with over 40 brands and businesses to deliver successful marketing and communication campaigns. She’s been published internationally and spoken at conferences in Milan, Stockholm and New York on the intersection between fashion, education and sustainability.
Rank & File Magazine is a digital publication and community for modern-day social entrepreneurs who want to build and scale high-impact businesses capable of tackling the world’s biggest challenges.
Founder and editor Kari Stinehour is an Atlanta native who spent the beginning of her career climbing the corporate ladder and traveling abroad extensively—a life altering experience, which led her on a search to create a positive impact on the world through her work.
Rank & File is redefining the business magazine by empowering and equipping entrepreneurs in an approachable way—for a community who is rooted by the value of people, grounded by their willingness to serve and inspired by the creativity needed to bring about change.
Elizabeth is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and illustrator based in NYC. She is the web editor for the environmental magazine Selva Beat and uses her blog, The Note Passer, to nerd out on sustainability. Elizabeth has worked with both small and large companies like SOKO, Slow Flowers, My Sister, Grow NYC, Artisan Connect, A Wool Story, MATTER, the United Nations Development Programme, and IMBY.
Portia Tickell spent her childhood with her head buried in books, writing stories and dreaming under huckleberry bushes. She has had a successful career in the film industry working on feature films and television shows all over the world and owned the much-celebrated children’s bookstore called Once Upon a Huckleberry Bush. Always a dreamer and passion seeker, Portia has always yearned to make a difference, so she created skipfeelsgood.com; a blog that promotes the worldwide ethical community. She writes about ethically made kids fashion and products, as well as social enterprisers who are changing the world. Portia lives with her husband, daughter on a hobby farm in Kelowna, BC. She has no idea about farming.
A deep admiration for the natural world and all of its inhabitants coupled with a fondness for fashion compelled Stephanie to share with others how easy and joyful it can be to consciously use products that are free from animals. Her blog, My Kind Closet, provides her readers with helpful tips and advice for building a vegan wardrobe and using cruelty-free products at home, in addition to sharing travel adventures and general musings. Since becoming vegan and seeking out alternatives to animal based products, Stephanie has learned that “vegan friendly” does not always mean that a product is free from harm, and has since actively sought out brands, companies, and designers who are not only vegan, but also socially responsible in their labor practices and mindful of their impact on the environment. She strives to help others expand their understanding of “ethical consumerism” to encompass consideration for both humans and animals alike.
Stephanie is also a contributing style columnist at Vilda Magazine and has projects in the works with other vegan lifestyle magazines.
Janice Wallace is the Editor-in-Chief of Façon Magazine, a digital fashion magazine and blog curating select fashion brands and fashion entrepreneurs committed to sustainable and ethical practices when creating beautiful products without bringing harm to others or the environment.
Janice is also the Creative Director at The Fashion Parade, a branding and design agency that helps small businesses (primarily fashion businesses) to create smart, successful brands through engaging content, digital design, and social media engagement. She is a graduate of Howard University with a B.A. in Journalism and hails from Washington, D.C.
Francesca Willow is a London based artist and writer. After training in contemporary dance, performance, and cultural studies she now balances touring as an international performer with learning how to treat the world with more kindness. She founded Ethical Unicorn in 2016, and was delighted to be listed as one of Above Green's top 50 eco-conscious blogs in 2017. Francesca believes small choices have big impacts when made collectively, and is a passionate advocate of sustainable living and social justice.
Leah Wise has been writing, speaking, and blogging on ethical, sustainable, and fair trade fashion for more than 4 years. With a background in ethics and nonprofit management, she is particularly interested in shedding light on the ways conscious consumerism is linked to broader social justice issues. She hopes to both encourage and challenge readers through her work, believing that strong, informed communities are the key to social change. Leah currently lives and works in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she manages a charity shop and blogs on sustainable fashion at stylewise-blog.com.
Gina Zammit is an eco-conscious editor, writer, blogger, and TV host. She is a world traveler, animal lover, and passionate about marine preservation. Follow her adventures at ginazammit.com.
Annie Zhu is the founder and editor of Terumah, a Toronto-based lifestyle site covering ethical fashion, green beauty, art, and travel.
A published fiction writer, Annie has a BFA in Film Studies (Ryerson
University) and an MFA in Creative Writing (University of British