Founder & Director of Finance
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.
Founder & Director of Technology
With a background in education, Elizabeth Stilwell produces engaging and actionable content as editor-in-chief of The Note Passer. A proud sustainability nerd, her aim is to be a comprehensive resource for ethical alternatives that benefit both people and the environment.
Elizabeth intertwines activism and education with understandable guides and well-designed graphics. The Note Passer is inspiration for better, sustainable future; one that's full of more meaning and less waste. As a freelance designer and writer, her graphics, photography, and words have have appeared on BeGood Clothes, Thirty Seconds or Less, Made in the USA Challenge, EF Magazine, Moral Fibres, My Good Resolution, and EcoGreenLove.
Founder & Director of Internal Communications
EcoCult covers all things sustainable in New York City and beyond, including fashion, food, beauty, home design and events. With more than 35,000 unique visitors a month, EcoCult Editor-in-Chief, Alden Wicker, has become the voice of New Yorkers eager to break the stereotypes about eco-friendly living and prove that living consciously can be beautiful, fun, and desirable. Her work has been published in Well + Good, Refinery 29, xoJane, Huffington Post, Greatist, EcoSalon, LearnVest, Forbes, Smart Planet, Yahoo!, Narratively, and Elephant Journal.
Chief Marketing Manager
Kaméa Chayne is the author of Thrive, a Duke-Trained Integrative Health Coach, and the Content Curator of KONSCIOUS WHISPERS, an eco-lifestyle journal on holistic health, sustainable style, eco escapes, and more. Her work has been featured on Mind Body Green, Thoughtfully Magazine, Eluxe Magazine, The Good Trade, Halfstack Magazine, Urban Farm Podcast, and more.
Backed by the idea that positive living can lead to a greater sense of life satisfaction, Chayne’s KONSCIOUS WHISPERS aims to explore how living with purposeful pleasures can lead to both the enrichment of our lives and the betterment of our world.
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.
Social Media Manager
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.
Bianca is an EMMY award winning TV journalist, content producer, writer and curator. After a successful career in mainstream television, she co-founded Conscious Living in 2006 with her husband Michael. Their award-winning national multi-platform broadcast and digital news network showcases the latest stories in spirituality, health and sustainability – from organic cuisine and social justice to etho-chic style. A certified yogi, raw/vegan chef, Reiki master and Ivy League trained attorney, Bianca believes consciousness, integrity and transparency are key to ethical, abundant living. She currently serves on the advisory board of Fashion Revolution USA.
After years of being a conflicted primatologist who consumed products that directly endangered primates, Magdalena set out to go palm-oil free and documented her trials along the way. As the only American resource of its kind, this project quickly evolved into the environmental online magazine you see today.
Selva Beat is a daily meeting grounds where the conservation-minded can find conflict-free articles, product guides, recipes, and reviews.
As Editor of SB, Magdalena aims to educate about the industry, form a discourse between company & consumer, and have a general laugh at the precarious nature of "no impact" living.
Brittany Barton is the creative behind Sparkle Kitchen, the place for real food recipes, holistic health and sustainable living guidance. As a writer, photographer and show host, Brittany challenges others to evaluate their relationship with food. She advocates for all to have access to a sustainable diet. Sparkle Kitchen follows the guiding principle that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind and our food choices can be both nourishing and respectful of the environment. You can also hear Brittany’s insights on Wellness Beats Podcast, a weekly show dedicated to alternative health, real food and holistic living.
Anna is an indie fashion geek, interested in fashion's power to tell stories. With a background in fashion design and editorial styling, she has held the position of fashion editor for the web magazine IDOLE since 2013. Meanwhile, she works as freelance consultant for independent businesses, focusing on a long-term sustainable driven approach. Her enthusiasm for avant-garde designers has lead her to thoroughly understand the contemporary fashion context. Her resolution is inspired by the core message of the Slow Movement, encouraging a greater respect for craftsmanship and awareness of the clothing lifecycle.
Jacalyn Beales is a freelance content creator and the founder of Out of Wilderness Magazine. Over the course of her time spent traveling and working for various print and digital publications, she discovered her passion for beautiful content and desire to help the planet through environmental and wildlife conservation. When she’s not busy crafting content for brands and running OOW Magazine, Jacalyn can be found exploring the great outdoors and working with wildlife organizations.
Rebecca is a professionally trained journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. She is focused on long-form food and lifestyle journalism. She is interested on sustainability topics within the food world as well as the cultures surrounding local food movements. She is set on counterbalancing the overwhelming stream of cheap, click-bait type of posts that dominate the modern reader’s experience by sharing compelling, in-depth profiles on the people who live, work and breath the “slow lifestyle,” whether it be slow food, slow fashion or otherwise. She has written many stories for The Wall Street Journal about high-profile philanthropy and the arts.
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” and is a member of the Ethical Writers Coalition. Leslie holds a B.A. from Washington State University and a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Consumer Sciences and Retailing.
Danielle Calhoun, wedding photographer turned humanitarian, speaker and socially conscious wedding blogger, founded Black Sheep Bride in 2014. After traveling to several developing countries to capture non-profits, orphanages, and social impact projects, she often came home conflicted about the wedding industry she was supported by. Black Sheep Bride was born to highlight the amazing people in the wedding world that use their love to serve others and the planet. By providing this much needed outlet to the wedding community, the brand took off in rapid speed and she has been recognized as one of the most disruptive industry leaders in the wedding world.
Photo Credit: Alexis June Weddings
Justin Cerone is the founder of web documentary company "The Sustainable." The company began as a standalone short documentary film about a family of average income that designed their suburban home to be powered by renewable energy and the physics of the natural world. Though a long, tedious (and ingenious) design process, they've lived in the home with all the everyday modern amenities problem-free for ten years completely detached from the grid and have paved the way for others to follow.
The film was selected for a plethora of film festivals and eventually caught the attention of a venture capitalist firm. What was once the standalone film "The Sustainable" is now being expanded into a series of short documentary films highlighting many more environmental game-changers and innovators. The first film appealed to all sides of the political matrix after seeing how practical and easy the sustainable life really is. Thus, the goal of the series is to appeal to everyone, not just to "preach to the choir."
The Sustainable is a team of aggressive web marketing gurus, a powerhouse network of freelance cinematographers and editors, and a board of seasoned business advisors. We specialize in original video, audio and editorial content. Our door is always open to ideas and collaboration for not only mutual benefit, but to benefit the planet and everyone we share it with.
As a social media consultant and trainer, Ali is passionate about sustainability, and strives to direct focus away from fast fashion and promote slow living and everything that stands for.
She's been fortunate to be able to work with some of the most forward thinking socially aware brands — who have circular economy and ethical values at the heart of what they are doing.
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.
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.
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.
We are two sisters (based in London and Cape Town), who are passionate about fashion and it’s sustainable practices. With Textile Design and Psychology backgrounds, we set out to create Saiint to showcase clothing, accessories and lifestyle brands who reflect the ethically evolving world we live in. We 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, we understand that happiness and confidence in who we are comes from what we do for others.
Hippie and Heart was born out of Carly’s frustration with the fashion industry. As a consumer, she realized that she could help change the industry through her purchases (power through the dollar, baby!). On Hippie and Heart, not only does she feature stylish clothes, but she even schools you on how they’re thoughtfully made. Carly was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago and now lives in the Windy City. She loves to read, be active, and explore her beloved city.
Catherine Harper is a wife, mom to two young boys, and blogger at Walking with Cake. She has a background in writing and teaching and enjoys blogging about things that strike her fancy, including beauty and fashion. An interest in clothing led Catherine to research her favorite brands, which began a deeper understanding of fair trade and ethical products.
Artist and cultural activist Zoe Helene, an award-winning creative professional, advocates for rights of humans and non-humans as well as ethical evolution through writing, curating and producing quality interviews, stories, and lifestyle collections about sustainability, mind/body/spirit wellness, psychedelic renaissance, digital revolution, cultural preservation, and the arts and archetypes.
Zoe has been published in Organic Spa Magazine, Conscious Living TV, EcoSalon, Nailed, Ladybud, Earth Tribe, Activist News, Reality Sandwich, Huffington Post, Organic Authority and the Endangered Species Coalition, LA Yoga and Reset. Her work has been featured in Boston Magazine, Forbes, Utne Reader, Newsday, MIT Technology Review, The Boston Globe, and Fast Company. She has appeared with her husband and partner, ethnobotanist Chris Kilham, on NBC Nightly News and in Outside Magazine and The New York Times.
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 law 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.
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.
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.
Sam Leigh is the Founder and Fashion Blogger behind the Australian sustainable fashion blog, eco|mono. eco|mono is dedicate bringing readers sustainable style inspiration in the way of creating a beautiful monochrome wardrobe of essential pieces.
From a fast fashion hoarder to slow fashion minimalist, Sam has been seeking out the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to who, how and where our clothes our made. Educating herself on what goes on behind the scenes of fashion.
Now, Sam spends her time to telling these stories to others via her blog, eco|mono. She understands that mass consumerism is a global issue, so imagine having a wardrobe full of clothing that doesn't hurt people or the planet?
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.
Kasi is dedicated to making ethical standards in fashion mainstream.
She is the creator of The Peahen, where she writes about brands, designers, issues and trends at the intersection of style and standards.
The Peahen takes its inspiration from the name for a female peacock to represent the bold pursuit of fashion. Kasi’s vision is to anchor this pursuit in deeper meaning.
Kasi started The Peahen as a creative side-gig to cover fashion and to share personal style perspectives. This faded quickly as she found the marketplace for bloggers oversaturated and underwhelming (call it a lack of Selfie Stick mastery). She happened upon the ethical fashion movement in Man’s Search for Meaning fashion and became an avid devotee. Since then, Kasi has evolved The Peahen to help transform fashion.
If it minimizes fashion’s negative impact and maximizes style….it’s on her radar.
Catch her on Twitter at @PeahenBlog.
The cultivation of sustainable lifestyle practices has been a part of Greta’s life from the time she was a child working on her family’s certified organic farm. With a thirst for adventure and international travel, Greta developed a career that sent her all around the world, first as a Manufacturing Manager based in China, and later as a Strategic Consultant specializing in ethical and sustainable supply chain management. A big believer in the power of storytelling to inspire change, she shares entertaining and thought-provoking stories from the factory floors to the mountain summits on her blog, Wander with Greta.
Lindsay Mueller is on a quest to live well, mindfully, and to help others do the same. She believes that by manifesting wellbeing of one’s own mind, body and soul, one also produces the energy, time and space to create and pursue a clean, green and authentic lifestyle. Be well and become aware.
In her spare time, you’ll find her meditating, decluttering, scouting out local shops and designers, vinyasa flowing, soul-cycling, baking, in a coffee shop, having wine with friends or blogging.
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.
Andrea’s eyes were opened to the reality of the fashion industry in 2007, and since then she hasn't stopped using her powers to teach others about conscious consumerism. What started out as a blog and fashion event, Ecologique Fashion became an ethical fashion consulting firm in 2011. Operating out of San Francisco, Andrea provides ethical fashion designers with public relations, event production, and branding services. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Refix Magazine - an online publication of sustainable fashion stories. Her words can be read on the blogs of EFF Source, BF+DA, Urban Air Market, and EcoHabitude.
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.
Grechen has been writing about fashion, style, and conscious shopping online since 2004. Focused now on helping women of every age and any lifestyle curate a workable, sustainable wardrobe, Grechen's mission is to introduce readers to smaller, more ethical designers while at the same time encouraging them to be selective and thoughtful about what's in their closets.
Recently Grechen launched a first-of-it's-kind online consignment shop, slowre, whose mission is to make fashion even slower by buying and selling pre-loved sustainable/ethical/transparent clothing, shoes & accessories.
Katie Roberts is a self-confessed 'write-a-holic' environmental scientist and sustainability major. Prior to her current career as a plant science research technician and a Master of Environment student majoring in Sustainability Education and Sustainable Business, she studied and worked in the fashion industry across a range of positions. Her passion for the social and environmental reformation of the fashion industry is fierce and she believes that consumers hold the power to create change. To date her Sustainability in Style blogging adventures have seen her take a one year self-imposed hiatus from shopping for fashion in her 'Wardrobe Workout' challenge, and a month collecting her garbage in the 'Waste Weigh Up.' She enjoys sharing her findings along the way.
Tricia Savino is the creative behind Ni Hao New York, a website focused on conscious beauty and living, as well as travel and photography. Her favorite series is World Wide Women, celebrating the lives of women around the globe.
Born and raised in Singapore, she lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan and Melbourne, Australia before moving to New York in 2013. When she's not working on her blog, she is usually sitting in a cafe with a good read or checking out used bookstores or museums in the city. You can follow Tricia on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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.
The small hand behind these lemon spoons, is Caro. She was born in Brussels, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Then she went to Barcelona, where she spent three amazing years out of her comfort zone. She came back with a Master’s degree in interior design, and above all, a meaning that she wanted to give to her life. She is now committed to a healthy and responsible lifestyle. She wants to share the changes that she has taken up so far, such as food, mindfulness, "live with less" and sustainable development through The Lemon Spoon; a conscious guide for a lifestyle change.
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Leah Wise has her degree in Religious Studies with a concentration in ethics from Florida State University. She manages a local thrift shop and runs an online vintage store, Platinum and Rust, by day and spends evenings writing on fair trade issues in the fashion industry at Style Wise. She believes that buying ethically means living ethically, so she's happy to be able to support local causes through her day job and participate in the wider fair trade community through her blog. Leah lives with her grad student husband in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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
Dedicated to educating others on how and why our dollar vote matters, particularly at the intersection of conscious living and impeccable style, Juliette fills the pages of spades + siLK with intelligent, well-researched and visually stimulating content for taste-makers, dreamers and change makers worldwide. spades + siLK is about learning the true time and talent that goes into making clothes, celebrating substance over a false sense of image, and personal style over trends. We are a socially conscious site immersed within the ethics and craftsmanship reawakening the fashion industry.
Jacquelyn Lewis created The Stylish Kind in Spring 2014, after working at a major fashion trade publication in New York for three years. While covering big brands, star-studded events, and iconic designers, she discovered another side of the industry -- an innovative, motivated community of independent designers and other creative forces responding to a growing demand for fashion that not only looked good, but also did good, putting people and animals first. The Stylish Kind aims to help other fashion lovers get to know – and celebrate! -- these cruelty-free, sustainable movers and shakers. Prior to her fashion career, Jacquelyn earned a master's degree in publishing from NYU. Her writing has appeared in Women's Wear Daily, Footwear News, New York Magazine, Forbes Traveler, Woman's Day, and Bust Magazine.
Ana Wang is a freelance writer, designer and creative director. She has designed apparel, textiles, and websites for award-winning ethical brands, designers and startups who have been featured in The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, and WWD. With a background in sustainable design processes including fair trade offshore manufacturing, local manufacturing, organic farming and textile certification, and digital textile printing, as well as brand development and digital marketing, Ana co-creates concepts, brands, designs, and ideas that celebrate the humanity, positivity and wonder to be found within frivolous pursuits - and she writes about it all too. Ana lives in Vancouver, far outside any capital of fashion, surrounded mountains, ocean and fresh air.