Although it’s easy to say you are headed towards a more conscious lifestyle, it’s often hard to take those first few steps. Adapting to leaner consumption patterns and putting more thought into the decisions you make on the daily can be strenuous if it’s something you aren’t used to doing. Retraining your brain and getting rid of bad habits takes time, patience and discipline.
While our marketplace offers you a place to connect with the makers of ethically sound product alternatives, it’s also nice to seek out role models you can relate to. For tips and advice, search for bloggers and journalists actively dedicated to an eco-friendly lifestyle to keep your journey going strong.
Here’s a handful of highly recommended changemakers currently on our radar:
Let’s Be Fair
We love to tap into this blog for its wide range of content. From ethical fashion to DIY to travel and weddings – Let’s Be Fair has endless tips for living consciously. The format is direct and the quick reads make the perfect addition to your coffee break or public trans commute.
Reading My Tea Leaves
Reading My Tea Leaves is run exclusively by Brooklyn-based Erin Boyle. Her minimal blog focuses on tips and tricks that brighten your day – and decrease your ecological footprint. We especially love Boyle’s “My Week in Objects (Mostly),” in which she highlights the small discoveries her and her family come across in their weekly activities and projects.
Written and designed by Juliette Donatelli, spades+SiLK is branded as “an authentically aware community of ethical fashion.” The blog’s content ranges from exclusive interviews to seasonal wardrobe essentials. Not only is the content reading-list-worthy, the blog’s graphic design and overall appearance of the site are visually stunning.
The Stylish Kind
The Stylish Kind explores all things fashion and beauty, with a focus on cruelty-free, vegan and animal rights. They also release a seasonal magazine that can be accessed from the blog. We can’t wait for the next issue to drop!
The Note Passer
The Note Passer, run by Elizabeth Stilwell, has enlisted the Ethical Writers Coalition to support, share and collaborate on sustainable projects such as this site. The blog itself is sort of like “Fast Fashion rehab” in that it is jam packed with educational articles about conscious consumerism. Content includes everything from ethical beauty, ethical fashion and ethical home – as well as more curious categories, like “ethical finance” and “ethical friends”. We love this blog because of its well-rounded approach to conscious living.
Sasstainable is a Canadian website, equipped with quick, informative reads. The blog has a wide focus, including fashion, beauty, food and family. We dig Sasstainable for more than their sassy namesake; within each category, the posts range from DIY tips to brand promotions to informative journalism– a smorgasbord of sustainable goodness!
Our Natural Heritage
Our Natural Heritage is an ecotourism blog centered around nature, travel, local living and sustainability. We love the vibe of this blog – consistently very clean and very natural. The preservation of, strengthening of and learning about natural heritage and local economies is a main theme, as well as tips about resourceful living.
Living Pretty, Naturally
Living Pretty, Naturally – is just that – a lifestyle choice and resource for natural beauty and wellness. This blog is equipped with tips on beauty products, yoga, home life and traveling. Many of these categories overlap, making the site an integrated and interesting browsing experience. We especially love their lists – such as “10 Foods for Clear, Glowing Skin.”
Andrea Plell is EcoHabitude’s Director of Communications and the Editor-in-Chief of the EcoHabitude blog. Since 2007, Andrea has been on a mission to support a paradigm shift in the fashion industry. She currently runs her own PR and ethical fashion production company in San Francisco, CA.
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