Meet June's new EIN Members!

We're so thrilled that our ranks continue to grow each month! Here are the new faces that joined us during the month of June! 

Meet Sarah! 

Sarah vlogs about green living and sustainable lifestyles at Hubbub UK

Sarah tells us three interesting things about herself: 

"I once upon a time ran a sea themed drama school for kids (complete with pirate outfits) I make a mean veggie stew, and cats terrify me just a little bit!"

Follow Sarah on You Tube | Instagram | Facebook

Meet Mia! 

info@maydayglow.com

Blog URL :

Mia's blog, Mayday Glow, shares sustainable living solutions with a focus on natural beauty, better-than-storebought skincare DIYs, and ethical products from brands that Mia loves. 

Just for fun, here are three quirky or interesting things about Mia, according to Mia!  

1.) I constantly challenge myself to learn new skills. This past year, I've taught myself how to sew and code.

2.) This quirky thing is about my cat, Otis, named after Otis Redding. He meows along with all of his songs.

3) I'm obsessed with Shea Butter. I swear it cures all beauty woes.

Follow Mia on  Instagram | Twitter

Meet Hanna!

Hanna blogs about ethical fashion, slow travel and a simple lifestyle at www.hannasplaces.com

Just for fun, here are three facts about Hanna, according to Hanna!  

1.) I'm a travel and a coffee addict and often I plan my trips around the coffee shops I want to visit.

2.) I'm happiest on the road seeing new places or at home, reading a book.

3.) Connection with other people from all around the world is one of my favourite things about blogging.

Follow Hanna on  Instagram | Pinterest

Meet Kajsa!

 Life of Mjau is focused on presenting sustainable solutions, tips and tricks that everyone can do to make their life greener

Just for fun, here are three facts about Kajsa, according to Kajsa!  

1.) Once I flew to LA from Sweden to go on a date. We are still going strong, 3 years now!

2.) One of my life goals is to open a healing center/animal rescue in nicaragua.

3.) I lived in 10 different countries and half of them with my huge rescue pitbull mastif.

Follow Kajsa on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Meet Mary! 

Mary's blog focuses on ethical and sustainable fashion and beauty.

Just for fun, here are three interesting things about Mary, according to Mary!  

1.) I run a monthly, curated market for sustainable and handmade goods in my hometown of Harrisburg PA (I pretty much live in two cities right now). I started it right out of undergrad because I wanted to help local artisans have a more regular way of selling and promoting themselves and to give shoppers an accessible way to support the local economy and avoid big box stores.

2.) I'm currently pursuing my MA in political communication, and I hope to work for or with environmental and social justice groups once I graduate.

3.) I can ride a horse (pretty well, I rode since I was like 8) but I never learned how to ride a bike!

Follow Mary on Instagram | Facebook 

Meet Ilaria!

Ilaria's blog is just in the beginning stages, but she has a big goal: "to inform and teach to the Italians (and the rest of the World) how to change this consumer world through my experience. I am a slow fashion designer and I will mainly blog about ethical life style and slow fashion."

Just for fun, Ilaria tells us three quirky or interesting things about herself:

1.) (MY MOTTO) My favorite dress is my body: if it was for me I would go around naked. But, because this society imposes us to dress up, let's dress up decently and ethically, please!

2.) I am in love with Greece: I am so in love with Greece that I go there twice per year and I've included this covenant in "my pre-wedding agreement". And of, course, I've just got married in Crete.

3.) Right now I feel like a "paladin of justice": I want to fight for a more ethical world through the power of blogging! I am ready (even though I am born first as a fashion designer and then as a blogger).

Meet Giulia!

The Red Girl Chronicles covers all things sustainable lifestyle, focusing on fashion, beauty and food. Giulia also talks about digital and web strategy tips.

Just for fun, here are three facts about Giulia, according to Giulia! 

1.) I call myself The Red Girl Chronicles, but actually I'm blonde.

2.) My color eyes follows the weather, so sometimes they are green and sometimes they are grey.

3.) At the age of 4 I cut my hair very short by myself cause (my mum says) "Why only boys can have short hair? I am a girl and I can have them short too".

Follow Giulia on Instagram | Pinterest

 

Meet Hanna!

Hanna is the London-based blogger behind Flor and Cesta!  

EIN: What do you primarily blog about? 

Hanna: Flor & Cesta is a sustainable lifestyle platform for the conscious city dweller. I created Flor & Cesta to provide a space where like-minded individuals can find everything they need to become a sustainable city dweller. This platform is about making it simple for people. About giving people the tools  to become a more conscious consumer, without a radical lifestyle change. The  blog follows my journey to becoming a sustainable city dweller as I challenge big name brands on what sustainable really means and try to live reduce my impact across key areas - society, economics and environment. The key themes on the blog are; sustainable lifestyle, smart cities (how we can leverage tech in our cities to create better, more sustainable environments for ourselves), as well as providing product reviews on ethical brands.

EIN: Just for fun-tell us three quirky or interesting things about yourself or your life.

Hanna: 1)  I am a self-confessed analytics geek and spend my days pouring over data to provide campaign insights for my marketing teams 2) I am a rock climber, a terrible one who falls off the wall a lot but a rock climber nevertheless 3) I live in a converted warehouse in east London with a 6ft 5 drag queen.

Follow Hannah on Instagram  

Meet Antonia!

Antonia runs Mochni.com, a platform that brings you resources on Sustainable Fashion, Wellness, Happiness, Clean Beauty, and Eco Travel.

Antonia writes; "MOCHNI.COM is my absolute dream job. It is so much joy to create new stories to inspire other people to live and consume more consciously. I am based in Hamburg, but I would love to work from L.A. during Winter time, one day."

Meet Our Newest Member, Kyle!

A big warm welcome to Kyle , who blogs at B Good blog!  

What do you primarily blog about? :

Ethical options in everyday life from fashion to home goods to food and drink.

Just for fun-tell us a few quirky or interesting things about yourself or your life:

  1. I grew up in a tiny town in Colorado (my graduating class in high school had less than 100 people), and have lived in Australia, Los Angeles, currently residing in San Francisco.
  2. I worked in the fast fashion industry for 5+ years before leaving to pursue a more ethical career.

Follow Kyle: Web | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

Meet Our Newest Member, Emily!

Our newest member, Emily, blogs at A Day Pack

EIN: Why did you start blogging? 

Emily: After learning as much as I could about human trafficking and slave labor, I started finding ethical fashion brands through research and social media. Blogging became a way to educate myself about new brands I discovered and inform others in the process. Blogging about ethical products has pushed me to uncover truth and live out that truth as a lifestyle. By choosing to dig deeper and unearth what’s real, lives are directly impacted and people are empowered to thrive. Knowing even my most simple ethical purchases could deeply impact another’s life is what keeps me fueled to not give up.

EIN: What do you primarily blog about? 

Emily: My blog is a bit of a hodgepodge of my life. Style, travel, my current thoughts on an array of topics. I primarily blog about ethical brands I’ve discovered and how to make shopping ethically work for any budget. I have a passion for making ethical shopping more accessible.

EIN: Tell us a bit about your life- what you do for work, where you live, any fun or interesting facts about yourself? 

Emily: My husband and I are currently on a short break from teaching English in South Korea. We reside just outside Seattle, Washington, and plan to move back to South Korea in the fall. My current days are filled with blogging, crafting, cooking up a new recipe, attempting to master Korean and electric guitar, spending time with family and friends, and planning for our next adventure! 

Follow Emily: Website | Instagram 

Meet Our Newest Member, Rachel!

Meet Rachel Elms, our newest member and the writer behind Sustainably Simple !

Why did you start blogging? I studied geography at university and I loved it but my career has taken me down a different route so I use my blog as a way of maintaining and expressing my interest in sustainability. I really enjoy writing Sustainably Simple and I hope it will encourage others to make more conscious decisions in their everyday lives.

What do you primarily blog about? I take a broad approach to the topic of sustainability, blogging about anything from fairtrade food recipes to zero waste ideas at home. The majority of my posts are based around the idea of simplicity - I want to make it easy for people to live more sustainably.

Tell us a bit about your life- what you do for work, where you live, any fun or interesting facts about yourself? I've just moved to London and so I'm really excited to discover new sustainable finds in the city - places to eat, shop, explore! 

Follow along with Rachel: 

Instagram |  Twitter  |  Pinterest

Meet Our Newest Member, Laura!

About Laura: 

Laura's blog focuses on sustainable fashion and helping women become more conscious shoppers and cultivating confidence through their clothing choices.

Just for fun:

"I have an insatiable thirst for helping rescue dogs; I have been married to my highschool sweetheart for almost 17 years, together over 25; I will re-use paper coffee cups until they start to disintegrate."

Check out Laura's blog 

Follow Laura on Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest

Meet Our Newest Member, Ellie!

About Ellie

Ellie writes Selflessly Styled: a style blog dedicated to conscious consumerism. She focuses on ethical fashion: sharing interviews with the people behind ethical brands as well as other ethical consumers, and offering tips for an intentional/minimal closet.

Just for fun:

Ellie grew up at an orphanage in Mexico that her parents oversaw. (Sadly, she barely speaks any Spanish anymore!). She also plays the harp... but doesn't usually play classical harp music- she likes adapting current hits and seeing if she can make them work on the harp. Sometimes it works and other times it just sounds weird!  Also, Ellie once made the mistake of peeing on a fertility shrine in Mongolia. Long story and most embarrassing moment ever!

Check out Selflessly Styled

Follow Ellie on Instagram // Pinterest // Twitter 

Meet our Newest Member: Laura!

Meet Laura

Laura is a yoga teacher and ethical consumerism advocate who loves Love, Sleep, Food, Yoga, and Travel. Laura's blog is in the beginning stages and we can't wait to see what she develops as it grows! 

Just for Fun:

Laura's full legal name is Laura Nohealani Emiko Toyofuku-Aki, which takes up two lines on her drivers license. Though she's Hawaiian and Japanese and born in CA, Laura doesn't like coconut anything and refuses to surf (her dad says it's because she was raised on the "mainland."). Laura has been married for 5 years- she and her partner eloped with only Laura's best friends present, but she doesn't wear a wedding ring and to this day some people don't know! .

Follow Laura: WEB // FACEBOOK // INSTAGRAM

Meet New Members Jill, Luke, and Olivia!

Jill and Luke Matthews

Husband and wife blogging team Jill and Luke write about sustainable and ethical fashion and conscious lifestyle topics on their lifestyle blog Sutton and Grove. They are committed to featuring good brands, products and non-profits that either give back or have a sustainable business model, and also write about self improvement and thought provoking topics all from a his and her perspective.

Fun Facts: 

  • We backpacked around Morocco for 5 weeks on our honeymoon.
  • Luke lived in Israel for 6 months when he was 21 years old. He worked on a chicken farm while there, and loved it.
  • Jill has known how to dirt bike since she was 8 years old.

 

BLOG // INSTAGRAM

 

Olivia Youngs

Olivia blogs about minimalism, intentional living & slow fashion at Simply Liv and Co

Fun Facts: 

  • My love for minimalism evolved from an unplanned pregnancy and a time in my life when life wasn't simple or minimal at all. Simplifying my life helped me find joy, no matter the situation.
  •  I met my husband on a mission trip to Latvia in 2012.
  • Specialty coffee and music are my other two passions. One day I hope to own a coffee shop that incorporates both.

 

BLOG // INSTAGRAM

Meet New Members: Carly

Meet Carly...

Where are you located?

Chicago, IL

What do you primarily blog about?

Sustainable, Fair Trade, and thoughtfully made fashion and beauty products.

Just for fun-tell us three quirky or interesting things about yourself or your life.

1. I can shake my eye balls back-and-forth super duper fast! I have no idea how I learned to do that, but I've been able to do it since I was little.
2. I used to hip-hop dance competitively. Now, I save my moves for the Chicago bars.
3. I still have my childhood stuffed animal named Kitty - she's a cat. Clearly, as a kid, I liked getting to the point. My parents told me I stole her from my brother. Sorry I'm not sorry.


Meet New Members: Courtney and Nicole

Meet Courtney and Nicole...

Where are you located?

Fort Worth, TX

What do you primarily blog about?

We blog about brands that give-back.

Just for fun-tell us three quirky or interesting things about yourself or your life.

1. Courtney and I (Nicole) run Narrow Collective together.
2. We have known each other since we were 12 and we played basketball together for 6 years!
3. Courtney has a super cute puppy named Milo and we love long walks and the beach!


Meet New Members: Jennifer

Meet Jennifer...

Where are you located?

San Francisco, CA

What do you primarily blog about?

I am committed to blogging about sustainable fashion and inspiring others, especially young adults, to approach life with an environmentally and ethically conscious mindset.

Sustainable Siren is my wholehearted commitment to sustainable fashion, meaning head-to-toe outfits put together from pieces that are either organic, recycled, secondhand, vintage, ethically made, fair trade, handmade, made in the USA, DIY, convertible, or that utilize zero-waste design.

Just for fun, tell us three quirky or interesting things about yourself or your life.

1. Outside of my blog, I am currently studying sustainable fashion design at the California College of the Arts!
2. I didn't start out as a sustainable fashion blogger. After blogging for 4 years, I realized that I didn't want to contribute to the fast fashion system anymore—and thus Sustainable Siren was born!
3. I have a birthmark on my forehead. I usually edit it out in photos though because it sometimes looks like a blemish from far away :P 


EBN Member Post Round-Up: July 2016

It's summertime in the Northern Hemisphere and a lot of us are feeling the heat! We've been ramping things up here at the Ethical Blogger Network and we're excited to bring you the first official monthly blog post roundup, featuring a few of our members. Get inspired by reading the posts below!

One Scarf, One Life - Saiint

It’s not always easy to write posts about beautiful ethical fashion brands when you’re looking out of the window into grey skies (in London even though it’s summer and in Cape Town, where it’s winter!), but when you’re pool-side in Mallorca, it somehow gets the creative juices going in a special way. Both of us have been away recently, Diana in India and Katie in Mallorca and with this recharge comes great inspiration and a drive to move things even further forward with Saiint, and what better way than to bring to the forefront the incredible brand ‘Une écharpe – Une vie (one scarf, one life) who’s aim is to redefine the way we view luxury scarves...

GREEN STARTUPS FACE-OFF: LONDON VS. PARIS - Urban Meisters

Hello readers! We have all been waiting & doing a warm up to ready for the London vs. Paris green startups face-off – a friendly duel to see which city has a stronger start-up culture in the green space (pollution as we know is no more the bane of Asian countries only). In round one, the London-based blog Ethical Unicorn founder Francesca Willow introduces us to five of her favorite startups from the city. So hear the bell ring and here goes! Over to Fran!...

AUSTIN, I’M HERE! - The Peahen

I just made a cross country move from Florida to Austin, Texas! I uprooted my life to give The Peahen a better place to grow in a city that’s become a hotbed for creativity and innovation.

How do I explain the Austin vibe to you? It feels like a cop out to compare it to Brooklyn because cities are a really nuanced thing. But in the sake of simplification, it makes for a valid metaphor. So here it goes: Austin is like Brooklyn circa 2001 – diverse, progressive, and on the cusp of an economic boom – but subtract the ‘artisanal everything’ and add the great outdoors...

The Top 10 Modern, Ethical Clothing Brands - The Curious Button

Unless you’re all about the boho/hippie look, you’ve probably had some frustrations with the ethical clothing brands available to you. I know that the last thing you want to do when you decide to start shopping ethically is to sacrifice your personal style to do so...

SUSTAINABLE SWITCH: SEAWORTHY SUNSCREEN - Leotie Lovely

It wasn't until this year, that I discovered (was told by my sister-in-law) that the sunscreen I've been slathering on my pasty skin throughout my life in order to enjoy the outdoors, and often times enter bodies of water so I might enjoy the magical aquatic creatures and plants which dwell there is, in fact, causing murders of the mass variety to the very creatures I consciously wish to conserve...

THE HENNA EXPERIMENT: DYEING MY HAIR WITH HENNA + NUMI ORGANIC ROOIBOS TEA - StyleWise

The last time I dyed my hair with henna, I was intrigued by the instruction booklet's suggestion to use hot tea instead of water to alter the final color: black tea to reduce the red undertone, red tea to enhance it. I stuck with regular hot water that time around, but I made sure to stock up on tea for the next time. And that time is now!...

Check out more Member Posts by perusing our Member Directory.

 

If you're an Ethical Blogger Network member who would like your post(s) featured in monthly roundups, make sure to join the #syndication channel in our Member Forums. 

Meet New Members: Veronica

Meet Veronica...

Where are you located?

Italy/Belgium

What do you primarily blog about?

My blog, The Fresh Issue, is about my life as a conscious consumer. I share my thoughts and ideas on fashion sustainability, my outfit looks, travel experiences, and cruelty-free beauty. With TFI I’d like to inspire people to choose better, to shop smarter, and still have fun!

Just for fun, tell us three quirky or interesting things about yourself or your life.

1. Dancing to RnB/HipHop is my most favourite workout and a way to destress
2. I drink at least one glass of champagne or beer before the flight, because I am scared AF! Yet, my father was a pilot. I guess I didn’t get that part of his DNA.
3. I absolutely love to spend time in men’s fashion department. I love men’s clothes! 

Ethical Blogger Network Chicago Meetup!

Our Ethical Blogger Network in Chicago got together this past month for an evening of ethical fashion and connection with local brands. Our friends at Mata Traders generously invited us to hang out in their beautiful space, allowing our group to browse rows and rows of fair trade garments and jewelry pieces fresh from Mata's manufacturing partners in India! 

Also with us for the evening were reps from Heshima Kenya and Causegear. Heshima Kenya, a social enterprise providing economic opportunity through to women and girls, showed off their beautiful hand-dyed scarves and staff member Emily spoke of the importance of job creation in pushing back against injustice toward women. Causegear founder, Brad, talked about setting fair wages (Causegear pays workers five times the normal wage for garment workers in India) and the power that consumers have to create positive change, stating- "When 25% of the US shifts $65 in fashion purchases in one year to 5X brands, one million lives will be transformed for justice."

The power of community is important when living an off-the-beaten-path lifestyle, and it was wonderful to see new friendships being forged and connections being made between bloggers and business owners! 

Event swag bags included beautiful Heshima Kenya scarves, bags from Causegear, and a Mata Traders piece (bloggers had fun trying on new pieces, a luxury for those of us who do most of our ethical shopping online)! 

Stay tuned for more Ethical Blogger Network events coming soon to a city near you! 

Meet New Members: Christina

Meet Christina...

Where are you located?

Chicago, IL, U.S.A + Paris, France


What do you primarily blog about? 

finny+dill is a green style guide lovingly curated to bring you the best in natural beauty, ethical fashion + sustainable design: products with heart that are good for people, the planet + animals. Each week I showcase a new eco blogger, slow fashion brand or fair trade boutique. From my green heart to yours.


Just for fun, tell us three quirky or interesting things about yourself or your life.


1. I'm a word nerd who love dusty books + vintage bookshops.
2. I have a parapetic heart + an insatiable appetite for travel.
3. I have a 14lb rescue dog named Electron. He's the boss.

EBN Project Update: A Beautiful Refuge Workshop Tour

Ethical Blogger Network founder, Hannah, traveled to the Philippines this spring to help launch new social enterprise, A Beautiful Refuge, in partnership with Safe Refuge, a community center committed to helping women on the margins. Ethical Blogger Network members helped raise much needed funds for supplies, and it's incredible to see the fruits of everyone's labor. I (Leah, Communications Director) even bought one of A Beautiful Refuge's t-shirts, which I'm quite enjoying. 

Check out the post below for photos and info about the A Beautiful Refuge workshop!


We're now several weeks into launching A Beautiful Refuge and we're excited to now have a functional workshop space! This space is temporary, as we're actually having a new little space built that we should be able to move into in early May, but it works quite well for now and we're grateful to have it! 

Our project team member Nicola took some shots of our current space, and we'd like to share a little visual tour with you: