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!...

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