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Blogging Babes: 10 Eco Friendly Bloggers You Need to Know

By Lora O’Brien

It’s  fair to say that  blogs  are  as popular today as magazines have been for years–instead of popping into the local newsagents for a weekly fix of glossy gossip,  we’re now opening up our phone, laptop and tablet browsers and reading our favourite sites.

For eco-lifestyle lovers, this is a great thing: sustainability hasn’t yet hit the mainstream, so blogs are still our very best source of information on the topics that interest us most. The issue is, they can be a little bit difficult to find, unless you know exactly what you’re looking for. But never fear: whether it’s organic beauty, zero-waste living or sustainable fashion, we’ve found 10  eco friendly bloggers we think you’ll love.

1.  Jennifer Nini (Eco Warrior Princess)

Super stylish and super cool this is a woman who walks the walk and talks the talk! Nini is a bee-keeper, organic farmer, off-grid pioneer, eco-consultant and the voice behind the green lifestyle blog, Eco Warrior Princess. Proving you can still love fashion without compromising your beliefs, Jennifer is a shining example of a blogger who is fully dedicated to promoting not only green fashion, but living a full-on green lifestyle, beautifully.

Based in: Australia

Best for: Those already into sustainable fashion, but seeking more info on that and organic living

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2.  Yarina Valverde  

Yarina uses her blog, Fashionhedge, in a fairly conventional way, taking plenty of pics of herself wearing eco-friendly outfits. But it is also a gateway to debate about what “ethical fashion” is, exactly, and she particularly focuses on the business of fashion and fashion sourcing. You think those jeans are good just because they weren’t mass produced? Straight-talking Yarina will make you think again.

Based in:  USA

Best for:  Those in search of eco-outfit ideas and hot debates

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3. Electra Gillies (The Eco Gypsy)

Electra’s blog, the Eco Gypsy is a place that all nomads, adventurers and wanderers will love. This site is a virtual Mecca of information for those that care about the planet and wish to experience all its beauty, in five star style. The Eco Gypsy guides restless souls to eco-escapes round the world whose purpose is both to pamper and preserve. There’s also a wonderful Shop on the site that features eco-friendly bikinis and accessories, all hand-made from natural materials in Bali.

Based in: Bali

Best for: Rich hippies with heart

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4.  Katrine Carstens

Besides writing the occasional travel post for Eluxe, Danish native Katrine Carstens keeps busy running a blog called SusDane, which she uses to write about the treasures of a sustainable and socially aware world. With the aim to ignite your inner curiosity, Katrine brings you on a journey  to explore which fascinating places this wonderful planet we live on really has to offer.

Based in: Denmark

Best for: Conscious foodies and travellers

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5.  Bea Johnson

The Zero Waste Home Queen once boasted that her family of four created no more than a Mason jar’s worth of rubbish in a whole year! This requires careful planning, from buying food in your own containers, cooking all meals from scratch, recycling, composting and of course, reducing your consumption to only that which is truly necessary. She’s a true inspiration for us all, and her blog became so popular, it’s now a book.

Based in: America (but originally from France)

Best for: Learning how to live with as little as possible, very stylishly!

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5.  The Glamorganic Goddess

This is a healthy beauty and lifestyle blog by Danielle Messina – a young breast cancer survivor whose story motivated her to go green with her skincare and makeup.

In 2009, when she was only 31, Danielle was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer. This came totally out of the blue: there was no history of the disease in her family, and was a huge shock, as this young woman was a healthy former pro figure skater. After two surgeries and radiation, (she opted out of chemo and Tamoxifen after learning that the side effects included other forms of cancer) Danielle is thankfully well again, and has since chosen a more natural  lifestyle.

As a figure skater, she had been wearing makeup since she started training at the age of 4, and she clued in that maybe chemicals in cosmetics contributed to her cancer. Determined to turn her pain into purpose, Danielle has publicly documented her journey on The Glamorganic Goddess and is on a mission to find the very best clean beauty products.

Based in: USA

Best for: Anyone concerned about chemicals in skincare and makeup

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6. Tortoise and Lady Grey by Summer Edwards

On her cosy blog, Summer Edwards celebrates the value of slow living as a practice in sustainability. Cooking from scratch, growing herbs in window sills, and darning socks before we toss them out are the kind of small, lovely commitments we can make as individuals that she firmly believes will collectively make a big difference. Tortoise and Lady Grey features gorgeous sustainable and slow fashion alternatives as well as offering DIY tutorials for textile crafts, beauty recipes, and home and garden techniques. Edwards is also the founder of Social Impact Stories, a consulting firm that assists social enterprises communicate their social impact stories. “Just like the children’s fable, I believe that the tortoise will eventually win the race- that sustainable ways of living will emerge as the way forward,” she says.

Based in: Australia

Best For: Crafty fashionistas

7. Life+Style+Justice by Hannah Theisen

‘Life+Style+Justice is a resource for sustainable lifestyle including food, travel and fashion with a focus on social ethics. She features stories of people making a difference in these areas as well as featuring ethical brands and resources for positive change. ‘I believe in the concept of ‘everyday justice’ – that normal, everyday actions can affect change in the areas of the world that need it most,’ says Hannah. She takes a look at things we take for granted as being ‘good’ like: what really happens when we donate to a thrift shop. Intriguing, no?

Based in: USA

Best For: The wannabe investigative journalist

8.  The Peahen

Kasi loves all things sustainable, but questions whether it’s possible for us, in the age of fast fashion and Instagram, to really make an important shift into sustainability in fashion. She asks all kinds of relevant, intelligent questions, and makes salient points about our addiction to fashion, as well as great suggestions for what we can do about it.

Based in: the UK

Best for: the thoughtful fashionista

9. Beauty by Tahira

Professional makeup artist Tahira shares everything she knows about natural makeup and beauty – and it’s quite a bit, considering she’s spent 20+ years in the industry. Tahira has a host of video tutorials where she uses an easy-to-follow, direct approach to share all kinds of beauty tips. Tahira also advocates for small brands, new companies and people ‘striving to create beautiful products in beautiful ways.’

Based in: London

Best For: Organic and vegan skin care and beauty

10. Melanin and Sustainable Style (MelaninASS)

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“We are proud to be a safe space promoting non-toxic style and diversity at the SAME DAMN TIME,” says MelaninASS founder, Dominique Drakeford. Hers is a platform for communities of colour in the ethical fashion and beauty spaces. where inclusion and representation is lacking, (as she points out in her article written for Eluxe, here.) Drakeford is as dynamic as she is passionate in all of her fields; she is an environmental educator, publicist, writer, creative director, and community advocate.

Based in: The USA

Best For: Women of colour looking for empowerment and social change

 

 



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22 Comments

  • Reply
    irene
    Jul 21, 2015 at 2:51 am

    I’m vegan and healthy girl, really care about ecology, but I also love beauty and to be fabulous. Not always easy with ethical brands. I’m new on the blogger world, I’ve decided to come back to a very old project and start again a new one, more engaged and continual. Will do my best with researches, interviews and reviews to be able to help this cause and help to push things going to the ethical directions. I truly believe that is possible to be a princess with an eco friendly wardrobe and lifestyle, without renounces.
    I visited these blog you reviewed and found great inspirations from these girls. They are amazing!
    I’m happy to found out your magazine and follow your work, can’t wait to discover the other posts on the website. Best wishes. Irene

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    Julie
    Dec 28, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Your article is a great inspiration as well as all these eco pretty women! This week the blog http://www.ecohunterjulia.com celebrates its first anniversary. It describes a way of a young family from Eastern Europe to sustainable life and gives a lot of tips for eco lifestyle to the audience.

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    Mark
    Oct 4, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Great article. Only don’t forget to mention not so well known great bloggers who I find even more inspiring like http://www.lapepaboutique.com which is not well known due to google rank or SEO.

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    Gianni Cattaneo
    Oct 7, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Thank you very much for the post,
    some of them already knew them,
    with this post we have had the opportunity
    to know something more about them and their
    stories that motivate and inspire us
    For us as a brand new
    sustainable eco accessories, it is helpful
    a post like this.
    Thanks again

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    Terrance Clark
    Oct 31, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    I have went and followed everyone on this list. can you recommend to me any males to follow. I am looking to start my journey in understand sustainable fashion as the president and co-founder of our multi-faced non-profit @Limitless_La_vie…

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      Chere
      Oct 31, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      Great question! Unfortunately, I only know men with sustainable brands, not sustainable blogs…does that help?

  • Reply
    Kristina Barge
    Dec 30, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Great post to read.

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    Fifi
    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I also like http://www.fashionflairbazaar.com they have an amazing selection of Eco-friendly brands and vegan shoes!!

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    bio aloe vera
    Feb 14, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Excelent post 🙂 I would like recommend the website http://www.absolutaloe.com/de where you can buy the best bio aloe vera to treat your skin.

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    Stephanie
    Feb 21, 2017 at 1:16 am

    Add these ones to the list! They are my favorite sustainable fashion blog!

    Styles For Thought
    http://www.stylesforthought.com
    Into Mind
    http://www.intomind.com
    Unfancy
    http://www.unfancy.com

    These girls are awesome and they inspire me to shop less and become more sustainable

  • Reply
    Dóra
    Mar 10, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Such a lovely post!
    We are on a journey to build a sustainable company. It means we have to take on the tough issues.
    We provide a deeper connection to the items because we want to bring greater value to our products.
    Please take a look and watch our introduction video: https://igg.me/at/whereismom
    @whereismomclothing

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    Taylor Two
    Jul 6, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Hey there, lovely post I especially like the Eco Princess’s blog.

    A couple of your eco gals (Brooke Lacey and Brooke Hahn) are dead links now, might want to replace the dead links with someone new on the eco blogging block? 🙂

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      Chere
      Jul 6, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Oh, thank you so much for your comment! Who would you recommend?

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    Kathryn Letson
    Jul 12, 2017 at 12:20 am

    thanks so much for posting about sustainable sites like mine!

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    Kelly
    Jul 27, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you so much for putting together this list! I am always looking for other ethical bloggers be inspired by 🙂

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    KARLEEN CAMPBELL
    Jul 29, 2017 at 2:26 am

    I also have a sustainability & adventure blog if anyone is interested in checking it out!
    Love all the amazing bloggers that are making a difference. Thanks for sharing.

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    lloyd
    Sep 22, 2017 at 7:17 am

    I think I am in the right site.. I am also into sustainable living. Thank you for your list. Just a thought, how can I be included in the list?

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    Cassie Anderson
    Dec 4, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Love this article and the blogging babes!

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    primmy
    Dec 8, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    These babes are life savers! Been looking to share this article a saved quite a while ago too: https://blog.stacii.com/gift-ideas-for-her/ seems new, but you’ve got to love her humour.

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    grasya
    May 3, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    I’ve tried to live a sustainable lifestyle too.. if you need asian representation, check out http://grasya.com

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    Goldencreation Jute Bag
    May 9, 2018 at 5:22 am

    I Liked The Zero Waste Home Blog By Ben, So good writing and covering all the aspects. We have a business of Eco-Friendly Bag http://www.goldencreationbag.com. We think we are also contributing to the Eco-Friendly Ideas.

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