💌 Welcome to Issue #55 of The Conscious Edit

Last week in this newsletter and in the podcast, we talked about sustainable influencer-brand partnerships.

📲 This week, I'm continuing that conversation with a solo episode about The Challenges and Complexities of Being a Sustainable Influencer or Creator.

These are obstacles or questions that I've come across in my journey and ones that I know MANY other digital creators in the sustainability space face. 

Questions like:
+ How do you balance making a living without promoting overconsumption?
+ How do you engage your audience while talking about tough topics?
+ How do you approach working with and promoting brands while retaining high values and standards?

   Listen to [or read the transcript of] my thoughts on all of this and more in the latest podcast episode.

Hope you enjoy it! Now, let's get to this week's recommendations...

💕 Elizabeth | Founder, Conscious Life & Style

Forward Email Forward Email

Unpacking the Fashion Industry's Reforms by Stella Hertantyo on Conscious Life & Style

Fashion has long lacked accountability. In this piece, Stella unpacks:

📃 Why the individual vs. collective debate needs reframing
📃 What private social change is (the benefits & limitations)
📃 What public social change is (and how we can get there)
📃 Plus 6 key reforms that are changing the industry

Take a read here.



Brands were vocal about their International Women's Day on social media — but how are they actually showing up for women the rest of the year? via Vogue Business

A climate activist's view of Paris Fashion Week via Vogue

Investing in personal growth and development for employees can help foster more effective change via Vogue Business

Under 0.3% of apparel companies disclose adequate climate change data via Reuters

Could this new global treaty finally spark action on plastics? via The New York Times

On theme for this week... The great conundrum of the sustainability influencer via Grist

An interview with one of my favorite 'eco influencers' to follow! Jazmine Rogers on how she balances joy, hope, and sustainability — but without the toxic positivity via Nylon


Will the notoriously toxic fragrance industry clean up their act? via Vogue Business [paywall]

Related: What is Non-Toxic Perfume? Plus 20 Eco-Friendly Clean Perfume Brands for Finding Your Perfect Sustainable Scent



Sustainable Living Blogs and Creators Inspiring a Greener Lifestyle

Reading sustainable living blogs can be an invaluable resource for guidance, support, or just for when you need a dose of encouragement on your eco lifestyle journey.   

Along with other educational resources like books, documentaries, and podcasts, the publications and blogs in in this roundup can help you create a conscious lifestyle that works for you


Fashion's Greenwashing Problem on the Conscious Chatter Podcast 

In this episode, host Kestrel interviews two members of the team behind the recently launched website George Harding-Rolls of Changing Markets Foundation and Amy Nguyen, a strategist, researcher, and writer. 

They chat about what greenwashing really is and why it's so dangerous (beyond confusing customers), what their goals are with calling out greenwashing, and why we need legislation to finally clean up fashion's misleading sustainability marketing.

12 Affordable Eco Swimwear Brands

Searching for affordable sustainable swimwear is not easy! Finding a suit that’s flattering, timeless, made ethically from quality eco-friendly materials and is also not exorbitantly expensive is... challenging, to say the least.

But I've done all of the digging for you, and came up with 12 eco swimwear brands with fair price points. You're not going to find $5 bikinis in here, but these brands offer very reasonable prices for the quality and sustainability standards.

Featured in image: Con Cariño

Forward This Email to a Friend! Forward This Email to a Friend!
Was this email forwarded to you? Subscribe to the Conscious Edit here.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.


This email was sent to <<Email>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Elizabeth from Conscious Life & Style · - · Chicago, Il 60610 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp