One of our favorite parts about running a non-profit is the community of world-changing, strong women we’ve been inspired by over the years. Making a tangible difference in the lives of women around the world is the cornerstone of our mission at Kurandza and we love highlighting brands, influencers, bloggers, and really, anyone, on a mission to do the same. Although the women we’re showcasing today are located all over the world, with different platforms, audience sizes, and missions, they all deserve to be recognized for the amazing work they’re doing to further the impact of sustainable, ethical, radically generous living.
These women are making a difference in their spheres of influence by sharing a passion for social good, in its many forms, and we know you’re going to love each and every one of them as much as we do!
1. Vale of Water Thru Skin
On the forefront of the eco-friendly, vegan lifestyle scene, Vale, the founder of Water Thru Skin shares her passion in an inspiring and practical way through blog posts and social media. Not only is her platform gorgeous to browse, but it’s packed with actionable tips for transitioning to a conscious lifestyle. We love her post on 101 Tip for Going Green!
2. Ellie of Selflessly Styled
Portland-based blogger Ellie is one of the most genuine and kind people we’ve “met” online. Her blog, Selflessly Styled is the perfect inspiration for creating an intentional, ethical wardrobe. In addition to the “why” behind shopping ethically, Ellie lives out what it looks like to shop consciously and curate a minimal wardrobe. By day, Ellie works for Sseko Designs, a socially driven fashion brand empowering women in Uganda. Plus, her corgi, Pip, is adorable.
3. Alden of EcoCult
Alden is one of the most well-known bloggers in the eco-fashion space, and for good reason. Her blog EcoCult provides readers with well-researched, up to date statistics, and information to help inform their shopping and lifestyle choices. She has everything from eco-friendly travel guides to giant lists of where to shop sustainably.
4. Natalie of Sustainably Chic
New mother and founder of, Sustainably Chic, one of our go-to resources for ethical shopping, Natalie curates a blog that is beautiful to browse and packed with helpful information about more sustainable brands than you’ll know what to do with. A long-time supporter of artisan-made products, Natalie uses her voice for good and raising awareness for brands that support women in developing nations. She also joined us in supporting our #FeedMozambique campaign. Natalie is one of the pioneers of the “ethical fashion blogging” movement and her passion is evident in her work.
5. Holly of Leotie Lovely
Holly writes with such ease and beauty. Her blog, Leotie Lovely is part peek into her own eco-conscious lifestyle, with her “husfriend” Shane and their traveling lifestyle in a remodeled van, and part eco-living guide with thoughtful reviews of lifestyle, fashion, and beauty brands, all with stunning photography to accompany her words. In addition to her work with socially-conscious brands, Holly is one of our supporters, sending one of our sweet girls to school for this school year. She’s committed to using her influence for good and we love her for it.
6. Hannah of Life + Style + Justice
Combining her passion for social justice, fashion, and sustainable living, Hannah’s blog Life + Style + Justice follows her life in the Philippines as an entrepreneur, zero-waste enthusiast, ethical fashion guru, and more. And just when we thought she couldn’t get any more inspiring, Hannah is in the process of founding a fair trade factory in the Philippines to further the impact of ethical fashion. She’s truly a trend-setter in the ethical living space and you don’t want to miss giving her a follow!
7. Cassidy of Life Simplified & Wakened Apparel
Cassidy is the founder of ethically-sourced brand Wakened Apparel and the curator of Life Simplified, where she shares how she lives an eco-friendly lifestyle in California. We love her transparency, especially on her Insta-stories, and how she shares behind the scenes of slowly upgrading her wardrobe with ethical alternatives. Plus, her photos are simply stunning. Cassidy helped spread the word during our very first #IStandForGirls campaign, and she carries beautiful, artisan-made goods in her shop.
8. Leah of Style Wise
Diving deeper than just basic product reviews, Leah from Style Wise provides a well-rounded look into ethics and sustainable living as a whole, often discussing the “taboo” topics in a beautifully written and applicable way. Her honest take on ethical shopping is refreshing and that's one of the main reasons why we love her so much!
9. Lu of The Eco Nut
Lu, a blogger based in El Salvador, shares her passion for ethical fashion on The Eco Nut with thoughtful blog posts and beautiful photography (her feed makes us yearn for a summer vacation all year round!) We love her thoughtful blog post on the (often confusing) definition of ethical fashion terms. Check her out!