If you read my newsletter, you are familiar with my fan-girling over Aja Barber, the fiery writer and blogger who drops sustainable style knowledge and truth bombs on the regular. I’ve been following Aja for a while, and for a long while, she was one of the only Black sustainable style influencers I followed. Since the BLM movement in June, I discovered so many incredible Black sustainable style bloggers, and as part of my efforts to amplify BIPOC voices, this month, I thought I would round up some of the BIPOC influencers in the sustainable style space who inspire me. Starting of course, with Aja …
Aja is straight to the point and incredibly honest in her analysis and suggestions of how to be a more conscious consumer. I’ve recently subscribed to her Patreon and wish I had done it sooner. You can support Aja’s work through Patreon here.
Dominique has so much in-depth knowledge about intersectional environmentalism that I often feel I can’t keep up. But when I do get to read one of her captions, or explore one of her many initiatives like Melanin and Sustainable Style, I learn SO much. If you want a deep dive into bringing communities of colour to the forefront of sustainable style, Dominique’s site and profile is a great place to start.
Eunice is all about slow fashion and providing great style tips so you can get the most out of your closet. I love her timeless and minimal aesthetic, and have used one of her looks in a ‘Shop my Closet’ video – you can watch it here!
I’ve mentioned Kamea Chayne several times on IG and in my newsletter, and have purchased her two year eco planner which has been a true pleasure to add in my life. Kamea focuses on a broad range of topics with a splash of sustainable style. Her focus is on biodiversity, regenerative living and intersectional sustainability. She is another resource for deep dives into difficult to navigate topics.
I am ashamed to say I only recently discovered Leah Thomas and her incredibly insightful thoughts around intersectional environmentalism. She has been featured in Vogue, W Mag, among other international publications and has recently launched a site called intersectionalenvironmentalist.com that is a culmination of resources around this topic as well as decolonizing the sustainability movement and dismantling the systems of oppression also found in the sustainability movement. Heavy stuff, but really good reads in here if you’re interested.
Emma Slade Edmondson
Emma runs a creative consultancy for brands who are looking to do social or environmental good and her instagram feed is a riot of colour. Among fashion inspiration she shares daily musings in an easy and approachable way.
There are of course, so many more incredible BIPOC voices in the sustainability space, and I found this great article that is a great point in the right direction if you’re looking for more BIPOC leaders on topics like sustainability and eco fashion.
Thank you so much for reading!