Starre Vartan is the founder and editor-in-chief of Eco Chick and its sister site, EcoChick Escapes, all about ethical travel and style.
She’s the author of The Eco-Chick Guide to Life (St. Martin’s Press), a pro blogger and oft-quoted green living expert who has been featured in the New York Times, Elle, Glamour and Self magazines.
She is currently a contributor to The Huffington Post, Inhabitat, and Hearst’s The Daily Green, and is editor-at-large for Coco Eco Magazine and contributor-at-large for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine, and the lifestyle columnist for MNN.com.
Previous positions have included columnist for Audubon magazine, Editor of Greenopia.com, and science writer at Friends of Animals. She holds a BS in Geology and a BA in English from Syracuse University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University.
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My fave eco fashion label, Feral Childe, got featured in the Rodale Healthy Holiday Gift Guide per my suggestion (check out the quote for why I love the brand so much).
“For Her: Feral Childe Clothing
Make a hipster happy with stylish, sustainable clothing from Feral Childe, says Starre Vartan, green fashionista and author of The Eco Chick Guide to Life(St. Martin’s Griffin, 2008). “Feral Childe is my all time favorite eco fashion label. I love the funky prints—hand-created by the designers—the attention to details of draping and fit, and that it’s made in New York City from sustainable fabrics,” says Vartan. Each season’s line is designed with a theme in mind, and their Fall/Winter 2011 theme is “Orchestra.” The pieces all include musical elements, whether it’s instruments or funky notes.
$99 to $138; feralchilde.com”
Saturday, November 19th: “Breakthrough” speaker at TedXHewitt, in New York City.
Thursday, December 1st: Speaking with Summer Rayne Oakes at Fordham University’s School of Law class, “Fashion Ethics, Sustainability and Development”
You can see all my previous speaking engagements here.