FAQs

Each week we receive many emails and messages from people and brands from around the world. Many of those are questions from individuals seeking specific information about how to start living a sustainable lifestyle. They seek eco product recommendations, advice on how to live a greener lifestyle in the city and they even ask about my personal life, like what sustainable beauty products I use, where I go shopping for ethical clothes and how I navigate the food issue with my partner who unlike me, is non-vegan.

I created this FAQ section in order to help people find the answers they’re looking for and reduce the burden of emails and messages that we receive.

If you still can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please contact us.

Love,

Jen xx

Editor-in-Chief

Shopping ethically and sustainably

Do you have some shopping resources I can check out?

Actually, yes we do! Head over to our ethical shopping resources page which provides lists of responsible and sustainable brands that sell ethical sneakers, sunglasses, women’s and men’s ethical fashion, yogawear, activewear and much more.

These apps and online tools will also help you in your sustainable shopping journey.

I’m decorating my home. Where can I find eco-friendly home decor and furnishings?

We recommend purchasing second-hand in the first instance and you’ll find some great bargains on eBay, Gumtree, Craigslist and garage sales. If however you prefer to purchase new eco-friendly home decor, these articles will point you in the right direction:

 

What tips can you give to people (like me) who want to shop sustainably?

How do I build a capsule wardrobe?

Where can I find ethical shoes and sneakers?

Eco Warrior Princess has published several comprehensive posts listing the ethical brands that manufacture and sell ethical, fair-trade and sustainable shoes and sneakers.

Please see the following posts:

 

Where can I buy ethical yogawear and activewear?

Eco Warrior Princess has published several comprehensive articles listing the ethical activewear brands that manufacture and sell responsibly-madefair-trade and sustainable yogawear and activewear.

Make sure to check out these posts:

Where can I find sustainable and ethical sleepwear?

Seeking ethically-made pyjamas, nighties and sleepwear for yourself or your family? Make sure to check out our list of ethical and sustainable sleepwear brands here

Where can I find plus-size ethical and sustainable fashion?

Glad you asked! We’ve written a post on this topic and you will find some tips in this article:

Going vegan

Zero-waste lifestyle

I want to start composting. Do you have any resources and tips on how to start?

I want to go zero-waste. Do you have any advice or tips?

Going plastic-free

Minimalist living

I’m thinking of becoming a minimalist. What advice can you give?

On mindfulness

Do you practice mindfulness? Do you have any advice or tips?

At Eco Warrior Princess we’re big believers of living a life of mindfulness. Here are some articles that will help you in your journey to cultivating a more conscious mindful life:

Living off-grid

What’s it like to live off-grid and not depend on fossil fuels for electricity?

 

Eco Warrior Princess editor-in-chief Jennifer Nini lives off-the-grid. Her household relies on solar energy. She encourages more people to embrace renewable forms of energy to help reduce reliance on non-renewable and highly-polluting fossil fuels.

Here are a few articles that will help you understand what it’s like to move away from fossil fuels and rely on renewable energy:

Watch this video to learn what it means to live off-the-grid:

Being an activist

Green beauty

I’m embracing green beauty. Can you share some tips and advice?

Which beauty brands are toxic and should be avoided?

We’re happy that you care about your health. The skin is our largest organ and absorbs so many nasties in our environment. Transitioning to clean beauty products will go along way to reducing exposure to toxic chemicals which can cause serious illness.

We encourage you to read this article for the beauty brands to avoid:

Which eco-friendly haircare and beauty products does founder Jennifer Nini use?

I try not to use many ‘green’ products, even eco-friendly hair and beauty products as natural and simple is the most sustainable form of ‘beauty’ there is. I am a minimalist and prefer to keep my beauty routine as natural as possible. I try to follow the beauty principle: Keep it Simple & Sustainable (KISS).

However given the size of this sustainability platform and the fact that Eco Warrior Princess is viewed as a publication, we are often sent eco beauty items as gifts.

With all that said, here are the eco-friendly haircare products I use (as at Sept 17 2017):

Aveda Light Elements Shaping Wax

Note: I’m currently wearing my hair boy short and therefore don’t use shampoo or conditioner. I follow the ‘no poo’ method. 

The sustainable skincare products I’m currently using:

Inika Organic Pure Primer

Inika Organic Pure Primer

Dr Bronner's Fair Trade Hand Sanitizing Spray in Lavender

Dr. Bronner’s Fair Trade Hand Sanitizing Spray in Lavender

The eco-friendly makeup I’m currently using:

Burt's Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lipstick in Suede Splash

Burt’s Bees Natural Moisturizing Lipstick in Suede Splash

Dr Bronner's Naked Organic Lip Balm

Dr. Bronner’s Naked Organic Lip Balm

Note: As make-up remover, I simply use organic coconut oil from my kitchen cupboard and use a wash towel that I can throw in the washing machine.

The vegan nail polish and non toxic nail care products I wear for special occasions:

  • Sienna Byron Bay vegan nail polish 
  • Sienna Byron Bay Soy Nail Polish Remover

The eco-friendly toothbrush I use:

  • Naked. bamboo toothbrush

Disclosure: Some of the products listed were gifted by brands and listing them in no way means I endorse their products. 

The business of Eco Warrior Princess:

I’m an ethical fashion and green lifestyle blogger. Do you have any blogging tips for me?

Yes we do! Given how large our site has grown we can’t possibly reply to every single request for help which is why we’ve created some ethical blogging resources. Please check them out here and if you find them helpful, we’d love to know!

How does Eco Warrior Princess promote sustainability in the workplace?

As a small business, Eco Warrior Princess aims to practice what it preaches.

Used furniture

Its office furniture has all been sourced second-hand from websites such as eBay, Gumtree and local Facebook selling groups.

Paperless environment

Eco Warrior Princess embraces a paperless office environment. All office communication is done through email and instant messaging systems.

Minimalist office

Increasingly seen as a ‘green’ online publication, Eco Warrior Princess is sent a range of eco-friendly products for collaborations, product reviews and as part of advertising partnerships. In most instances, the products are either bundled together for a giveaway contest g or gifted to employees. (Jennifer Nini, the founder and editor-in-chief, is a practising minimalist.)

Work composting

Eco Warrior Princess headquarters has a Bokashi composting system in the office kitchen to encourage employees to compost their food scraps and waste at work.

Office balcony garden

The office also has a balcony garden filled with potted edible plants. Jennifer Nini encourages the regrowing of vegetables from food scraps.

Fair-trade tea & coffee

Eco Warrior Princess provides employees with coffee in reusable glass and fair-trade tea. Dairy milk is sourced from a local dairy farm. Organic oat milk is provided as well.

Waste monitoring

The office has only one rubbish bin and anything put into the bin is closely monitored. Recyclables are separated out and put into its own box which is then taken to the recycling bin.

Office supplies

Office paper purchased is recycled paper. It also stocks eco-friendly toilet paper from Who Gives A Crap and Planet Ark.

Sugar-free office

Eco Warrior Princess encouraged a sugar-free office. Instead of stocking sugar, we purchase locally-produced organic honey.

Transparency

Eco Warrior Princess is committed to running a sustainable business and is transparent about how it makes its money. To read our transparency reports, click here.

Off-grid office plans

It is expected that Eco Warrior Princess headquarters will move back to Jennifer’s off-grid certified organic farm as this is the most sustainable way for the business to operate. Once it has relocated its operations which is expected to occur in the latter part of 2017, the business will continue to operate on remote staff based predominantly in Australia, United Kingdom and United States.

Does Eco Warrior Princess accept guest posts and writer submissions?

Yes we do. If you’re looking to contribute a piece, please read our submission guidelines. This is a pre-requisite for guest writers as it provides all the information that you need to know in order for your article submission to be accepted.

If your submission does not follow requirements, Eco Warrior Princess reserves the right to reject it. Eco Warrior Princess reserves the right to reject any article and is not obligated to publish any piece.

When was Eco Warrior Princess launched?

Eco Warrior Princess was launched as a WordPress blog in August 2010. Founded by writer and activist Jennifer Nini, its original title was “Ramblings of an Eco Warrior Princess”.

It was eventually moved to its own domain (the one you are now on) and the title was shortened to “Eco Warrior Princess”.

While it is still considered a blog by many, it’s increasingly viewed as sustainability platform or ‘green’ website.

Where is Eco Warrior Princess main headquarters located?

Eco Warrior Princess office headquarters are located in a regional town in Queensland Australia lovingly referred to as The Middle of Nowhere otherwise known as Glen Echo. The town’s history is firmly rooted in gold mining but nowadays it’s known for its agricultural industry as the climate is ideal for growing a range of sub-tropical produce such as mango, pineapple, strawberry, macadamia, avacado, rosella and pomegranate.

 

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