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COCO ECO highlights a worldly appreciation of eco-luxury, celebrating an emerging and sophisticated culture that doesn’t compromise ethics or aesthetics. Through fashion, beauty, celebrity and lifestyle, we redefine sustainability as the new way to live. Luxury, once known as superficial and one-dimensional, is now reconsidered and embraced as good for health, family, community and planet.

 

COCO ECO endorses a stylish world of people, brands and places all contributing to a better planet. Beyond the glamour of fashion and celebrity, we illustrate critical issues facing today’s world including climate change, global health, conservation, animal welfare and human rights, via engaging and aspirational content designed to entertain, educate and inspire.

 

Now also available in print, COCO ECO MAGAZINE is the first women’s glossy to focus exclusively on a lifestyle that is both environmentally and socially-aware, redefining luxury as we know it. Contemporary and cultural, COCO ECO MAGAZINE delivers rich, original editorial and stunning pictorial via our well-respected team of journalists and taste-makers from around the world. With hallmark print and digital editions, we keep our commitment to the planet printing issues using FSC Certified paper (preserving forests for future generations) and soy ink.

 

At Coco Eco, we take our environmental and social responsibility seriously and in an effort to only bring you authentic content, rigorously research the brands we partner with to ensure their core ethics. We will never sell-out and promote companies other than those who legitimately share our philosophy, ecological commitment, and philanthropic principles.

 

Living in ecological and social awareness includes many different facets of our every day lives, and is a state of mind born of deeper consideration of what we’re choosing, where it’s come from, and where it’s going once discarded. It is as easy as a few simple changes, but it’s our experience that once you actually delve into this world your entire perspective will shift, and it will be an exciting journey of little compromise. It’s a far evolution from the founding grass-roots movement of environmental awareness and conservation, and is now defined in a global landscape of artisans, bespoke designers, a new breed of eco-warrior celebrity, and products that defy past connotations of being “green."

 

Coco Eco Magazine. Smart. Sustainable. Sexy.

 

What We Support

 

~ Eco Friendly

~ Fair Trade

~ Animal Friendly

~ Made in the US

~ Philanthropic

 

ANNA GRIFFIN

Publisher & Editor in Chief

 

In 2008, Anna Griffin merged her love of fashion and the environment to create COCO ECO MAGAZINE, a print and digital publication dedicated to sophisticated and sustainable lifestyle choices. Originally from London, England but now based in Los Angeles, California, Anna’s background includes a career in modeling, journalism and broadcasting, which has taken her around the world from the UK to the US, S. E. Asia, and beyond.

 

Having created the media brand, COCO ECO, Anna oversees a global team of industry-leading journalists, stylists, photographers and contributors, in producing content for print, web, short film and live events, showcasing the best in eco-luxe living.

 

Projects include working in South Africa highlighting the plight of the endangered rhino population with the Lawrence Anthony Foundation; staging an eco-couture runway show at prestigious London Fashion Week; producing film content distributed on Virgin America’s RED system and the Virgin Mobile platform, and curating installations for global brands such as Lexus Hybrid Living. Anna’s passion is to raise awareness to the world’s current environmental and social challenges, by creating engaging and aspirational content designed to entertain, educate and inspire.

 

In her spare time she has contributed to the Huffington Post, and has been featured on NPR, NBC, Fox and CBS nationally, establishing a reputation as a trusted eco authority and influencer. When not traversing the globe in search of new adventures, Anna can be found rescuing dogs from death row or chilling at home with her two rescue pups, Bashful and Hunny.

 

Sarah

GRIFFIN BERNS

Johanna

BJöRK

Brandie

GILLIAM

Sass

Brown

Fashion Director

Fashion Editor

Beauty Director

NYC Editor

Educated at one of London’s premier fashion institutions and graduating with a BA in fashion and textile design, Sarah is a wardrobe consultant, stylist and personal shopper who has amassed an array of clients between New York, London and Los Angeles. Since joining Coco Eco when it launched, Sarah has gone onto to not only lead the fashion department, but also oversees all celebrity cover shoots.

Johanna Björk is the founder and publisher of Goodlifer, a web-based magazine dedicated to sharing ideas and insights into a future that is positive, enthusiastic, sustainable, achievable and bright. She believes that all truly good ideas are inherently sustainable and reports on innovative people, companies and organizations that are part of a global movement towards a conscious redefinition of “the good life”. Björk is a leading expert and commentator on health & wellness, design, eco-fashion, DIY culture and sustainable living. She moved to the U.S. from her native Sweden at the dawn of the new millennium, lived and worked seven years in Miami, four in Brooklyn, NY and recently moved to Ojai, CA in pursuit of the good life.

 

www.goodlifer.com

Passionate about non-toxic products that really work and a beautiful lifestyle, Brandie Gilliam has been researching ingredients and testing products for over a decade. She is adamant about not compromising her beauty, her health or the planet with harmful ingredients. On a mission to dispel the myth that natural and organic products are subpar to their chemical laden counterparts in performance and design, Brandie created the popular blog Organic Beauty Talk. Now the Beauty Director for Coco Eco, Brandie divides her time between writing and marketing/branding.

 

OrganicBeautyTalk.com

SASS BROWN is the Resident Director for the Fashion Institute of Technology’s study abroad program in Florence, Italy. Originally from London, England, Sass established herself as a designer with her own signature collection selling in the UK and across Canada. As an academic, her area of research is in community outreach and ethical design practices in fashion businesses. She wrote "Eco Design", which showcases some of the best expressions of eco fashion around the world.

 

www.ecofashiontalk.com

Jodie

DALMEDA

Nichola

ZED

Kelly

GALLAGHER

Beth

DOANE

Cultural Editor

Travel Editor

Contributing Editor

Features Editor

London based Jodie Dalmeda is an independent Media and Celebrity Ambassador Consultant. Formerly Head of Press at Sony Music she managed campaigns for artists such as P Diddy, Julio Iglesias and P!nk. She has a wealth of experience working with non-profits, such as the United Nations and Oxfam and global brands spanning fashion, film and sport (MTV, Top Shop, Moschino, Virunga, The Didier Drogba Foundation), engaging high profile brand ambassadors and delivering innovative media strategies. Jodie also worked for four years for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite as Head of Media. Passionate about empowering young people, she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an advisor for The Prince’s Trust.

Nichola is an art consultant who lives in Australia after studying and working in Paris, Florence, Brussels and the UK at some of the most respected contemporary art galleries, including the Haunch of Vension in London. Nichola has an abundance of experience in art and sustainable design. Her previous career was in architecture and where her passion for protecting the environment started. Nichola believes that through educating people the world will become more aware of how it can better treat it's beautiful planet, and thrive.

As a five time cancer survivor, five pacemaker surgeries, a bone marrow transplant and open-heart surgery,  Kelly Gallagher inspires people with her radiance, grace and unyielding desire to always help people who have are facing health challenges and to guide them to wellness. Gallagher is an international speaker, health advocate, and also the creator of two foundations, “The Mouth Of Hope” and the “Ugottawanna Foundation”, both are health and wellness based.

 

www.ugottawanna.org

Beth is an award winning author, fashion designer, and one of America’s youngest and brightest social entrepreneurs. She launched her first company at age 22, created a consulting firm focused on sustainability, and speaks worldwide about her journey from fashion designer to humanitarian. Her remarkable career shows how we can change the world when we put people before profit and follow our passion. It’s her mission to inspire and educate consumers on how even the smallest actions can impact our planet in positive ways.

 

www.raintees.com

Karen

SNYDER

Zem

JOAQUIN

Stephen

BUSKEN

Julianne

KAYE

Director of Transmedia

Contributing Editor

Contributing Photographer

Key Make-Up Artist

What is transmedia? It is a story that arches across at least three different media platforms, such as e-books, TV and a website.

 

Karen's background is in graphic design, multi-media, casual video game development, website development, and business strategy.

 

A techno-holic, a lover of all things beautiful and functional, and a designer of solutions, Karen is passionate about transmedia storytelling.

 

www.kazapme.com

Founded by eco expert Zem Joaquin, EcoFabulous website is devoted to providing quick and usable recommendations with the latest need-to-know info. ecofabulous inspires and educates readers who don’t want to compromise style or quality but seek the recommendations of expert editors and designers.

 

www.ecofabulous.com

Stephen Busken grew up inside his family’s Cincinnati bakery before moving to Los Angeles in 2006. He is best known for his entertainment related portraiture and fashion campaigns. Stephen has captured some of the most famous personalities in the world. Celebrities include: Julianne Moore, Elle Fanning, Kerry Washington, Sophia Coppola, Margot Robbie just to name a few. He has crafted images for heavyweights such as Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana, Original Penguin, Bravo, NBC Universal, Virgin Mobile, Paige Denim, and Kelly Wearstler Inc. Stephen lives between New

York and Los Angeles with no kids, no pets, and a host of mid-century antiques. He is still mostly inspired by everyday people and freshly-baked desserts.

 

buskenstudio.com

With over 16 years of experience, Julianne (Jules) Kaye has established herself as the go-to expert for all things beauty. Her work with celebrities such as Britney Spears, Kate Hudson,

Eve Mendes, Sophia Bush, Nicole Ritchie, Kelly Osbourne, Scarlett Johansson, Madeleine Stowe and Tia Mowry, has

been seen on the red carpet,

in print (Harper’s Bazaar,

Rolling Stone, Shape Magazine), TV commercials, music videos and films. She has also been featured on outlets such as Access Hollywood, Allure Magazine and Teen Vogue. Most recently Julianne was the on-camera make-up artist and official Maybelline Beauty Expert for the NBC series, “Fashion Star.”

 

juliannekaye.com

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