The first socially responsible guide for the soon-to-be-married.
Emily Anderson started writing about social good and conscious style in 2007 with her first book, Eco Chic Weddings. Emily’s books inspire people and brands to think a little differently about how to create a stylish lifestyle with a philosophy of sustainability and conscious consumerism. Emily has a community of industry insiders, press, brand leaders, and consumers–all of whom are interested in making a positive impact on the world.
Excerpt from Eco Chic Weddings:
Books and magazines encourage us to create special, unique events for our families and friends. Indeed, for many people, planning a wedding can be one of the most creative, exciting projects in their lives. Choosing the colors, the dress, the flowers–this is a lot of fun, and it isn’t something most of us get to do on a regular basis.
While the wedding business has become such a prevalent part of today’s marketplace, there has also been another consumer-trend taking place–the eco-friendly, sustainable movement. With the popularity of the “green” movement, every day we see more and more options and ideas that are environmentally and socially conscious, ideas with style and integrity.
Planning your wedding is a great time to make the decision to be more sustainable–the decisions you make now can continue into your married life, when and if you become parents, and so on. I see this moment in your life as the ideal time to take a critical look at your purchasing choices, where your dollars are going, and your impact on the world. My goal is to help you lay a solid groundwork for your future by guiding you through the wedding planning process. I want to answer two very important questions: WHY should you be sustainable? HOW can you be a conscious consumer?