Welcome to our first installment of "The Conscious Takeover" where we shine a spotlight on other awesome and wonder Businesses, Creators, and Individuals that are contributing to the Wellness and overall Eco-Conscious space in Africa.
I had a chat with Ellen Cooper, who is the Founder of Conscious Lifestyle Collective, which is Conscious Lifestyle Collective is a community-centred marketplace for conscious shoppers and small businesses that sell planet and people-friendly Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle, and Home Decor products in South Africa.
Ellen Cooper: Founder of Conscious Lifestyle Collective
Here is the interview with Ellen,
Who is Elle?
I'm a soon-to-be-mum of two boys, I am a passionate, compassionate person who is well-traveled and enjoys meeting new people, learning new things, and being creative.
What is Conscious Lifestyle Collective all about and why did you start it?
Conscious Lifestyle Collective i
s a community-centred marketplace for conscious shoppers and small businesses that sell planet and people-friendly Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle, and Home Decor products. I once lived in the UK and during my time there I was exposed to an environmental way of living and learned about sustainability through University. My family and I made significant changes in our lifestyle; later this would inspire me to start a business that is not just for profit but one that cares about people and the planet.
Why are you passionate about Sustainability?
The awareness around Biodiversity is quite fascinating to me because not only do you realise you're not the most important creature in the world but that you actually form part of an eco-system that makes the earth what it is. YOU ARE NATURE. There's natural beauty all around us, which unfortunately we as humans have neglected and continue to abuse, daily. Therefore, it is our mission at Conscious Lifestyle Collective to offer solutions through our platform, our E-book
, and to offer alternative products that are kinder to Biodiversity.
What are your favourite things to do in your downtime?
I love and enjoy a good book, sitting outside under a tree, taking in nature (sounds, smell, feel), and having a sip of my favourite glass of wine. Of course, this does not come easy these days with being a mum lol, but when that moment comes, I'm always so grateful.
What gets you excited about your Business?
The possibility of being part of change whether for the environment, collaborating with like-minded businesses, and most importantly, getting my family and friends involved.
What is the one food or book you are prepared to eat or read for the rest of your life?
BOOK: The Alchemist, inspires and challenges you to pursue your dreams no matter the challenges you face along the way.
FOOD: ...not much of a foodie but one drink I'd be prepared to have would be a Soy Matcha Latte:)
Honestly, this was such a refreshing Chat with Ellen, Be sure to check out her website and be sure to follow Conscious Lifestyle Collective on Instagram