Celebrity Leaders In Sustainable Living

Seeing women in the spotlight use their platform for good inspires us to continue do our part to help the planet. From cosmetics to cooking, these women help to pave the way for living a more full and sustainable lifestyle. 

These seven celebrities are CEOs, advocates for women, and they have rocked the green carpet—advocating for living a more ethical lifestyle, and using ethical goods to improve their lives and the lives of others.


Gwyneth Paltrow

  Photo Credit:  Goop

Photo Credit: Goop

Queen GP is at the forefront of all things sustainable and eco-friendly, from trying the newest makeup trends to cooking up actually edible kale recipes. She really knows her stuff. Founder and CEO of Goop, GP works tirelessly to help educate on ways to improve your life in all aspects and with style. 

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Jessica Alba

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Photo Credit: HuffPost

You may know Jessica Alba from her starring roles in blockbusters like the Fantastic Four, but she is also the CEO and founder of Honest, valued at over $1 billion in 2014 and only continuing to grow. Honest sells organic and ethically-made personal care products, and they recently moved into beauty products. Also “angel” ambassador for charity Baby2Baby, Jessica Alba is passionate about all things family through creating products that you can have faith are good for the environment and your kids.

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Emma Watson

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Photo Credit: The Press Tour

More magical than Hermione Granger, actress and UN Ambassador Emma Watson is a real life wizard. She even started up a separate Instagram account to follow her sustainable high fashion journey with credentials for all the clothing she wears, especially during a press tour. An advocate for all things sustainable fashion and beauty, Emma Watson shows that couture to everyday wear can be sourced ethically and still be stunning.

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Rosario Dawson

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Photo Credit: S Moda

Jack of all trades, Rosario Dawson is a actress, producer, comic book writer, singer, political activist, and sustainable fashion designer—I’m tired from just typing all those careers, what can’t she do? Rosario is co-Founder of sustainable fashion brand Voz, which focuses on bringing people closer to what they wear. Rosario shows us that, yes, you can do it all.

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  Photo Credit:  Kering

Photo Credit: Kering

Stella McCartney

Rock Royalty, Stella McCartney is one of the first fashion designers to incorporate sustainability into her high fashion line, as well as her personal style, vowing not to use real leather in all her designs (including shoes) since the beginning of her label. Not only does Stella employ this practice for her successful company, but also in her daily life taking steps to live as organically and environmentally friendly as she can.

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Sophia Bush

  Photo Credit:  31 Bits

Photo Credit: 31 Bits

One Tree Hill alumni, Sophia Bush is not afraid to get her hands dirty and help on the ground level to stand up for fundamental rights and movements. An advocate for women, animals, and the environment, as well as many others close to hear heart, Sophia is an inspiration for getting out there and doing all you can for what you believe in. She is passionate about spreading the word and will give you the confidence to do the same. She was also the face of fair trade brand 31 Bits holiday 2015 collection.

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  Photo Credit:  H&M Conscious Line

Photo Credit: H&M Conscious Line

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde is a BA woman. She is committed to an eco-friendly beauty routine using some of our favorites like Ursa Major and all natural True Botanicals and supporting local markets. Olivia empowers us to live our best lives and is a strong advocate for the feminist movement. We love her ability to be open and honest while staying true to herself.

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Photo Credit: My Domaine

Miranda Kerr

In 2009 model and businesswoman Miranda Kerr launched her beauty brand, Kora Organics. Miranda believes in creating health and beauty on the inside and out. She is a lover of home cooking and living life as purely and with minimal impact on the environment as possible. She inspires us to slow down and take care of ourselves.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sarah Spoljaric is a California girl through and through. She has a BA in World History from one of the top 10 greenest campuses in the world; The University of California, Merced and is a Content Curator for the visual travel app Trepic. She has a background in museum curating, loves reading women’s travel journals and is in search of the perfect IPA. She’s passionate about exploring this beautiful world that ethically-produced goods help to protect. Say hi on Instagram!