Khoollect’s hotlist of eco-conscious Instagrammers

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If you’ve read the title of this article and thought, ‘surely you need to be at least semi-conscious to use Instagram,’ you make a valid point. But, in this instance, we’re talking about the Instagrammers who are doing and creating with sustainability and the health of this big, beautiful planet at the forefront of their endeavours — living consciously, or thoughtfully, to put it simply. Here’s a round-up of some of the Instagrammers out there making a positive impact:

Ugly Fruit and Veg
Location: worldwide
Get your fix: unique, ‘mishapen’ fresh produce
Food waste is a giant, global problem. And this is an Instagram with a clear mission: to feed the world with the not-so-pretty fruit and vegetables that are too often carelessly discarded due to their less-than-picture-perfect exteriors.

Patterns 〰 #latergram

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Emily Lush
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Get your fix: eco-tourism and ethical fashion
Step into this passionate and creative eco-traveller’s world and feast your eyes on some truly gorgeous photographs of her planet-friendly daily adventures.

Developed by dentists. #humblebrush

A photo posted by Humble Brush (@humblebrush) on

Humble Brush
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Get your fix: a simple idea prompting big change
When we think about the fact that all the plastic we’ve ever used largely still exists, it makes sense to reduce your usage. Humble Brush is helping to solve a big problem in a simple way: by switching plastic toothbrushes for bamboo ones. Plus, they’re prettier to display in your bathroom.

Sustainably Chic
Location: South Carolina, US
Get your fix: sustainable style
Contrary to popular assumption, ethical, sustainable style is not all about earth-toned, loose-fitting hemp garments. These days, countless small-scale labels are producing sustainable items for fashion-savvy individuals. Natalie Kay’s Instagram feed is out to prove this.

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Tahlia Gregori
Location: Queensland, Australia
Get your fix: backyard gardening, vegetables and stunning landscapes
This self-sufficient, plant-powered Instagrammer traded the busy world of media arts for a quieter, simpler hinterland-based life. From her tree-filled property, she shares her small-scale farming experiences, alongside photos of the adorable animals and natural beauty that surrounds her.

The Pressery
Location: East London, UK
Get your fix: delicious almond milk
Reducing the amount of dairy products we consume equates to giving a big ol’ hug to the planet and its inhabitants. And, London-based The Pressery is providing a delicious alternative to animals’ milk. Perfect for flat whites and breakfast cereals. Cheers to that! And, for every carton sold, a percentrage will be donated to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

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Sonya Gellert is a contributing writer and associate editor for Khoollect. She lives in Sydney....

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