At live hi up we present fashion-forward, sustainable and ethical alternatives to mainstream consumerism. We operate on a simple concept: fashionable passion & respect for life and all that lives. live hi up is not about living lavishly with a lot of money or an excess of material possessions. It is about humbly removing yourself from the world of your own day-to-day life and looking at your consumer habits on a global scale, from a broader perspective, a literal higher viewpoint.
From high up, you can see the bigger picture. You understand the impact of your actions. You recognize the power of your purchase.
Our planet has a finite number of resources. We believe that polluting the earth in order to mass produce cheap merchandise is irresponsible. We support small business and Fair Trade. We feel that chemically-manipulated beauty products are harmful for both our bodies and the environment. We are strong supporters of the natural hair movement. We celebrate environmentally-conscious purchases that serve a deliberate purpose and look good. These thoughts are always on our minds as we look for beauty to share with you and embark on personal struggles/quests to live life in an eco-conscious manner.
There are many different aspects to “living hi up”. Though our emphasis is on style, we also share information regarding health, music, art, and any other beautiful entity that can uplift your life and bring you to a conscious state of mind. We are obsessed with living.
how can you contribute?
If you are a fashion designer: We are always looking for new designers to feature in interviews and clothing samples for photo shoots. It is a goal of this site to showcase talent within the eco-fashion design community. Send us a few photos of your designs and let’s see if we can work together on a feature.
If you are an artist, musician or writer: Submit your information and/or photos of your work to possibly be featured on the website.
If you are a blogger: Let’s connect. We love establishing relevant partnerships and exchanging ideas or guest posts that would be beneficial to our readers.
If you are a reader: Please send any ideas you have for the site — if you know of a designer, company, or artist that should be featured, we’d would love to hear about them.
If you represent a brand or product: live hi up happily accepts items to review and feature as long as the brand’s philosophy complements that of ours.
interested in any of these?
about the editor
I’m a long-time lover of fashion, possessing my own creative and unique sense of style since I could dress myself. Three years ago, I made the decision to stop relaxing my hair and found it freeing. I suddenly felt the need to discover and appreciate simple, un-manipulated beauty. Ever since then, I have gravitated toward a healthier, more natural and socially responsible lifestyle. Of course with that, came the inclination to buy used, eco-friendly, and ethically-made products.
I understand the concept of eco-fashion, to many, is an imperfect one. However, it makes me feel good about my unavoidable role as a consumer when I know that my purchases minimally harm the environment and are made under fair working conditions. As a problem-solver, I love the challenge that eco-fashion and sustainable living present.
Being fashionable and eco-conscious makes shopping more of a hunt, thrift stores become saviors, and one feels a strong need to make more precise and intentional purchases in order to avoid over-consumption. Creativity is awakened and shopping no longer is a game of “how much can I get for how little?”, but rather “what quality can I get for how much?”
I like cupcakes, I enjoy A LOT of television shows, and I have dreams of one day becoming a successful filmmaker. I also love goofy comedy so if you catch me comparing an eco-fashion line to an episode of 30 Rock, just roll with it.
You can learn a bit more about me and my work here.