Wildlife Works


I’m so beyond broke, but the next time I have some cash burning a hole in my pocket, I know where I’m going to go shopping: Wildlife Works. Not only is their stuff ridiculously adorable and totally my style, but everything is made from environmentally-friendly materials (mostly organic cotton). AND the profits from the sale of the clothes go to support habitat conservation in Africa. AND they hire locals to work in both the factory and on the wildlife reserve. They explain:

In Kenya, Africa, our Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary has opened a key migration corridor for endangered elephants, cheetahs, wild dogs, zebras and 43 other large mammal species.
Formerly this area was rife with poaching. Currently, for every person making clothes at Rukinga Africa, we have one person on guard against poachers. Therefore as clothing sales build in the UK and the US, we can afford to protect more wildlife and more critical bio-diverse land.
We work closely with the local community in building schools and helping educate youngsters and their elders alike, regarding the positive effects of wildlife conservation.
As sales build and the factory becomes busier, we employ more people in conservation to look after more wildlife and more land.


Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.