While I was working on growing my indie brand fashion by reaching out to blogger’s, we stumbled upon this fantastic blog called Fennecfawn. Meet Mary she is pretty amazing and doing some wonderful things for conscious shopping. Here is a little background about her.
Hi Mary here, I’m a writer, blogger, entrepreneur, and communications professional; I have an omnivorous, voracious appetite to understand and make an impact in the world. Growing up around central PA, my childhood was primarily filled with video games, doodling, horseback riding, and general awkwardness that hasn’t quite dissipated.
I received my undergraduate degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, and my writing has been published in both local magazines and national journals, like The Burg and The Rectangle.
After graduating, I co-founded a monthly curated market for handmade and vintage goods in Harrisburg, PA in hopes of empowering artisans to find a consistent audience and shoppers to buy more sustainably. Called the HBG Flea, I can happily say this business has been growing for two years now. It helped me become a truer version of myself, more confident in my decision making skills and cognisant of strains of running a business, especially when people depend on you. I’ve always been a creature of politics, so it was natural that I pursue a Master’s Degree in Political Communication at American University. Now splitting my time between D.C. and PA, I try to stay sane with splurging on skincare, tending my plants, and doing yoga. You can follow Fennecfawn on:
I started Fennec Fawn first as an assignment in my Writing for the Web class, with the intention of researching and reviewing cruelty free luxury makeup and skincare. In many ways, the blog grew as I did. I have never been satisfied with easy answers, so I spent hours researching my small reviews, beginning to understand chemistry, the ubiquity of greenwashing, and the fashion supply chain. I then expanded the blog to include sustainable fashion and cultural essays. Through this process, I decided to drastically change my lifestyle, only buying goods that meet my ethical and sustainable criteria, from vintage mirrors to ethically made loafers, farmers markets to compost bins.
I’m now able to live in a way consonant with my beliefs, and I’m not sure I could have gotten here so quickly had it not been for my blogging experiment. I admit, Fennec Fawn has a very small following; I don’t have the “look” of a style blogger nor the time or resources to spend on consistent uploads or fancy (or any) equipment. That being said, the goal was never to be instagram famous or get endorsements (though that would be nice). I want to share my passion, connect with others who share my beliefs, and provide a place for smart, well researched, content for those interested in sustainability and social justice.
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