Jill Ettinger

Jill Ettinger is the senior editor and featured columnist on EcoSalon and sister site Organic Authority as well as NaturallySavvy. Her work is also featured weekly on Eat Drink Better and SunwarriorNews. She is the co-director of social media for both EcoSalon and Organic Authority and works as a researcher and writer with the Cornucopia Institute, the leading organic industry watchdog group. Jill’s writing has been featured in The Village Voice, MTV, Reality Sandwich and Global Rhythm as well as the anthologies “Towards 2012: Perspectives on the Next Age” (2009, Tarcher/Penguin) and “What Do You Believe?” (2009, Outside the Box). A focus on food policy, veganism, wellness, music and world cultural expressions, Jill blends the mystical and modern as she explores what our shifting food, fashion, culture and creative landscapes will look, sound and taste like in the future. Jill spent more than a decade as a sales and marketing manager in the natural foods industry and regularly consults with and supports emerging brands and organizations in creative communication, social media and event production. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and future foodie, their daughter Imogene. Twitter @jillettinger | www.jillettinger.com.

Articles by Jill Ettinger:

Urban Outfitters KSU Sweatshirt: A Blood Stain on Our Fashion Obsession

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Urban Outfitters latest fashion faux pas–its “Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt”–reminds us why “fashion statements” can be so dangerous. And that fake blood is only ever a good look for Halloween.

The Urban Outfitters sweatshirt bears the KSU emblem splattered with fake blood in some sort of twisted homage to the four Kent State students shot and killed by National Guard soldiers during a Vietnam War protest on campus in 1970. Is the blood supposed to honor the slain students or the National Guard’s senseless murder?

What’s next, a Sharon Tate T-shirt with stab marks …

OMG! Russell Brand’s Rant About the iWatch is Priceless [Video]

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Apple is deifying the new iWatch, according to Russell Brand. Find the slow-mo Apple promo video erotic? Of course you do. Apple owns your ass, right Russell? He nails the brand for crimes such as hoarding enough cash off-shore to “literally end world poverty.” It’s a must-watch (see what I did there?). 

Find Jill on Twitter @jillettinger

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Can Fast Fashion Brand H&M Change the Textile Industry in Ethiopia for the Better?


H&M, the poster child for confusing fashion—is it sustainable and responsible or not?—is poised to boost the quality and ethics of Ethiopia’s textile industry.

Along with Swedfund, a development financial institution, H&M wants to improve the social and environmental standards in Ethiopia’s nascent textile industry after a visit to the region earlier this year highlighted the country’s needs and viable offerings. Beginning this fall, H&M will start purchasing textiles from companies Swedfund is investing in. Swedfund has invested in more than 230 companies with a focus on responsible fiscal and environmental values, the …

Hey, Look! Naked Celebrity Photos (and That Time Bill Murray and I Swapped Spit)


In case you missed the news, naked celebrity photos were recently stolen and leaked on the web, bringing with them scores of discussions, debates and even an art exhibition.

Aside from our monster junk food, monster house and monster car obsessions, Americans also have monster celebrity obsessions as well as some fairly unhealthy relationships with the naked body. We idolize both celebrities and nakedness for what they represent, rather than what they are. (Which is to say: they’re people and naked people, respectively.) So should we really be surprised by the insane amount …

The Fair Trade & Fabulous Fall Box is Here


The EcoSalon Fair Trade and Fabulous Fall Box is here! 

Embrace fall’s cooler weather and shorter days with EcoSalon’s Fair Trade and Fabulous Fall Box. Trust me, you do not want to miss this one. As Senior Editor of EcoSalon, I see a lot of amazing products. But the eleven brands I have pulled together here are a cut above the rest, offering some truly unique and fabulous finds with a focus on Fair Trade, organic and just plain fantastic benefits. This box is worth more than $544! It’s all yours for just $129 + free

Literally the Coolest Thing Ever Done with Human Bodies [Video]

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This performance from Nanjing, China and the 2nd Youth Olympic Games is mind-blowing. Like, literally. You’ll never get it out of you head! How in the world did they do this? 

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Miranda July Wants You to Text ‘Somebody’

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Filmmaker, actor, artist and writer Miranda July can now add “techie” to her hat rotation.

The Los Angeles-based eccentric has created a new social media app, which she calls Somebody. And it’s about as awkward as you’d expect a Miranda July project to be.

According to W Magazine, July had an idea that she began to obsess over: “I’d been telling everyone about it, and trying to figure it out how to get it made.”

The idea is simple, for a Miranda

Jon Stewart on Ferguson and the Indignity of Not Being White [Video]

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We know Jon Stewart works hard and deserves vacation time, but why does it seem like the hugest news stories happen while “The Daily Show” is on vacation?

Well, Stewart didn’t disappoint on this recap of the cluster in Ferguson. He distilled it down to it’s most important and obvious point: that every person of color in this country has faced an indignity because of the color of their skin. We can change that, but first, we have to recognize the truth.