Rosie Spinks

Rosie Spinks is a freelance journalist from California with a degree in Environmental Studies. Her work has been published in publications including Sierra magazine, GOOD magazine, the Ecologist, and the Guardian Environment Network. A passion for travel, running barefoot outdoors, and reconnecting people to what is good dominates most of her thoughts. You can follow her writing on Twitter and Tumblr.
20 Ways to ‘Talk Back’ to Street Harassment
20 Ways to ‘Talk Back’ to Street Harassment

Do you ever have those days where you think you might just explode if you have to endure one more wolf whistle, cat call, or “hey baby?” Do you feel your face fuming but instead just walk on by, head phones in ears, pretending you don’t hear? While that is […]

Boobs Aren’t News: UK Campaign Takes on Rupert Murdoch’s Page 3
Boobs Aren’t News: UK Campaign Takes on Rupert Murdoch’s Page 3

An outsider can learn a great deal about British culture by examining the readership of its leading newspapers. Unlike the US, which has few national papers, the UK has a bevy: there’s The Guardian’s progressive coverage, The Times which sits right of centre, and the traditional and conservative Telegraph, to name just […]

Rudá Rings Stand Out at LFW’s Estethica Exhibition
Rudá Rings Stand Out at LFW’s Estethica Exhibition

London Fashion Week’s Estethica Exhibition, now in its 14th consecutive season, is the British Fashion Council’s showcase of the industry’s leading sustainable style-makers. At the launch of the Fall/Winter 2013 exhibition at London’s Somerset house over the weekend, a number of sustainable designers who have previously graced the posts of […]

Ethical Fashion Forum’s SOURCE Brand Preview
Ethical Fashion Forum’s SOURCE Brand Preview

As EcoSalon has reminded readers time and time again since our beginnings five years ago, the days when sustainable fashion was considered a fringe endeavor are long since over. The UK-based industry body Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) is perfect example of sustainable fashion, representing 6,000 members in more than 100 […]

‘Out of Print’ Digital Design Fuses Technology with Tangibility
‘Out of Print’ Digital Design Fuses Technology with Tangibility

In the mid 1400s Johannes Gutenberg invented the first printing press, a technology which allowed information to spread far more rapidly thanks to what is now a simple concept: movable type. Nearly 550 years later, the advent of the internet had much the same effect, but you’ll have a hard […]

Slimming Our Social Media Appetite
Slimming Our Social Media Appetite

Step away from the screen—at least for a while When British author and artist Gemini Adams was living in Los Angeles several years ago, she was at an uncertain transitioning point in her life. Feeling unsettled, she found herself turning more and more to social media outlets such as Facebook […]

Pachacuti Hats Set New Ethical Bar
Pachacuti Hats Set New Ethical Bar

The ever elusive fashion industry gets an ethical checkpoint. Information about what goes into our food is becoming increasingly transparent—with nutrition labels can find out what’s in it, how much, where it was made, and in some cases, under what conditions. When it comes to fashion though, the commodity chain […]

Sex By Numbers: Mind Your Manners
Sex By Numbers: Mind Your Manners

A weekly look at sex and culture, by the numbers.  Manners are important—in life, in the bedroom, and in the boardroom. This week’s Sex By Numbers highlights some lapses in etiquette, including one we never thought we’d have to correct: answering the phone during sex. A few weeks: Now that […]