Joyce Hu is the Marketing and Creative Director for Wildlife Works @wildlifeworks, the world’s only carbon neutral, fair trade factory protecting wildlife. Based in Kenya, Wildlife Works factory produces for ethical brands such as PUMA, Globein, Raven & Lily, Lalesso and more. Her 15+ years in fashion also includes founding thebookr.com @thebookr, the first online direct-to-talent booking platform; www.sustainablefashionalliance.com, a member-based group of sustainable fashion professionals; and most recently, marlinray.com @marlin_ray_ , beach accessories that serve up beauty, function and sustainability.
What are you most passionate about?
My grandmother who raised me survived two wars in China so she doesn’t let anything go to waste. Without intending to be, she is the biggest climate change activist I know. That foundation set me on the right path to being a conscious consumer. I balance modern living with doing right for our planet and its global community by thinking twice about every purchase. One, do I really need it? Two, what is the more sustainable alternative and choose that. By the way, there is always a more sustainable alternative. The key is to slow down and take the time to think about where our products come from and especially where they go after we’re done with it. We have allowed the consumption industry to turn off our brain and hearts to the humans behind the creation and discarding of products. If we can all minimize and be more thoughtful and heart-ful with our consumption, we can give Planet Earth a moment to breath and heal.
How do you practice beauty from the inside out?
Daily meditation and gratitude, outdoor and nature time, eating healthily, conscious living
What songs/podcasts are on heavy rotation for you right now?
How I Built This
Death, Sex & Money
Here’s the Thing
Artists as of lately:
Toro y Moi
Dancehall for my work outs!
Where do you like to travel? What won’t you travel without?
Kenya, Italy, Chile
Won’t travel without downloaded podcasts, which have saved me so many times when stranded in rural areas or long modes of transport
Long, wide light weight scarf/s for all situations, beach, light layer, pillow, head covering, etc
From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?
Eggs for breakfast and fresh green juice
Lunch: salad with in season veggies and small cheese panini sando, light EVOO, salt, lemon and pepper
Dinner: Wild caught shrimp pasta (So hard to get good, sweet fresh shrimp!) with fresh garlic and tomato sauce
Whom in the world would you most like to share a meal with?
When in doubt your go to song is……..
Stevie Nicks – Stand Back
Without a DOUBT!