COCO ECO celebrates a worldly appreciation of an eco-chic lifestyle, highlighting an emerging and sophisticated culture that doesn’t compromise ethics for aesthetics. Sustainability is embraced and luxury, once known as superficial, is re-considered as multi-dimensional with regards to its everlasting impact on health, family, community and the planet.
COCO ECO endorses a stylish world of people, brands, and places all contributing to a better world. Beyond the glamour of fashion, beauty and celebrity, we illustrate critical issues facing today’s global community including; climate change, health, conservation, animal welfare and human rights, via engaging and aspirational content designed to entertain, educate and inspire.
At COCO ECO, we take our environmental and social responsibility seriously and in an effort to only bring you authentic content, rigorously research the brands we partner with to ensure their core ethics. We will never sell-out and promote companies other than those who legitimately share our philosophy, ecological commitment, and philanthropic principles.
COCO ECO MAGAZINE is printed on FSC ((Forest Stewardship Council) Certified paper, from managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits, and with soy ink to minimize our footprint on the planet.
Living in ecological and social awareness includes many different facets of our every day lives, and is a state of mind born of deeper consideration of what we’re choosing, where it’s come from and where it’s going once discarded. It is as easy as a few simple changes, but it’s our experience that once you delve into this world your entire perspective will shift, and it will be an exciting journey of little compromise. It’s a far evolution from the founding grass-roots movement of environmental awareness, and is now defined in a global landscape of artisans, bespoke designers, a new breed of eco-warrior celebrity and products that defy past connotations of being “green.”
WHAT WE SUPPORT
~ ECO CONSCIOUS
~ HUMAN RIGHTS
~ FAIR TRADE
~ CRUELTY FREE
~ MADE IN THE U.S.A.
MEET THE TEAM
ALEXA GRAY, Contributing Editor
JILLIAN BAUMGARTNER, Contributing Editor
Jillian grew up in Southern California and trained as a classical ballet dancer throughout her adolescence. She studied psychology in Santa Barbara, California, and additionally film studies and theatre arts became a part of her educational repertoire. She developed a career in fashion merchandising and soon began styling under BCBG Maxazria, Lucky Brand, and the Santa Barbara Polo Club. Yoga has been a crucial aspect of Jillian’s young adult life, and she and several other yogis opened up the Westlake Village Lululemon in 2013. Jillian’s food and environmental sensitivities have been a catalyst in her health and wellness activism. She educates on an intimate level, with full transparency, and she is passionate about connecting with each reader as an individual.
KELLY CALAGNA, Contributing Editor
Born in Los Angeles, Kelly Calagna has always maintained an active lifestyle. Growing up she was an avid equestrian competitor, participating in Three Day Eventing, and later in Polo Cross. Today her athletics include running, hiking, paddleboarding, tennis, cycling, swimming, fencing, and cross-training. This year she competed in her first Spartan race as a top finisher.
Kelly is a graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles, with degrees in Communication Studies, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. After graduation, her passion for animals lead her to Zimbabwe for several months to do African Lion research to further conservation efforts for Africa’s most iconic species. She has also worked for another nonprofit in Washington, D.C., supporting the process of aiding people with mental illnesses through legislation.
Kelly still has her childhood horse, Justin, and a rescued lab-mix named Marley. On the weekends the three of them can be found trekking through the Santa Monica Mountains together.
CAITLIN HAMILTON, Contributing Editor
KERRY BENJAMIN, Contributing Editor
Kerry’s skincare spa services are a favorite among celebrities, editors, beauty bloggers, and influencers. With clients clamoring to experience the results of her custom treatments at home, Kerry developed StackedSkincare—her signature product line designed to provide the same transformative results achieved in her popular spa treatments. Kerry concurrently is a contributing editor for Coco Eco Magazine.
STAR NOOR, Contributing Editor
KRISTEN ARNETT, Contributing Beauty Writer
SOPHIE ULIANO, Contributing Writer
MARCI ZAROFF, Contributing Writer
KATE BLACK, Contributing Writer
LAUREL HOUSE, Contributing Writer
LISA ODENWELLER, Contributing Writer
EMMA DUNLAVEY, Contributing Photographer
UDO SPREITZENBARTH, Contributing Photographer
RUSSELL BAER, Contributing Photographer
GARY HARVEY, Contributing Stylist
ALI LEVINE, Contributing Stylist
BRIAN BOWMAN, Contributing Hair Stylist
ANNIE ING, Contributing Make Up Artist