Margaux is a bloody legend. I came across her on Instagram through Kristen Leo, another epic human I’ve talked about earlier within this segment.
I connected with Margaux a few months back and am consistently finding myself learning more about the world, and how to be a more mindful consumer through the content she puts out. I’ve read a lot recently about how important it is to only follow accounts on social media that make you learn more, and love your life more and Margaux definitely ticks both of those boxes.
Margaux displays her own story of living a more conscious life -from eating plant based and her love of nature through to becoming more mindful about the clothes she wears and the products she buys. It’s all slow and steady living and she quite effortlessly displays how it doesn’t take a lot to change our habits, but the main importance is to be informed and to consistently ask questions. I thought it would be great to show you guys some epic humans taking their own steps into the world of conscious consumerism so you can all be empowered to do the same.
This interview with Margaux is short, sweet and absolutely brilliant! I hope you enjoy learning about her and as much as I did.
I’ve always known people over-consumed, but I’d never thought really thought about the repercussions on people and the planet until can’t remember I heard something about the True Cost documentary. That was the first thing I came across really, it was such a powerful documentary that I watched it again the next day with my boyfriend.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST CHALLENGING PART SINCE YOU BEGAN EMBRACING THIS TYPE OF LIFESTYLE?
I’ve never been into over-consumption, for me going shopping for clothes more than a couple times a year is a lot. But still, sadly it isn’t the easiest thing to find ethical products. Another challenging thing for me was probably finding out about this whole other industry and all the damage it’s doing, I get really overwhelmed by all of the world’s problems.
WHAT OR WHO INSPIRES YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DO ON A DAILY BASIS?
I’d have to say the planet really. I love animals, I love nature, and I don’t believe people should be suffering. So all those things inspire and motivate me to do the least harm possible.
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?
I can’t think of specific advice, but something I try to live by is “Ahimsa”. It’s Sanskrit and means non-violence to all living beings.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?
Happiness, and making a difference.
Get educated, watch documentaries, read articles. You need to be motivated to make a change. Once you realise what’s at stake you run out of excuses.
ONE BOOK EVERYONE SHOULD READ? WHY?
Hmm, that’s a tough one. There are so many great books out there. One that comes to mind, which is slightly related to ethical living is “the People Smuggler” Robin De Crespigny. It looks at asylum seeker and marginalised groups from a different perspective – from their perspective. Taught me a lot about what people go through, but also how different reality is from what is normally portrayed in the media.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER MOVERS & SHAKERS OUT THERE IN YOUR WORLD THAT YOU THINK WE SHOULD ALL KNOW ABOUT?
I’d have to say Kristen Leo, she’s probably the first person I came across who spoke about ethical fashion! Other than that, to be honest I don’t really know of many people promoting sustainable living! Outside of the fashion world, I’d have to say “Shark Girl Madison” is very cool, she does a lot for ocean conservation, something else I’m really passionate about!