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The change maker: Nathalia Ramos

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Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22, is an event to support environmental protection. Whilo Tastemaker, political activist and screen siren Nathalia Ramos is not just a beautiful face. The LA-based actress is championing the movement towards a sustainable earth and has curated a selection of products that are eco-friendly and give back to charities and causes that support this cause.

Can’t make it along to a demonstration for Earth Day? No worries, Nathalia’s expert selection will have you showing your support through a few simple clicks – check out the full Whilo Earth Day Featured List for gifts that do good and give back. And in the meantime here’s some insight on Nathalia who is destined for great things, professionally and for the world.

Born: Madrid, Spain.

Known for: House of Anubis and Bratz.

Success is: being truly happy.

People are surprised that I: speak Vietnamese.

What is the best gift that you have ever received: A La Californienne watch.

How do you show your loved ones they’re special?: I love to get creative with gifts and give them something personal for them or special experiences.

What is your “go-to” gift for family and friends?: Any of the brands from my Change Maker Featured List because they are all great products and help good causes- so it’s a win-win!

What does Earth Day mean to you?: It’s an important reminder for us to step out of our busy lives, reconnect and focus on something bigger and more important than ourselves.

Why is protecting the planet important to you?: I want to leave behind a beautiful planet for my children and their children. We have the technology to make real change, but perhaps we are lacking the wisdom. I am optimistic, however, for my generation. I think sustainable living is something that we really care about and are willing to work for. 

What can we do at home to help?: Being conscious about where your dollars go is an important first step. That’s why brands like these are so dear to my heart. We all love nice things, but as a responsible citizen, it’s important to understand that those things come at a cost. Buying trendy sneakers for cheap may seem great, but do you know what it took to get those sneakers to your front door? And then, of course, we need to support every politician out there that is taking real steps to protect our planet from harmful legislation. Fortunately, CA Governor, Jerry Brown, is a trailblazer. He was talking about climate change in the 70s before people even knew what that was.

What causes are you currently supporting and why?: I currently work at a Think Tank called the Berggruen Institute that researches real solutions to long-term problems in government. The government today is very short sighted and election based, which is why it is so difficult to get anything done. Learning about the way government works and understanding that there are solutions to some of our most difficult problems has been instrumental in shaping my view of the world and hopefully one day I will be able to contribute in a deep way. 

What is your most loved….

App: Instagram Website: The WorldPost Emoji: 🌹 Instagram stalk: @carodaur Beauty product: Thayers Rose Witch Hazel Fashion brand: Grana Album: Fleetwood Mac: Rumours


Bright Coral Baseball Tee: Ivory Ella

Ivory Ella is an online clothing store affiliated with Save the Elephants, an organization donating part of each sale through SaveTheElephants.org. Modeled by Nathalia Ramos.

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Priced at $36
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Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater: Grana

Grana travels the world to source the best quality fabrics and deal directly with the local fabric mills. They observe strict international standards of fair wages and ethical treatment of employees and promote awareness on improving worker conditions worldwide.

Cashmire Turtleneck

Priced at $99
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Cheetah Faux Fur Coat: Spirit Hoods

Help save the cheetah – their conservation status is currently classed as vulnerable. Spirit Hoods are renowned for their high-quality handmade faux fur with ten percent of all net profits donated to help endangered species.

Spirit Hood

Priced at $259
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Lou Jumpsuit: YSTR Clothing

YSTR fashion is made and produced locally in Los Angeles and cut to order. They ask you to allow 3-5 days of production time so they can make clothes you’ll love without contributing to fashion waste! For every Lou purchased, you prevent 4 articles of clothing from being sent to a landfill.

Lou Jumpsuit

Priced at $198
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Isabel Bra Sparrow: Naja

Naja’s garment factory primarily employs Columbian single mothers or female heads of households where they are paid above market wages with health care benefits. They chose to aid single mothers because many have to choose between working and caring for their children. Every child of a Naja garment worker receives books, school supplies, uniforms and all school meals paid by Naja.

Naja

Priced at $65
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Burmese Candles: Prosperity Candle

Prosperity Candles; more than a beautiful scent, create the opportunity for families to thrive. From pillars made by Iraqi widows, to repurposed glass votives from Haiti, to unique rice bowl candles poured by refugees resettled in the US., every candle is handmade by a woman artisan rebuilding her life.

Bumses Candles

Priced at $28
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CAUSEBOX

The number one box for better living. Limited edition socially conscious products, delivered four times per year – curated for women who care. Every product inside of CAUSEBOX has a beautiful story and helps create a better world, because it matters how these products are made, and who they empower.

Cause Box

Priced at $49.95
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The Sport Rib Tee Dress: Everlane

Everlane, known for their ‘radical’ transparency over the production and manufacturing process, which ensures every product is made ethically.

Everlane

Priced at $88
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Soft Trench Coat: ASOS Eco Edit 

Asos’s “Green Room” now houses a variety of different ethically conscious brands which help to reduce greenhouse emissions and waste.

ASOS

Priced at $160
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Orchid Ivory Panama Hat: Pachacuti

For over two decades, Pachacuti has created hats which are a subtle union of tradition, luxury, and sustainability. The brand works directly with their artisans in every step of the production process, weaving, dyeing, blocking, finishing, to ensure that as much of the final value as possible remains in their hands.

Panama Hat

Priced at $112
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Opal Halo Diamond Pendant: Brilliant Earth

The enchanting beauty of an opal cabochon is perfectly complemented with warm rose gold and shimmering diamonds in this alluring halo pendant. Conflict free jewelry, ethically sourced gemstones, with five percent of proceeds donated toward education, environmental restoration, and economic development.

Rose Gold

Priced at $875
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Floraine Jacket: Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney is one of the world’s leading pioneers in sustainable and vegan fashion apparel. Treat yourself and feel good about this wool tuxedo tailoring jacket in black featuring a fringed trim along the lapel and hemline, single breasted with concealed button fastening.

Floraine Jacket

Priced at $1925
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Check out the full Earth Day Change Maker Featured List on Whilo.

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