About the Editors.
Behind Future King and Queen is Melbourne-based mother daughter team Virginia and Henrietta,
who share a passion for helping people live compassionately towards animals, other people and our environment.
Keeping on top of the knowledge of which companies and products to support, and which to avoid, can be time consuming and, quite frankly, exhausting.
Our aim in creating Future King and Queen is to share our own discoveries & to provide you with a quick resource finder as a result.
With new materials being developed which are superior to leather, fur, wool and silk, it's no longer a dream to find cruelty-free, eco-friendly clothing or beauty products that really perform. And we have discovered that there is an exciting world of deliciousness in the plant kingdom, so there's no need to miss out on all the yumminess either!
A little about us ...
Henrietta is a recent graduate with a degree in Commerce + a diploma in French, and has a passion for using business skills to drive positive social change.
She works in ethical fashion, and is also a model for ethical and sustainably minded brands.
(If you're interested in working with Henrietta as a model for your brand or project, drop her a line here).
Virginia is an interior architect,
specialising in working with heritage properties & eco sensitive buildings.
She encourages her clients to embrace solar-passive design & low-toxicity materials - which is, happily, becoming a much more widely accepted way of building.
Future King and Queen:
But where to start if we want to make our lives more compassionate & eco-friendly?
We all begin at a different point.
Perhaps you are considering purchasing cosmetics which are not tested on animals, or want to use less toxins in your home. Perhaps you enjoy Meatless Monday each week, or love going to the local Farmers Market to gather local, organic veggies in season. Perhaps you are vegetarian, or vegan, or simply want to incorporate more of these foods into your diet. You may be looking for fair fashion, made without animal products and by workers who are paid fair wages in fair conditions.
Because the switch to a more compassionate way of consuming is not a black and white thing - it's more of a journey of discovery really - Future King and Queen represents all of us on those steps.
We have both always loved beautiful, elegant things, but in recent years we've started learning more about the impacts of our lifestyle choices. We now do our best to only purchase ethically-made products, and to reduce our environmental impact as much as possible. With this in mind, we have transitioned to a vegan lifestyle, which you can read more about here.
There are plenty of wonderful, ethically minded businesses out there, and we want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to support them.
That's why we created Future King and Queen.
We also share some of our favourite plant-based recipes (we both love to cook!), review restaurants, and share some of our own discoveries on how to live more sustainably and mindfully (we're still definitely learning too!).
To make life easier for you, we've created a Vegan + Fair Fashion Brand Directory, as well as a Vegan Food Guide to Melbourne.
If you're a brand that shares our passions, we would love to hear from you! You can drop us a line over here, or email us at email@example.com.