Live Eco is the eco chic essential guide to trending lightly when it comes to fashion, beauty & lifestyle.

Live Eco was founded by Nikki Stear, who after after working corporate for a few years decided to live out her passion for fashion, the environment and online and realise her dream of owning her own business, by starting Live Eco in 2008.

“My mission is to show people that a fashion forward, chic lifestyle can be an eco-friendly one too. It’s possible to be smart, sexy and sustainable!” says Nikki.

We hope that Live Eco teaches and enlightens each and every person that visits.

In 2010, Nikki founded the Live Eco Remake Design Challenge, a sustainable design competition that challenges students and emerging designers to create mainstream clothing and objects whilst adhering to sustainable design principles and eliminating waste in their production methods.

“I believe education is the key to bringing out the change we want to see in terms of sustainable fashion and interiors”, says Nikki. “Designers are thought to influence about 80-90% of the environmental and economic impact of a product hence the importance of this competition and others like it.”

In 2014, the Remake Design Challenge was recognised as an official World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 project. Nikki is also an active board member of Fashion Revolution South Africa.