Ellie Hughes (she/her) grew up in rural Mexico and transplanted to Portland as a teenager. After taking a rambling career path punctuated by seasons of international travel, she landed in the digital marketing space. Passionate about thoughtfully challenging a culture of excess consumerism, Ellie spent several years as a sustainable fashion blogger and now works as a freelance writer, marketing consultant, and creative producer alongside her husband. They live in Portland with their daughter (Ro) and corgi (Pip).

She has previously written for The Good Trade and her blog The Practivist.