WTF is Ivy & Stone?

Hi! Welcome to Ivy & Stone! If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you’re wondering WTF is Ivy & Stone? Well, we’re glad you asked.

Who are we? Well, we are Alyssa, Sam, and Tash; three curious souls who were brought together by a love for travel and bonded over our mutual drive to make a difference in the world. Ivy & Stone is the output of that idea, thousands of WhatsApps, dozens of Google Hangouts and countless cups of (sustainably sourced) coffee. Long story short, Ivy & Stone is your everyday guide to sustainability. But what does that mean?

And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.
— Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

Basically, we got tired of not having a resource to turn to when we had questions about living a more ethical/eco-friendly/conscious life (starting with: WTF is sustainability?). We envisioned a one-stop shop that covered day-to-day advice, ethical brands, plant-focused recipes, eco-friendly travel guides, and holistic wellness tips. We wanted to create a place where people could ask questions and get answers in plain English and without a guilt trip. We know that this planet needs all hands on deck, but you’ll never catch us suggesting that your efforts aren’t enough, no matter the extent.

What will you find on Ivy & Stone? We’re tackling sustainability in an everyday way. We’ll talk about how you can make more ethical choices while you travel; we’ll highlight eco-friendly brands that are actually affordable; we’ll chat with small business owners who are supporting their communities, and we’ll share our favorite restaurants that use locally-sourced ingredients. We want to answer any and all questions you have in regards to living a more conscious lifestyle, mindful wellness, or eco-friendly travel. We want to pose ideas you hadn't considered and provide convenient access to suggestions that you'll feel good about implementing.

We know that the word sustainability seems intimidating, but we don’t think it should be. We’re using Ivy & Stone to create a world where living a conscious life is easy, affordable and for everyone - because a lot of small actions can make a big impact.