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My Week in Beulah: Kelly Eastwood

posted 2020 Feb by

My Week in Beulah

WITH KELLY EASTWOOD


MEET KELLY

Kelly Eastwood is the founder of London-based fashion and lifestyle blog, The London Chatter and is 

the resident style columnist for Hello! Fashion Monthly. With her natural yet eclectic style, and her colloquial, 

humorous writing style, Kelly fast became known within the fashion scene at the time digital media 

was becoming an integral part of all our lives. However, it is her continuing dedication to conservation work 

back in her home country, Kenya, that had Beulah interested in celebrating with Kelly. Raising much needed funds 

and awareness for wildlife projects back in East Africa, Kelly has dedicated much of her time to working with young 

British designers to support projects close to her heart; a mission that closely resembles Beulah’s own impact work.


From raising £30,000 to support wildlife rangers across Africa, to her frequent visits to visit orphaned elephants at

 the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the nearby endangered Rothschild giraffe she spent her childhood visiting at 

Giraffe Manor, to currently campaigning for critically endangered turtles in Watamu’s Marine Park and Reserve,

 Kelly has played a dynamic role in the community as a vocal activist for these causes, and continues to use

 her platform to raise awareness for these important species and their heroic guardians.

TELL US MORE ABOUT THE CONSERVATIVE WORK YOU DO, AND WHY IT'S SO DEEPLY IMPORTANT TO YOU?


Since I was a child, I’ve always felt a natural affinity towards animals, and being raised in Kenya, I could luckily go on safari pretty regularly. In my lifetime alone, the effects of man’s greed has been devastating for Africa’s biodiversity and vital ecosystem. Poaching and pollution are two areas I really focus on raising awareness and funds for, and with many friends back home working 

full time in conservation, I am able to see first hand the important projects which can benefit from my support. Having this knowledge and this platform, and not utilising it for anything other than selling shoes, would feel outrageous.


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How was your childhood growing up

 in Kenya & how do you think this has influenced 

you as a person?


It was really incredibly unique and magical, and one I will be forever grateful for being surrounded by animals, 

epic landscapes, beautiful beaches, and an amazing mix of cultures, made me aware of 

‘the bigger picture’ from an early age, and maintaining that sense of grounding, regardless of any Western 

whirlwind I may happen to find myself in, is hugely important to me.


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What particularly inspires you about Beulah’s social impact mission?

I am always inspired by businesses, such as Beulah, that manage to balance their creativity with a 

responsibility to our planet and its inhabitants. Audrey Hepburn once said, “as you grow older, you will

 discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others,” and I truly 

believe that turning a profit and making a positive difference to the planet and its

 inhabitants don’t have to be mutually exclusive goals.


Kelly is relaunching the Watamu Turtle Pouch, her sell-out collaboration with Elizabeth Scarlett, on August 7th. 

100% of the profits of this collaboration go directly to Local Ocean Conservation. 


 Follow Kelly on Instagram and her website.


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