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Meet Jen Marsden

Hello there! I'm a freelance sustainability journalist, writer, author, and editor based in the Scottish Highlands.

I’m hugely passionate about ethical lifestyle issues and I’ve written my way around the globe. I lived in India for eight years and continue to spend part of every year there. The topics I write about constantly shift – everything from travel and weddings to fashion, beauty, home interiors, and food.


If you are a PR professional with an interesting story idea, do feel free to email me.

I'm also the founder of Madhatter Creative Co.,  a communications consultancy with a focus on sustainability and strategic publishing projects.

This website shares more of my personal ramblings, from poetry to travel photography. 

In the press

As an informed professional and passionate commentator on sustainable business and lifestyle, I'm often invited to share my views. Over the past decade I've been featured in several mainstream and specialist publications. I've also been a guest speaker on radio and at several key national events.

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"At Sublime magazine, we have always been delighted with the 'must-read' quality and freshness of Jen's writing. She is evidently someone who is infinitely curious about the world and those who inhabit it, and inhabit it with purpose. Her writing has colour and immediacy, and it takes you by the hand and says, 'Come with me and share this trip I've just been on! You'll love it'. I have no hesitation in recommending her to you."

Jenny Page, Sublime magazine

Professional history

You’re in safe hands.


As a journalist I’ve written green lifestyle books and contributed to trendsetting publications like ethical lifestyle magazine New Consumer, daily glossy, and the international sustainable lifestyle magazine Sublime.


I have 15+ years experience in strategic communications, marketing, and relationship management, working with both well-known global lifestyle organizations and small pioneer companies. My credits list includes Weleda, Slow Food, Soil Association, CottonConnect, Enchanting Travels, CNET, Hayes & Jarvis, Sign Easy, Real Foods, People Tree and

Jen Marsden CV


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Professor Dilys Williams,
Director, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, UCL

Jen is an inspired and highly informed communicator and agitator for change. She is always uplifting and captivates  audiences, both in print and in person. Watch out for her work!

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