Making sustainability the only option
Our influencers connect sustainable, animal-loving brands to their followers. Unlike most influencers who are “only in it for the money”, Belle & Co’s influencers actually share an important message with the world. A message of sustainability, of human rights and animal rights. They grew big on Instagram or Tiktok because of their positive message. Who better to represent your sustainable brand?
Meet our sustainable models
Our models are beautiful and diverse. We don’t select by gender, size, age or color. What they do have in common: a belief in a greener, more sustainable future for our planet and all the animals on it, including us. All our models live a conscious lifestyle, they commit to not working for fast fashion brands or fossil or meat industries.
Personal & cozy
We love working with a smile. Actual smiles. We work in a small team with enthusiastic people who all live our green purpose and are all personally involved with making your content. Which helps us create the best content possible. We believe that creating the best atmosphere during our working session creates the best results. And except for amazing content, we also want you to take something else away: a smile from ear to ear.
I love vegan kibble, colorful balls and sunbeams. Walking in the rain is not my favorite activity. I talk to every human by wagging my tail and my owners always say I’m the mascot for every animal in the bio industry. There are animals that are locked up non-stop, know no love and don’t have blankets. I think that’s bad and that’s why I stand up for all those calves, pigs, chickens and sheep. I do that by playing a role in almost every content we create for sustainable brands and by being present during shoots. I love all people and would love it if people also love and respect all animals. Let’s do this!
Founder | Greenfluencer | Model
I love dachshunds, have a soft spot for the homeless, I have an addiction to vegan M&M’s and I live life my own way. Pipi Longstocking is my idol: “I’ve never done it, so I think I can do it.”
I started modeling at the age of 30 and a world opened up for me. Especially when I managed to combine my love for Mother Nature and animals with being a model and influencer. That’s why I call myself a greenfluencer. I want to make a difference in the fashion and lifestyle industry and will only stop when everyone consciously thinks about their actions. Do you buy fast fashion? Then you contribute to child labor and the exploitation of the planet and animals. I fight against this with love and a lot of enthusiasm for everything that has to do with sustainability.
Journalist by origin, image maker in heart and soul. For years I have been working with great pleasure and pride for RTL News as a general reporter. My heart has started beating faster for years when it comes to topics related to animal welfare, the climate and sustainability. Now at Belle & co I can contribute to positive change in the world. Here I mainly work behind the scenes, or rather: behind the lens of my camera. I am the regular photographer and I help on all fronts with preparing shoots, setting up the studio, scouting locations. At Belle & Co, my passion for conveying a message and getting creative comes together perfectly.
Creative | Production
I love nature and I am no stranger to hiking, cycling and swimming in lakes that I find during my hikes! I have a huge heart for animals and would love to adopt all shelter dogs. But until then I am a vegetarian and mainly eat plant based to make a difference that way 💚
I have been working as a creative at Belle & Co since October 2022. I’ve never had such a diverse job which I love! And on top of that I participate in our wonderful mission, so it really is a dream job.
Since 2012, Willemijn has been an activist and stubborn stylist, set designer and art director with a bright look on the future. With a keen eye for detail, she takes every creative project to a higher level. From working on campaigns for various brands, styling a stage in Delamar, set design & styling for a fashion show at Fashion Week to organizing various art exhibitions.
“I want to make the world a better place with brands and organizations that, like me, like to make choices off the beaten track! I don’t go along with mass (production) and am looking for the daring & artistic. You can see this in my work, but also in my hobby that got out of hand to turn everyday into a dress-up party with my second-hand scored outfits. I also like to work with local artists and (fashion) designers. Making sustainability artistic and giving the stage to makers who create beautiful making things is my mission!”
Make-up | Hair
Hi, I’m Patricia van Heumen, owner of Hübsch, hair studio at the Utrecht Westerkade nr. 8. At this fantastic place you can see me show my skills 4 days a week using products like Madara and EVO, good for people and the environment. On other days you can find me at restaurants like Carmel Market, De Zwarte Vosch and Broei. Or working as a make-up artist together with greenfluencer Elize or for newspapers/magazines such as de Volkskrant and LINDA. And on weekends and holidays? I like to visit cities such as Antwerp, Madrid and Berlin. Do you want to know more about me? Then visit my website www.studiohubsch.nl or come visit the Westerkade!
Videographer | Editor
I am Jessy Kneefel, 28 years old and living in Utrecht with my boyfriend and 2 pugs.
I’ve been working as a freelance videographer/video editor for about 7 years now and have worked on hundreds of fantastic projects.
My strength lies in visualizing your (personal) message. I am versatile and develop my own video style for each client that is fully in line with their wishes. This way your videos will always be unique. Previous clients also appreciate the fact that I contribute ideas on how we can achieve the best possible result. I do this by taking over the video process; from concept development to filming, and from editing to design.
Management | Organisation
Elize and I have known each other since high school and have been dreaming of working together for a few years now. That dream has now come true! I work behind the scenes as a manager. I am committed to organizing everything well.
In addition to my work at Belle & Co, I have been working in veterinary medicine for years. It goes without saying that I love nature and the animals around us. The link with Belle & Co was quickly established and together we can make the world better one step at a time. My dream? A house with a large garden where, in addition to my dog Sep and cat Keesje, I can give many more animals a home.
Making an impact
We believe that change is happening and we can all contribute. More and more people realise that today’s problems require new and innovative solutions. And more people are willing to make the necessary changes in their lives to help create change. All around us we see green innovations emerge, from plant-based restaurants to apple leather bags. We want to commit with heart and soul to help grow the positive impact sustainable brands stand for. This is why we created Belle & Co.