So, what exactly is The Animal Edit and what does it mean?
Indulge me for a sec and allow the Cambridge Dictionary explain for me how I see the noun “edit” used in this context (and keep an open mind):
A version of written, recorded, or filmed material made as a result of editing:a rough edit of some delightful Javanese gamelan music
A featured selection of clothes, accessories, beauty products, etc. from a particular season or collection:this is ELLE’s personal Autumn/Winter 2012 edit
Or as simply put by Merriam-Webster:
an instance or result of editing
So if we respect and value the beautiful animals in our world (the heart of The Animal Edit) we seek to curate a life where we’re living our ideals – finding practical everyday ways to minimise our impact on animals & their environment and demonstrate our values. Or, to tweak the above definitions, to pursue;
“A selection of food, fashion/ beauty, travel, and home products and services that are friendly to animals and animal welfare: this is The Animal Edit”
Now that you know what “The Animal Edit” means, I also wanted to share a couple of bonus reasons for it:
- I tend to gravitate towards symbols (in words or images), particularly those with more than one meaning.
- The clearer my vision for the site gets, the more this blog feels like a magazine or publication.
- I want a name that is broad enough to have longevity and flexible enough to expand into unforeseen areas.
- There’s going to be a lot of writing… so ‘edit’ also fits nicely.
If you were curious about what the name means, I hope this helps clear it up. And if you still have questions, please drop them in the comments below or contact me and I’ll be happy to chat!