Folk Rebellion is a media brand on a mission, leading a plugged-in world towards digital wellbeing.
We believe society can live well with technology through a more informed, balanced, mindful, and question-everything approach. Our expert content educates and empowers the everyday digital user to find their freedom IRL through alternative analog and lo-fi mediums including our printed publication, podcast, and "slow" online editorial content.
We are rebelliously redefining what connection means as we look to re-connect– to nature, each other, ourselves, and the world around us. Our outspoken ideals are inciting a community to cut the cords that bind– by making better lifestyle choices to control their tech...not the other way around.
Technology that was meant to simplify our lives has lead us astray and away from the real world... into a virtual one. Our brand hopes to empower people with knowledge and create pieces of art and clothing that spread our message for a simpler and happier analog way of life.
Folk Rebellion was created by our desire to encourage the return of living in real life. We love things that are tangible like nature, humans, paper, and music made with instruments. It's an appreciation and instruction manual for living in the present with actual things among flesh, blood, and bones people.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER // JESS DAVIS
International speaker, digital wellbeing thought leader, nostalgic dinosaur, writer, creative strategist and mama bear.
Jess Davis is at the crossroads of humans, real life and the modern world. Jess is digital wellbeing thought leader, editor in chief of Folk Rebellion and renowned creative strategist. Recognized as a ‘Limit Breaking Founder’ by Arianna Huffington, this modern day psuedo-philosopher might not have all the answers…but she’s got the much-needed questions.
Her company, Folk Rebellion, was named the 2018 ‘Wellness Trend of the Year’ by Well+Good, and Jess's work as a creative brand strategist earned her a coveted ‘40 Under 40’ award. Jess’s writings on technology, digital detox, entrepreneurship and parenting in the modern world have been featured in Inc., Thrive Global, the Guardian and more.
As an international speaker Jess’s engagements include Vice, Forbes, Lululemon, Soho House, BBDO and Grey Advertising. A lifelong learner and passionate educator, she’s been a guest lecturer at Columbia Business School and New York University. Innately curious, Jess lives a rebellious life that is inspiring a counter-culture movement, encouraging a plugged-in world to raise hell and live well.
"Jess was a fantastic addition to our panel on careers as part of Women in the Outdoors Week. She provided a really important voice and a fascinating perspective on how to start a new and unique business from scratch. Jess is eloquent and charming while also being accessible and relatable. The work of Folk Rebellion is so important in the current world and Jess functions with a self-awareness and intentionality that is great to see. And she's hilarious!" -Lauren Skonieczny; Discover Outdoors
“Jess adds value to every conversation she’s part of. She’s relatable, funny, and wise. I always learn something new or look at an old problem differently by the way she shares about her practices and relationship with technology. It only takes you five minutes to feel like you’ve known her for five years.” - Julie Anderson; Lululemon
"Jess' ability to captivate a room is rooted in her capacity to speak her truth and have it ring true for all present. In an age where technology has usurped our time, Jess' message of connection is a nourishing reminder." - Katie Knoche; Wanderlust Festival
Giving Back to Protect the Future
We hope to encourage a love of nature, adventure, & inquisitiveness for future generation. When you purchase Folk Rebellion products, a portion of profits are donated to the Children & Nature Network helping to create a world where every child can play, learn and grow outdoors & away from screens.