Jasmin Malik Chua

 
Jasmin Malik ChuaA 15-year veteran of the publishing industry, Jasmin joins Ecouterre as managing editor after a stint at TreeHugger writing about sustainable fashion and beauty. She has an M.S. in biomedical journalism from New York University, where she was a founding fellow of the literary reportage program, and a B.S. in animal biology from the National University of Singapore. In addition to stories published in online and print publications like Alive, Inhabitat, Plenty, The Huffington Post, and Sprig, Jasmin has been quoted as a green expert by such publications and outlets as The New York Times, BBC Radio, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, and People. Jasmin was previously a copy editor for Computer Shopper and PRINT. (She still reads style guides for fun.)

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The North Face Wins PETA Award for Down-Free “Thermoball” Line

The North Face Wins PETA Award for Down-Free “Thermoball” Line

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Watch “Cotton Road,” a Film About How Our Clothes Are Made

Watch “Cotton Road,” a Film About How Our Clothes Are Made

Live in or around New York City? You’re cordially invited to a Jan 7, 2015 screening of Cotton Road, a documentary that explores the global cotton supply chain through the eyes of its workers.

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Materialism Makes You More Anxious, Depressed, Says Expert

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Pope Francis to Shoppers: Purchasing is “Always a Moral Act”

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DIY Your Own Dry Shampoo With Common Kitchen Ingredients

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Nudie Jeans Upcycles Old Denim Into Camper Seats, Rag Rugs

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Levi’s, SF 49ers Transform 12 Tons of Denim Into a “Field of Jeans”

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LAST CHANCE: Win an Eco-Vegan Shoulder Bag From Canopy Verde (Worth $139!)

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14 Eco-Friendly Knit Gifts to Warm Hearts and Hands

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14 Eco-Friendly Jewelry Gifts to Make Spirits Bright

Make spirits bright this holiday with gifts of jewelry that pander the planet as much as their recipients. Add some polish to a loved one’s attire with a pair of hand-hewn cuff links made from

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