Jasmin Malik Chua

 
Jasmin Malik ChuaA 17-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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Hugo Boss Pledges to Go Completely Fur-Free

Hugo Boss Pledges to Go Completely Fur-Free

Hugo Boss is ridding itself of fur. After working with the Humane Society of the United States and the Fur-Free Alliance, the German luxury house announced Monday its decision to adopt a 100 percent

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Burt Shavitz, the “Burt” of “Burt’s Bees,” Dies at 80

Burt Shavitz, the “Burt” of “Burt’s Bees,” Dies at 80

Burt Shavitz, the scruffy-faced, train-engineer-capped namesake of Burt’s Bees, died on Sunday in Bangor, Me., at the age of 80. The cause was respiratory complications, according to Christina

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Shoe Factory Collapses in Eastern China, Killing 14 People

Shoe Factory Collapses in Eastern China, Killing 14 People

Photos by the Associated Press A four-story shoe factory in eastern China collapsed over the weekend, killing 14 people and injuring 33 others in the Zhejiang province city of Wenling, said local

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Adidas, Parley Create World’s First Sneakers Made From Ocean Trash

Adidas, Parley Create World’s First Sneakers Made From Ocean Trash

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Walmart’s Website Chock-Full of Deceptive “Made in U.S.A.” Claims

Walmart’s Website Chock-Full of Deceptive “Made in U.S.A.” Claims

Photo by Gil C/Shutterstock Walmart has pledged billions of dollars in support of American manufacturing, yet it’s hawking foreign-produced products as U.S.A.-made, according to Truth in

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Mass. Library Lets Patrons Borrow Knitting Needles, Crochet Hooks

Mass. Library Lets Patrons Borrow Knitting Needles, Crochet Hooks

Photo by Shutterstock Curious about the needle arts? The Morse Institute Library in Natick, Mass., will not only lend you books on knitting and crocheting, but it’ll also spot you the implements you

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Gamer Dude Spends 6 Years Crocheting “Super Mario Bros.” Blanket

Gamer Dude Spends 6 Years Crocheting “Super Mario Bros.” Blanket

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PETA Sends Victoria Beckham a Vegan “V”irkin Bag

PETA Sends Victoria Beckham a Vegan “V”irkin Bag

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Victoria Beckham to reconsider her love of exotic skins. Fresh off its indictment of the appalling conditions maintained by some of Hermés’s

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Clothes Dryer of the Future Uses Vibrations, Not Heat

Clothes Dryer of the Future Uses Vibrations, Not Heat

Scientists at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a “dryer of the future” that uses high-frequency vibrations instead of heat to extract moisture from clothes.

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Hermés Suppliers Caught Sawing Open Live Alligators for Their Skin

Hermés Suppliers Caught Sawing Open Live Alligators for Their Skin

Photo by 1stdibs Hermés is under fire after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals exposed the horrific conditions maintained by some of the French luxury house’s crocodile- and alligator-skin

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Too-Tight Skinny Jeans Could Cause Nerve Damage, Warn Doctors

Too-Tight Skinny Jeans Could Cause Nerve Damage, Warn Doctors

Photo by Shutterstock Skinny-jean lovers beware: Wearing too-tight trousers could make you fall head over heels—literally. A 35-year-old Australian woman was hospitalized for four days after numbness in

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Made From Denim, Mosevic’s “Solid Denim” Sunglasses Are True Blue

Made From Denim, Mosevic’s “Solid Denim” Sunglasses Are True Blue

Mosevic dubs its eyewear the most exciting development in denim since blue jeans. Derived from resin-infused layers of the blue stuff, its “Solid Denim” collection puts a new spin on a rugged

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Knit, Crochet a “Wildlife Rescue Nest” for Abandoned Baby Animals

Knit, Crochet a “Wildlife Rescue Nest” for Abandoned Baby Animals

Katie Deline-Ray can’t tell you the number of “nests” she’s knitted or crocheted over the years, but she’s sure it’s a lot. “I stopped counting after the first

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Model Sues Kotex After Losing a Leg to Toxic Shock Syndrome

Model Sues Kotex After Losing a Leg to Toxic Shock Syndrome

A California model is suing Kotex for the loss of her leg after allegedly contracting toxic shock syndrome from one of its tampons. Lauren Wasser, 27, was using a Kotex Natural Balance tampon in October

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Orsola de Castro: Wearing a Garment Just Once “Misses the Point”

Orsola de Castro: Wearing a Garment Just Once “Misses the Point”

“The concept of wearing something just once is sad. It indicates a lack of style, confidence, and it misses the point of what fashion is about. “Fashion is about loving clothes, and style is

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Prince George Dons Same Romper Prince William Wore in 1984

Prince George Dons Same Romper Prince William Wore in 1984

Even royalty isn’t above hand-me-downs. Chubby-cheeked Prince George attended great-granny Queen Elizabeth’s birthday parade in London on Saturday wearing a cream-frilled blue romper—the

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Man Turns Bone From Amputated Leg Into Engagement Ring

Man Turns Bone From Amputated Leg Into Engagement Ring

When Mike Perrett proposed to his then-girlfriend, Melita, in 2011, he offered her more than a piece of his heart. He also gave her part of his shinbone. The Guernsey man, who had his right leg amputated

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Honest By Offers First Downloadable Fashion Collection for 3D Printers

Honest By Offers First Downloadable Fashion Collection for 3D Printers

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