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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Can a New Label Help Eradicate Child Labor in the Garment Industry?

Can a New Label Help Eradicate Child Labor in the Garment Industry?

Of all the social indignities the garment industry promotes, child labor ranks among the worst. It’s galling in its pervasiveness, from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where low-caste girls are

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Made of Regenerated Leather, Dooq Sandals Are Endlessly Customizable

Made of Regenerated Leather, Dooq Sandals Are Endlessly Customizable

For the lady who changes her mind on a dime, there’s Dooq, a line of “fully transformable” sandals you can customize in virtually unlimited ways. Almost everyone tires of the contents of

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U.K. Modern Slavery Act Will Hold Businesses Accountable

U.K. Modern Slavery Act Will Hold Businesses Accountable

Photo by Shutterstock British Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to crack down on the “abhorrent trade” of human trafficking. Elaborating on the 2015 Modern Slavery Act, which passed into

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Farmer Suicides in India Continue to Soar, So Thanks, Monsanto

Farmer Suicides in India Continue to Soar, So Thanks, Monsanto

Photo by 360b/Shutterstock In India, suicides are a well-known, if unwelcome, phenomenon. The worst of it happens in the rural parts of the country, where a 2011 census revealed that the suicide rate for

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PETA Strikes Victoria’s Secret Off Its List of Cruelty-Free Brands

PETA Strikes Victoria’s Secret Off Its List of Cruelty-Free Brands

Photo by Sorbis/Shutterstock People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ has stricken Victoria’s Secret from its list of cruelty-free companies after the lingerie giant confirmed its decision

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Champion Surfer Kelly Slater: Clothing is an “Icky Business”

Champion Surfer Kelly Slater: Clothing is an “Icky Business”

Photo by David Bostock/Shutterstock “You hear the term ‘sweatshop’ and immediately think of little kids making clothes, which can be the case. But it can also be their wage, the work

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“Undo” Laces Offset the Carbon Footprint of Your Shoe

“Undo” Laces Offset the Carbon Footprint of Your Shoe

A physical footprint isn’t the only thing your running shoes might be leaving behind. According to a 2013 study by MIT’s Materials Systems Laboratory, the average pair of trainers generates about

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European Union Bans Toxic Chemical NPE in Textile Imports

European Union Bans Toxic Chemical NPE in Textile Imports

Photo by Shutterstock In what Greenpeace is hailing a “landmark decision,” European Union member states have unanimously agreed to ban a class of hormone-disrupting chemicals known as

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Actress Robin Wright Launches Pour Les Femmes, PJs With a Purpose

Actress Robin Wright Launches Pour Les Femmes, PJs With a Purpose

For Robin Wright, a pair of pajamas isn’t just a symbol of comfort and security; it can also be an instrument for helping women across the globe. The actress-activist, who considers safety a

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You Can Now Drop Off Your Unwanted Clothes at Any Levi’s Store

You Can Now Drop Off Your Unwanted Clothes at Any Levi’s Store

Need to free up some closet space? With the expansion of Levi Strauss’s clothing-recycling scheme, you can now drop off your unwanted clothing and shoes—regardless of brand—at any Levi’s

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Help the Smithsonian Save Neil Armstrong’s Moon-Landing Space Suit

Help the Smithsonian Save Neil Armstrong’s Moon-Landing Space Suit

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7 Eco-Friendly Sunglasses Made From Unexpected Materials

7 Eco-Friendly Sunglasses Made From Unexpected Materials

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Outerknown, Surfer Kelly Slater’s Eco-Menswear Brand, is Here

Outerknown, Surfer Kelly Slater’s Eco-Menswear Brand, is Here

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Topshop Goes Green With “Reclaim” Collection of Upcycled Clothing

Topshop Goes Green With “Reclaim” Collection of Upcycled Clothing

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Pleats Please Issey Miyake, Native Shoes Debut Cruelty-Free Sneakers

Pleats Please Issey Miyake, Native Shoes Debut Cruelty-Free Sneakers

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“YWASTE” Sculpture Reveals Amount of Textiles Entering Landfills

“YWASTE” Sculpture Reveals Amount of Textiles Entering Landfills

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Naja Launches Colorful Undies Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Naja Launches Colorful Undies Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Naja’s “underwear with a purpose” just got a whole lot more purposeful. The social enterprise, which trains and employs single mothers in Colombia through its “Underwear for

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PETA Slams Gap for Allegedly Selling Fur Through Its Intermix Brand

PETA Slams Gap for Allegedly Selling Fur Through Its Intermix Brand

Gap isn’t as fur-free as it claims to be, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The animal-rights group has dispatched a cease-and-a-desist letter to the retail giant accusing it

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