Jasmin Malik Chua

 
Jasmin Malik ChuaA 20-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, LiveScience, Newsarama, 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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This is What 105 Tons of Ivory Going Up in Flames Looks Like

This is What 105 Tons of Ivory Going Up in Flames Looks Like

Photos by Ben Curtis for Associated Press Kenya just made a statement on illegal poaching that the world won’t soon forget. At a ceremony in Nairobi National Park on Saturday, President Uhuru

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PETA’s Latest Role? Prada Shareholder

PETA’s Latest Role? Prada Shareholder

Prada has a new shareholder: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Following a recent exposé that showed juvenile ostriches being stunned and slaughtered for their skins, which luxury houses such

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G-Star Raw, Plastic Soup Foundation Team Up Against Microfiber Pollution in Oceans

G-Star Raw, Plastic Soup Foundation Team Up Against Microfiber Pollution in Oceans

Photo by Caleb George/Unsplash G-Star Raw, the Dutch fashion label co-owned by “Happy” hitmaker Pharrell Williams, has teamed up with the Plastic Soup Foundation to challenge the appliance and

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Ralph Lauren Unveils U.S.-Made Olympic Opening Ceremony Uniforms

Ralph Lauren Unveils U.S.-Made Olympic Opening Ceremony Uniforms

Ralph Lauren just previewed what U.S. athletes will be wearing during the Olympic Games in Rio later this year, and the uniforms are, as kids today would say, NAGL. (That’s “not a good

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Help Raise Awareness of Modern Slavery in the Fashion Industry

Help Raise Awareness of Modern Slavery in the Fashion Industry

Safia Minney, founder and CEO of ethical fashion label People Tree, wants to shed a light on modern-day slavery in the fashion industry. Fresh off the publication of her second book, Slow Fashion:

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Timberland Aims to Use 100 Percent Sustainable Cotton by 2020

Timberland Aims to Use 100 Percent Sustainable Cotton by 2020

Timberland has pledged to transition to 100 percent organic, U.S.-grown, or Better Cotton Initiative-certified cotton by 2020, according to a fresh slate of sustainability commitments unveiled by the

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Faux “Leather” Made From Fermented Tea Could Revolutionize Fashion

Faux “Leather” Made From Fermented Tea Could Revolutionize Fashion

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Fair Trade U.S.A. Wants to Keep the Fashion Industry Honest

Fair Trade U.S.A. Wants to Keep the Fashion Industry Honest

As a vehicle for economic parity, “fair trade” is a designation that most people associate with coffee, chocolate, or bananas. Three years after a factory collapse in Bangladesh killed 1,134

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Project 1127 Scarves Honor Victims of Rana Plaza Collapse

Project 1127 Scarves Honor Victims of Rana Plaza Collapse

New York-based designer Laura Siegel has partnered with Bangladesh’s Sreepur Village Organization to sell 1,127 scarves, one for every garment worker killed in the wake of the Rana Plaza building

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Massive “Clothing Spill” Illustrates Importance of Reusing, Recycling

Massive “Clothing Spill” Illustrates Importance of Reusing, Recycling

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Camper, Ethical Fashion Initiative Collaborate on Ethiopian-Made Shoes

Camper, Ethical Fashion Initiative Collaborate on Ethiopian-Made Shoes

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VIDEO: L.L. Bean Takes Aim at “Fast Fashion” With New Ad Campaign

VIDEO: L.L. Bean Takes Aim at “Fast Fashion” With New Ad Campaign

L.L. Bean is doubling down on its 104-year-old heritage. In a 30-second spot that aired during the Boston Red Sox game on Wednesday, the Freeport, Maine–based company touts its dedication to making

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VIDEO: Kelly Slater’s Outerknown Label is Turning Used Fishing Nets Into Fashion

VIDEO: Kelly Slater’s Outerknown Label is Turning Used Fishing Nets Into Fashion

When you’re an 11-time world champion surfer, an affinity with the ocean is a given. But even as a child, Kelly Slater says he often wondered about the provenance of his clothing. Although the

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Stella McCartney: The Fashion Industry is “Getting Away With Murder”

Stella McCartney: The Fashion Industry is “Getting Away With Murder”

“I think the fashion industry can get away with a lot, and it’s getting away with murder. Fur is the most unnecessary thing in the world. Those animals aren’t eaten. [The people in the fur

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Fashion Revolution Ranks 40 Apparel Brands by Supply-Chain Transparency

Fashion Revolution Ranks 40 Apparel Brands by Supply-Chain Transparency

When the eight-story Rana Plaza building fell apart at its seams on the morning of April 24, 2013, it took but a moment for the disaster to seal its place as one of worst in Bangladesh’s history. It

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Is This the Most Sustainable T-Shirt on the Planet?

Is This the Most Sustainable T-Shirt on the Planet?

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Americans Prefer Cheap Goods Over “Made in U.S.A.”

Americans Prefer Cheap Goods Over “Made in U.S.A.”

Photo by Markus Spiske/Unsplash Can’t pass up a bargain? You’re not alone. Most Americans say they’d rather buy a lower-price product than shell out a premium for something labeled

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Two Dutch Designers Are Hacking “Fast Fashion” Brands Like H&M, Zara

Two Dutch Designers Are Hacking “Fast Fashion” Brands Like H&M, Zara

Photos by Johannes Schwartz A pair of Dutch designers are turning the tables on “fast fashion.” Tired of playing the role of “unpaid vendors of ideas” for high-street retailers,

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