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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Emma Watson Teams Up With Eco-Retailer Zady on Sustainable UN Wardrobe

Emma Watson Teams Up With Eco-Retailer Zady on Sustainable UN Wardrobe

Photo by Brendan McDremit for Reuters Emma Watson did more than give an impassioned speech before the 71st United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. She also let her wardrobe do some of the talking.

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Tom Ford is “Repulsed” by Our Consumer Culture—And His Contributions to It

Tom Ford is “Repulsed” by Our Consumer Culture—And His Contributions to It

“I struggle with the fact that I helped create this contemporary consumer culture. And at the same time, I’m repulsed by it, disturbed by it. The reality is we are all actual humans, we live

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Livia Firth Unveils World’s First Biodegradable Mannequin, Derived From Sugarcane

Livia Firth Unveils World’s First Biodegradable Mannequin, Derived From Sugarcane

On Sunday, as Hollywood’s finest strutted along the red carpet for the annual Emmy Awards, their counterparts across the pond cut a rug of a different hue. A joint endeavor between the British

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Felder Felder Eco-Friendly Dress is Basically 97 Percent Car

Felder Felder Eco-Friendly Dress is Basically 97 Percent Car

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Sneaker Made With Carbon Emissions is a “Shoe Without a Footprint”

Sneaker Made With Carbon Emissions is a “Shoe Without a Footprint”

We recycle metal, plastic, paper, so why not carbon dioxide? That’s the question that NRG Energy posed to the audience on Wednesday at New York Fashion Week, where the utility company hosted a panel

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Cotton Incorporated, Archroma Create Natural Dye From Cotton Waste

Cotton Incorporated, the folks behind those “fabric of our lives” commercials, has joined forces with Swiss dye specialist Archroma to synthesize what they are calling the world’s first

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Consumers Think Highly of Ethical Fashion, But Won’t Pay More for It

Photo by Mike Petrucci/Unsplash Most people can appreciate the story behind an upcycled dress or a pair of fair-trade sneakers, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to pay extra for it. They

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New “Hybrid Energy” Fabric Converts Sunlight, Movement Into Electricity

“Power dressing” no longer means what you think it means. Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a fabric that will not only keep you clothed but will also glean

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The Renewal Workshop Wants to Keep Repairable Garments Out of the Landfill

The Renewal Workshop Wants to Keep Repairable Garments Out of the Landfill

It’s no secret that the fashion industry generates a lot of waste, and not just on the cutting-room floor. From customer returns to overstock, the world’s apparel brands and retailers amass

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Is the World Bank Guilty of Supporting Forced Cotton Labor in Uzbekistan?

Is the World Bank Guilty of Supporting Forced Cotton Labor in Uzbekistan?

Photo by the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights Is the World Bank an enabler? A leading human-rights group certainly thinks so. Nearly 60 years after the International Labour Organization called for the

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A Robot Just Made an Entire T-Shirt

A Robot Just Made an Entire T-Shirt

The robotic revolution isn’t coming; it’s already here. For that you can thank—or blame—Sewbo, a Seattle-based startup that claims to have created the first industrial machine to sew a

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Gap, VF Corp. Publish List of Supplier Factories

Gap, VF Corp. Publish List of Supplier Factories

Photo by Fufu Wolf Gap and VF Corp. have become the latest global apparel firms to publish a list of the factories that makes their shoes and clothing. The move, which follows the lead of retailers such

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Barbara Segal’s Stone-Carved “Birkin Bag” Weighs 100 Pounds

Barbara Segal’s Stone-Carved “Birkin Bag” Weighs 100 Pounds

Photo by Angel Chevrestt for the New York Post When prices for a Hermès’s Birkin handbag can soar up to $300,000 for a diamond-studded, Himalayan crocodile–clad number, Barbara Segal’s

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Cast of “The Walking Dead” Speaks Out Against Illegal Wildlife Trade

Rick Grimes and his zombie SWAT team are back in front of the camera, only this time the “hordes of relentless killers” they’re facing are driven not by human flesh but by profit. The

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Michelle Pajak-Reynolds Crafts One-of-a-Kind Jewelry With a Mythic Bent

Michelle Pajak-Reynolds Crafts One-of-a-Kind Jewelry With a Mythic Bent

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New Initiative Seeks to Eliminate Forced Labor From Cotton Production

New Initiative Seeks to Eliminate Forced Labor From Cotton Production

Photo by Lionel Abrial/Unsplash Think “forced labor” and the image of a bleary-eyed worker, hunched over a sewing machine in a crowded factory, stitching clothing for pennies on the hour, is

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H&M Will Pay $1 Million for Your World-Changing Ideas

H&M Will Pay $1 Million for Your World-Changing Ideas

Have an “aha” concept that will revolutionize the fashion industry? H&M is willing to pay you big bucks for it. The Swedish retailer has opened applications for a second round of its

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FDA Bans Antibacterial Soaps, Says “No Scientific Evidence” They Work

FDA Bans Antibacterial Soaps, Says “No Scientific Evidence” They Work

Photo by Corbis It’s time to wash our hands of antibacterial soaps. In a final ruling on Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it’s banning the sale of some antiseptic

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