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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Ahead of Ban on Used Clothing Imports, Tanzania Trains Youths to Sew

Ahead of Ban on Used Clothing Imports, Tanzania Trains Youths to Sew

Photo by Annie Spratt/Unsplash As East Africa braces itself for a looming ban on imported secondhand clothes and shoes, Tanzania’s government is kick-starting an initiative to equip the

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Donald Trump’s “American-Made” Suits May Not Actually be Made in the U.S.A.

Donald Trump’s “American-Made” Suits May Not Actually be Made in the U.S.A.

Photo by Danny Reuter for Reuters In a plot twist that will surprise absolutely no one, Donald Trump’s allegedly “American-made” suits may not actually be as homegrown as they claim to

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World’s Oldest Needle is 50,000 Years Old, But It Wasn’t Made by Homo Sapiens

World’s Oldest Needle is 50,000 Years Old, But It Wasn’t Made by Homo Sapiens

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Those Pricey “Made in Italy” Shoes Could Have Come From a Sweatshop

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New Book Accuses Cambodian H&M Factory of Hiring 14-Year-Old Workers

New Book Accuses Cambodian H&M Factory of Hiring 14-Year-Old Workers

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Insecta Turns Vintage Clothes, Recycled Plastic Bottles Into Vegan Shoes

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Someone is Leaving Crocheted Pokémon Dolls at Various Pokéstops

Someone is Leaving Crocheted Pokémon Dolls at Various Pokéstops

Hunting for Pokémon? If you’re really lucky, a virtual Pidgey or Zubat isn’t all you’ll snag. Nichole Dunigan, an artist from Lewisville, Texas, has been depositing crocheted versions

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What Daisy Did: Fashion Brand Pilots Program to Employ Homeless

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Vetements Designer Made Art From 17 Tons of Used Clothing

Vetements Designer Made Art From 17 Tons of Used Clothing

If you’ve ever wondered what 17 tons of used clothing looks like, Maja Weiss has got you covered. The Vetements designer recently held court at the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, where she

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Australian Artist Creates Tidal-Wave Sculpture From Discarded Flip-Flops

Australian Artist Creates Tidal-Wave Sculpture From Discarded Flip-Flops

David Day, an artist from North Queensland, has transformed thousands of discarded flip-flops into a life-size tidal wave. The sculpture, which Day describes as a testament to the importance of ocean

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Ethical Fashion: A Beginner’s Guide

Photo by Igor Ovsyannykov/Unsplash Ethical fashion. Green fashion. Sustainable fashion. Eco-fashion. Isn’t all just clothes? Well yes…and no. Confused? Take a deep, cleansing breath.

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India’s Children Are Dying for Your Sparkly Eye Shadow

India has a “blood mica” problem. Deep within the South Asian nation’s off-the-books “ghost” mines, children as young as 5 toil alongside adults to pick and sort the mineral

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“Fast Fashion” Made These Men Some of the Planet’s Richest

Want to get rich? Build a clothing empire based on aggressive expansion, breakneck turnarounds, cheap materials, and even cheaper labor. “Fast fashion,” as Quartz reported on Tuesday, has

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Mushroom-Infused Burial Suit Helps the Body Naturally Decompose

Mushroom-Infused Burial Suit Helps the Body Naturally Decompose

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After PETA Exposé, Patagonia Reboots Sustainable Wool Standard

After PETA Exposé, Patagonia Reboots Sustainable Wool Standard

Photo by Davide Ragusa/Unsplash When People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accused one of Patagonia’s wool suppliers last August of abusing its lambs and sheep, the outdoor-apparel firm moved

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“Remade in the U.S.A.” Brings Eileen Fisher Closer to a Closed-Loop Economy

“Remade in the U.S.A.” Brings Eileen Fisher Closer to a Closed-Loop Economy

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