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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London’s Science Museum Hosts Space-Inspired Fashion Show

London’s Science Museum Hosts Space-Inspired Fashion Show

A jumpsuit that converts human sweat into drinking water. A dress with climate-controlled pouches for storing food on the go. Garments studded with sensors or heating units. Those are just a few of the

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Could Programmable, 3D-Printed “Fur” Become a Thing?

Could Programmable, 3D-Printed “Fur” Become a Thing?

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Gap, H&M’s Supply Chains Promote “Precarious Work,” Says Report

Gap, H&M’s Supply Chains Promote “Precarious Work,” Says Report

Another day, another searing indictment of the capitalist machine we call “fast fashion.” Ahead of the International Labour Conference in June, the Asia Floor Wage Alliance, an international

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Continental Clothing’s “Fair Share” Line Aims to Deliver a Living Wage

Continental Clothing’s “Fair Share” Line Aims to Deliver a Living Wage

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Growing Warrior’s Michael Lewis:  We Need to Get Over Hemp’s “Crunchiness”

Growing Warrior’s Michael Lewis: We Need to Get Over Hemp’s “Crunchiness”

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Watch “Harvesting Liberty,” a Short Film About America’s Hemp Problem

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Help The Body Shop Build a Rainforest Bio-Bridge, Find “Reggie” a Mate

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Google, Levi’s Create “Smart” Denim Jacket for Urban Cyclists

Google, Levi’s Create “Smart” Denim Jacket for Urban Cyclists

There’s very little about Google and Levi Strauss’s “smart” jacket that distinguishes it from any other garment a savvy urbanite might sport. With neither flashing LEDs nor

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Wallis Evera’s Hemp Dresses Are Ready for Their Corner-Office Closeup

Wallis Evera’s Hemp Dresses Are Ready for Their Corner-Office Closeup

Photos by Vairdy Photography When it comes to conquering the boardroom, clothes maketh the woman. Get your #cornerofficegoals started with Wallis Evera, an online-only collection of office-ready dresses,

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Your Next Patagonia Jacket Could Comprise Yeast-Engineered Silk

Your Next Patagonia Jacket Could Comprise Yeast-Engineered Silk

Looks like The North Face isn’t the only outdoor-apparel brand toying with the idea of synthetic spider silk. Patagonia has just inked a deal with Bay Area startup Bolt Threads to produce the

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Rombaut Uses Pineapple “Leather” to Make Vegan-Friendly Sneakers

We’ve seen the future of leather and it doesn’t involve cows. Take Rombaut, for instance. Eschewing animal hide, the experimental Parisian label harnesses plant-based alternatives such as fig

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Studio One Eighty Nine, Yoox Team Up on Ethical Fashion Line

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Amy Ward’s Upcycled Knitwear is Big on Drama, Small on Footprint

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Agave Silk: A Cruelty-Free Vegetable Silk Made From Cactus

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Nike Now Makes Most of Its Products From Recycled Waste

Nike is doubling down on waste. In its annual sustainability report, issued on Wednesday, the sportswear giant revealed that 71 percent of its shoes and apparel today contains recycled materials, some of

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Bad news for the Beyhive: Britain’s The Sun reports that the Sri Lankan seamstresses who make Beyoncé’s new line of high-end athletic wear earn just £4.30 ($6.19) a day. “It would cost

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Filippa K’s Copenhagen Store Presents Fashion’s Circular Future

Filippa K’s Copenhagen Store Presents Fashion’s Circular Future

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Donald Trump is Wrong About “Made in the U.S.A.” Fashion

Donald Trump is Wrong About “Made in the U.S.A.” Fashion

Photo by Charles Krupa for Associated Press For all his bluster about the loss of American jobs to workers overseas, Donald Trump doesn’t appear be overly concerned about the example he’s

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