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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5 Ways to be a Responsible Fashion Consumer

5 Ways to be a Responsible Fashion Consumer

Photo by Shutterstock Roomful of clothes but nothing to wear? You’re hardly alone. The average U.K. household owns an average of £4,000 worth of clothes, 30 percent of which languishes unworn,

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Ethical Fashion: A Beginner’s Guide

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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How to be a Conscious Fashion Consumer: Advice From the Experts

How to be a Conscious Fashion Consumer: Advice From the Experts

Photo by Clark Street Mercantile/Unsplash Contrary to what Gwyneth Paltrow might have you think, you don’t need a bank account the size of Gringotts to be a conscious consumer. When it comes to

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10 Inexpensive Ways to Keep Woolen Sweaters Looking Like New

10 Inexpensive Ways to Keep Woolen Sweaters Looking Like New

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Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2017

Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2017

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Announcing the Winners of Ecouterre’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards!

Announcing the Winners of Ecouterre’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards!

Photo by Shutterstock Our readership has spoken! Here are the past year’s most creative, game-changing, cutting-edge, and mind-boggling stories of the year, as chosen by you.

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Top 7 Popular Eco-Fashion Stories of 2016 (Vote for Your Fave)

Top 7 Popular Eco-Fashion Stories of 2016 (Vote for Your Fave)

Throw yourself back a year and check out the most popular stories of 2015.

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Top 7 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2016 (Vote for Most Game-Changing)

Top 7 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2016 (Vote for Most Game-Changing)

Feeling nostalgic? Skip back a year for the most revolutionary eco-fashion stories of 2015.

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Top 7 WTF Fashion Stories of 2016 (Vote for the Most Deplorable)

Top 7 WTF Fashion Stories of 2016 (Vote for the Most Deplorable)

Ready for more face-palming? check out the worst stories of 2015.

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Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2016 (Vote for the Most Creative)

Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2016 (Vote for the Most Creative)

Don’t stop now: Drop by our archives for more upcycled goodness.

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Top 7 Technological Innovations of 2016 (Vote for the Most Futuristic)

Top 7 Technological Innovations of 2016 (Vote for the Most Futuristic)

Want more of tomorrow’s technology today? Take a deep dive into our archives.

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Use Your Empty Amazon Boxes to Ship Donations to Goodwill for Free

Use Your Empty Amazon Boxes to Ship Donations to Goodwill for Free

Photo by William Warby/Flickr Don’t chuck your empty Amazon boxes into the recycling just yet. The online retailer has partnered with Give Back Box to turn those cardboard coffers into donations for

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George Monbiot: Materialism is “Eating Us From Inside Out”

George Monbiot: Materialism is “Eating Us From Inside Out”

“Materialism forces us into comparison with the possessions of others, a race both cruelly illustrated and crudely propelled by that toxic website [Rich Kids of Instagram]. There is no end to it. If

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R.I.P Franca Sozzani, Ethical Fashion Powerhouse

R.I.P Franca Sozzani, Ethical Fashion Powerhouse

Today the world has lost Franca Sozzani, Italian Vogue’s risk-taking editor-in-chief and one of ethical fashion’s staunchest advocates. She was 66. “The respect and care for the

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Carcel: A Danish Clothing Label Made by Women in Prison

Carcel: A Danish Clothing Label Made by Women in Prison

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Report: Prada, Gucci Fail to Address Sweatshop Labor in Their Supply Chains

Report: Prada, Gucci Fail to Address Sweatshop Labor in Their Supply Chains

The Guccis and Pradas of the world could stand to learn a thing or two from their “fast fashion” imitators, at least when it comes to addressing labor issues in their supply chains, according

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Wooln: Ethically Sourced Knitwear Handmade by NYC Grandmas

Wooln: Ethically Sourced Knitwear Handmade by NYC Grandmas

Winter may officially begin on December 21, but nobody stays warm on a technicality. Here to help you fend off frostbite is Wooln, a nascent knitwear label that charmingly employs New York City

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Bangladesh’s Children Are Working 60 Hours a Week to Make Our “Fast Fashion”

Bangladesh’s Children Are Working 60 Hours a Week to Make Our “Fast Fashion”

It’s time to face the awful truth: Those cheap clothes we can’t get enough are probably the handiwork of impoverished children from Bangladesh, some as young as 6. About a third of the

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