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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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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American Apparel May Not Stay “American” Much Longer

American Apparel May Not Stay “American” Much Longer

After a turbulent couple of years that saw the ouster of founder Dov Charney, bankruptcy filings, multiple store closures, and at least 500 layoffs, American Apparel may start outsourcing the production

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Slow Factory’s Key Necklace Supports Training for Refugees in Lebanon

Slow Factory’s Key Necklace Supports Training for Refugees in Lebanon

Viewed from space, the Earth is a glistening, opalescent marble flecked with highlights of white, ultramarine, emerald, and gold. Unmarked by visible borders or ideological boundaries, it’s the sole

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Amber Valletta: Sustainable Fashion Needs to Expand Toward “Responsibly Made”

Amber Valletta: Sustainable Fashion Needs to Expand Toward “Responsibly Made”

“I believe it’s time for the sustainable fashion movement to expand and move toward ‘responsibly made’ fashion. “Sustainability has focused on the environmental issues and that

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Learn to Knit with Quince & Co.’s Gorgeous Beginner’s Kit

Learn to Knit with Quince & Co.’s Gorgeous Beginner’s Kit

Want to learn how to knit but don’t know where to begin? Quince & Co.’s gorgeous starter kit will help you master everything from winding a skein to casting off. The wooden presentation

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VIDEO: Five Children From Berlin Ask Fashion Companies for a Job

VIDEO: Five Children From Berlin Ask Fashion Companies for a Job

The same folks who brought us the €2 T-shirt vending machine are back with a new hidden-camera project that exposes the double standards endemic to the fashion industry, specifically, the issue of

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