Jasmin Malik Chua

 
Jasmin Malik ChuaA 15-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, 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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Out of Print Goes Back to School With “Composition Book” Bags

Out of Print Goes Back to School With “Composition Book” Bags

Who’s got spirit? Out of Print Clothing does. Whether you’re battling back-to-school blahs or waxing nostalgic over the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the literature-loving label’s

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Olek’s Underwater “Yarn Bomb” May Have Killed Marine Life in Mexico

Olek’s Underwater “Yarn Bomb” May Have Killed Marine Life in Mexico

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Beware of Toxic “Little Monsters” During Back-to-School Shopping

Beware of Toxic “Little Monsters” During Back-to-School Shopping

Unlike most parents, Helena Meresman doesn’t look forward to the start of the school year. Back-to-school shopping fills the environmental scientist and mother of two with an uncommon sense of

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Forever 21, H&M, Mango, Zara Frequently Fail Quality, Safety Tests

Forever 21, H&M, Mango, Zara Frequently Fail Quality, Safety Tests

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock Forever 21, H&M, Mango, and Zara top the list of fashion labels that regularly fail China’s quality and safety trials, say officials from the General

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Zady Turns 1, Launches “Farm-to-Closet” Knitwear Collection

Zady Turns 1, Launches “Farm-to-Closet” Knitwear Collection

Zady is moving from curator to maker. The ethical e-tailer, which celebrates its one-year anniversary today, is poised to launch its own private label, beginning with a knitted women’s sweater.

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Jane Goodall Asks You to Consider What You Buy, Eat

Jane Goodall Asks You to Consider What You Buy, Eat

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Hong Kong’s Interstoff Asia Trade Show to Feature Innovative, Sustainable Textiles in September

Hong Kong’s Interstoff Asia Trade Show to Feature Innovative, Sustainable Textiles in September

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Coming Soon: “Knit Wit,” a Biannual Magazine About Craft, Fiber, Textiles

Coming Soon: “Knit Wit,” a Biannual Magazine About Craft, Fiber, Textiles

Celebrate the art of craft with Knit Wit, an upcoming magazine about the world of contemporary fibers and textiles, as well as the people who inhabit it. Currently raising subscriptions on Kickstarter,

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Four Dudes Invented a Nail Polish That Detects Date Rape Drugs

Four Dudes Invented a Nail Polish That Detects Date Rape Drugs

Photo by Shutterstock Could a manicure thwart the specter of sexual assault? A team of undergraduates from North Carolina State University have developed a nail polish that changes color when exposed to

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Dear Kate’s Leak-Proof Undies Help Ladies Navigate “That Time of Month”

Dear Kate’s Leak-Proof Undies Help Ladies Navigate “That Time of Month”

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“Shark-Deterrent” Wetsuits Promise to Keep Surfers, Divers Safe

“Shark-Deterrent” Wetsuits Promise to Keep Surfers, Divers Safe

Want to live every day like it’s Shark Week? Scientists in Australia have created what they’re dubbing the world’s first shark-deterrent wetsuit. A collaboration between Hamish Jolly and

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Saigon Socialite Applies the Ancient Art of Pagoda Carving to Shoes

Saigon Socialite Applies the Ancient Art of Pagoda Carving to Shoes

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Topshop Launches Third Upcycled “Reclaim to Wear” Collection

Topshop Launches Third Upcycled “Reclaim to Wear” Collection

Upcycling must be paying off for Topshop. The British high-street retailer is launching its third “Reclaim to Wear” capsule collection, derived from production offcuts and surplus stock from

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Cambodian Garment Workers Are Working Themselves to Death

Cambodian Garment Workers Are Working Themselves to Death

Photo by Luc Forsyth for IndustriAll Global Union Cambodia’s garment workers are working themselves to death—literally, according to IndustriAll Global Union, a labor-rights group that supports 50

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Quiksilver Debuts Board Shorts Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Quiksilver Debuts Board Shorts Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Quiksilver has launched a line of board shorts derived from post-consumer plastic bottles. Made from Repreve, a recycled-polyester yarn by textile manufacturer Unifi, each “AG47″ short saves

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“Myth” is the World’s First 3D-Printed Ready-to-Wear Shoe Collection

“Myth” is the World’s First 3D-Printed Ready-to-Wear Shoe Collection

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Upcycled Gear for the Dog on the Go

Upcycled Gear for the Dog on the Go

We can’t decide what’s more impressive: the ingenuity of the designers behind this MacGyvered “doggie pack,” or the fact that they came up with a prototype in less than 24 hours.

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Re:newcell is a Fabric Derived From Recycled Cellulosic, Cotton Fibers

RE:NEWCELL \ri-ˈnü-ˈsel\ n. 1 a: A breakthrough method of “regenerating” high-quality textiles from used cotton and cellulosic fibers (such as viscose and lyocell). b: Involves shredding

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