Jasmin Malik Chua

 
Jasmin Malik ChuaA 17-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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PETA Sends Victoria Beckham a Vegan “V”irkin Bag

PETA Sends Victoria Beckham a Vegan “V”irkin Bag

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Victoria Beckham to reconsider her love of exotic skins. Fresh off its indictment of the appalling conditions maintained by some of Hermés’s

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Clothes Dryer of the Future Uses Vibrations, Not Heat

Clothes Dryer of the Future Uses Vibrations, Not Heat

Scientists at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a “dryer of the future” that uses high-frequency vibrations instead of heat to extract moisture from clothes.

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Hermés Suppliers Caught Sawing Open Live Alligators for Their Skin

Hermés Suppliers Caught Sawing Open Live Alligators for Their Skin

Photo by 1stdibs Hermés is under fire after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals exposed the horrific conditions maintained by some of the French luxury house’s crocodile- and alligator-skin

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Too-Tight Skinny Jeans Could Cause Nerve Damage, Warn Doctors

Too-Tight Skinny Jeans Could Cause Nerve Damage, Warn Doctors

Photo by Shutterstock Skinny-jean lovers beware: Wearing too-tight trousers could make you fall head over heels—literally. A 35-year-old Australian woman was hospitalized for four days after numbness in

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Made From Denim, Mosevic’s “Solid Denim” Sunglasses Are True Blue

Made From Denim, Mosevic’s “Solid Denim” Sunglasses Are True Blue

Mosevic dubs its eyewear the most exciting development in denim since blue jeans. Derived from resin-infused layers of the blue stuff, its “Solid Denim” collection puts a new spin on a rugged

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Knit, Crochet a “Wildlife Rescue Nest” for Abandoned Baby Animals

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Model Sues Kotex After Losing a Leg to Toxic Shock Syndrome

Model Sues Kotex After Losing a Leg to Toxic Shock Syndrome

A California model is suing Kotex for the loss of her leg after allegedly contracting toxic shock syndrome from one of its tampons. Lauren Wasser, 27, was using a Kotex Natural Balance tampon in October

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Orsola de Castro: Wearing a Garment Just Once “Misses the Point”

Orsola de Castro: Wearing a Garment Just Once “Misses the Point”

“The concept of wearing something just once is sad. It indicates a lack of style, confidence, and it misses the point of what fashion is about. “Fashion is about loving clothes, and style is

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Prince George Dons Same Romper Prince William Wore in 1984

Prince George Dons Same Romper Prince William Wore in 1984

Even royalty isn’t above hand-me-downs. Chubby-cheeked Prince George attended great-granny Queen Elizabeth’s birthday parade in London on Saturday wearing a cream-frilled blue romper—the

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Man Turns Bone From Amputated Leg Into Engagement Ring

Man Turns Bone From Amputated Leg Into Engagement Ring

When Mike Perrett proposed to his then-girlfriend, Melita, in 2011, he offered her more than a piece of his heart. He also gave her part of his shinbone. The Guernsey man, who had his right leg amputated

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Honest By Offers First Downloadable Fashion Collection for 3D Printers

Honest By Offers First Downloadable Fashion Collection for 3D Printers

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H&M Launches “Unicoin,” a Charitable Currency in Support of UNICEF

H&M Launches “Unicoin,” a Charitable Currency in Support of UNICEF

Meet the “Unicoin,” the world’s first currency dedicated to doing good. Launched by the H&M Conscious Foundation on behalf of the United Nations Children’s Fund, the virtual

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Marks & Spencer Debuts Street Style–Inspired Eco-Clothing Line

Marks & Spencer Debuts Street Style–Inspired Eco-Clothing Line

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G-Star Raw Commits to Sourcing Deforestation-Free Fabrics

G-Star Raw Commits to Sourcing Deforestation-Free Fabrics

G-Star Raw is making like a tree and leaving—deforestation-promoting fabrics, that is. The Dutch denim brand, which previously collaborated with “Happy” hitmaker Pharrell Williams on an line

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Yeast-Engineered Silk Could Result in “Stronger Than Steel” Clothes

Yeast-Engineered Silk Could Result in “Stronger Than Steel” Clothes

A Bay Area startup is giving spiders and silkworms a run for their money. Bolt Threads, which announced a new $40 million round funding on Thursday, has developed a synthetic, “programmable”

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Activists Target Ralph Lauren for Allegedly Promoting Deforestation

Activists Target Ralph Lauren for Allegedly Promoting Deforestation

Protestors hijacked one of fashion’s biggest events on Monday to call out Ralph Lauren for allegedly contributing to deforestation, human-rights abuses, and climate pollution. Holding court outside

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Rana Plaza Factory Owners Charged With Murder

Rana Plaza Factory Owners Charged With Murder

Photos by Andrew Biraj for Reuters Bangladesh authorities have filed formal murder charges against 41 people implicated in one of the worst disasters in the history of the garment industry. The 2013

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LAST CHANCE: Win Shadowplay NYC’s “Galaxy” Tee, Inspired by Space

LAST CHANCE: Win Shadowplay NYC’s “Galaxy” Tee, Inspired by Space

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