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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Every Cotton T-Shirt Costs the Environment $3.40, Says Study

Every Cotton T-Shirt Costs the Environment $3.40, Says Study

Photo by Shutterstock Ma Earth is paying through its nose for the clothing we produce, according to a study that quantifies, for the first time, the price we exact from the ecosystem for our clothing.

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Best Dad Ever Makes a Giggle-Activated LED Minnie Mouse Costume

Best Dad Ever Makes a Giggle-Activated LED Minnie Mouse Costume

Royce Hutain sure knows how to light up a little girl’s Halloween. Not only did the California dad ring in the spookiest season the year with his family at Disneyland, but he also dressed his

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French Connection is Latest Apparel Retailer to Ban Angora Fur

French Connection is Latest Apparel Retailer to Ban Angora Fur

French Connection is the latest apparel retailer to suspend production of all angora-based items following reports of routine rabbit abuse in China. The U.K.-based firm joins the likes of ASOS, Esprit,

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Dirtball’s “The 50″ is the First Jacket to Use Closed-Looped Manufacturing

Dirtball’s “The 50″ is the First Jacket to Use Closed-Looped Manufacturing

Looking for the most eco-friendly jacket money can buy? Dirtball’s got you covered. The North Carolina-based apparel brand is soliciting preorders for “The 50,” an all-American topper

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Eco-Fashion Still Not a “Phenomenon of the Masses,” Says Esprit Head

Eco-Fashion Still Not a “Phenomenon of the Masses,” Says Esprit Head

“Green fashion—be it recycled, organic, fair trade, vegan, or other movements—is not yet a phenomenon of the masses. To date, it is still a relatively small niche segment of the market, albeit a

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Plastex: A Novel Fabric Woven From Discarded Plastic Bags

Plastex: A Novel Fabric Woven From Discarded Plastic Bags

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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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This Machine Lets You Recycle Plastic Bottles Into Clothes at Home

This Machine Lets You Recycle Plastic Bottles Into Clothes at Home

Wish sorting your plastic empties was more…glamorous? Hungarian designer Kovács Apor imagines a future where we routinely transform plastic bottles into clothes, right in the comfort of our homes.

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Millennials Have No Idea How to Care for Their Clothes, Says Study

Millennials Have No Idea How to Care for Their Clothes, Says Study

Photo by Shutterstock Tumblr. Snapchat. Instagram. Emojis. Millennials are nothing if not quick studies. Still, there’s at least one thing Generation Y has been slow to embrace: caring for their

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U.S. Navy Could Soon Use Sound Waves to “Weld” Its Uniforms

U.S. Navy Could Soon Use Sound Waves to “Weld” Its Uniforms

Photo by Glynnis Jones/Shutterstock The U.S. Navy could soon be welding more than ships. The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility, together with Rhode Island-based firm Propel, is testing a new

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Hana Mitsui Uses Japanese Weaving to Recreate Fabric From Waste

Hana Mitsui Uses Japanese Weaving to Recreate Fabric From Waste

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Lose Your Head Over This Recycled “Queen of Hearts” Costume

Lose Your Head Over This Recycled “Queen of Hearts” Costume

If there’s one Halloween costume worth losing your head over, it’s this recycled Queen of Hearts getup by Keep Mesquite Beautiful. Constructed by the Texas-based initiative’s fashion

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U.S. Offers $1 Million Prize for Better Anti-Ebola Contamination Suit

U.S. Offers $1 Million Prize for Better Anti-Ebola Contamination Suit

Photo by Shutterstock The U.S. government wants to provide health workers with better tools in their fight against ebola, and it’s crowdsourcing the Internet for help. The U.S. Agency for

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Fall Into Winter With Ecoalf’s 100 Percent Upcycled Coats, Jackets

Fall Into Winter With Ecoalf’s 100 Percent Upcycled Coats, Jackets

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Pants to Poverty “Goes Fallow,” Will Relaunch in 2015

Pants to Poverty “Goes Fallow,” Will Relaunch in 2015

Pants to Poverty is doing some soul-searching. The London-based ethical underwear label say it’s moving to India, where it’ll embark upon a “fallow period” ahead of a relaunch in

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Esprit Fetes Third Recycled Clothing Collection

Esprit Fetes Third Recycled Clothing Collection

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Scottish Designer Launches World’s First Hemp Sunglasses

Scottish Designer Launches World’s First Hemp Sunglasses

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Iris Van Herpen’s 3D-Printed “Ice” Dress is a “Frozen” Fan’s Dream

Iris Van Herpen’s 3D-Printed “Ice” Dress is a “Frozen” Fan’s Dream

Iris van Herpen could teach Queen Elsa of Arendelle a thing or two about ice. The Dutch designer, who debuted her Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, used three-dimensional

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