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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Dries Van Noten: Fashion Has “Become Such an Industry, Such a Business”

Dries Van Noten: Fashion Has “Become Such an Industry, Such a Business”

“Fashion has become such an industry, such a business, that we lost a little bit of the beauty of fashion, and a little bit of the skill. … “We started to work in India in the 80s, so it

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Greenpeace Slams Mammut, The North Face for Toxic Chemical Use

Greenpeace Slams Mammut, The North Face for Toxic Chemical Use

Greenpeace wants outdoor-apparel companies to clear the air, stat. A recent investigation by the environmental nonprofit found high concentration of hazardous per- and polyfluorinated compounds, better

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ASOS, Topshop, Primark Are Nixing Down Feathers From Their Products

ASOS, Topshop, Primark Are Nixing Down Feathers From Their Products

Photos by Topshop The British high street just got a lot more bird-friendly, thanks to a commitment by brands such as ASOS, Boohoo, Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Primark, Oasis, and Whistles to nix down

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Greenpeace Reveals the Most—And Least—Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands

Greenpeace Reveals the Most—And Least—Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands

Even seasoned models have been known to take a spill or two on the runway. We’re only human, after all. For the fashion brands behind them, however, the onus not to stumble weighs a little heavier.

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Inditex, Zara’s Owner, Announces Plan to “Close the Loop” on Fashion

Inditex, Zara’s Owner, Announces Plan to “Close the Loop” on Fashion

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Which Personal-Care Brands Are Still Polluting the Oceans With Microbeads?

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Central Saint Martins Student Wins Swarovski Sustainability Award

Central Saint Martins Student Wins Swarovski Sustainability Award

For twice the shine, just add water. That’s the tagline behind Lucie Davis’s winning concept: a pair of Swarovski crystal–studded rings, made from 100 percent compressed cellulose, that

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Sony Upcycles Headphone Wires Into Chic Travel Accessories

Sony Upcycles Headphone Wires Into Chic Travel Accessories

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Everlane Snagged a Coppola for Its Latest Collaboration (And It’s Perfect)

Everlane Snagged a Coppola for Its Latest Collaboration (And It’s Perfect)

Everlane snagged a Coppola for its summer capsule collection, and the result is as effortlessly ethereal as you’d expect. “I like to be comfortable and wanted something my friends and I could

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Rothy’s Makes 3D-Knitted Ballet Flats From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Rothy’s Makes 3D-Knitted Ballet Flats From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Rothy’s just might be the shoe of the summer. Produced using a three-dimensional knitting technique that generates little to no waste, each seamlessly constructed ballet flat comprises the

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How to Refresh Your Clothes Without Throwing Them in the Wash

How to Refresh Your Clothes Without Throwing Them in the Wash

We get it; people like clean clothes. But tossing your togs into the washing machine isn’t always necessary. To combat that “not so fresh” feeling sans water, the United Kingdom’s

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Massive 3D Embroidery Brings to Life Iconic Game of Thrones” Battle

Massive 3D Embroidery Brings to Life Iconic Game of Thrones” Battle

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Get Wed in Reformation’s Largest Eco-Bridal Collection Yet

For the iconoclastic bride who chafes at convention, there’s Reformation. The too-cool-for-school label, which favors natural, vintage, and surplus fabrics, has debuted its largest line of bridal

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This Short Film Reveals What Happens to the Clothes We Throw Away

This Short Film Reveals What Happens to the Clothes We Throw Away

The women who work at a garment-recycling plant across the Indian border have little idea where all the clothes they’re tasked with ripping apart come from. They engineer their own explanations for

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Blue Loop, TenCate Create World’s First Recycled-Denim Tent

Blue Loop, TenCate Create World’s First Recycled-Denim Tent

The maker of the world’s only 100 percent recycled-denim jeans can now claim bragging rights over the world’s first recycled-denim tent. Blue Loop Originals, a Dutch label that lives by the

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Matter: Heritage-Inspired Garments That Honor Global Artisan Traditions

Matter: Heritage-Inspired Garments That Honor Global Artisan Traditions

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Hamilton Perkins Makes Bags Entirely From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Hamilton Perkins Makes Bags Entirely From Recycled Plastic Bottles

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Broad Stripes, Bright Stars: The Changing Fabric of the American Flag

Broad Stripes, Bright Stars: The Changing Fabric of the American Flag

Photo by Shutterstock America has come a long way since its birth as a nation in 1776. But just as the country has evolved throughout the years, so has Old Glory. From the arrangement of those iconic

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