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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Kristen Bell Designs a Tote Bag That Helps Kids With Malaria

Kristen Bell Designs a Tote Bag That Helps Kids With Malaria

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11 Eco-Friendly Winter Coats to Fend Off the Deep Freeze

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Ford Design Challenge Turns Sustainable Seat Fabrics Into Couture

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Reality Show Sends Young Fashionistas to Work in Cambodian Sweatshop

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Vivienne Westwood Likes Prince Charles’s Ancient, Moth-Eaten Jackets

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Adidas, Nau, REI, Timberland Commit to Responsible Down Standard

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Insulated Sleeping Bag Expands Into a Mobile Shelter for the Homeless

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Inspired by Africa, Talented’s Ethical Totes Help Fight Ebola Threat

Inspired by Africa, Talented’s Ethical Totes Help Fight Ebola Threat

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Google Glass is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

Google Glass is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

Still scrounging pennies for Google Glass? Today’s the last day you can buy one; in its present form, anyway. After nearly three years of hype, hubris, and near-constant derision, Google is

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London Designer Dyes Silk Scarves With Living Soil Bacteria

London Designer Dyes Silk Scarves With Living Soil Bacteria

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Phoebe Dahl: Sex Traffickers “Tend Not to Target” Girls in Uniforms

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Actor Colin Firth Wears Bespoke Eco-Suit to “Kingsman” Premiere

As the husband of the reigning “queen of sustainable fashion,” Colin Firth has a lot to live up to, British national treasure or not. At the world premiere of Kingsman: The Secret Service in

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Livia Firth Wears Eco-Friendly Erdem to 2015 Golden Globes

Livia Firth kicked off “green carpet” season at the Golden Globes on Sunday when she accompanied her husband, Colin, in an sustainable silk gown. Designed by Canadian label Erdem, in support

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PETA is Sending the Duchess of Cambridge an Eco-Chic Birthday Gift

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Move over, smartwatches. 2015 just might be the year of the smartbag. Firing the year’s opening salvo? Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company Lepow, which unveiled its “HiSmart Pack” at the

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Whip Up Actress Cate Blanchett’s DIY Grapefruit–Sea Salt Body Scrub

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Photo by Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock We don’t know what to envy more: Cate Blanchett’s Oscar-winning acting chops or her alabaster complexion. Although the actress swears by SK-II, the Japanese

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Brave GentleMan’s Joshua Katcher: “First Produce Good Design”

Brave GentleMan’s Joshua Katcher: “First Produce Good Design”

“If you want to be a designer or artisan working in fashion, first and foremost you should produce good design. “Nothing will make a better argument for ethical fashion than beautiful ethical

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