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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New Book Accuses Cambodian H&M Factory of Hiring 14-Year-Old Workers

New Book Accuses Cambodian H&M Factory of Hiring 14-Year-Old Workers

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Philippe Starck Designs Recycled—And Recyclable—Flip-Flops for Ipanema

Philippe Starck Designs Recycled—And Recyclable—Flip-Flops for Ipanema

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Insecta Turns Vintage Clothes, Recycled Plastic Bottles Into Vegan Shoes

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Someone is Leaving Crocheted Pokémon Dolls at Various Pokéstops

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Australian Artist Creates Tidal-Wave Sculpture From Discarded Flip-Flops

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Ethical Fashion: A Beginner’s Guide

Ethical Fashion: A Beginner’s Guide

Photo by Igor Ovsyannykov/Unsplash Ethical fashion. Green fashion. Sustainable fashion. Eco-fashion. Isn’t all just clothes? Well yes…and no. Confused? Take a deep, cleansing breath.

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India’s Children Are Dying for Your Sparkly Eye Shadow

India has a “blood mica” problem. Deep within the South Asian nation’s off-the-books “ghost” mines, children as young as 5 toil alongside adults to pick and sort the mineral

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“Fast Fashion” Made These Men Some of the Planet’s Richest

Want to get rich? Build a clothing empire based on aggressive expansion, breakneck turnarounds, cheap materials, and even cheaper labor. “Fast fashion,” as Quartz reported on Tuesday, has

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Mushroom-Infused Burial Suit Helps the Body Naturally Decompose

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After PETA Exposé, Patagonia Reboots Sustainable Wool Standard

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Stabilimentum: A Couture Face Mask That Uses Spiderwebs to Filter Air

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FIT Students Turn Algae, Fungi Into Biodegradable Textiles

FIT Students Turn Algae, Fungi Into Biodegradable Textiles

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Archaeologists Just Found a 3,000-Year-Old Ball of Yarn

True story: Archaeologists in England just unearthed a 3,000-year-old—and extremely fragile—ball of yarn. Buried in the waterlogged depths of the Must Farm Bronze Age settlement, a site in

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“Funny or Die”-Produced Video Roasts Donald Trump’s Foreign-Made Products

“Funny or Die”-Produced Video Roasts Donald Trump’s Foreign-Made Products

Donald Trump is overdue for a dressing down, and the Democratic National Convention has tapped comedian Ken Jeong to be the one to do it. In one of a series of comedy videos produced by Funny or Die,

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