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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Zady’s Maxine Bédat: If a Cheap Garment Falls Apart, It’s Not a Deal

Zady’s Maxine Bédat: If a Cheap Garment Falls Apart, It’s Not a Deal

“When you go to make a purchase, take a look at the product and ask yourself: ‘am I being cheated?’ If a product from a ‘fast fashion’ chain is falling apart before you’ve even bought

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The North Face Wants to Recycle 100,000 Pounds of Textiles

The North Face Wants to Recycle 100,000 Pounds of Textiles

Clothing recycling just got a whole lot easier, thanks to a nationwide roll-out of “Clothes the Loop,” a take-back/recycling program designed by The North Face to divert textiles from the

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Take a Selfie, Help Garment Workers’ Rights Go Viral

Take a Selfie, Help Garment Workers’ Rights Go Viral

A selfie can be more than an exercise in narcissism. Help garment workers’ rights go viral on Friday by posting a picture of yourself with your clothing inside out and asking #WhoMadeMyClothes. +

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“Traceable” Explores Growing Disconnect With How Clothes Are Made

“Traceable” Explores Growing Disconnect With How Clothes Are Made

Looking for some food for thought? Drop by Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator on Thursday for a screening of Traceable, a documentary about the first world’s growing

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JeBlue, Manhattan Portage Turn Old Airline Uniforms Into Bags

JeBlue, Manhattan Portage Turn Old Airline Uniforms Into Bags

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Livia Firth: Fast Fashion is an “Evil Machine” of Exploitation

Livia Firth: Fast Fashion is an “Evil Machine” of Exploitation

Photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock “Over the past two decades fashion has changed thanks to this new phenomenon called ‘fast fashion’ and now we have a situation where, as consumers, we

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Fashion Revolution Day Asks “Who Made Your Clothes?”

Fashion Revolution Day Asks “Who Made Your Clothes?”

As participants in more than 65 countries gather on Friday to commemorate the second anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh, one question will loom above all others:

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Artist Merry Coor Turns Loved Ones’ Ashes Into Memorial Pendants

Artist Merry Coor Turns Loved Ones’ Ashes Into Memorial Pendants

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust? Not if you’re California glassmaker Merry Coor. The Eureka resident specializes in making “ash beads”: tangible mementos of the deceased that incorporate

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NRDC’s Linda Greer is Cleaning Up China’s Toxic Fashion Industry

NRDC’s Linda Greer is Cleaning Up China’s Toxic Fashion Industry

Linda Greer ranks among the fashion industry’s leading “toxic avengers.” As director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s five-year-old “Clean by Design”

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NRDC’s “Clean by Design” Helps China’s Garment Industry Turn a Corner

NRDC’s “Clean by Design” Helps China’s Garment Industry Turn a Corner

Photo by Shutterstock There’s a trick to knowing what colors will infuse next season’s trends, according to Linda Greer, senior scientist at Natural Resources Defense Council. Simply look at

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Pharrell Williams, Woolworths Team Up to “Make Sustainability Cool”

Pharrell Williams, Woolworths Team Up to “Make Sustainability Cool”

Woolworths could tell you a thing or two about hiring coups. The South African department store has just appointed Grammy-winning artist Pharrell Williams, who will spearhead sustainability-focused

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Pyrrha Expands Line of Recycled-Metal “Game of Thrones” Jewelry

Pyrrha Expands Line of Recycled-Metal “Game of Thrones” Jewelry

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Australians Love Beer So Much, They Made a Dress With It

Australians Love Beer So Much, They Made a Dress With It

The “Beer Dress” is more than a homage to Australia’s favorite pint. Created by Nanollose, the same Perth-based firm that transformed red wine into clothing, the frock comprises little

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M4D3, PETA’s Vegan-Leather Espadrilles Benefit Animal Causes

M4D3, PETA’s Vegan-Leather Espadrilles Benefit Animal Causes

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ latest collaboration is a bit of a shoo-in (or should we say shoe-in?) The animal-rights group announced Tuesday that it’s partnering with M4D3

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Parsons’s Timo Rissanen: Stop With the Organic T-Shirts Already

Parsons’s Timo Rissanen: Stop With the Organic T-Shirts Already

“One thing that drives me crazy is when I get an email that starts with, ‘We are a start-up and here is our organic-cotton T-shirt.’ The fact that it’s organic doesn’t make it okay. The

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Patagonia Offers Free Repairs on Nationwide “Worn Wear” Mobile Tour

Patagonia Offers Free Repairs on Nationwide “Worn Wear” Mobile Tour

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Parsons, Eileen Fisher Team Up to Recycle Old Clothing Into New

Parsons, Eileen Fisher Team Up to Recycle Old Clothing Into New

If the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center in New York City has been looking a little disordered of late, rest assured, it’s for a good cause. From now through Sunday, the Arnold and Sheila Aronson

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H&M, Kering, Worn Again Team Up to Close the Loop on Textiles

H&M, Kering, Worn Again Team Up to Close the Loop on Textiles

Photo by Shutterstock H&M and Kering are ready to close the loop on textiles. The world’s second-largest fashion retailer linked arms with the French luxury conglomerate on Wednesday to

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