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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PACT Unveils Fair-Trade-Certified, Organic-Cotton Clothing Line

PACT Unveils Fair-Trade-Certified, Organic-Cotton Clothing Line

PACT is taking fair trade to places it’s never been before: your everyday wardrobe. The Boulder, Colo.-based apparel-basics purveyor announced that it’s releasing one of the largest

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“Zoo Jeans” Are Fashionably Ripped by Lions, Tigers, Bears (Oh My!)

“Zoo Jeans” Are Fashionably Ripped by Lions, Tigers, Bears (Oh My!)

A zoo in Japan has enlisted some of its fiercest inhabitants to bring “distressed jeans” to a wild, new level. The one-of-kind “Zoo Jeans”, fashionably mauled by Kamine Zoo’s

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“Bignik,” the World’s Largest Picnic Blanket, Engulfs Swiss Town

“Bignik,” the World’s Largest Picnic Blanket, Engulfs Swiss Town

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These Yummy Treats Want You to Donate Your Old Clothes

These Yummy Treats Want You to Donate Your Old Clothes

Don’t let your clothes become food for moths when they can warm the needy. That’s the message behind a series of witty posters that reimagine castoff garments a hamburger, a cupcake, and two

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PeSeta Turns a Beret Into a Record Player for Marc Jacobs Collaboration

PeSeta Turns a Beret Into a Record Player for Marc Jacobs Collaboration

Ian McKellan’s doppelgänger wearing a beret-turned-turntable? If any situation called for a record-scratch sound effect, it’s this. The comical tableau, part of a short video by Spanish

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Alternative Launches “Move,” an Eco-Friendly Activewear Line for Women

Alternative Launches “Move,” an Eco-Friendly Activewear Line for Women

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Michael Kors: “We’re Moving Away From a Time of Fast Fashion”

Photo by Lev Radin/Shutterstock “I love fashion because it’s plugged into the zeitgeist, so it’s always changing. Thirty years ago, I could never have predicted I’d be where I am

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3D-Printing “Fabric Pen” is the Clothing-Repair Kit of the Future

3D-Printing “Fabric Pen” is the Clothing-Repair Kit of the Future

A pocket-size three-dimensional printer that makes on-the-go clothing repairs a cinch is just one of 35 visionary concepts that could make for a greener “home of the future.” A semi-finalist

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PETA Exposé Shows Sheep Killed, Punched, Mutilated for Wool

PETA Exposé Shows Sheep Killed, Punched, Mutilated for Wool

Photo by Shutterstock People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has obtained graphic hidden-camera footage that indicates widespread animal abuse in sheep farms across Australia and the United States. A

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Pharrell, G-Star Raw Unveil Recycled-Plastic “Raw for the Oceans” Line

Pharrell, G-Star Raw Unveil Recycled-Plastic “Raw for the Oceans” Line

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Studio Swine Turns Human Hair Into Decorative Objects

Studio Swine Turns Human Hair Into Decorative Objects

If anyone knows how to turn a hairy situation on its head, it’s Studio Swine. The London-based design firm has created a series of decorative objects, from an Art Deco-inspired dressing table to

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China Relaxes Animal-Testing Rule for Some Cosmetics

China Relaxes Animal-Testing Rule for Some Cosmetics

Photos by Humane Society International More than 50 animal-rights campaigners, wearing bunny ears and carrying life-size rabbit cut-outs, took to the streets of Dailan, China, on Monday to celebrate the

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Modern Meadows Raises $10 Million to Bioengineer Cow-Free Leather

Modern Meadows Raises $10 Million to Bioengineer Cow-Free Leather

Photo by Shutterstock Leather aficionados may soon be left to wonder “where’s the beef?” Modern Meadow, a startup specializing in novel biomaterials, has just secured $10 million in

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Two More Primark Shoppers Find “Cries for Help” in Their Clothes

Two More Primark Shoppers Find “Cries for Help” in Their Clothes

Looks like the third time isn’t the charm for British retailer Primark. After a Welsh woman discovered a “cry for help” stitched into the lining of a £10 dress she purchased, two

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The “Rag Bag” Encourages Shoppers to Donate Unwanted Clothes

The “Rag Bag” Encourages Shoppers to Donate Unwanted Clothes

Donate something old every time you buy something new—that’s the philosophy behind the “Rag Bag,” a dual-function shopping carrier designed to make it easy for consumers to recycle

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Primark Shopper Finds Worker’s “Cry From Help” Sewn Into Dress

A Primark shopper got more than she bargained after discovering a “cry for help” sewn into the lining of her cut-price dress. Rebecca Gallagher from Swansea, Wales, was searching her £10 buy

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10 Embroidered “Game of Thrones” Costumes With Mind-Blowing Detail

10 Embroidered “Game of Thrones” Costumes With Mind-Blowing Detail

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How Ethical Are Your Favorite Fast-Fashion Brands?

How Ethical Are Your Favorite Fast-Fashion Brands?

Photo by Shutterstock Not all fast-fashion labels are created equal, according to a new report by Ethical Consumer. The U.K. magazine tapped a variety of publicly available data, including company

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