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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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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PACT Now Sells Fair-Trade, Organic Dresses (And They’re Under $35)

PACT Now Sells Fair-Trade, Organic Dresses (And They’re Under $35)

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Win Shadowplay NYC’s “Galaxy” Tee, Inspired by Space Travel

Win Shadowplay NYC’s “Galaxy” Tee, Inspired by Space Travel

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This Jewelry is Made of Recycled Coffee Grounds

This Jewelry is Made of Recycled Coffee Grounds

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Honest By’s Bruno Pieters: “Change Your Mind, Your Shopping List”

Honest By’s Bruno Pieters: “Change Your Mind, Your Shopping List”

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Watch the Trailer for “The True Cost,” a Film About Fashion’s Dark Side

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These “High Fashion” Ads Contain a Grim Message About Child Labor

These “High Fashion” Ads Contain a Grim Message About Child Labor

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At Least 72 Dead in Footwear-Factory Fire in the Philippines

Photos by Bullit Marquez for Associated Press At least 72 people are dead after a fire ripped through a rubber-slipper factory just north of Manilla in the Philippines, authorities said on Thursday.

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Sophie Carnell Creates Haunting Jewelry From Salvaged Ocean Trash

Sophie Carnell Creates Haunting Jewelry From Salvaged Ocean Trash

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Shwood Recycles Newspaper Into Woodgrain-Like Eyewear

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H&M Breaks Into the Beauty Market With (Fast) “Fashion for the Face”

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Can Modular Design Teach Us to Love Our Clothes Longer?

Can Modular Design Teach Us to Love Our Clothes Longer?

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World Wildlife Fund U.K. Wants You to “Wear It Wild” on June 5

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Author James Baldwin in 1970: “People Are Drowning in Things”

Author James Baldwin in 1970: “People Are Drowning in Things”

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Reese Witherspoon Hawks (Mostly) U.S.-Made “Draper James” Line

Add Reese Witherspoon to the burgeoning sisterhood of actresses-turned-lifestyle-curators. Following on the stiletto-clad heels of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop and Blake Lively’s Preserve, the Oscar

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Celebrate “Star Wars” Day With a DIY Princess Leia Headband

Celebrate Star Wars Day, a.k.a. May the 4th, by recreating Princess Leia’s iconic hairdo. It couldn’t be easier: Simply create two braids with brown yarn, roll them into “buns,”

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