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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Gap, VF Corp. Publish List of Supplier Factories

Gap, VF Corp. Publish List of Supplier Factories

Photo by Fufu Wolf Gap and VF Corp. and Wrangler, have become the latest global apparel firms to publish a list of the factories that makes their shoes and clothing. The move, which follows the lead of

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Barbara Segal’s Stone-Carved “Birkin Bag” Weighs 100 Pounds

Barbara Segal’s Stone-Carved “Birkin Bag” Weighs 100 Pounds

Photo by Angel Chevrestt for the New York Post When prices for a Hermès’s Birkin handbag can soar up to $300,000 for a diamond-studded, Himalayan crocodile–clad number, Barbara Segal’s

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Cast of “The Walking Dead” Speaks Out Against Illegal Wildlife Trade

Cast of “The Walking Dead” Speaks Out Against Illegal Wildlife Trade

Rick Grimes and his zombie SWAT team are back in front of the camera, only this time the “hordes of relentless killers” they’re facing are driven not by human flesh but by profit. The

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Michelle Pajak-Reynolds Crafts One-of-a-Kind Jewelry With a Mythic Bent

Michelle Pajak-Reynolds Crafts One-of-a-Kind Jewelry With a Mythic Bent

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New Initiative Seeks to Eliminate Forced Labor From Cotton Production

New Initiative Seeks to Eliminate Forced Labor From Cotton Production

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H&M Will Pay $1 Million for Your World-Changing Ideas

Have an “aha” concept that will revolutionize the fashion industry? H&M is willing to pay you big bucks for it. The Swedish retailer has opened applications for a second round of its

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FDA Bans Antibacterial Soaps, Says “No Scientific Evidence” They Work

Photo by Corbis It’s time to wash our hands of antibacterial soaps. In a final ruling on Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it’s banning the sale of some antiseptic

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We’re Sending 26 Billion Pounds of Reusable Textiles to the Landfill Every Year

We’re Sending 26 Billion Pounds of Reusable Textiles to the Landfill Every Year

Photo by Celestine Ngulube/Unsplash “Fast fashion” is defined by three cardinal traits: it’s cheap, it’s trendy, and it’s expendable. It’s a tack that has served

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Olek Covers the Facade of Houses in Sweden, Finland With Pink Crochet

Olek Covers the Facade of Houses in Sweden, Finland With Pink Crochet

A house in Sweden and its counterpart in Finland, once disparate entities, are now inextricably linked, thanks to the creative machinations of a “yarn bomber” named Olek. With the help of a

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Here’s Kendall Jenner’s DIY Acne Spot Treatment

Here’s Kendall Jenner’s DIY Acne Spot Treatment

Photo by Vogue How does a Vogue cover girl deal with unexpected breakouts? If you’re Kendall Jenner, you head for the pantry. The model/ reality-TV star/honorary Kardashian, who has admitted to

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Americans Are Drowning in “Stuff” (And It’s Stressing Us Out)

Americans Are Drowning in “Stuff” (And It’s Stressing Us Out)

Photo by Artificial Photography/Unsplash Americans are drowning in more unnecessary “stuff” than ever before, and it’s literally making us sick. So concludes Buried: The State of Stress

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Vivienne Westwood is Now an Environmental Rapper

Vivienne Westwood is Now an Environmental Rapper

Vivienne Westwood, OG punk provocateur, just released a rap song about the environment. Because, why the hell not? A “featured rapper” on “Be There x Intellectuals Unite,” a track

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Ahead of Ban on Used Clothing Imports, Tanzania Trains Youths to Sew

Ahead of Ban on Used Clothing Imports, Tanzania Trains Youths to Sew

Photo by Annie Spratt/Unsplash As East Africa braces itself for a looming ban on imported secondhand clothes and shoes, Tanzania’s government is kick-starting an initiative to equip the

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Donald Trump’s “American-Made” Suits May Not Actually be Made in the U.S.A.

Donald Trump’s “American-Made” Suits May Not Actually be Made in the U.S.A.

Photo by Danny Reuter for Reuters In a plot twist that will surprise absolutely no one, Donald Trump’s allegedly “American-made” suits may not actually be as homegrown as they claim to

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World’s Oldest Needle is 50,000 Years Old, But It Wasn’t Made by Homo Sapiens

World’s Oldest Needle is 50,000 Years Old, But It Wasn’t Made by Homo Sapiens

World's oldest needle found in Siberian cave that stitches together human history https://t.co/rCXw1vM8Dr pic.twitter.com/Iqwtumz0Gr — The Siberian Times (@siberian_times) August 23, 2016

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Those Pricey “Made in Italy” Shoes Could Have Come From a Sweatshop

Those Pricey “Made in Italy” Shoes Could Have Come From a Sweatshop

Think that “made in Europe” corresponds with fair labor? You couldn’t be more mistaken. Slapdash working conditions and poverty wages are as endemic to the continent as they are to Asia,

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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

H&M worked with factories in Myanmar where children as young as 14 stitched clothes for more than 12 hours a day, claims an upcoming book about “fast fashion’s seedy underbelly. In

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

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

Philippe Starck’s line of flip-flops for Ipanema may not make you taller, tanner, younger, or lovelier, but they’re bound to leave an “ahh” or two in their wake. Produced in Brazil

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