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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R.I.P Franca Sozzani, Ethical Fashion Powerhouse

R.I.P Franca Sozzani, Ethical Fashion Powerhouse

Today the world has lost Franca Sozzani, Italian Vogue’s risk-taking editor-in-chief and one of ethical fashion’s staunchest advocates. She was 66. “The respect and care for the

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Carcel: A Danish Clothing Label Made by Women in Prison

Carcel: A Danish Clothing Label Made by Women in Prison

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Report: Prada, Gucci Fail to Address Sweatshop Labor in Their Supply Chains

Report: Prada, Gucci Fail to Address Sweatshop Labor in Their Supply Chains

The Guccis and Pradas of the world could stand to learn a thing or two from their “fast fashion” imitators, at least when it comes to addressing labor issues in their supply chains, according

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Wooln: Ethically Sourced Knitwear Handmade by NYC Grandmas

Wooln: Ethically Sourced Knitwear Handmade by NYC Grandmas

Winter may officially begin on December 21, but nobody stays warm on a technicality. Here to help you fend off frostbite is Wooln, a nascent knitwear label that charmingly employs New York City

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Japan Airlines to Turn Clothing into Jet Fuel

Japan Airlines to Turn Clothing into Jet Fuel

Japan Airlines wants to turn used clothing into jet fuel. Japan’s flag carrier—and the nation’s second-largest airplane company after All Nippon Airways—is working with recycling firm

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Li Edelkoort: Clothes Today Are Made to be Thrown Away “Like a Condom”

Li Edelkoort: Clothes Today Are Made to be Thrown Away “Like a Condom”

“The manufacturing of clothes has gone through a rapid and sordid restructuring process, which has seen production leave the Western world to profit from and exploit low-income countries. “How can

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Macklemore, Columbia Join Forces to Raise Awareness of Toxic PFCs

Macklemore, Columbia Join Forces to Raise Awareness of Toxic PFCs

Columbia has found an unlikely ally in its quest to stem the use of perfluorinated compounds in outerwear: hip-hop artist Macklemore. The Portland, Ore.–based sportswear company, which debuted its

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Pussyhat Project Aims to Make 1 Million Cat-Ear Hats for D.C. Women’s March

Pussyhat Project Aims to Make 1 Million Cat-Ear Hats for D.C. Women’s March

The Pussyhat Project is looking to put a pink cat-ear hat on the head of every woman, feminist, and ally at the Women’s March on Washington on January 21. Founded by a band of knitters, the Los

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This Graphic Sums Up How Complex the Fashion Supply Chain is

This Graphic Sums Up How Complex the Fashion Supply Chain is

It’s easy to forget how much work goes into creating a piece of clothing. Even the most basic of T-shirts requires supply-chain calisthenics to get from “fiber to fabric, fabric to

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Torchbearers: Hand-Forged Jewelry That Honors Gulf Coast Oystermen

Torchbearers: Hand-Forged Jewelry That Honors Gulf Coast Oystermen

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Patagonia Made a Small Fortune on Black Friday—And It’s Donating All of It to Charity

Patagonia Made a Small Fortune on Black Friday—And It’s Donating All of It to Charity

Patagonia just raised $10 million for the environment, and all in one day, to boot. The outdoor-apparel retailer, which pledged to donate 100 percent of its global Black Friday sales to underfunded

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Cooper Hewitt’s “Scraps” Exhibit Makes Do, Mends With Leftover Textiles

Cooper Hewitt’s “Scraps” Exhibit Makes Do, Mends With Leftover Textiles

Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse, currently on view at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, is something of a Rorschach test for our relationship with stuff. Taken

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On Black Friday, Greenpeace Calls for a “Fast Fashion” Time-Out

On Black Friday, Greenpeace Calls for a “Fast Fashion” Time-Out

Greenpeace wants to call a time-out on “fast fashion.” In a report published on the eve of Black Friday, the post-Thanksgiving sales extravaganza that serves as the unofficial start of the

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Patagonia to Donate 100 Percent of Black Friday Sales to Eco-Causes

Patagonia to Donate 100 Percent of Black Friday Sales to Eco-Causes

Patagonia is getting into the holiday spirit, with a twist. Instead of shuttering its stores the day after Thanksgiving, as it did last year, the outdoor-apparel retailer will do business on what is

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Alicia Silverstone Would Rather Go Naked Than Wear Wool

Alicia Silverstone Would Rather Go Naked Than Wear Wool

Alicia Silverstone has publicly denounced leather, fur, and down Now, the actress, bestselling author, and veganism advocate wants shoppers to know why she’d rather go naked than wear wool. In a new

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Sarah Jessica Parker Only Buys Secondhand Clothes for Her Son

Sarah Jessica Parker Only Buys Secondhand Clothes for Her Son

Don’t confuse the actor for the role; Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t quite buy into consumer culture the way Carrie Bradshaw did on HBO’s Sex and the City. In fact, a recent viewing of The

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L.A. Factories That Made Clothes For Forever 21,  T.J. Maxx Paid Workers $4 an Hour

L.A. Factories That Made Clothes For Forever 21, T.J. Maxx Paid Workers $4 an Hour

Photo by Owen CL/Unsplash Los Angeles has a sweatshop problem, and bargain retailers like Forever 21, T.J. Maxx, and Ross are reaping the benefits. At a press conference on Wednesday, the U.S. Department

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Adidas Makes Biodegradable Sneaker From Artificial Spider Silk

Adidas Makes Biodegradable Sneaker From Artificial Spider Silk

Adidas has just unveiled the first performance shoe made from artificial spider silk. The Futurecraft Biofabric, which debuted at the Biofabricate conference in New York City on Thursday, features an

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