Lori Zimmer

 
Lori ZimmerLori Zimmer is a New York based writer, with a passion for sustainable design, eco-tourism and art. She has written for Inhabitat, Inhabitots, ArtSlant, Patrick McMullan Mag, Flavorpill, WhiteHot and ArtFetch. She received her MA in art, media and business at FIT. In her free time, she writes an art and art history guide called Art Nerd New York and curates shows often focused on artists who use found or recycled materials.

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Aerochromics: Clothing That Changes Color When Exposed to Air Pollution

Aerochromics: Clothing That Changes Color When Exposed to Air Pollution

Faced with a world of increasing outdoor air pollution, designer Nikolas Gregory Bentel decided to help fellow city dwellers monitor their own environments. Bentel has recently released a new line of

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China Says It Will Cease Ivory Trade by End of 2017

China Says It Will Cease Ivory Trade by End of 2017

Photo by flowcomm/Flickr China has pledged to shut down all trade in ivory by the end of 2017, a move that conservationists are hailing as a “game changer” for elephant conservation. The

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Ravelin’s Reflective Shirt Keeps Cyclists Stylish by Day, Safe by Night

Ravelin’s Reflective Shirt Keeps Cyclists Stylish by Day, Safe by Night

The RS01 wants to be the best shirt in your closet- one that can protect you as much as it looks good. Designed with the bicycle commuter in mind, the RS01 by Ravelin is a reflective safety garment

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Veerah’s Multifunctional Vegan Shoes Are “Inspired by Women, Made for Warriors”

Veerah’s Multifunctional Vegan Shoes Are “Inspired by Women, Made for Warriors”

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Fast Retailing, Uniqlo’s Owner, Opens Denim Innovation Center in L.A.

Fast Retailing, Uniqlo’s Owner, Opens Denim Innovation Center in L.A.

Fast Retailing, the Japanese firm behind such brands as Uniqlo, Theory, Comptoir des Cotonniers, and J Brand has opened its first facility devoted to the research and development of denim fabric. Based in

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PETA Video About “Ugly Truth” Behind UGGs Goes Viral

PETA Video About “Ugly Truth” Behind UGGs Goes Viral

“Ugh” is right. In a chilling video last week, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals revealed the “ugly truth” about UGG, a line of sheepskin-lined boots that people either

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“Back to the Future” Inspires Self-Charging Textiles, Clothing

“Back to the Future” Inspires Self-Charging Textiles, Clothing

One movie buff scientist from the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center has turned to the 80s cult classic Back to the Future II to inspire a new wearable technology. Marty

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Forget Black Friday; Clean Up the Planet With “Blue Friday”

Forget Black Friday; Clean Up the Planet With “Blue Friday”

This year, the nation’s biggest shopping day, Black Friday, will get a green transformation. Responsible retailer United by Blue is asking consumers to rethink the mega-purchasing day, and instead turn

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Liberti’s Conflict-Free, U.S.-Cultured Diamond Jewelry Help Refugees Make a Living

Liberti’s Conflict-Free, U.S.-Cultured Diamond Jewelry Help Refugees Make a Living

Liberti’s new line of conflict-free diamonds seem to sparkle a little brighter with sustainability. The Return to Love line is not only made from sustainable cultured diamonds, but each delicate pieces

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“Dozens” of Safety Violations Found at Bangladeshi Factory That Makes Donald J. Trump Shirts

“Dozens” of Safety Violations Found at Bangladeshi Factory That Makes Donald J. Trump Shirts

Photo by Andrew Neel/Unsplash The sweatshop that produces shirts for Donald Trump’s apparel brand has been cited for a laundry list of safety violations, making it an unsafe work environment. Workers at

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Book a Stay at London’s First—and Only—Wool Bed & Breakfast

Book a Stay at London’s First—and Only—Wool Bed & Breakfast

Londoners, and those visiting the British capital, can check into the coziest AirBnb this season during London for Wool Week! The Campaign of Wool is taking over a rentable house for the week, to create

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“Organic” Cosmetics Industry Riddled With Bogus Claims, Says Report

“Organic” Cosmetics Industry Riddled With Bogus Claims, Says Report

Photo by Alice Achterhof/Unsplash A new study has found that many cosmetics labeled as “organic” may also carry unsafe toxins. The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database is an analysis of

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“Fend” Bicycle Helmet Collapses to One-Third Its Original Size

“Fend” Bicycle Helmet Collapses to One-Third Its Original Size

Hate lugging around a bicycle helmet around town? Consider yourself officially out of excuses. Protecting your noggin couldn’t be more convenient with the “Fend,” a lightweight yet

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“Sound Shirt” Helps Deaf People “Feel” Classical Music

“Sound Shirt” Helps Deaf People “Feel” Classical Music

The hearing-impaired and even the deaf can now experience music, in a new collaboration between the Junge Symphoniker Hamburg Orchestra in Germany and wearable tech company CuteCircuit. The pair have

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Are We Overlooking Human Hair as a Raw Material?

Are We Overlooking Human Hair as a Raw Material?

Designer Sanne Visser’s new recycling project repurposes an important resource most of us walk around with daily- the hair on our heads. Her new line, called the New Age of Trichology, utilizes the

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Adidas Debuts First Shoe Made Almost Completely by Robots

Adidas Debuts First Shoe Made Almost Completely by Robots

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Volunteers Recycle Over 52,000 Plastic Bags Into Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

Volunteers Recycle Over 52,000 Plastic Bags Into Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

Photo by Bob Donaldson for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A group of women in Tennessee have transformed more than 52,000 used plastic bags into waterproof sleeping mats for the local homeless population.

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Wair: World’s Scarf to Filter Pollution, Monitor Air Quality in Real Time

Wair: World’s Scarf to Filter Pollution, Monitor Air Quality in Real Time

What if a scarf could neutralize harmful emissions that you breath in on your commute to work? After a particularly polluted ride to work through Paris, Caroline van Renterghem founded Wair, an

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