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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Dogs Are Being Skinned Alive in China to Make Leather Gloves

Dogs Are Being Skinned Alive in China to Make Leather Gloves

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Water-Resistant “Mavari” Cape Doubles as Shelter, Backpack

Water-Resistant “Mavari” Cape Doubles as Shelter, Backpack

Fashionable and functional, the new cloak by Mavari keeps mother nature out with its triple layer of fabric. The reversible cloak, now being crowdfunded with a Kickstarter campaign, isn’t just a stylish

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Smartphone App Tells You If Your Makeup Was Tested on Animals

Smartphone App Tells You If Your Makeup Was Tested on Animals

Beauty mavens with a penchant for cruelty-free products can now shop easier, thanks to a new smart app called Cruelty-Cutter. Developed by the Beagle Freedom Project, the app works by simply scanning the

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Twice as Many People Showed Up on Black Friday Than Midterm Elections

Twice as Many People Showed Up on Black Friday Than Midterm Elections

Photo by Shutterstock November was a win for American retail. For American democracy? Not so much. Only half the number of people who stormed brick-and-mortar stores on Black Friday voted at the 2014

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Alicia Silverstone Urges Fans to Take PETA’s #WoolFreeWinter Pledge

Alicia Silverstone Urges Fans to Take PETA’s #WoolFreeWinter Pledge

Photo by Sean Verchick Sustainable darling Alicia Silverstone’s popular blog The Kind Life is asking for readers to boycott wool this-and every- winter. Supported by a revealing video released by PETA,

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Life-Cycle Analysis of Organic Cotton “Overwhelming Supports” Benefits

Life-Cycle Analysis of Organic Cotton “Overwhelming Supports” Benefits

Photo by Shutterstock As if eco-fashion enthusiasts didn’t already know, Textile Exchange has just released a new study proving that organic cotton causes less environmental damage than conventional

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LUSH Dupes Fur Buyers With Bogus Discount Website

LUSH Dupes Fur Buyers With Bogus Discount Website

Cruelty-free cosmetic company LUSH knows that the fashion industry’s obsession with fur is heightened as colder months are upon us, so the ethical retailer has launched a new campaign called

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PETA Slams BCBG Max Azria for Selling Racoon-Dog Fur, Angora

PETA Slams BCBG Max Azria for Selling Racoon-Dog Fur, Angora

PETA has just released a video in protest of popular retailer BCBG Max Azria’s inclusion of fur from Asiatic raccoon dogs and angora wool in their clothing line. Both animal-derived products have been

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“Extreme Cheapskate” Scours Obituaries for Dead People’s Clothes

“Extreme Cheapskate” Scours Obituaries for Dead People’s Clothes

Vintage shopping is a great way to get one of a kind pieces at a value, all the while not adding to the fashion waste in the world. But one woman has taken vintage hunting to the extreme- chasing funerals

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This Marker Ink Changes Color When Your Sunscreen Stops Working

This Marker Ink Changes Color When Your Sunscreen Stops Working

Piling on the sunscreen is a great habit to get into to protect yourself against harmful ultraviolet rays, but what happens when your sunscreen stops working? The innovative new Suncayr marker is an add

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Your “Human” Hair Extensions May Actually Contain Goat

Your “Human” Hair Extensions May Actually Contain Goat

Photo by Shutterstock Hair extensions are a big business in China, but a recent investigation by BBC News has revealed that what women think is pure human hair may be a laced with goat. Starting out in

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Could This Jacket Keep You From Catching a Cold?

Could This Jacket Keep You From Catching a Cold?

Whether you are a germaphobe or not, taking crowded public transit can expose commuters to a bevy of germs each day. The new Germinator Transit Jacket by Betabrand is a wearable germ block that can

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Kohl’s is Caught Selling Real Fur as Faux…Again

Kohl’s is Caught Selling Real Fur as Faux…Again

Discount superstore retailer Kohl’s has once again been peddling real fur as “faux.” Investigators from The Humane Society of the United States has uncovered the retailer to be selling a fur-trimmed

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Freitag Launches 100 Percent Compostable Clothing Made From Plants

Freitag Launches 100 Percent Compostable Clothing Made From Plants

Freitag has made a name for themselves repurposing truck tarpaulins into stylish messenger bags and purses. Now, the Zurich-based company is coming out with a small apparel line, made from their newly

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This 99-Year Old Makes a New Dress Every Day for a Child in Need

This 99-Year Old Makes a New Dress Every Day for a Child in Need

Photo by Shutterstock Ninety-nine year old Lillian Weber is on a mission to make 1,000 dresses for impoverished children in Africa. The impressive senior citizen has been whipping up one dress a day,

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Artist Lacy Barry Crafts Extravagant Headpieces Out of Colorful Paper

Artist Lacy Barry Crafts Extravagant Headpieces Out of Colorful Paper

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Self-Cleaning Cashmere Uses Sunlight to Save Money, Environment

Self-Cleaning Cashmere Uses Sunlight to Save Money, Environment

If you’ve ever wished your stained-up clothes could clean themselves, researchers at the Hong Kong City University may just have granted that wish. The team has invented a coated cashmere textile that

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Detroit Lions, Repreve Launch First-of-Its-Kind Sustainability Initiative

Detroit Lions, Repreve Launch First-of-Its-Kind Sustainability Initiative

The Detroit Lions are bringing sustainable fashion to the field, in a new partnership with recycled fiber brand Repreve. For their #TurnItGreen campaign, the Lions will turn in their traditional red

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