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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3D-Printing Breakthrough Could Change the Way We Consume Clothing

3D-Printing Breakthrough Could Change the Way We Consume Clothing

The term “fast fashion” is poised to take on a whole new meaning, thanks to a breakthrough in three-dimensional printing that could revolutionize the way clothing and shoes are made.

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“Smart” Tampon System Could Help Women Monitor Health, Fertility

“Smart” Tampon System Could Help Women Monitor Health, Fertility

Photo by Getty Images Few women enjoy getting a visit from Aunt Flo. But what if your period could prove more help than hindrance? A pair of Harvard-trained researchers are working on a

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WWF, H&M Ink Five-Year Sustainability Partnership

WWF, H&M Ink Five-Year Sustainability Partnership

Photo by Olia Gozha/Unsplash H&M and the World Wildlife Fund are embarking on a five-year partnership to create a more responsible fashion industry. The new endeavor, which expands upon previous

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No More Laundry? These Textiles Clean Themselves With Sunlight

No More Laundry? These Textiles Clean Themselves With Sunlight

Photo by Caspar Rubin/Unsplash Could this be the end of washing? Scientists at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia have discovered a cheap and efficient new way to grow

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“Lifepack” is a Solar-Powered, Anti-Theft Backpack for Mobile Workers

“Lifepack” is a Solar-Powered, Anti-Theft Backpack for Mobile Workers

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Scottish Designers Turn Thrift-Store Rags Into Couture Riches

Scottish Designers Turn Thrift-Store Rags Into Couture Riches

A pair of Scottish designers have transformed used clothing from one of the United Kingdom’s top clothing recyclers into a couture collection that challenges our ideas of waste. The looks are the

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This Sprout-Covered Vest is a Chia Pet You Can Wear

This Sprout-Covered Vest is a Chia Pet You Can Wear

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Juvenile Ostriches “Butchered” for Hermès, Prada Bags, Says PETA

Juvenile Ostriches “Butchered” for Hermès, Prada Bags, Says PETA

The secret side of luxury ostrich handbags has been revealed in a haunting new video by PETA. Shot in South African slaughterhouses, the film shows the grim lives of newly hatched ostriches, who are

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Clothing Rental Could Become the Norm on British High Street, Says Report

Clothing Rental Could Become the Norm on British High Street, Says Report

Photo by Shutterstock As clothing trends change as quickly as the seasons, British high street stores are considering going the way of Netflix- offering up high end clothing for rent to their fashionista

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Oros Uses NASA Technology to Create Cruelty-Free Insulated Jackets

Oros Uses NASA Technology to Create Cruelty-Free Insulated Jackets

The team behind Oros will keep you warmer than ever this winter, using NASA-certified insulation! Aerogel, the same material used for NASA space suits and the Mars Rover is now being used to outfit

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The Body Shop Wants to be the World’s Most Sustainable Business

The Body Shop Wants to be the World’s Most Sustainable Business

To celebrate their 40th birthday, The Body Shop is launching a new commitment to become the world’s most ethical and sustainable business. The vigorous commitment will include programs in all facets of

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Cora: An Organic-Tampon Subscription Service That Helps Girls in Need

Cora: An Organic-Tampon Subscription Service That Helps Girls in Need

Don’t be fooled by Cora’s sleek designer packaging. The tampon subscription service is more than a good-looking way to deal with “that time of month.” For one thing, Cora’s

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Iran’s “Walls of Kindness” Are Helping People in Need Stay Warm

Iran’s “Walls of Kindness” Are Helping People in Need Stay Warm

Photos by Vahid Salemi for Associated Press Nobody knows who started Iran’s first “Wall of Kindness,” but the similar setups have sprouted up all over the Middle Eastern country. A

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Thousands of Women in India Create World’s Largest Crochet Blanket

Thousands of Women in India Create World’s Largest Crochet Blanket

Thousands of women made history in Chennai, India on Sunday by breaking the Guinness World Record for largest crochet blanket. The all-female endeavor, organized by a private Facebook group known as

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You Might Reconsider Your Canada Goose Jacket After Watching This

You Might Reconsider Your Canada Goose Jacket After Watching This

The footage may just be 15 seconds long, but already it’s been viewed more than 17 million times. Its subject? A coyote struggling in a steel trap, a shotgun trained toward its head. For People for

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ThermalTech Launches Line of Solar-Powered “Smart” Jackets

ThermalTech Launches Line of Solar-Powered “Smart” Jackets

ThermalTech’s cozy jackets suck up power from the sun to keep you toasty this winter. Sleek and comfortable, the innovative jacket uses smart fabric technology, rather than bulky layers of insulation to

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“The Talk’s” Sharon Osbourne Explains Why She Stopped Wearing Fur

“The Talk’s” Sharon Osbourne Explains Why She Stopped Wearing Fur

Photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock Sharon Osbourne is the latest celebrity to take a stand against animal fur. Although The Talk co-host wore fur coats during her music-managing and The Osbournes days,

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Save the Duck Wins PETA Award for Cruelty-Free Plumtech Insulation

Save the Duck Wins PETA Award for Cruelty-Free Plumtech Insulation

Save the Duck’s fantastic Plumtech synthetic insulating fiber has just nabbed the Innovator for Animals Award, presented by PETA. Made from recycled polyester, the sustainable, cruelty-free fabric

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