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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U.S. Army Testing Body Armor Made With Genetically Engineered Silk

U.S. Army Testing Body Armor Made With Genetically Engineered Silk

Photo by Sony Pictures “Dragon Silk,” a form of spider silk spun by genetically engineered silkworms, may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but it could hold a very real key to

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This Common Cosmetic Ingredient May Be More Toxic Than We Thought

This Common Cosmetic Ingredient May Be More Toxic Than We Thought

Photo by Agberto Guimaraes/Unsplash Butylparaben, a common preservative found in cosmetics and skincare products, could have more severe effects on the body’s endocrine system than previously

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The “Human Sensor” is a Garment That Responds to Air Pollution

The “Human Sensor” is a Garment That Responds to Air Pollution

As illnesses and deaths due to air pollution is on the rise, scientists and designers are turning to wearable technology as a way to create cleaner air while waiting for governmental policies to catch up.

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Turkey Sweatshop Allegedly Using Syrian Children to Make ISIS Uniforms

Turkey Sweatshop Allegedly Using Syrian Children to Make ISIS Uniforms

Photos by Jodi Hilton for the Daily Mail At least one sweatshop in Turkey is hiring Syrian refugee children to make camouflage uniforms for military groups such as Islamic State and Ahrar al-Sham,

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PETA Claims Eddie Bauer, Lands’ End Use Down Ripped From Live Geese

PETA Claims Eddie Bauer, Lands’ End Use Down Ripped From Live Geese

A new investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has cast doubt on the validity of the Responsible Down Standard, a widely vaunted chain-of-custody process designed to help companies

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Zappos’s Redesigned Shoe Box is #NotABox at All

Zappos’s Redesigned Shoe Box is #NotABox at All

Looks like we haven’t been paying close enough attention. Turns out, Zappos’s signature shoe box isn’t a shoe box at all. From June 1, the online retailer will be shipping a number of

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Organic-Cotton Undies Fight Odor, Bacteria With Silver Technology

Organic-Cotton Undies Fight Odor, Bacteria With Silver Technology

Organic Basics is fighting the funk in your trunk, one pair of undies at a time. The Danish apparel company has developed a line of organic-cotton boxer briefs that keeps your nether regions fresh by

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MIT’s Stretchy “Second Skin” Reduces Wrinkles, Banishes Eye Bags

MIT’s Stretchy “Second Skin” Reduces Wrinkles, Banishes Eye Bags

An incredible new “face lift in a tube” could dramatically reshape the appearance of eye bags and wrinkles without surgery, Gizmodo reports. Developed by scientists at the Massachusetts

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Philadelphia Library Loans Out Neckties to Job Seekers

Philadelphia Library Loans Out Neckties to Job Seekers

Photo by Pexels A library in southwest Philadelphia is doling out more than books. In an effort to help job seekers make a good impression on their would-be employers, the Paschalville Branch Library has

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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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