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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This Biodegradable Wedding Gown Was Grown From Fungus, Compost

This Biodegradable Wedding Gown Was Grown From Fungus, Compost

“Grow your own” takes on a new meaning with scientific artist Erin Smith’s home-grown wedding gown. Made from tree mulch and white fungus mycelium, Smith decided to make a wearable dress that could

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87-Year-Old Woman Finishes Knitting 1,000th Sweater For Kids in Need

87-Year-Old Woman Finishes Knitting 1,000th Sweater For Kids in Need

Photo by Shutterstock Anna Taylor, a knitter with a heart of gold, has spent the better part of the last nine years knitting sweaters for the needy. Since February of 2006, The Cullen, Virginia native has

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Lars Hofsjö Recycles Swedish Rag Rugs Into Colorful Tables

Lars Hofsjö Recycles Swedish Rag Rugs Into Colorful Tables

Lars Hofsjö is giving leftover textiles a third lease on life by transforming traditional Swedish rag rugs into colorful sideboards. The Rumbler designer, who grew up listening to the sound of his mother

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Everyday Chemical Exposures May Lead to Early Menopause, Says Study

Everyday Chemical Exposures May Lead to Early Menopause, Says Study

Photo by Shutterstock Concerned about early menopause? Endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in everyday personal-care and household products, such as soap, nail polish, and perfume, could be a trigger,

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Another Use for Your Kid’s Lego: Wacky Face Masks

Another Use for Your Kid’s Lego: Wacky Face Masks

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“Dolfi” is a Palm-Sized Washing Machine That Cleans With Ultrasound

“Dolfi” is a Palm-Sized Washing Machine That Cleans With Ultrasound

Meet “Dolfi”, a next-generation ultrasonic “washing machine” that fits in the palm of your hand. Designed by Switzerland’s MPI Ultrasonics, the smartphone-sized gadget

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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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