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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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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Cambridge Satchel Co., Melissa Launch Vegan-Friendly, Recyclable Bags

Cambridge Satchel Co., Melissa Launch Vegan-Friendly, Recyclable Bags

Britain’s Cambridge Satchel Co. has teamed up with the good folks at Melissa to create a cruelty-free version of the former’s signature cross-body carryall, which is typically rendered in

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Lightweight Wearable Tech Transforms Body Heat into Electricity

Lightweight Wearable Tech Transforms Body Heat into Electricity

Imagine a future where working up a sweat not only does your body good, but it’ll also keep your favorite devices humming. That’s the goal of researchers at North Carolina State University,

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It’s Time to Update Our 80-Year-Old Cosmetics, Personal-Care Safety Laws

It’s Time to Update Our 80-Year-Old Cosmetics, Personal-Care Safety Laws

Photo by Karina Carvalho/Unsplash Years in the making, the battle for cosmetics reform legislation is slowly making headway to make cosmetics safer for American consumers. New bills have been recently

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Designer Turns Late Grandmother’s Necklace Into Handcrafted Earrings

Designer Turns Late Grandmother’s Necklace Into Handcrafted Earrings

A lifelong legacy takes on a romantic turn in a new series of special earrings by Swedish jewelry line, All Blues. Founder Jacob Skragge created Project Marianne to pay homage to his beloved late

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