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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Bangladesh Court Delays Release of Rana Plaza Film for “Negative Portrayal” of Garment Industry

Bangladesh Court Delays Release of Rana Plaza Film for “Negative Portrayal” of Garment Industry

Photos by A.M. Ahad for Associated Press A new movie about Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza tragedy of 2013 is banned in the country for at least six months. Aptly entitled “Rana Plaza,” the film follows

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Inkbox’s 100 Percent Organic Temporary Tattoos Support Indigenous Livelihoods

Inkbox’s 100 Percent Organic Temporary Tattoos Support Indigenous Livelihoods

Want to get inked but not ready for a lifelong commitment? Temporary tattoos are not only inexpensive and ouch-free, but they also fade into nothingness in a matter of days. For those who want something a

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All the Cool Kids Are Weaving Tapestries Into Their Hair

All the Cool Kids Are Weaving Tapestries Into Their Hair

Photo by CrossxStitch Hair chalking, dyeing with rainbow colors or lightening ombre style has been all the rage for the last year, but what if you’re feeling a bit more splashy? Hair tapestry has just

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LOLI’s DIY Beauty Box Promotes Fair Trade, Organic Ingredients

LOLI’s DIY Beauty Box Promotes Fair Trade, Organic Ingredients

LOLI’s new DIY skin care kits are the new at-home beauty dream for the sustainable skin care lover out there who doesn’t always have time to get to the shops. Designed by Tina Hedges, the

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Nearly Half a Million Children Toil in India’s Cottonseed Fields

Nearly Half a Million Children Toil in India’s Cottonseed Fields

A new report by the Stop Child Labour Coalition and the India Committee of the Netherlands has revealed that 60 percent of cotton seed farm laborers in India are children. Appropriately entitled

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Extinct Sunwear: Sunglasses That Benefit Wildlife Conservation

Extinct Sunwear: Sunglasses That Benefit Wildlife Conservation

Extinct Sunwear not only keeps your eyes protected and looking cool this summer, but the line also helps raise awareness for endangered animals. The recently launched Kickstarter campaign enables shoppers

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Smog-Containing Jewelry Support World’s Largest Air Purifier

Smog-Containing Jewelry Support World’s Largest Air Purifier

Studio Daan Roosegaarde wants you to help fight air pollution and smog– by wearing it on your finger. With his proposed air-purifier called the Smog Free Tower, Roosegaarde is bringing the reality

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Jane Birkin Wants Hermès to Rename Its Iconic “Birkin” Handbag

Jane Birkin Wants Hermès to Rename Its Iconic “Birkin” Handbag

Photo by Denis Makarenko/Shutterstock Jane Birkin has asked Hermès to remove her name from one of its most iconic bags following a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals investigation into the

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Lola’s Subscription Service Delivers All-Natural Tampons to Your Door

Lola’s Subscription Service Delivers All-Natural Tampons to Your Door

Feminine hygiene has just become safer and more transparent, thanks to Lola, a sustainable and safe tampon manufacturer. After hearing the toxic shock horror story of model Lauren Wasser, who lost her leg

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Miguelina’s Capsule Line of Beachwear Benefits Ocean Conservation

Miguelina’s Capsule Line of Beachwear Benefits Ocean Conservation

Swimwear designer Miguelina Gambaccini has teamed up with ocean-health charity, Oceana, to create a line of savvy swimsuits and accessories dedicated to preserving our waters. Miguelina X Oceana features

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Portland Farmer Jacinda Martinez Turns Vegetables Into Edible Fashion

Portland Farmer Jacinda Martinez Turns Vegetables Into Edible Fashion

Artist and designer Jacinda Martinez began playing with her food to make bold and beautiful statements about slow fashion, in a beautiful series she calls Fashion in the Raw. Based on the coast of Maine,

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Susanna Bauer’s Hand-Stitched Leaves Are Breathtakingly Surreal

Susanna Bauer’s Hand-Stitched Leaves Are Breathtakingly Surreal

The beautiful crocheted sculptures of Susanna Bauer appear to be intricate leather work, but the detailed geometric pieces are expertly made from dried leaves! The artist defies the brittle fragility of

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Chubbies:  Bro-tastic Shorts That Support American Jobs, Veterans

Chubbies: Bro-tastic Shorts That Support American Jobs, Veterans

With a quirky name that induces a smile across anyone’s face, Chubbies shorts don’t just support pants-free living, but also support United States veterans. The Made in the USA company has taken to

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Rana Plaza Victim Compensation Fund Finally Meets $30 Million Target

Rana Plaza Victim Compensation Fund Finally Meets $30 Million Target

Photos by Zakir Hossain Chowdhury for Zuma Press/Corbis The Clean Clothes Campaign is celebrating this week as its quest to raise funds for victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh has

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Paula Ortega Uses Milk Proteins to Make Biodegradable Jewelry

Paula Ortega Uses Milk Proteins to Make Biodegradable Jewelry

Innovative jewelry designer Paula Ortega’s new line is as fleeting as beauty itself. Made from an impossible-sounding mix of metals and milk proteins, the “wearable sculptures” are actually

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Almay’s “Simply American” Campaign Not so American, Says Watchdog

Almay’s “Simply American” Campaign Not so American, Says Watchdog

Drugstore cosmetics line Almay’s “Almay Simply American” campaign has advertising sleuths Truthinadverting.org (TINA.org) up in arms, as the line largely fails to be in fact produced in the United

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Crayola Wants You to Stop Using Its Products as Makeup

Crayola Wants You to Stop Using Its Products as Makeup

Photo by Shutterstock An alarming trend of doubling Crayola colored pencils as face makeup could leave beauty mavens with irritation and infection. Popularized by DIY beauty bloggers and vloggers like

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Everything You Need to Know About Microbeads in 2 Minutes

Everything You Need to Know About Microbeads in 2 Minutes

Microbeads seem to be in everything- face wash, makeup and soaps, but did you know they are also clogging our waterways? The teeny tiny bits of plastic appear in many of our personal hygiene products, but

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