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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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Agnes the Humanoid Knitting Robot Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Agnes the Humanoid Knitting Robot Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Inventor Andy Noyes’ new creation brings the knitting machine to a new level. The Agnes Roboknit is part mannequin part robotic knitter, which knits on a circular loom with sporadic humanoid movements.

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Khmer-American Artist Sews Dollar Bills Outside NYC H&M in Protest

Khmer-American Artist Sews Dollar Bills Outside NYC H&M in Protest

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Sebastian Errazuriz Immortalizes Ex-Girlfriends With 3D-Printed Shoes

Sebastian Errazuriz Immortalizes Ex-Girlfriends With 3D-Printed Shoes

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Vivienne Westwood Wants to Make Environmental Destruction a Crime

Vivienne Westwood Wants to Make Environmental Destruction a Crime

Longtime environmentalist Vivienne Westwood is using her pull in fashion to rally her fans to back the End Ecocide in Europe initiative.  The proposal aims to hold big businesses accountable for

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Goodwill San Francisco Launches Tech-Enabled Textile-Recycling Bin

Goodwill San Francisco Launches Tech-Enabled Textile-Recycling Bin

Goodwill of San Francisco has launched what it’s calling the world’s first tech-enabled textile-recycling bin. Designed to make donating clothes, shoes, household linens, and other textiles as

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New Mascara-Testing Procedure Uses Protozoa Instead of Rabbits

New Mascara-Testing Procedure Uses Protozoa Instead of Rabbits

Photo by Shutterstock Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a reliable method to test the irritability of mascara, using tiny protozoa.  Since rabbits are commonly used by labs to test

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Maine Governor Paul LePage Wants Children to Work to Boost Economy

Maine Governor Paul LePage Wants Children to Work to Boost Economy

Maine’s Governor Paul LePage wowed the audience at the 73rd annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show by advocating to bring back child labor. The Tea Party politician urged the trade show attendees to

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Penn. Lawmaker Wants to Ban Axe Body Spray From Schools

Penn. Lawmaker Wants to Ban Axe Body Spray From Schools

Legislators in Pennsylvania schools want allergy-prone kids to experience a fragrance-free educational experience by banning scented products from school. Headed by State Representative Marcia Hahn

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Deadly Fire That Killed 7 at Garment Factory in Italy Had Barred Windows

Deadly Fire That Killed 7 at Garment Factory in Italy Had Barred Windows

Photos by Gianni Cipriano for the New York Times A deadly blaze in a sweat shop in Prato on the outskirts of Florence has left seven Chinese immigrant workers dead- and flared up racial tensions in the

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Pollution-Absorbing “PHNX” Garment Reacts to its Environment by Changing Color

Pollution-Absorbing “PHNX” Garment Reacts to its Environment by Changing Color

Lauren Bowker’s beautiful PHNX fashion pieces transform from one color to the next, in reaction to the climate around them.  Using thermochromatic ink, the designer infused delicate feathers to create

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Canada’s Ontario Government Says No to Sweatshop Labor for Clothing

Canada’s Ontario Government Says No to Sweatshop Labor for Clothing

Photo by Paul McKinnon/Shutterstock The Ontario government will be taking a giant step toward sustainability and ethical sourcing, by requiring the companies that make uniforms for Canadian civil servants

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Victoria’s Secret Debuts 3D-Printed Lingerie at Annual Fashion Show

Victoria’s Secret Debuts 3D-Printed Lingerie at Annual Fashion Show

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Juniper Ridge’s Wild-Harvested Fragrances Capture Nature in a Bottle

Juniper Ridge’s Wild-Harvested Fragrances Capture Nature in a Bottle

Photo by Lori Zimmer for Ecouterre With a belief that fragrances should not be fake, Juniper Ridge is the world’s only wild fragrance company. Each of Juniper Ridge’s products are made by harvesting

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PETA’s Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide Shows You “How to Wear Vegan”

PETA’s Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide Shows You “How to Wear Vegan”

Just in time for the holiday shopping craze, PETA has launched a website that takes the guesswork out of buying cruelty-free gifts. How to Wear Vegan has all the information you need to pick and choose

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Retailers Are Lying to You About Those Black Friday “Discounts”

Retailers Are Lying to You About Those Black Friday “Discounts”

Stores across the country will be offering what appear to be massive discounts on Black Friday, but industry insiders know that these sales are just a grand illusion. Most of the deeply discounted

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GRAPHIC: Shocking PETA Video Shows Fur Ripped From Angora Rabbits

GRAPHIC: Shocking PETA Video Shows Fur Ripped From Angora Rabbits

Photo by Shutterstock Investigators at PETA China have just released bone-chilling footage of workers violently ripping rabbit fur from the animals bodies as they scream in pain, to fuel the growing

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LUSH Prize Awards £250,000 to Innovators Against Animal Testing

LUSH Prize Awards £250,000 to Innovators Against Animal Testing

Full disclosure: LUSH paid for the author’s travel and accommodation; opinions expressed here are her own. LUSH Cosmetics celebrated the second year of its prestigious LUSH Prize, which awards

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3D-Printed Silver, Stainless Steel Jewelry Available at Neiman Marcus

3D-Printed Silver, Stainless Steel Jewelry Available at Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus is pushing technology as well as fashion, by adding two 3D printed products to their catalog. In a partnership with Shapeways, the retailer will offer customers an engraveable heart pendant

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