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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Coming Soon: Clothes That Convert Solar Energy Into Heat

Coming Soon: Clothes That Convert Solar Energy Into Heat

Photo by Shutterstock A new material developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could be used for self-warming clothing that hones heat from the sun. Made from a polymer film,

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L’Oréal Debuts UV-Monitoring “Smart” Skin Patch at CES

L’Oréal Debuts UV-Monitoring “Smart” Skin Patch at CES

Cosmetic giant L’Oreal’s latest foray into wearable technology is surprisingly not an amped up lipstick or eye shadow, but instead a UV tracking sticker that could help prevent skin cancer. Designed

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Inflatable “Sleep Hoodie” Lets You Catch a Nap Anytime, Anywhere

Inflatable “Sleep Hoodie” Lets You Catch a Nap Anytime, Anywhere

Napping has never been so easy, thanks to a new inflatable hoodie. Designed by Josh Woodle, and manufactured in the U.S. of A., the “Hypnos Hoodie’s” hood transforms into an ergonomic pillow with

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Rabbit: A Simple, Functional, California-Made Apparel Line for Runners

Rabbit: A Simple, Functional, California-Made Apparel Line for Runners

The newly launched rabbit performance running apparel brand lets dedicated runners “run free.” The affordable line was designed without all the bells and whistles, created after rigorous study to

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Russell Simmons Wants Lululemon to Stop Using Down Feathers

Russell Simmons Wants Lululemon to Stop Using Down Feathers

Photo by s_bukley/Shutterstock Hip-hop entrepreneur and yoga fanatic Russell Simmons has written an open letter to yoga clothing retailer Lululemon on behalf of PETA. In his plea, Simmons asks the popular

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Actress Amy Smart Leads Animal-Testing Support Group in New PSA

Actress Amy Smart Leads Animal-Testing Support Group in New PSA

Photo by DFree/Shutterstock Finding cruelty-free and ethical cosmetics and household items is even easier now, thanks to Leaping Bunny’s new mobile app and extensive website relaunch. Kicked off with a

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ShiftWear Lets You Customize Your Sneakers Via Smartphone

ShiftWear Lets You Customize Your Sneakers Via Smartphone

An incredible feat of wearable technology could be your new, customizable kicks. The amazing new sneaker company, ShiftWear, fuses a digital screen and wearable fabric, enabling fashion forward mavens to

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Mammoth Outerwear Gives Canadian-Made Parkas a Cruelty-Free Twist

Mammoth Outerwear Gives Canadian-Made Parkas a Cruelty-Free Twist

Mammoth Outerwear is launching a campaign to take the fur out of winter wear. In a new Kickstarter campaign, the clothing company is offering up super-warm jackets that buck the trend of “Made in

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Leona Lewis Speaks Out About Child Labor, Animal Cruelty in Bangladesh Tanning Industry

Leona Lewis Speaks Out About Child Labor, Animal Cruelty in Bangladesh Tanning Industry

Photo by LaCameraChiara/Shutterstock Singer Leona Lewis has signed on with PETA, in an attempt to expose the horrors behind the leather industry based in Bangladesh. In a new video released by PETA, Lewis

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Ohhio’s Extremely Chunky Knits Are What Dreams Are Made of

Ohhio’s Extremely Chunky Knits Are What Dreams Are Made of

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This App Lets You Know How Ethical Your Fashion Brands Are

This App Lets You Know How Ethical Your Fashion Brands Are

Photo by Shutterstock On the heels of Black Friday and into holiday shopping season, a new app will let Australian shoppers make more ethical choices. Good on You not only clues in shoppers on the ethics

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Upshift Swap Shop Ships Gently Used Clothing to Your Door

Upshift Swap Shop Ships Gently Used Clothing to Your Door

Photo by Shutterstock Sustainable shoppers in Madison, Wisconsin have enjoyed trading in quality clothing at Upshift, but soon swap savvy shoppers across the country will be able to join in. Started by

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Athena: A Wearable Device Designed to Reduce Sexual Assault

Athena: A Wearable Device Designed to Reduce Sexual Assault

The tiny Athena device could help keep women safe from sexual assault. Designed by startup Roar For Good, the prevention device can be worn easily on a belt loop or on a necklace. When activated, the

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Smartphone App Helps You Take the First Step Toward a Responsible Shoe Industry

Smartphone App Helps You Take the First Step Toward a Responsible Shoe Industry

With global concerns for ethical fashions after tragedies such as the collapse of the Rana Plaza sweatshop in 2013, the “Change Your Shoes” campaign hopes to shed light on another facet of the fashion

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Fashion Takes Action Teach Kids to Be Responsible Consumers

Fashion Takes Action Teach Kids to Be Responsible Consumers

Photo by Shutterstock Toronto’s Fashion Takes Action has made a name for itself promoting social and environmental sustainability in the fashion world. The non-profit is gearing up their educational

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D’Lord: Raw-Denim Jeans Made in the U.S.A. From Organic Cotton, Hemp

D’Lord: Raw-Denim Jeans Made in the U.S.A. From Organic Cotton, Hemp

Newly launched D’lord Denim was made for men who want to change the world in style. Carefully sourced from a meticulously vetted supply chain and made by factories paying fair wages, the line is made

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Animal-Rights Activists Protests U.K.’s Continued Use of Bearskin Hats

Animal-Rights Activists Protests U.K.’s Continued Use of Bearskin Hats

Photo by ImageFlow/Shutterstock Buckingham Palace guardsmen are under ridicule, as animal rights activists implore the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense for turning bear skins into guardsmen hats.

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Is Vegan Wool Fashion’s Next Big Thing?

Is Vegan Wool Fashion’s Next Big Thing?

This winter, stay toasty with cruelty-free wool jackets by New York designer Vaute. The brainchild of Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, the Vaute winter coat line features plush vegan fabrics developed by Hilgart

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