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 Sprout-Covered Vest is a Chia Pet You Can Wear

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Juvenile Ostriches “Butchered” for Hermès, Prada Bags, Says PETA

Juvenile Ostriches “Butchered” for Hermès, Prada Bags, Says PETA

The secret side of luxury ostrich handbags has been revealed in a haunting new video by PETA. Shot in South African slaughterhouses, the film shows the grim lives of newly hatched ostriches, who are

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Clothing Rental Could Become the Norm on British High Street, Says Report

Clothing Rental Could Become the Norm on British High Street, Says Report

Photo by Shutterstock As clothing trends change as quickly as the seasons, British high street stores are considering going the way of Netflix- offering up high end clothing for rent to their fashionista

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Oros Uses NASA Technology to Create Cruelty-Free Insulated Jackets

Oros Uses NASA Technology to Create Cruelty-Free Insulated Jackets

The team behind Oros will keep you warmer than ever this winter, using NASA-certified insulation! Aerogel, the same material used for NASA space suits and the Mars Rover is now being used to outfit

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The Body Shop Wants to be the World’s Most Sustainable Business

The Body Shop Wants to be the World’s Most Sustainable Business

To celebrate their 40th birthday, The Body Shop is launching a new commitment to become the world’s most ethical and sustainable business. The vigorous commitment will include programs in all facets of

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Cora: An Organic-Tampon Subscription Service That Helps Girls in Need

Cora: An Organic-Tampon Subscription Service That Helps Girls in Need

Don’t be fooled by Cora’s sleek designer packaging. The tampon subscription service is more than a good-looking way to deal with “that time of month.” For one thing, Cora’s

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Iran’s “Walls of Kindness” Are Helping People in Need Stay Warm

Iran’s “Walls of Kindness” Are Helping People in Need Stay Warm

Photos by Vahid Salemi for Associated Press Nobody knows who started Iran’s first “Wall of Kindness,” but the similar setups have sprouted up all over the Middle Eastern country. A

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Thousands of Women in India Create World’s Largest Crochet Blanket

Thousands of Women in India Create World’s Largest Crochet Blanket

Thousands of women made history in Chennai, India on Sunday by breaking the Guinness World Record for largest crochet blanket. The all-female endeavor, organized by a private Facebook group known as

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You Might Reconsider Your Canada Goose Jacket After Watching This

You Might Reconsider Your Canada Goose Jacket After Watching This

The footage may just be 15 seconds long, but already it’s been viewed more than 17 million times. Its subject? A coyote struggling in a steel trap, a shotgun trained toward its head. For People for

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ThermalTech Launches Line of Solar-Powered “Smart” Jackets

ThermalTech Launches Line of Solar-Powered “Smart” Jackets

ThermalTech’s cozy jackets suck up power from the sun to keep you toasty this winter. Sleek and comfortable, the innovative jacket uses smart fabric technology, rather than bulky layers of insulation to

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“The Talk’s” Sharon Osbourne Explains Why She Stopped Wearing Fur

“The Talk’s” Sharon Osbourne Explains Why She Stopped Wearing Fur

Photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock Sharon Osbourne is the latest celebrity to take a stand against animal fur. Although The Talk co-host wore fur coats during her music-managing and The Osbournes days,

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Save the Duck Wins PETA Award for Cruelty-Free Plumtech Insulation

Save the Duck Wins PETA Award for Cruelty-Free Plumtech Insulation

Save the Duck’s fantastic Plumtech synthetic insulating fiber has just nabbed the Innovator for Animals Award, presented by PETA. Made from recycled polyester, the sustainable, cruelty-free fabric

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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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