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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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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ReWrap: Biodegradable Designer Bags Made From Coconuts

ReWrap: Biodegradable Designer Bags Made From Coconuts

The beautiful ReWrap tree bag, which debuted at Dutch Design Week 2015 in Eindhoven, is not only chic, but also completely compostable. Made entirely from natural fibers, the savvy bag is also naturally

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Walmart Removes “Made in U.S.A.” Logos From Website

Walmart Removes “Made in U.S.A.” Logos From Website

Photo by chrisdorney/Shutterstock An investigation by the Federal Trade Commission has forced mega-discount retailer Walmart to remove “Made in the USA” labels from its webstore. Walmart was accused

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Bebe Bans Exotic-Animal Skins After Talks With PETA

Bebe Bans Exotic-Animal Skins After Talks With PETA

Retail giant Bebe has vowed to permanently ban exotic-skin animals in all of their clothing collections. Influenced by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ shocking investigation uncovering

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Fire Retardants Might Be Entering Your Body Through Your Nail Polish

Fire Retardants Might Be Entering Your Body Through Your Nail Polish

Photo by Shutterstock A new study from Duke University and the Environmental Working Group has revealed the presence of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in popular nail polishes. Published in Environment

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Study 34: Ethical, Minimal-Waste Knitwear Made With Deadstock Yarns

Study 34: Ethical, Minimal-Waste Knitwear Made With Deadstock Yarns

Fighting “fast fashion” while making fashion-forward garments from recycled materials, England’s Study 34 is taking the fashion world by storm. Founded by Eleanor O’Neill, the tiny

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“Worldbeing” is a Wearable That Helps You Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

“Worldbeing” is a Wearable That Helps You Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Most of us breeze through our chaotic lives without complete awareness of just what affect we each have on the earth. Britain’s Layer Design Studio has created a wearable device that logs and explains

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Your Favorite Wrinkle Cream Might be Raising Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Your Favorite Wrinkle Cream Might be Raising Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Photo by Shutterstock America’s obsession with youth has consumers crazed for anti-aging products, but new studies reveal what could be slowing down your wrinkles, could be linked to breast cancer. The

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Knit Aid: An Initiative to Help Knitters Help People in Need

Knit Aid: An Initiative to Help Knitters Help People in Need

Knitters are making a difference in the lives of refugees in Europe, thanks to London’s Knit Aid. Headed by pro-knitter Shahnaz Ahmed, Knit Aid utilizes the talent of fingers and knitting needles to

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Super-Absorbant Bikini Could Help Clean Up Ocean Pollution

Super-Absorbant Bikini Could Help Clean Up Ocean Pollution

What if you could help cleanse the world’s oceans just by going for a dip? The 3d-printed Sponge Suit is a modern and sexy bikini, but its also packed with pollutant-absorbing technology. The wearable

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Biz Eyes: Modular 3D-Printed Eyewear That Express Your Individuality

Biz Eyes: Modular 3D-Printed Eyewear That Express Your Individuality

Switching up your bold eyewear choices has never been as easy as with Nasim Sehat’s “Biz Eyes.” The fashionable specs come with a collection of 3D-printed interchangeable parts, letting style mavens

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Sea Turtles Wear Tiny Recycled Swimsuits for Science

Sea Turtles Wear Tiny Recycled Swimsuits for Science

A fleet of adorable sea turtles in Australia are now the most stylish sea creatures out there, wearing custom made swimsuits. Dreamed up by a team of researchers at the University of Queensland’s School

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Born Free U.S.A. Seeks Used Fur to Comfort, Rehabilitate Young Wildlife

Born Free U.S.A. Seeks Used Fur to Comfort, Rehabilitate Young Wildlife

Born Free U.S.A. has started a clothing drive like no other- asking consumers to donate fur items to help comfort orphaned wild animals. The second annual “Fur for Animals” turns the fur industry on

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