Jasmin Malik Chua

Science-educated journalist with a passion for ethical and sustainable fashion

Jasmin Malik Chua is a writer and editor of diverse topics,
from ethical fashion to female representation in comic books.

She graduated from New York University with a master
of science in biomedical journalism.

Portfolio

Ethical Fashion

Stella McCartney Releases First Environmental Profit & Loss Account
"No leathers, feathers, or fur." That's the Stella McCartney promise. It's also an ethos that helped make 2015 its most profitable year to date, according to the British fashion...
New Campaign Calls Out "Hypocrisy" of Toxic Yoga-Apparel Brands
In "Gandhi Does Yoga," a tongue-in-cheek video by College Humor, ol' Mahatma himself rises from the dead to visit the "world's least Hindu gym." The yoga instructor, lithe and...
Bhava's Vegan Convertible Boot is Three Shoes in One
Bhava's newly launched convertible boot was made for mileage. Crafted in Spain from 100 percent vegan-friendly materials, including a solid wood heel, the "Editor" is three...
Haunting "Trashion" Gowns Illustrate Senegal's Pollution Problem
A collaboration between photographer Fabrice Monteiro and fashion designer Jah Gal, The Prophecy is a series of haunting tableaus illustrating Senegal's widespread environmental...
Reality Show Sends Young Fashionistas to Work in Cambodian Sweatshop
A young blonde woman weeps openly on camera, her manicured fingers perched wanly against her cheekbones. "I can't take it any more," she sobs in Norwegian. "What sort of life is...

Science

New Super-Thin Film Acts Like "Air Conditioner" for Buildings
Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a thin, artificially structured "metamaterial" that can cool objects without the use of water or energy. The film...
New Material Converts Sunlight, Heat, Movement into Electricity—at the Same Time
Like harnessing the power of the sun or getting a charge from physical movement, the conversion of ambient energy into electricity is getting pretty old hat. Tapping multiple...
Scott Pruitt Can't Name a Single EPA Regulation He Approves of
Scott Pruitt should send a shiver down your spine, even if your idea of environmentalism is using the same cup for a refill of your soda. At his confirmation hearing for head of...
Why Oil Prices Skyrocketed
With the cost of crude oil surging to record highs, a heated battle of blame is in full swing, with a lineup of suspects that includes the oil industry, Congress, commodity...
8 Signs the Animal Kingdom Is Out of Whack
A polar bear clinging to a melting iceberg may the poster child for global warming, but rising temperatures, pollution and other human activity are also affecting the animal...

Comic Books

OP/ED: Why SUPERGIRL Matters
I had barely turned seven when my older brother, eight years my senior, returned from the comic book store one day with a puckish glint in his eye. Thrusting the latest issue of...
Giants Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette)
Set against the rolling hills of pseudo-medieval France, Giants Beware! is the story of Claudette, a pint-size rapscallion who wears her hair short and her temper shorter. The...
Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things
Like the shadows that flicker in the corner of your eye, Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things doesn't fill you with outright terror-at least, not at first. Far more frightening...

Misc.

Knocked Up
The first pregnancy test had to have been lying, so I took a second—and then a third. Believe me, I tried to stop. Not because it was obsessive (it was), but because it was...
Go With the Flow
"Aunt Flo," crimson tide, "that time of the month": Whatever euphemism we use for menstruation, it remains—even in our enlightened times—a subject that women are all too eager...
How to Buy a Green PC
PCs and information-technology equipment consume $8 billion in annual electricity costs each year in the United States. The price is even greater when you factor in carbon...

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