About

Hi, I’m Jasmin.

I’m the sourcing and labor editor at Sourcing Journal, where I write about the apparel and footwear supply chain through the lens of sustainability and labor rights.

I have a bachelor of science in animal biology from the National University of Singapore and a master of science in biomedical journalism from New York University.

My work has appeared in the New York Times, Vox, Vogue Business, The Business of Fashion, The Daily Beast, Fashionista, Refinery29, The Nation, Nylon, and InStyle, among others.

Until 2017, I was the founding managing editor of Ecouterre, an ethical-fashion website that was not only groundbreaking in 2009 but also gained a significant following in its seven-plus years of existence.

I juggled a coterie of stringers, packaged stories, managed multiple forms of social media, played graphic designer, dispatched a weekly newsletter, and spoke at length at a number of expert panels. (Here’s one I did with H&M and Vogue.)

My passions and expertise include the apparel industry’s social and environmental impact, sustainable fibers and textiles, and fashion history and culture. (The Council of Fashion Designers of America lists me as a sustainability resource, #nbd.) Biomaterials, the circular economy, and solutions to the plastic crisis are my jam.

I’ve also written about retail intelligence, climate change, astronomy, comic books, green architecture, waste management, wildlife science, spacesuit design, Asian-American food, the British royal family, and the psychology of online trolls.

Fun fact: The New York Times once quoted me as an expert on ethical pet ownership.

I live in New Jersey with my husband, daughter, two of the worst cats in the history of cats, and, to my infinite despair, several metric tons of Lego.