Hi, I’m Jasmin.
A writer and editor with two decades of publishing experience, 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.
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.)
In 2015, I received an award for my work. 🎉🎉🎉
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, as are … haunted houses.
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.
As a former copy editor for publications such as Computer Shopper and Print, I value the important of crisp, clean, yet comprehensive prose. (The Oxford comma is my ride or die but I can—begrudgingly—write in AP Style.)
I live in northern 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.