SOUTH AFRICA

Versace acquisition: Michael Kors needed to boost its credibility to make it in the luxury market

By acquiring the prestigious Italian fashion house, Versace, American group Michael Kors enters the luxury world, despite a lack of experience in the sector...

By St├ęphane J. G. Girod 15 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board

European retail giant Carrefour has joined other participants involved in building the IBM Food Trust blockchain network...

11 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Michael Kors grows luxury portfolio with $2bn Versace acquisition

One year after buying Jimmy Choo, US fashion company Michael Kors is acquiring Italian luxury goods house Versace for $2.1 billion...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Sep 2018

UNITED STATES

What products use industrial reinforced fiberglass?

Plastic is known for being easily moldable to just about any shape or configuration, but it is not exactly famous for its strength. That changed when companies started reinforcing plastic with fiberglass...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

From breast implants to ice cube trays: How silicone took over our kitchens

One of my ice cube trays is a small, yellow novelty tray that, when placed in the freezer, molds water into little duck-shaped pieces of ice...

By Kiersten Muenchinger 31 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

From slag to swag: The story of Earl Tupper's fantastic plastics

When American Horror Story, the Museum of Modern Art and Napoleon Dynamite pay homage to an invention, you know it's made a cultural impact in a big way.

By Marsha Bryant 28 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

De Beers enters the lab-grown diamond business

After years of vowing to never sell laboratory-made stones, De Beers Group has announced the launch of a new company that will begin marketing a new brand of lab-grown diamond jewellery...

30 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Top cotton fabric importing countries in the world

Global cotton fabric imports totalled 2.3 million tonnes in 2016, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year's level...

29 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2018

UNITED STATES

Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically

Imagine a shopper, Sarah, who is concerned about child labour and knows about groups like the Fair Wear Foundation that certify which brands sell ethically produced clothing...

By Rebecca Walker Reczek, Daniel Zane and Julie Irwin 16 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad inspires first hijab-wearing Barbie doll

Toymaker Mattel is celebrating Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad by creating and selling a Barbie doll in her likeness...

14 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2017

UNITED STATES

Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers

A new report reveals discrepancies in how manufacturers and retailers view and approach post-purchase revenue, profit and relationship-building opportunities in the aftermarket service sector...

12 Oct 2017

GLOBAL

Lego cuts jobs, overhauls business following drop in revenue

Iconic Danish toymaker Lego is set to shed 1,400 jobs after suffering its worst financial performance in over a decade...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Sep 2017

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