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Easter eggs: hunting for a solution to excessive packaging

So which Easter tradition came first? The packaging or the egg? The answer is of course not that surprising (it's the egg). The tradition of giving people eggs at spring time has roots in ancient pagan festivals...

By Elliot Woolley 18 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Barbie at 60: instrument of female oppression or positive influence?

Barbie Millicent Roberts, from Wisconsin US, is celebrating her 60th birthday. She is a toy. A doll. Yet she has grown into a phenomenon. An iconic figure, recognised by millions of children and adults worldwide...

By Gemma Witcomb 11 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Chanel buys British swimwear brand Orlebar Brown

French luxury house Chanel has acquired British tailored swimwear brand Orlebar Brown for an undisclosed sum...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occurs

The volume of edible food that is wasted is staggering. In 2017, the UN estimated that almost a third of all food that is produced is discarded...

By Megan Blake 1 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Grassroots trading to luxury leather leader: The journey of Jekyll and Hide

Jekyll and Hide founder Bernard Bultemeier talks luxury leather, global expansion, the challenges facing independent retail today and why we'll all be wearing backpacks soon...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?

The fashion industry has some major sustainability problems. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry's water consumption will grow by 50% to 118 billion cubic metres...

By Mark Sumner 23 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

How Ikea used affordable and innovative design to transform the homes of everyday consumers

For decades, Ikea has filled homes across the world with bookcases, beds, cardboard boxes and countless tea lights...

By Dan Lewis 22 Nov 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

Jimmy Choo in London IPO for Asia growth

LONDON, UK: Shoemaker to the stars Jimmy Choo unveiled plans for a London stock market listing valuing it at up to £800m. The money will be used to fund expansion in Asia.

25 Sep 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

UK bosses earn 143 times more than workers

LONDON, UK: The heads of Britain's largest companies earned 143 times more than their average employee last year, a study has revealed, exposing the growing pay gap between bosses and workers.

19 Aug 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Honda will cut UK jobs on weak European car demand

LONDON, UK: Honda will axe 340 jobs by cutting shifts at its factory in western England in response to weak European demand for its cars, the Japanese car manufacturer said.

26 Mar 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Dry weather in Brazil drives up coffee price

LONDON, UK: The price of coffee rose to the highest levels for months on Tuesday, 4 February 2014, because of exceptionally dry weather in Brazil which could crimp harvests in the country, the world's biggest producer and exporter.

5 Feb 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Jaguar Land Rover posts record sales in 2013

LONDON, UK: Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the largest car manufacturer in Britain, achieved record global sales in 2013, the Indian-owned luxury car manufacturer said.

13 Jan 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Tesco unveils its own tablet computer

LONDON, UK: Britain's biggest retailer Tesco has unveiled its first tablet computer, as the supermarket chain seeks to boost flagging sales in its domestic market.

26 Sep 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

First 'ethically-made smartphone' is a risk

LONDON, UK: A device billed as the world's first ethically sourced smartphone was unveiled in London this week and despite thousands of pre-orders its designer says the project remains a huge gamble.

20 Sep 2013

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