Australian scientists are trying to change the face of fashion by turning animal waste into wearable fabric. They believe that chicken feathers can be turned into a biodegradable fiber from which new fabrics could be developed (discover the video in the article).
Exports of Swiss watches fell for a fifth month in row in March, with sales in the key markets of Hong Kong and the United States dropping fast as spending on luxury items shrank, data showed on Thursday 23 April.
There is only one step between fashion and politics; a step that Georges Marciano may now be taking. The co-founder of Guess has announced his candidacy in the elections for Governor of California and could therefore succeed Arnold Schwarzenegger.
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), specialist producer of aromas and flavourings, has announced that Keven Berryman, formerly of Nestlé Professional, will take the posts of Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.
Switzerland's trade surplus was cut by over 27 percent in the first quarter due in part to a boom in imports of gold ornaments from Asia that are being melted down and made into bullion, data showed Thursday 23 April.
Demand for affordable designer clothes, such as a 60 pound ($87) leopardskin print dress by Julien Macdonald, helped retailer Debenhams beat first-half profit forecasts and eased fears about its debts.
U.S. online auctioneer eBay Inc won final approval from South Korea's antitrust watchdog for its planned acquisition of Gmarket Inc, subject to conditions such as a commission freeze for the next three years.
Steven Madden Ltd raised its 2009 profit outlook and the shoe maker expects to report first-quarter results above market estimates, driven by the performance of the Steve Madden Womens and Madden Girl brands.
Shoe company Deckers Outdoor Corp posted better-than-expected first-quarter results, helped by strength in its UGG brand, but it forecast a second-quarter loss, sending its shares down more than 7 percent.
The textile and sports equipment group Lafuma announced on Tuesday 21 April a slight increase in its turnover for the first half (to the end of March) of the 2008/2009 fiscal year, and its intention to increase its capital by around €10 million.
Style Network has ordered a new reality series about the world of mother-daughter socialites. In "Mothers and Daughters of Dallas" (the show's working title), the Comcast-owned fashion-themed network will tell the stories of wealthy women in the Lone Star State as they struggle to maintain their status.