Spain, the world’s second largest perfume exporter, exceeds 72,000 hectares of essential oil crops

Crops such as lemon in Levante and Murcia, lavender in Castilla-La Mancha and Castilla y León, and rockrose in Andalusia have a positive impact on the depopulated rural areas of Spain. These crops allow the industry to utilize these raw materials for natural ingredients in perfumes and cosmetics.Val Díez, the general director of Stanpa and vice president of the Perfume Academy, emphasized the crucial role of farmers in the development and production of essential oils. She highlighted that “…

Stella McCartney links with Protein Evolution on mixed-fibre textile recycling

As part of the research & development partnership, the two businesses are looking to use Protein Evolution’s enzyme-based tech to give a new life to synthetic fabrics and other plastic waste, in a way that’s low-emission and eco-friendly. The aim is to create fibres that are “good as new”.As mentioned, they’re particularly looking at mixed textile waste, including polyester and nylon. The difficulties or recycling mixed fibres have been a major issue for fashion firms seeking to be …

UK’s first craft denim wash facility opens in London

Claiming to be the capital’s sole denim clothing manufacturer, the launch of BLA’s Denim Wash Lab and Innovation Hub “will give British brands and designers the opportunity to conduct R&D on-shore in the UK for the first time”, the company said.Additionally, it opens up the opportunity for the very first time for students to “have access to a world-class facility on their home turf”. 

In line with BLA’s core values, the washing and finishing lab will be a space where stud…

UK and EU both approve Brexit trade deal, no tariffs, but more paperwork

Britain and the European Union signed the deal on Wednesday and the British parliament will finalise its implementation, ending over four years of negotiation and safeguarding nearly $1 trillion of annual trade. The deal is tariff-free, but will involve a lot more paperwork for trade between the UK and EU. Both sides said it was a chance to begin a new chapter in a relationship forged as Europe rebuilt after World War Two, but which has often seen Britain as a reluctant participant in ever-t…

Conditions in Leicester factories still questioned, workers remain underpaid – report

The report said that at the heart of the updated evidence is a disconnect: “Enforcement bodies have found relatively modest non-compliance in Leicester, while Commissioners spoke to other bodies and individuals who believed non-compliance to be widespread and flagrant”. The update comes after working conditions at Leicester factories came under the spotlight in 2020คำพูดจาก Web Game Casino . And …

Virus lockdowns give major boost to e-commerce

Recent data shows a shift to shopping online — according to Kantar consulting group, international e-commerce grew 41 percent in only three months compared with 22 percent growth for 2020 as a whole to date, as the pandemic “transformed” retail habits.The trend was brought into sharp relief on August 18, when British high street mainstay Marks & Spencer announced it was culling 7,000 staff.

Hours later, in contrast, online behemoth Amazon said it was hiring 3,500 in the United States.T…