Clusters of silkworms munch on piles of locally-grown mulberry leaves in a white marquee in Italy's northern Veneto region. They are nourishing hopes of a revival of Italy's 1,000 year-old silk industry.
Topshop is giving a new lease of life to off-cuts of material through a new collection called "Reclaim." The UK brand's latest venture is made entirely from sustainable, surplus material and fabric remnants.
Coty's boss Bart Becht believes he is the right man to run what will become the world's biggest perfume maker, despite industry doubts over its planned mega-merger and faltering sales at the beauty products group.
The IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) said on Tuesday it is poised to launch a long-awaited world cotton futures contract later this year after U.S. policymakers passed a bill that eliminates one of the last hurdles in its way.
Greeks were bracing Monday for the effects of the tough terms of an agreement that secured the country's third bailout in five years, with many rejecting them while others said they were necessary to stay in the euro.