FIVE FROM FINLAND: Top index rankings for 2021

Sustainable development, well being of women, happiness, healthcare and start-ups – Finland has been recognised in a wide range of global indices over the past 12 months. By guest author Zhanna Koiviola 2021, yet another year largely shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, is wrapping up fast. As more and more countries are embarking on a … More FIVE FROM FINLAND: Top index rankings for 2021

Virgil Abloh, Barrier-Breaking Designer, Is Dead at 41

His expansive approach to design inspired comparisons to artists including Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons. For him, clothes were totems of identity. By guest author Vanessa Friedman. Vanessa Friedman is The Times’s fashion director and chief fashion critic. She was previously the fashion editor of the Financial Times. Virgil Abloh, the barrier-breaking Black designer whose … More Virgil Abloh, Barrier-Breaking Designer, Is Dead at 41

YY Nation launches world’s lowest carbon footprint sneaker

New Zealand-based sustainable shoe brand, YY Nation, is launching in the U.S. with its eco-friendly Legacy Footwear Collection, which includes the world’s lowest carbon footprint sneaker. YY Nation’s Nimbo shoe, constructed from bamboo and algae, has the industry’s lightest carbon footprint of 5.45kg CO2e (ISO 14067 Certified), which is three times less carbon emissions than … More YY Nation launches world’s lowest carbon footprint sneaker

Unifi reaches 30 billion bottle recycling target early

Unifi, based in Greensboro, North Carolina, has turned more than 30 billion post-consumer plastic bottles into Repreve recycled performance fibers, which are used by hundreds of the world’s most recognizable companies. Only two brands used Repreve when it was first introduced by Unifi. More than 1000 manufacturers employ recycled performance fibers around the world, and … More Unifi reaches 30 billion bottle recycling target early

FibreTrace to create Africa’s first fully traceable cotton supply chain

Industrial park developer and operator ARISE IIP and traceable fiber technology company FibreTrace, have unveiled a new pilot program that will enable Africa’s first fully traceable cotton supply chain. The new pilot partnership between FibreTrace and ARISE IIP will provide spinner-to-garment traceability at the Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone, where the latter’s planned Republic of Benin spinning … More FibreTrace to create Africa’s first fully traceable cotton supply chain

Ransomware is your biggest threat, UK’s NCSC CEO’s tells business

By guest author Oliver Pickup, a multi-award-winning journalist, he specialises in technology, business and sport, and contributes to a wide range of publications. As head of the National Cyber Security Centre, Lindy Cameron believes company leaders must improve preparedness and resilience by educating staff – and themselves. Lindy Cameron is a difficult person to reach. … More Ransomware is your biggest threat, UK’s NCSC CEO’s tells business