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Don't imitate: recycle and innovate

Eco-friendly accessories in Munich

You are what you wear. A phrase, containing in itself more than a combination of yellow skirt, pattern t-shirt and funky shoes. It raises awareness in consumer decisions and their long term impact on the environment of our planet. And since the fashion industry is one of the most environment-damaging in the world, let's have a closer look at what exactly we have in our wardrobes, how healthy and eco-friendly it is and can we turn the scary pollution statistics into beauty and esthetics.

My first real interaction with accessories made of recycled materials was around Christmas last year, when I met the young fashion designer Jara Altamirano in Munich. She had the ambition to spread the Love with eco-friendly...

Drop in German business confidence

German business confidence slips, yet again
German business confidence has dipped again to its lowest level in almost two years, according to Ifo, the Munich-based think tank's influential...

Germany in the top three for electric vehicle sales in 2013

Electric car sales show strong growth
There are 52,729 electric vehicles on the roads of Europe. The top five nations on electric vehicle sales in 2013 are France, where an electric car is...

BMW and Toyota to develop a fuel cell vehicle

BMW and Toyota to develop a fuel cell vehicle
MUNICH (awp international) - BMW and Toyota will jointly develop a fuel cell-powered vehicle by 2020. The two car companies have signed an agreement...

Call for change in German TV

Entertainment as business - it works
When stand-up comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld came up with the idea for a show about nothing at the end of the 80's, they had no idea that it...

Bavarian companies beg for workers

September 1st is traditionally the first day to start apprenticeship in Germany. In the past, this was the time when politicians asked companies to...

Under the Hellas boardwalk

Austerity measures drag Europe ever backwards.
A public sector bloated by corruption and cronyism, practices for which Greece has been ridiculed, can also be found in what might be considered more...

InterNations Prepares for 7th Birthday

InterNations prepares for 7th birthday party in Munich
The 181st Oktoberfest isn't the only anticipated event in Germany this September. InterNations, the world's largest expatriate social network, is...

Eurozone emerges from recession

Eurozone exits recession following an unprecedented 18 months of economic contraction
The eurozone has finally emerged from recession following an unprecedented 18 months of economic contraction. Its GDP grew by 0.3% in the second...

Amazon and the eBook story

Amazon Kindle--- days numbered?
Recent kindle releases have shown Amazon's eagerness to battle it out with Apple and Samsung on the tablet market. Amazon has released several tablet...

German government stalls plans for aerospace & arms merger of BAE and EADS

Aerospace & arms merger of BAE and EADS in doubt
As British BAE and German/French aerospace and arms firms rush their plan to merge by October 10th, the German government has demanded more time to...

Impressive stats for Munich tourism

Already a tourist destination for other Germans and people around the world, Munich's tourism figures for the first half of 2012 are even better than...

Olympics 2022: bid to lose

Munich has already won one gold when it hosted the Olympics in 1972. Is it really prudent to bid on the 2022 Winter Games again?
In 1972 the capital...
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