August 24, 2017

Leather grown using biotechnology is about to hit the catwalk

LEATHERMAKING is an ancient craft. The oldest leather artefact found so far is a 5,500-year-old shoe from a cave in Armenia, but paintings in Egyptian tombs […]
August 24, 2017

Sewing clothes still needs human hands. But for how much longer?

Sew long and thanks for all the jobs IN 1970 William J. Bank, president of the Blue Jeans Corporation, predicted that there would be a man […]
August 24, 2017

Poor extroverts spend proportionately more on buying status

EVEN when money is short, an occasional high-end experience is tempting. From luxury clothes to a round of golf, splurging not only makes people feel better, […]
August 24, 2017

Diamonds are rare on Earth. Elsewhere, they fall from the sky

In the sky, with diamonds IN THE marketplaces of planet Earth diamonds are both desirable and scarce, and that makes them expensive. Both the demand and […]