Spiber’s protein-derived fibre now produced on industrial scale

Goldwin wants to use more sustainable materials, and is planning to increase the share of fabrics derived from brewed protein to 10% by 2030. The R&D partnership between Spiber and Goldwin, which began eight years ago, has produced t-shirts, jackets and sweaters, but only in limited quantities because of the initial constraints on the fibre’s output volumes.“Our process is similar to beer b…

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UK consumer confidence is down, but worse is to come says GfK

What’s perhaps more surprising is that confidence has only decreased by two points to reach -9 for March. In fact, one of the five measures that researcher GfK uses for its long-running survey actually increased, while another stayed the same, although three decreased.The fact that the index didn’t drop by a larger amount could be due to the timing of the survey as it came just before the loc…

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UK economy saw partial recovery in Q3, recession risks ahead

Tuesday’s data also showed government borrowing sped up last month to pay for the mounting cost of the coronavirus crisis.Gross domestic product grew by a record 16.0% from July to September, revised up from a previous estimate of 15.5%.

But that still did not make up for its 18.8% slump in the second quarter, when much of the economy was shut down.Britain’s economy was hit harder by …

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Amazon settlement with EU antitrust regulators possible by year end

Settling the EU investigations means the company will avoid a fine of as much as 10% of its global turnover.Faced with charges of using its size, power and data to push its own products to gain an unfair advantage over rival merchants that also use its platform, Amazon in July offered to refrain from using sellers’ data for its own competing retail business and its private label products.คำ…

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‘Bangladesh govt, industry need to ensure RMG workers’ rights’

The RMG industry and the government should also ensure that the rights of the workers are fully protected, said Bernicat during a discussion on ‘The State of Fire Safety in Bangladesh’ that was organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Dhaka.ILO is working towards improving fire and general building safety in Bangladesh, an initiative funded by the US department of labour.…

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