In 1921, perfumer Ernest Beaux discovered that adding synthetic aldehydes to natural rose and jasmine scents produced just the right fragrance combination for the iconic CHANEL No. 5 perfume. Today, perfume makers have more than 3,000 synthetic scent molecules in their palettes. However, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of Read More →

The capital city of Dhaka. Textile factory in Savar, in the suburbs of Dhaka where work about six thousands employees. Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh in June 17, 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Photo by Frédéric Soltan /Corbis via Getty Images) The $2.5 trillion fashion and apparel industry is an economic heavyweight. One of the Read More →

Cibjo, the World Jewellery Confederation, has underscored the promotion and development of a sustainable, community-based pearl farming sector in Fiji at the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York. Gaetano Cavalieri, president of Cibjo, joined a high-level delegation from the Republic of Fiji, led by Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, to talk about sustainable pearling initiatives at Read More →

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