This week on Eco India we focus on clothes and fashion. A startup produces ecofriendly biodegradable dyes with the help of bacteria; a firm in India uses scraps and discarded garments to make new clothes.
Bangladesh is looking for new direction in an upcoming election that is being hampered by political instability and accusations of electoral illegitimacy. However, voters say they expect the process to be transparent.
The EU has officially imposed tariffs on US jeans, motorbikes, bourbon and other items in response to a similar move from the US. The measures have some experts worried the world could be heading toward a trade war.
A decade after the Sri Lankan Civil War, the country’s economy is growing fast. The government has big plans, but high debt levels — and high levels of Chinese influence — cast a cloud as the country seeks investors.
Those leading the discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos often hardly know the realities — unlike the social entrepreneurs, some of which are also attending the high-profile gathering.
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