The shop where Ria Schäfli works is called Original unverpackt, a word play on the German phrase for “in the original packaging”. In fact, when the Berlin store opened in 2014 it was one of the first to offer food products without packaging. Founder Milena Glimbovski has been honoured as Berlin’s Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2018/2019.
Berlin (dpa) - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday kicked off the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus School of Art, Architecture and Design. Speaking at an event in Berlin, Steinmeier described the school, founded in 1919 by the architect Walter Gropius in the central German city of Weimar, as synonymous with the modern. Steinmeier also noted the influence of the school, which sparked an international artistic and aesthetic movement: "The Bauhaus is among the most important and influential cultural products of our country worldwide." Germany is to mark the 100th anniversary with more than 500 exhibitions and events across the nation, grouped together under the slogan "Die Welt neu denken" (Rethink the world).
There is growing demand for organically produced food. The European Union (EU) is the second largest single market for organic products after the USA, and Germany is the largest organic food market in the EU. In 2017 the sector achieved annual sales of just over ten billion euros in Germany. The Federal Government is supporting the expansion of organic farming.
Berlin (dpa) - German weapons exports declined by almost a quarter in 2018 when compared to the previous year, according to an Economy Ministry statement responding to a lawmaker's question. The overall value of weapons sales fell by 22.7 per cent between 2017 and 2018, from 6.2 billion euros to 4.8 billion euros (7 billion dollars to 5.5 billion dollars). The drop in exports was heaviest to countries that are neither members of the EU or NATO, a market that is a source of controversy in Germany, where fears are growing that German weapons are being used in increasingly violent foreign wars.
Berlin (dpa) – A century ago, the foundations for one of the world's leading art movements were put in place when the German architect Walter Gropius established a revolutionary modernist design school in the central city of Weimar: the Bauhaus.
T-shirts made of wood…might make you think of brittle chips rather than fine threads. But the WoodShirts produced by the start-up wijld prove the opposite. The fabric made from wood fibres is softer than cotton, more stable and – like a functional material – can absorb and release moisture better. This keeps the wooden shirts fresh for longer. They are also more environmentally friendly: large quantities of water and pesticides are used in conventional cotton production. Not so in sustainable forestry, where wijld gets the wood for its clothing. The shirts are produced only in Europe and under fair working conditions. This start-up combines fashion and sustainability – for the common good.
Berlin (dpa) - Fashion designers, models and photographers from around the world gathered at an old electrical substation in the German capital on Monday night for the opening of Berlin Fashion Week.
Potsdam, Germany (dpa) - It's too early to think about who might one day be filling the shoes of Chancellor Angela Merkel, said the head of the German leader's party on Monday, as a survey revealed trust in the longtime leader to be on the rise.