Fashion trending footwear made from recycled water bottles
27 March 2017 | 4:10 pm
A San Francisco start-up is embracing environmental sustainability and cashing in with a line of woman's shoes made of recycles water bottles.
31 Mar 2019
Not far from the capital Abuja you can find the largest house made from plastic bottles in Africa. Over 200,000 bottles went into creating the construction, making use of the discarded plastic in the country.
24 Jul 2019
A pair of 1972 running shoes, one of the first pairs made by Nike Inc, sold for $437,500 on Tuesday, shattering the record for a pair of sneakers at public auction. Sotheby's head of eCommerce, Noah Wunsch, explains what makes them so special. Rough cut - no reporter narration.
20 Sep 2019
DW’s very own style maven Gerhard Elfers has an important message: Don't give shoes for birthdays, Christmas or as a present in general! Too risky. They must be selected with utmost care, for shoes reflect our personality.
28 Oct 2019
Al Guido, President of the San Francisco 49ers, talks about becoming the first sports team to include food and beverage items as a benefit for its season ticket holders with Scarlet Fu on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close."
7 Feb 2020
As sandal season fast approaches, a new exhibit on ancient footwear at a top Italian museum seeks to remind today's well-heeled that when it comes to fashion, do as the Romans did.
22 Jun 2020
Hundreds of protesters in San Francisco mark Juneteenth, the end of slavery and liberation of black people in the US by marching through downtown and calling for increased funding for schools and black youth.
28 Jul 2020
Residents in one Berlin neighborhood were bemused when their shoes began vanishing. The prolific shoe thief turned out to be a fashion-conscious fox with a passion for footwear.
Nigeria to ban sale of alcohol in sachet and small bottles, JSS 3, 2 to resume Sept 21 in Lagos and more
13 Sep 2020
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14 Feb 2021
Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are no longer in favor in San Francisco, where the school board has voted to change the name of 44 schools it says bear the names of people associated with racism, slavery or colonization. The decision to rename schools has sparked debate among residents who support and critize the move.
13 Mar 2021
South Africa's community of aficionados of sneakers has been growing since the 1990s. Trendy dressers are willing to fork out as much as 100,000 rand (USD4,500) for their footwear.
17 Apr 2021
Thousands of glass and plastic bottles lie across the floor of Tran Ngoc Thang's ornamental fish farm in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, each home to an aggressive, brightly coloured betta fish.
28 Apr 2021
A San Francisco paper store is displaying thousands of origami hearts with positive messages, to show support for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the city after a wave of anti-Asian attacks. Linda Mihara, an origami artist and owner of the paper store "Paper Tree", says she has received over 4,000 origami hearts, which she displays in her store's window. "I wanted to do something that would counter the hate," she says. "And so, the best way to counter the hate is with love."
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US oil company ExxonMobil recorded a net profit of $56 billion last year, beating its previous 2008 record. It benefitted from a surge in prices following the Russian invasion of Ukraine and a cost-cutting drive during the pandemic.
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Getting enough sleep is essential to good health, but millions of people struggle with it. As a result, many of us turn to calming music in the hopes that it will lull us to sleep.
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Australia will replace the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on its $5 banknote with a new design to reflect and honor the history of its Indigenous culture. King Charles III will feature on Australian coins, though.
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Women in low-income communities in India learn how to use energy efficiently. It’s a win-win for the climate as well as the household budget. For many it is the first time they understand the connection between fossil fuels and global warming.
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Scientists in Brazil are hopeful that a campaign to vaccinate endangered monkeys against yellow fever could save them from extinction. The last outbreak of the disease decimated the population of highly vulnerable golden lion tamarin monkeys.
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For months, European leaders have sought a united response to the US Inflation Reduction Act, or IRA. That plan, announced by the White House last year, favours American-made climate technology through subsidies and tax credits. But EU chiefs say the policy discriminates against Washington's closest partner, Europe.