In a rapidly changing world, MADE in Germany examines the risks and benefits of digitalization and its impact on the way we work, what we earn and how we live. The program also investigates the ethics of business, and showcases young entrepreneurs who are redefining the workplace. Instead of just crunching the numbers, MADE delves deeper into issues and also explores the emotional side to stories.
DW style guru Gerhard Elfers recommends steering clear of cheap suits, if possible. His advice is to buy good quality garments secondhand or when they’re on offer. But if you do have a cheap suit, all is not lost.
Single-use plastic bags are illegal in Bangladesh, but they’re often used anyway because there’s no clear substitute for them. Now a researcher has managed to turn jute into a material that looks very similar, but is completely biodegradable.
Germany needs expertise from abroad, and a big hurdle for foreigners trying to apply for work there is getting recognition for qualifications received abroad. Tarek Khouli’s degree from Syria was finally accepted by the authorities.
Inventions like computers and telephones took time to change societies. What are the earmarks of a groundbreaking invention? MADE takes a closer look at a few products that fundamentally altered our world – and the people who profited from them.
EVs are so quiet they can be dangerous, so the EU is requiring an acoustic warning device. The buzzing noise they produce is less thrilling than the roar of a combustion engine sports car. Sound designers are working on fake authentic sounds.
The construction industry is booming in Germany right now. But many firms are having a hard time finding workers who are masters of their trade. What might persuade more young people to become craft workers?