Also interesting for the green segment: Merchant in E-commerce – a new skilled occupation for Germany

Merchant in E-commerce is the first merchant profession that occupies itself primarily with digital business models. – Foto: Pixabay

The commercial and buying behaviour of customers is becoming increasingly more digital. According to the Bundesverband E-Commerce und Versandhandel Deutschland e.V. (German E-commerce and Mail Order Trade Association), the online sector already recorded an 11.1 percent increase in the first six months of this year compared to the same period of the previous year. Even if it is slightly more reserved, this development towards digitalisation is also evident in the green industry.

Good indoor climate, higher humidity, less harmful materials… Strong sales arguments for room plants in winter

Anthuriums – Photo: anthuriuminfo

The heating in closed rooms is a widespread problem during the winter months, since it leads to the mucous membranes drying out. Viruses and bacteria – the causes of infections such as colds and flu – can penetrate the human organism more easily via the respiratory system. Eye ailments, conjunctivitis and skin irritations are also often the consequence of indoor air that is too dry…

“Life is more dynamic outside”: An interview with Prof. Mark Braun

Mark Braun © Sonja Müller

Mark Braun is a renowned German designer and university professor. As a member of the jury, together with other experts, he selected the furniture for this year’s Trend Show at spoga+gafa. We spoke to him about his demands for the design of outdoor areas, aspiring young designers and about his expectations for the future of outdoor design.