Nathalie Rykiel has designed a colorful graphic for Coca Cola’s aluminum bottle. Aluminum or glass, what’s most environmentally friendly? Both materials are 100% recyclable. They have different impacts in different stages of the life cycle. Aluminum takes more energy to create, but less to transport. Glass is more energy efficient to create, but heavy and fuel-intensive to transport. People handling packages appreciate light-weight. Some people think transparency is important.
Rykiel, nicknamed the Queen of Knitwear, had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for some time before her death on Thursday. Nathalie Rykiel, managing and artistic director of the Sonia Rykiel fashion label, said: "My mother died at 05:00 this morning at her home in Paris from the effects of Parkinson's." French President Francois Hollande praised her as "a pioneer". - 26/08/2016