You may not be familiar with the vicuna, but in Peru, where it's the national animal, the smallest relative of the llama is revered - particularly for its fine and insulating coat.
In this programme, Stefania Gozzer travels to the Peruvian Andes, to meet the animals that produce one of the most expensive wools in the world. Demand for their coveted fleece once led them near extinction, but now it has become the best tool to preserve them.
Stefania visits Pampa Galeras, to talk to the scientists that work in the largest natural reserve created to protect vicunas. She learns how farming communities engage in the conservation of this species while making a profit, and hears why the business model that once saved vicunas is now at risk.
Presented and produced by Stefania Gozzer
(Image: A vicuna. Credit: Getty Images)
The growth of tattoo removal
What used to be a fairly niche industry is now on the increase, with companies setting up removal clinics around the world.
And no surprise – as more people get tattoos, more people night change their minds and want them removing.
We meet the regretful clients and the companies cashing in, and also explore the world of cosmetic and medical tattooing.
Presenter and producer: Elizabeth Hotson
(Image: A laser tattoo removal. Credit: Getty Images)
Meet the 'Finfluencers'
Where do you go to get financial advice? More and more people are turning to Instagram, YouTube and TikTok for money matters.
David Harper meets the ‘Finfluencers’ – financial influencers entertaining and educating young people around the world, and bringing in big numbers in the process.
Caleb Hammer is a YouTuber with over 600,000 subscribers who conducts financial audits on the forensic financial details of individuals in the hope of helping them to budget better.
He also speaks to Hannah Rimm and Alexandra Koster, who run the Money Diaries feature at online magazine Refinery 29. They are deluged with submissions every week.
And we hear from Sharan Hegde, from Bangalore in India. He has over 4 million subscribers on Instagram and YouTube combined.
Presenter: David Harper
Producer: Victoria Hastings
Business Daily meets the Queen of Biscuits
How do you make an artisan product at scale?
We head to the UK factory of Biscuiteers, where millions of biscuits are hand-iced every year, from treats shaped like designer bags to edible versions of favourite cartoon characters.
Harriet Hastings is the co-founder of the company - in this episode, she shares her business advice, explains why marketing is key and talks about running a business with her husband.
Producer / presenter: Sam Everett
(Image: A ballerina biscuit being iced. Credit: BBC)
Is India ready for Tesla?
It’s been a long wait for tech billionaire Elon Musk to push into India’s EV market.
High import duties have kept Tesla out of India so far. Mr Musk has repeatedly sought to lower those duties, but the government wants the company to manufacture cars locally before considering tax breaks.
Now there seems to be an agreement on the horizon.
But is India’s EV ecosystem ready for it?
Presenter/producer: Devina Gupta