PARIS— Henkel Group’s second-quarter 2011 net profits increased 33.9 percent to 375 million euros, or $540.1 million.
The Düsseldorf-based maker of cosmetics and toiletries, cleaning products and adhesives posted sales of 3.95 billion euros, or $5.69 billion, up 1.6 percent in the three-month period ended June 30. Organic revenues gained 6.3 percent.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"