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Crystal Vietnam knits factory gains green building certification Beth Wright | 18 Dec 20

Hong Kong-based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has been granted EDGE green building certification for its newly designed Vietnam knits factory, Regent Garment Factory Limited.

Crystal International latest to join Jeans Redesign Beth Wright | 8 Dec 20

Hong Kong-based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has joined the Jeans Redesign project for denim circularity and will be using its guidelines to make jeans that meet minimum requirements for durability, material health, recyclability, and traceability.

Crystal Denim launches 4Zero digital showroom Leonie Barrie | 18 Nov 20

The denim division of Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has launched a digital showroom to share the sustainability efforts that have gone into the production of its 4Zero jeans. 

Crystal eyes ambitious sustainability targets for denim in 2022 Hannah Abdulla | 11 Sep 20

Hong Kong garment manufacturer Crystal International is eyeing greater reductions in freshwater consumption and carbon footprint in its denim arm for 2022, despite falling short of some targets for 2019.

Crystal International scales up virtual sampling Leonie Barrie | 14 Aug 20

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has been scaling up its use of 3D virtual sampling, and expects to use the technology in 80% of the products that it develops by next year.

Crystal focuses green future on circular economy and Industry 4.0 Beth Wright | 31 Jul 20

Hong Kong-based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group continues to make progress towards its sustainability targets, with highlights last year including reducing more than 3% of fresh water intensity compared with the year prior. But reducing carbon emissions is proving to be more of a challenge.

Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update just-style | 27 Jul 20

Texollini, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, and Crystal International are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 

Crystal collaborates on fully traceable upcycled denim Leonie Barrie | 22 May 20

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has collaborated on a fully traceable upcycled denim collection with The R Collective.

Industry heavyweights partner on traceable, upcycled denim range Hannah Abdulla | 12 May 20

Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co) has partnered on a traceable, nine-piece upcycled denim collection aimed at reducing apparel's climate impact.

Crystal International to drive global scale for Better Work Leonie Barrie | 11 Mar 20

Hong Kong based Crystal International Group has become the first global manufacturer to team up with the Better Work initiative as the programme scales up across the garment industry.

Crystal develops denim from cutting room scraps Leonie Barrie | 9 Dec 19

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International Group is stepping up its efforts to recycle textile waste with the imminent launch of denim fabric made from cutting room scraps.

Cone Denim and Crystal collaborate on eco-friendly denim Leonie Barrie | 30 Aug 19

Two leading denim specialists – US based Cone Denim and Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International – have teamed up on a new range of sustainable denim fabrics.

Crystal makes progress on latest sustainability targets Leonie Barrie | 26 Jul 19

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International is already making progress on its latest set of sustainability targets, with highlights including a 6% reduction in carbon footprint per garment. But it admits reducing the fresh water consumption per garment is proving more of a challenge.

Crystal International leads energy saving drive Beth Wright | 16 Apr 19

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International has led 11 subsidiary factories in Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in switching off unnecessary lights, encouraging the use of energy-efficient lighting and promoting energy saving.

G Star, Selfridges join Global Fashion Agenda’s new sustainability circle Beth Wright | 28 Feb 19

G-Star Raw, Crystal International and Everlane are among five companies to join Global Fashion Agenda's new Associate Partners circle, supporting the organisation's mission to make the fashion industry sustainable.

Crystal International works to empower female employees Michelle Russell | 6 Nov 18

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International says it is confident its work on female empowerment will benefit 40,000 of its employees across its global manufacturing base by 2022.

Crystal International app boosts worker engagement Leonie Barrie | 27 Apr 18

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International has boosted communication with more than 5,000 workers at its Yida denim jeans factory in China thanks to the launch of a new smartphone app.

Crystal Group boosts worker and environmental performance Michelle Russell | 4 Jan 18

Newly-listed Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal Group is to expand its worker empowerment programme to facilities in Bangladesh and Cambodia – and says it expects all of its wholly-owned factories will have adopted the Higg Index Facility Environmental Module (FEM) 3.0 to measure environmental performance in 2018.

Crystal IPO nets Fast Retailing, L Brands investment Leonie Barrie | 3 Nov 17

Shares of garment manufacturer Crystal International Group made their debut in Hong Kong today (3 November) – with key customers Fast Retailing and L Brands the cornerstone investors.

Crystal Group eyes US$574m IPO to fund expansion Leonie Barrie | 26 Oct 17

The world’s largest garment maker, Hong Kong-based Crystal International Group, is hoping to raise up to HK$4.48bn (US$574m) in an initial public offering (IPO) that will be used to fund the expansion of its manufacturing operations and a move into fabric production.

Crystal Group expands empowerment project to male staff Leonie Barrie | 28 Nov 16

Hong Kong based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal Group has expanded its worker empowerment programme to male staff for the first time.

Nike and Crystal Group "doing well by doing good" Leonie Barrie | 26 Aug 16

Sportswear giant Nike and Hong Kong based manufacturer Crystal Group are the only two apparel companies that have made it onto Fortune magazine's official 'Change The World' list for 2016, which ranks businesses on their sustainability efforts.

Big data contributes to Crystal Group sustainability gains Leonie Barrie | 28 Jun 16

A focus on innovation in industrial engineering and information technology (IT) is helping manufacturing giant Crystal Group maintain its competitiveness in the face of a difficult business climate – as well as contributing to greener, more sustainable manufacturing processes, the company says.

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