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Why Hong Kong is the new hub for sustainable innovation 7 Aug 2018

Hong Kong's once powerhouse textiles and apparel sector might be shrinking, but that doesn't mean it's losing its significance. Far from it. A number of new projects being unveiled in September – and revealed exclusively on just-style – include the first mill being set up in the territory in more than half a century to produce recycled yarn from post-consumer apparel.

Li & Fung’s ‘shot at the moon’ approach to digitalisation 25 May 2018

Digitalisation offers a solution to some of the challenges facing the global apparel industry – but as Spencer Fung, group CEO of Li & Fung explains, the goalposts are constantly evolving.

Why digitisation is the smart approach to quality 17 May 2018

Digitising the quality process at Helly Hansen and VF Corporation is disrupting the traditional concept of quality control – and paving the way for a move from inspection towards in-process quality management.

PSF 2018 – How Li & Fung is ramping up in the race for speed 27 Mar 2018

Li & Fung group president Marc Compagnon has shed more light on the sourcing giant's progress to reorientate its business model to "significantly change the way we think about things and the way we're going to market with new opportunities."

PSF 2018 – Thoughts on digital transformation and disruption 26 Mar 2018

Digital transformation and the need for speed in retail and brand supply chains continue to be among the core topics of conversation for apparel industry executives.

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Hong Kong to open first yarn mill in 50 years – Exclusive 7 Aug 2018

Next month the first mill in more than half a century will open in Hong Kong to produce recycled yarn from post-consumer apparel.

Hong Kong to host Asia’s largest sustainable fashion event 7 Aug 2018

Hong Kong is gearing up to host what is being billed as the largest event on sustainable fashion and related industry issues in Asia.

Esprit commits to boost supply chain workers’ rights 6 Aug 2018

Hong-Kong-based fashion brand Esprit has pledged to champion the human rights of 525,000 workers at its supplier factories in 27 countries.

Fung JV Cobalt Fashion opens knit innovation lab 24 Jul 2018

Cobalt Fashion Holding, one of the world's largest knitwear groups and a joint venture between the Fung Group and South Ocean Knitters, has opened an innovation lab at its headquarters in Hong Kong aimed at driving supply chain efficiency gains.

Fung 'Hackathon' uncovers new supply chain solutions 25 Jun 2018

A platform that uses data analytics to predict volume for current and future orders was the winning solution at this year’s Fung Group ‘Hackathon’, which calls on students to develop the next product that will address real-life business challenges in the supply chain.

Esprit warns on FY profit amid China woes 22 Jun 2018

Hong-Kong-based fashion brand Esprit has warned it expects to record a loss for the full financial year on the back of a "significant" decline of its business in China and worse than expected group sales.

Wool price supercycle coincides with IWTO Congress 31 May 2018

As wool prices continue to supercycle, communicating wool's environmental credentials emerged as one of the key themes of the recent 87th annual Congress of the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO).

Esprit commits to more sustainable viscose production 31 May 2018

Clothing company Esprit has joined the Changing Markets Foundation Roadmap to promote more sustainable viscose production by working with suppliers and viscose manufacturers to transition to a closed loop production system by 2023-25.

Li & Fung plans to create digital T-shirt supply chain 8 May 2018

Li & Fung is preparing to create its first fully-digital T-shirt supply chain through a new cooperation agreement with US robotics firm SoftWear Automation.

Esprit to close Australia and New Zealand operations 4 May 2018

Esprit is to shutter its loss-making operations in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), concentrating its efforts and resources in developing other markets in Asia to drive profitable growth.