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Digitisation is key to upgrading Asia's fashion factories. Just do it responsibly, says Fung Group's director of sustainability 14 Nov 2018

Digital technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence are starting to bring more speed, efficiency and transparency to apparel supply chains – but less well documented is their potential impact on job losses and social unrest, especially in Asia. It’s a balancing act that Pamela Mar weighs up in her roles as director of sustainability at the Fung Group and EVP of Supply Chain Futures for the Fung Academy, as she tells just-style.

How to move further and faster on closed loop clothing 1 Oct 2018

There’s a lot of talk about the potential benefits of developing a closed loop or circular economy as a long-term solution to the environmental impacts of the clothing industry and its supply chain – yet delivering real change is so far proving to be slow. An expert panel at the recent Innovation and Technology Symposium at the Fashion Summit (Hong Kong) 2018 discussed some of the challenges of closing the loop in the fashion industry, and potential solutions for moving from hype to action.

Why fashion must act now to secure a sustainable future 28 Sep 2018

The global fashion industry is on a trajectory set to stretch planetary resources beyond breaking point unless it finds better ways of producing, using and disposing apparel, according to the stark message for delegates at the recent Fashion Summit (Hong Kong) 2018.

How TAL Apparel is rebalancing for growth – CEO Interview 22 Aug 2018

By his own admission, Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong based apparel giant TAL Group, is an optimist. And it's a trait that has stood him – and the 70-year-old company he leads – in good stead in recent years as he focuses and rebalances the business for future growth.

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.

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Store closures and bankruptcies weigh on Li & Fung FY 21 Mar 2019

Sourcing giant Li & Fung says a rapidly changing retail landscape that saw record levels of store closures and customer bankruptcies took a toll on its last financial year, with core operating profit down by 20%.

Esprit turnaround plan to boost product appeal 26 Feb 2019

Esprit has announced it is to build a "new model for the future", including plans to sharpen brand identity and improve its product offering, as the Hong Kong-listed fashion group revealed lower revenue and a wider net loss in the first half of the year. 

Sourcing giant Li & Fung names new group president 29 Jan 2019

Executive promotions at global sourcing giant Li & Fung have seen Joseph Phi named as the company's group president, responsible for leading its supply chain solutions operating groups, replacing Marc Compagnon who has moved to the Fung Group as senior advisor.

Li & Fung speeds digital strategy with new hire 22 Jan 2019

Li & Fung has taken another step to building "the supply chain of the future" after hiring Darren Palfrey to the new role of chief digital officer (CDO).

APLF sourcing events in Hong Kong set to expand 4 Jan 2019

Organisers of the Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF) and related shows are expanding the events in 2020 to offer more opportunities for buyers to see a wider range of products and services.

Esprit sets new goals to move closer to circular fashion 19 Dec 2018

Fashion company Esprit has outlined a series of goals for the use of sustainable materials, elimination of hazardous chemicals, and design for circularity as it re-examines the way it approaches design, material selection, manufacturing, and distribution as part of its bid to close the loop.

Global Brands reshuffles execs to support strategic vision 19 Dec 2018

Hong Kong based Global Brands Group – which designs and develops products under a range of owned and licensed brands, such as Calvin Klein, Juicy Couture, AllSaints and Jones New York – has unveiled a series of management changes to realise its "new vision for strategic growth.

Polygiene to open Hong Kong subsidiary 17 Dec 2018

Swedish odour control specialist Polygiene is to open a new subsidiary in Hong Kong as part of its aim to further strengthen its presence in the region. 

Hong Kong takes another step towards circularity 30 Nov 2018

More than nine tonnes of unwanted clothing has been collected in a single month in Hong Kong as part of the territory's efforts to build a circular economy for clothing and speed up its development.

AsiaInspection changing name to QIMA 28 Nov 2018

Quality control, supplier auditor, and product testing and inspection provider AsiaInspection is changing its name to QIMA to better convey the range of services it offers.