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Lever Style realigns as the "go-to supplier" for digital brands 2 Mar 2020

Fuelled by new investment from its recent listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange, fashion supply chain manager Lever Style is realigning its business model to be the product engine for rising e-commerce brands – as executive chairman Stanley Szeto explains.

Novetex puts a positive spin on textile waste – Interview 5 Feb 2020

Hong Kong-based yarn spinner Novetex Textiles is leading the charge towards sustainability with a HK$15m (US$1.9m) investment to help scale up a process developed by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) to upcycle textile waste into yarns that can be reused to make garments. Chairman Ronna Chao explains more.

What does the future hold for Hong Kong? 29 Nov 2019

For the past 40 years Hong Kong has been the centre of the global garment industry. Yet today, Hong Kong is in a state of chaos as protesters wage a battle for its future. Here, David Birnbaum shares his thoughts on what's happening and why.

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.

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Founding family bids US$930m to privatise Li & Fung 20 Mar 2020

Global sourcing and logistics giant Li & Fung has received an offer worth US$930.7m to take the company private by a group controlled by the founding Fung family.

Crystal International to drive global scale for Better Work 11 Mar 2020

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.

Kingpins cancels Hong Kong fair on coronavirus concerns 11 Feb 2020

Denim trade show Kingpins has cancelled its upcoming Hong Kong show on the back of health concerns and travel restrictions surrounding the coronavirus outbreak in China.

Epic Group and Elevate aim to reinvent social responsibility 23 Dec 2019

Global apparel manufacturing giant Epic Group is teaming up with sustainability and supply chain services provider Elevate to build a world class social responsibility programme that goes beyond compliance to contribute a wider value to the communities where it operates.

Li & Fung uses digital consumer testing for better decisions 17 Dec 2019

Sourcing giant Li & Fung is using digital consumer testing early in the product development phase so that brands can select, price and buy designs with greater confidence.

BHive chemical management tool builds momentum 17 Dec 2019

The new BHive chemical management tool is scaling up with new brands, chemical companies and industry partners now on board.

Cobalt Fashion knitwear start-up targets low MOQs 4 Nov 2019

22 Factor, a knitwear lifestyle start-up powered by Fung Group-owned Cobalt Fashion, has unveiled an on-demand 3D knitting service targetting designers and brands that want to produce garments in smaller quantities and minimise excessive production.

Li & Fung strengthens capital structure for future growth 8 Oct 2019

Sourcing giant Li & Fung Limited has completed a simultaneous bond tender offer and new bond offering in a move aimed at solidifying its capital structure, allowing it to accelerate its transformation.

Some of the challenges in reaching fashion's climate goals 12 Sep 2019

While leading global fashion players are making progress towards embracing sustainable fashion, a "significant" amount of work still needs to be done to adopt the various measures already in place that can enable the sector to become genuinely sustainable – particularly with regard to climate change.

Garment-to-garment recycling line wins innovation award 12 Sep 2019

The garment-to-garment mini production line developed by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), which recycles post-consumer garments into clean, wearable clothes, has been recognised in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards for 2019.