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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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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.

Crystal International works to empower female employees 6 Nov 2018

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.

Global Brands names Darling CEO on sale of North American unit 31 Oct 2018

Hong Kong-based Global Brands Group (GBG) has completed the sale of select North American assets to Differential Brands Group and named Rick Darling as CEO, succeeding Bruce Rockowitz.

Researchers develop AI-backed textile quality control system 19 Oct 2018

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed an intelligent fabric defect detection system that uses advanced technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning.

Are supply chain ethics becoming a casualty of trade war? 11 Oct 2018

As Asia’s manufacturing hubs are ramping up production for the upcoming holiday season, new data on factory inspections, audits and lab testing points to a slow pace of improvement in the state of factory safety.

Luen Thai expands with $28m Universal Elite buy 26 Sep 2018

Hong Kong based Luen Thai Holdings, one of the world’s largest apparel and accessories manufacturers, is expanding its business with the US$28m acquisition of Universal Elite Holdings.

Crystal International sets out new sustainability targets 20 Sep 2018

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International has embarked on its third set of five-year sustainability targets, adding new social indicators to the goals it hopes to accomplish by 2022.

Esprit turnaround plan yet to reignite sales momentum 18 Sep 2018

Esprit has conceded its strategic initiatives are yet to reignite sales momentum after the Hong Kong-listed fashion group revealed lower revenues and a net loss in it last financial year.

Hong Kong takes step closer to circularity with new facilities 4 Sep 2018

Two first-of-their-kind textile recycling facilities have opened in Hong Kong in a bid to accelerate research into a closed-loop economy and to speed up its development.