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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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Li & Fung completes US$300m sale of LF Logistics stake 20 Aug 2019

Sourcing giant Li & Fung has completed a deal to sell a 21.7% stake in its logistics business for US$300m to Singapore-headquartered investment company Temasek.

Crystal makes progress on latest sustainability targets 26 Jul 2019

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.

Hong Kong textile waste recycling mill scales up 24 Jul 2019

An innovative new mill in Hong Kong that upcycles textile waste into yarns that can be reused to make garments has now been scaled up and is being trialled by a number of leading brands.

New app for at-a-glance chemicals management 22 Jul 2019

International brands and retailers including Bestseller, Lindex, Orsay, Li & Fung, Lidl and Tchibo are piloting a new chemical management app that gives an at-a-glance view of chemical usage in their global supply chains.

New Texon material for extra support in vulcanised shoes 17 Jul 2019

Footwear components and materials supplier Texon has unveiled a new material that provides extra shape and enhanced levels of support in vulcanised shoes, and contains up to 50% recycled fibre content.

HKRITA signs MoU to foster wearable tech development 5 Jul 2019

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has inked a deal with the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) to advance the development of sensor and wearable technology. 

Li & Fung sells Logistics stake as spin-off postponed 1 Jul 2019

Sourcing giant Li & Fung is selling a 21.7% stake in its logistics business for US$300m to Singapore-headquartered investment company Temasek, as plans for a proposed spin-off IPO of the segment are postponed until further notice.

Delta Galil buys intimate apparel maker The Bogart Group 11 Jun 2019

Israel-based apparel major Delta Galil has acquired Hong Kong-based intimate apparel manufacturer The Bogart Group, a strategic supplier to brands including Victoria's Secret, PVH, Jockey, Adore Me, Vanity Fair and Hanes.

Hong Kong garment firm launches organic silk venture 8 May 2019

Hong Kong based textile and apparel manufacturer Profits Fund Global Holding (PFGHL) has launched a subsidiary to supply high-end organic silk fabric to the US market starting in August this year.

Crystal International leads energy saving drive 16 Apr 2019

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.