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Crystal Vietnam knits factory gains green building certification

18 December 2020 | Beth Wright

Hong Kong-based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has been granted EDGE green building certification for its newly designed Vietnam knits factory, Regent Garment Factory Limited.... read more


Crystal International latest to join Jeans Redesign

8 December 2020 | Beth Wright

Hong Kong-based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has joined the Jeans Redesign project for denim circularity and will be using its guidelines to make jeans that meet minimum requirements for durability, material health, recyclability, and traceability.... read more


Crystal Denim launches 4Zero digital showroom

18 November 2020 | Leonie Barrie

The denim division of Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has launched a digital showroom to share the sustainability efforts that have gone into the production of its 4Zero jeans. ... read more


Crystal eyes ambitious sustainability targets for denim in 2022

11 September 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Hong Kong garment manufacturer Crystal International is eyeing greater reductions in freshwater consumption and carbon footprint in its denim arm for 2022, despite falling short of some targets for 2019.... read more


Crystal International scales up virtual sampling

14 August 2020 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has been scaling up its use of 3D virtual sampling, and expects to use the technology in 80% of the products that it develops by next year.... read more


Crystal focuses green future on circular economy and Industry 4.0

31 July 2020 | Beth Wright

Hong Kong-based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group continues to make progress towards its sustainability targets, with highlights last year including reducing more than 3% of fresh water intensity compared with the year prior. But reducing carbon emissions is proving to be more of a challenge.... read more


Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update

27 July 2020 | just-style

Texollini, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, and Crystal International are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. ... read more


Crystal collaborates on fully traceable upcycled denim

22 May 2020 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has collaborated on a fully traceable upcycled denim collection with The R Collective.... read more


Industry heavyweights partner on traceable, upcycled denim range

12 May 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co) has partnered on a traceable, nine-piece upcycled denim collection aimed at reducing apparel's climate impact.... read more


Crystal International to drive global scale for Better Work

11 March 2020 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more


Crystal develops denim from cutting room scraps

9 December 2019 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International Group is stepping up its efforts to recycle textile waste with the imminent launch of denim fabric made from cutting room scraps.... read more


Cone Denim and Crystal collaborate on eco-friendly denim

30 August 2019 | Leonie Barrie

Two leading denim specialists – US based Cone Denim and Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International – have teamed up on a new range of sustainable denim fabrics.... read more


New Balance steps up on climate commitments

30 July 2019 | Beth Wright

Boston-based New Balance Athletics has pledged to source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025 across its global operations as part of two new major climate commitments.... read more


Crystal makes progress on latest sustainability targets

26 July 2019 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more


New Balance to scale Made-in-USA 3D printing platform

3 July 2019 | Beth Wright

Boston-based New Balance Athletics has launched a new 3D printing platform based around a new proprietary photopolymer resin, which reduces the need for injection moulded thermoplastic and speeds its development and production cycles.... read more


Crystal International leads energy saving drive

16 April 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


G Star, Selfridges join Global Fashion Agenda’s new sustainability circle

28 February 2019 | Beth Wright

G-Star Raw, Crystal International and Everlane are among five companies to join Global Fashion Agenda's new Associate Partners circle, supporting the organisation's mission to make the fashion industry sustainable.... read more


New Balance plans US advanced manufacturing facility

7 January 2019 | Leonie Barrie

Boston-based New Balance Athletics is preparing to open an advanced manufacturing facility in Methuen, also in Massachusetts, as it expands its domestic manufacturing footprint.... read more


New Balance and Vetta praised by Fair Labor Association

20 November 2018 | Beth Wright

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has re-accredited New Balance's social compliance programme, and added fashion startup Vetta Brands to its network of accredited companies, in a move that confirms both companies have policies and practices in place to monitor and remediate labour abuses in their global supply chains.... read more


Crystal International works to empower female employees

6 November 2018 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more


DeMartini to step down as New Balance CEO

1 November 2018 | Beth Wright

Rob DeMartini, CEO of Boston-based global athletic leader New Balance Athletics, is to step down next month after leading the firm for 12 years.... read more


Crystal International app boosts worker engagement

27 April 2018 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International has boosted communication with more than 5,000 workers at its Yida denim jeans factory in China thanks to the launch of a new smartphone app.... read more


Green supply chain map links China factories to brands

4 January 2018 | Michelle Russell

Six leading apparel brands have stepped forward to be featured on a new online map that claims to be the only tool in the world to openly link leading multinational corporations to their suppliers' environmental performance.... read more


Crystal Group boosts worker and environmental performance

4 January 2018 | Michelle Russell

Newly-listed Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal Group is to expand its worker empowerment programme to facilities in Bangladesh and Cambodia – and says it expects all of its wholly-owned factories will have adopted the Higg Index Facility Environmental Module (FEM) 3.0 to measure environmental performance in 2018.... read more


Crystal IPO nets Fast Retailing, L Brands investment

3 November 2017 | Leonie Barrie

Shares of garment manufacturer Crystal International Group made their debut in Hong Kong today (3 November) – with key customers Fast Retailing and L Brands the cornerstone investors.... read more


Crystal Group eyes US$574m IPO to fund expansion

26 October 2017 | Leonie Barrie

The world’s largest garment maker, Hong Kong-based Crystal International Group, is hoping to raise up to HK$4.48bn (US$574m) in an initial public offering (IPO) that will be used to fund the expansion of its manufacturing operations and a move into fabric production.... read more


US defence bill to boost athletic footwear firms

12 December 2016 | Leonie Barrie

US footwear firms Wolverine Worldwide and New Balance have hailed the passage of a defence bill that includes language directing troops to buy American-made athletic shoes for military recruits.... read more


Crystal Group expands empowerment project to male staff

28 November 2016 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal Group has expanded its worker empowerment programme to male staff for the first time.... read more


New Balance faces backlash for backing Trump on trade

18 November 2016 | Leonie Barrie

Global athletic brand New Balance is facing a backlash from customers threatening to boycott the brand after it appeared to back President-elect Donald Trump’s trade stance.... read more


Nike and Crystal Group "doing well by doing good"

26 August 2016 | Leonie Barrie

Sportswear giant Nike and Hong Kong based manufacturer Crystal Group are the only two apparel companies that have made it onto Fortune magazine's official 'Change The World' list for 2016, which ranks businesses on their sustainability efforts.... read more


What's 3D printing doing for apparel and footwear?

17 August 2016 | Guest author

3D printing has already transformed the manufacturing process in many industries, but an assessment of the technology by analysts at Bernstein Research seems to suggest much more progress still needs to be made before it has the potential to impact apparel.... read more


Big data contributes to Crystal Group sustainability gains

28 June 2016 | Leonie Barrie

A focus on innovation in industrial engineering and information technology (IT) is helping manufacturing giant Crystal Group maintain its competitiveness in the face of a difficult business climate – as well as contributing to greener, more sustainable manufacturing processes, the company says.... read more


New Balance anti-TPP stance disappoints footwear industry

14 April 2016 | Michelle Russell

The US apparel and footwear industry has reiterated its call for Administration to "fulfil its commitments" to ensuring the extension of the Berry Amendment to include athletic footwear.... read more


New Balance to debut 3D printed running shoe 

12 April 2016 | Katie Smith

Global athletic brand New Balance is to release its long-awaited high performance running shoe with a 3D printed midsole later this week. ... read more


New Balance launches digital sport unit for wearable tech

8 January 2016 | Katie Smith

Global athletic brand New Balance has launched a new division dedicated to developing innovative digital experiences and wearable technologies to improve athlete performance. ... read more


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