HKRITA working on wearable, waterless technologies: CEO

2018/07 30 11:07

Courtesy: HKRITA The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) is working on wearable and waterless technologies, automation, circularity, low energy and low carbon manufacturing, according to CEO Edwin Keh. The institute is also working on replacement of petroleum-based synthetics, new green material and high performance material for industrial applications. The challenges with […]

Cobalt Fashion comes up with new innovation lab

2018/07 30 11:07

Courtesy: Cobalt Fashion Cobalt Fashion, one of the largest knitwear groups globally, has opened a new CS Innovation Lab at its headquarters in Hong Kong. A joint venture between the Fung Group and South Ocean Knitters Holding, Cobalt combines the operations and resources of the two knitwear businesses to form one of the largest and […]

Fifteen luxury firms develop roadmap to address hazards

2018/07 30 11:07

Fifteen leading luxury companies have launched a new report outlining opportunities and recommendations for the luxury sector to address the global challenges posed by climate change and biodiversity loss, new technologies and automation, and rising economic inequality. The report highlights opportunities to create strong, resilient brands and build trust. The report, titled Disrupting Luxury: Creating […]

Woolmark declares 12 finalists of IWP 2018/19

2018/07 19 13:07

Courtesy: Woolmark The Woolmark Company has declared the 12 fashion labels to compete in the global final of the 2018/19 International Woolmark Prize (IWP). Finalists will be invited to compete in the global final to be held in London in February 2019 as well as to receive mentoring support from a global panel of experts, […]

SGS launches athleisure services for textile, footwear

2018/07 12 10:07

Courtesy: SGS SGS, one of the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification companies, has launched a new exclusive range of comfort and athleisure wear services for the textile and footwear industries. This is a full range service in testing and technical support for comfort, performance, functional, and sportswear brands and suppliers. With this new […]

Woolmark announces winners for 2018/19 IWP semi-final

2018/07 12 10:07

(L-R): i-am-chen, Yohei Ohno, Angel Chen and Youser i-am-chen from Hong Kong, Angel Chen from China, Yohei Ohno from Japan and Youser from Korea were announced as the winners of the 2018/19 International Woolmark Prize Hong Kong semi-final. Chosen from more than 300 applicants from across 46 countries, these winners are amongst the most promising […]

PolyU Hong Kong & Alibaba to establish FashionAI Dataset

2018/06 26 06:06

Courtesy: Polytechnic University The Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has collaborated with the vision and beauty team at Alibaba Group to establish FashionAI Dataset. It will carry out systematic analysis and labelling of fashion images based on fashion attributes (fashion characteristics) and key points of apparel. By […]

Bureau Veritas upgrades OneSource Suite

2018/06 17 15:06

Courtesy: PR Newswire Bureau Veritas has upgraded its industry leading retail and consumer goods online supply chain quality management platform, OneSource Suite. The changes include a new naming convention, clear mapping of modules across the value and supply chain and a common user interface across modules. OneSource optimises supply chain transparency for buyers and suppliers. […]

Esprit commits to increase sustainable viscose production

2018/06 07 14:06

Courtesy: Esprit Esprit, an international fashion brand, has committed to increase sustainable viscose production as outlined by Changing Markets Foundation roadmap. Esprit will work with suppliers and viscose manufacturers to move to a closed loop production system by 2023-25. With this, Esprit commits to improve the manufacturing process of viscose and modal fibres. Following the […]

‘Automation biggest need for apparel industry’

2018/06 07 14:06

Courtesy: Must Garment In the face of inflation of wages, energy and food and commodities, automation and investment in technology has become the biggest opportunity and need of the apparel industry considering how labour-intense the industry is, said Sanjay Mahtani, owner, Must Garment Corporation. The firm has benefitted by investing in RFID production technology and […]

Li & Fung completes divestment of three verticals

2018/06 07 14:06

Li & Fung, the world’s leading supply chain solutions partner for brands and retailers, has completed the strategic divestment of three of its product vertical businesses namely sweaters, furniture and beauty. Li & Fung will pay a special dividend of 47.6 HK cents per share to the shareholders, bringing the full-year dividend to 60.6 HK […]

HKTDC to present accessory brands at CIFF

2018/01 31 06:01

Courtesy: Volare In an attempt to help Hong Kong designers enter the northern European market, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is all set to host four accessory brands at the upcoming Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF). HKTDC will present a pavilion at the premier fashion event in Northern Europe, for greater exposure and […]