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Tech Meets Tailoring
Frustrated by the challenge of finding good, tailored clothing for professional women, former banker Sarah Chessis decided to take matters into her own hands.
Economists' Pick 16 Aug 2017
Asian Fixation at CENTRESTAGE 2017 Multimedia
After conquering the runways at Paris and Shanghai fashion weeks, Hong Kong’s FFIXXED STUDIOS unveils its latest collection at CENTRESTAGE ELITES, to be held 6-9 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The men’s and women’s fashion label has been winning international plaudits for their creative take on the everyday, and for their sustainable sensibilities.
Multimedia 16 Aug 2017
Integrated Tech and Interaction Breathe New Life Into UK Gift Sector
Despite the bewildering array of new products on show at this year's Pulse event, London's boutique gift expo, several clear trends emerged, including a craving for integrated technology and a love of both interactivity and Scandi-design.
Economists' Pick 15 Aug 2017
After its successful debut last year, CENTRESTAGE returns again, featuring the latest collections from branded fashion and designer collections, with a focus on Asian brands.
Economists' Pick 14 Aug 2017
BANGLADESH: Corporate Income Tax Cut to 12% in Readymade Garment Sector
The corporate income tax (CIT) rate for producers and exporters of readymade garments (RMG) has been cut from 20% to 12%. The tax cut, announced on 5 August, will retrospectively apply from 1 July 2017, the start of the country’s financial year. In an additional incentive, all clothing produced in factories that comply with international green building standards will be required to pay CIT at just 10%.
Economists' Pick 14 Aug 2017
Textile Products: Criteria for EU Ecolabelling Amended
The EU Ecolabel is a voluntary scheme that some Hong Kong traders may be aware of, whereby companies are able to label their products as having a lower environmental impact than other products within the same group. On 25 July 2017, the European Commission issued Decision 2017/1392 (the 2017 Decision) amending Decision 2014/350/EU (the 2014 Decision), establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel to textile products.
Economists' Pick 11 Aug 2017
Fur Industry in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s fur clothing exports slid by 11% in the first five months of 2017, after a 34% decrease in 2016. Re-exports, accounting for nearly all fur clothing exports from Hong Kong, fell by 11% during January-May 2017, whereas domestic exports fell by 95%.
HK Economy 4 Aug 2017
Innovative Photography Services Dominate China Wedding Show
Gone are the days when the China Wedding Expo attracted marrying couples and honeymoon providers, now it's all about photographers being wooed by technical innovators and providers of esoteric ways of marking the Big Day.
Economists' Pick 4 Aug 2017
Poland Set to be Beneficiary of Rising Mainland Production Costs
East European country claims relocated manufacturing windfall as mainland labour costs continue to soar.
Economists' Pick 3 Aug 2017
Textiles Industry in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s textile exports decreased by 7% in the first five months of 2017, following a 13% decline in 2016. Re-exports, accounting for more than 99% of total exports, fell on par over the same period, while domestic exports rose by 2%. Among those re-exported, more than 75% were originated from the Chinese mainland.
HK Economy 2 Aug 2017
The Future of Fashion
Fashion is a reflection of the times, as highlighted by online fashion forecasting service, Fashion Snoops.
Economists' Pick 31 July 2017
Weaving Hong Kong’s Textile Heritage
Public participation will be very much part of efforts to help revive the legacy of Hong Kong’s textile industry, thanks to the initiative MILL6 GET SET – Hey! Let’s WEAVE! organised by the MILL6 Foundation, a non-profit arts and cultural institution.
Economists' Pick 28 July 2017
Asia Leads the Way in Online Sales
Asia-Pacific is the largest region in terms of online retail sales, containing both the largest market – China – and the fastest-growing – India – according to a recent report by the US research group, Forrester Data.
Economists' Pick 26 July 2017
Perfect Try-out for New Stars of the Sports Industry Multimedia
The inaugural HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo was the perfect try-out for new stars of the sports industry. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from July 21- 25 2017, more than 90 exhibitors showed their winning potential at this first-edition fair.
Multimedia 26 July 2017
Clothing Industry in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s total exports of clothing decreased by 10% year-on-year in the first five months of 2017, when re-exports fell by 10% and domestic exports slid by 46%. In January-May 2017, Hong Kong's clothing exports to the US and EU, the two largest markets that accounted for more than 60% of the total, fell by 9% and 12%, respectively.
HK Economy 25 July 2017
BANGLADESH: FDI in Readymade Garment Sector Now Permissible Outside EPZs
The country’s readymade garment (RMG) sector is to be opened up to foreign direct investment (FDI) for the first time. Previously RMG FDI had only been permitted within the country’s export processing zones (EPZs).
Economists' Pick 24 July 2017
Tracking Fashion Trends through Hong Kong Multimedia
‘Athleisure’ remains a dominant trend across the fashion industry, according to Michael Leow, Asia/Pacific Sales & Marketing Head, Fashion Snoops. Speaking at a seminar during HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring Summer 2017, Mr Leow discussed Hong Kong’s role as Asia’s sourcing hub and outlined the upcoming trends for Autumn/Winter 2018-19.
Multimedia 21 July 2017
Reinterpreting Fashion through Art
FFIXXED STUDIOS is fashion inspired by art.
Economists' Pick 20 July 2017
Canada Amends the Sizing Requirement Designed for Infant Sleepwear
In May 2017, Health Canada revised its policy on infant sleepwear sizing to align with US requirements. The policy change is effective immediately. In Canada, sleepwear designed for infants weighing up to 7 kg is defined as tight-fitting sleepwear and is regulated under Section 2 of the Children’s Sleepwear Regulations (SOR/2016-169) under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.
Product Industries 20 July 2017
China – Certain Industry Standards Abolished
According to the No. 23 Announcement issued by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China on June 2, 2017, 2749 industry standards were abolished, including certain industry standards regarding softlines. The abolishment has been effective since the issue date of the announcement. These abolished standards should no longer be used.
Product Industries 20 July 2017
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