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Natural beauty niche expands
A green beauty revolution is making itself felt in Hong Kong’s shopping malls as several smaller companies make the case for sustainable beauty.
20 Nov 2020
Taiwan fast-tracks green power
Since 2016, as part of a bid to meet rising demand from local and overseas‑invested businesses, Taiwan has been actively looking to develop its renewable‑energy resources.
13 Nov 2020
Bespoke jewellers win online
As the Fourth Industrial Revolution diminishes economies of scale and boosts artisanal production, e-commerce is aiding the trend by bringing producers and buyers closer together.
6 Nov 2020
Bets on at digital gym
Fitness fanatics Leon Lee and Alex Chung met in the United Kingdom where they were studying – Mr Lee doing biotechnology at Imperial College London while Mr Chung was studying marketing at the University of Westminster, London.
30 Oct 2020
Sweet success
Controlling each step in chocolate-making – from sourcing the cacao beans to distributing the final product – bean-to-bar chocolate is the latest sweet-toothed trend to hit Hong Kong, brought by start-ups such as Conspiracy Chocolate.
23 Oct 2020
Hybrid office here to stay
Even in Hong Kong, where for most the daily commute is far less onerous than in many other major cities, office life is particularly important, research by leading real-estate services firm JLL reveals.
16 Oct 2020
Clean air in demand
Start-ups are agile and adaptable by definition, responding rapidly when changes in the business environment bring fresh challenges and opportunities.
9 Oct 2020
Tactile walls
Virtual interactive information screen supplier onActivity Limited has featured its touchable wall at the “Urbanovation” pavilion at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) annual DesignInspire creative showcase, giving visitors an interactive information-gathering experience.
30 Sept 2020
Talent shines at CENTRESTAGE
The COVID-19 pandemic has kept fashionistas from Milan to Monaco (the long way round) at their homes, offices and studios digitally flipping through collections and keeping physical interaction to a minimum.
25 Sept 2020
Runway into cyberspace
Fashion is all about seeing and being seen, but COVID-19 is keeping the industry’s movers and shakers across Asia and the world in their offices and studios.
18 Sept 2020
Audiences take control
For most of history, entertainment comprised conversations as much as performances. Whether storytellers, bards or street acrobats, performers were up close and personal with their audiences and could react instantly to switches in mood.
11 Sept 2020
Book Fair takes two tracks
One of the global internet’s earliest and most enduring success stories started out selling one core product – books.
4 Sept 2020
Reinventing design of business
The word “design” often brings to mind luxury or decoration.
28 Aug 2020
Fit for online business
Fitness studios have seen such a strong member response to moves online precipitated by the COVID-19 outbreak that some have even discovered a new and potentially permanent income stream.
21 Aug 2020
Freedom takes flight for jewellery designer
Widely recognised as a global symbol of freedom and peace, doves have taken flight on to centre stage in the 21st Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition as a pair of earrings showing the birds escaping took top honours in the contest.
14 Aug 2020
Creative mind healing
A masters degree in art psychotherapy and a firm belief in the power of creativity to heal inspired artist and entrepreneur Gigi Leung to set up an art therapy studio, Not a Gallery, in Fortress Hill on the north shore of Hong Kong Island.
7 Aug 2020
5G powers up IoT
Communications technology reached a historic milestone at the beginning of April this year as Hong Kong's fifth-generation mobile (5G) network was officially fully connected, linking all major communication equipment.
31 July 2020
Cannabis oil enters health market
From beauty balms to beverages, cannabidiol (CBD) products have surged in popularity after the natural product was legalised in Hong Kong in November 2018, with many extolling its health benefits.
17 July 2020
Wearable tech expo proves prescient
Little knowing just how imminently contactless‑payment facilities and anything that digitally facilitated distance-working would be mandatorily in vogue, this year’s United Kingdom Wearable Technology Show took place in those long-ago phony war months, a time when it was blithely assumed some distant Asian ailment would never have the temerity to extend its tentacles to Europe. How little we knew.
17 July 2020
Time to be inspired
Marking the first major event to be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) following the COVID-19-induced hiatus in the first half of the year, the 31st HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair carries a theme of inspiration to help people face up to challenging times.
10 July 2020
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