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25 March 2017 08:15AM

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter Closes Tremendous Opportunities Seen in Fashion E-tailing

30 Jan 17 ,  Trade Fair
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19 January 2017 – The 48th edition of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter ended today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The four-day fashion fair (16 to 19 January), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), welcomed some 15,000 buyers from 77 countries and regions.   HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau noted that the fashion industry is facing immense challenges amidst economic and political uncertainties and lacklustre retail sales. “In spite of that, Hong Kong companies are versatile and with e-commerce developing steadily, companies can capture the opportunities to turn the situation around. At…

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    24 Jul 14 ,  Trade
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    Due to slow and expensive running of two in-house custom built systems, fabric and garments manufacturer FOB Direct chose WFX Cloud-based system to coordinate the complex business operations across regions and to save on the IT infrastructure costs.

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    19 Apr 12 ,  Trade
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    In the week that British Prime Minister David Cameron continues his tour of Asia, Japan has announced a £200m investment in the UK. One of the deals is a renewed collaboration between London-based fashion designer Orla Kiely and Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo for the autumn/winter season.

  • Marks and Spencer hit by stock shortage

    18 Apr 12 ,  Trade
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    Marks and Spencer has admitted to running out of stock in some of its best-selling lines of womenswear, which contributed to a drop in sales.

  • Garment exports: the 19 billion dollar target may be unattainable

    12 Mar 12 ,  Trade
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    Garment companies have voiced their worry that the target of 19 billion dollars worth of export turnover in 2012 could be an “impossible mission,” for many reasons.

  • Regulation on minimum wage torments workers

    17 Feb 12 ,  Trade
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    A paradox has been existing that the salaries of workers in foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) are even lower than that of workers in state owned enterprises. It is because of the unreasonable regulation on the minimum wage.

  • Textile and Apparel Imports Fall Again in December

    17 Feb 12 ,  Trade
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    The Department of Commerce’s Office of Textiles and Apparel reported Feb. 10 that monthly U.S. textile and apparel imports fell 8.3% in December, compared to a year earlier, following a 7.1% year-on-year drop in November. Imports of cotton, wool, manmade fiber, silk blends and non-cotton vegetable fiber textile and apparel products totaled 3.78 billion square meter equivalents in December, down from 4.245 billion SME in November. Textile imports dropped 4.2% to 2.21 billion SME while apparel imports plummeted 13.5% (following a 14.5% drop in November) to 1.58 billion SME.

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    07 Feb 12 ,  Trade
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    Groups representing Cambodian garment workers are holding a "people's tribunal" next week to investigate pay and conditions at factories making clothes for brands including Adidas, Puma, H&M and Gap.

  • ASEAN moves forward

    11 Jan 12 ,  Trade
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    As the second decade of the 21st century unfolds, the ASEAN region has gained increased significance to the global economy and is setting in place the final measures to become the world’s newest economic community. United Nations Secretary General H.E. Ban Ki-Moon remarked that “This is the moment of ASEAN, now is the moment for ASEAN, to step in the global role.”

  • Indian garment industry code of conduct launched

    11 Jan 12 ,  Trade
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    India’s Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has launched a new code of conduct for the country’s garment industry, in partnership with its Textiles Ministry.

     

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    09 Jan 12 ,  Trade
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    Vietnam's textile and garment exports jumped 38% year-on-year in 2011 to reach a record US$15.6bn, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.