Cotton tree drive bears fruit, for now

Plans to remove the fruit of cotton trees on a public estate in Fanling have been delayed after a public outcry.

Monday, 16 April, 2012, 12:00am

Fountain Set faces pressure amid weak sales, low prices

Fountain Set (Holdings), a mainland fabric manufacturer, said its gross margin was under pressure on weaker sales and a fall in the average price following a plunge in cotton prices over the past year.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Cotton company gets into a HK$171m spin

Golden Shield Holdings (Industrial), a Shaanxi manufacturer of spun cotton, said yesterday it planned to raise up to HK$171 million from an initial public offering in Hong Kong.

The company said it proposed to issue 245 million shares at an indicative price of HK$0.7 per share. The public offering begins today and ends a week tomorrow.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Flowers removed from cotton trees by mistake

Government contract workers mistakenly removed flowers as well as fruit from cotton trees in Sheung Shui after being called in to stop cotton fibres being blown into nearby residential areas.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Lizette Smook

Who? Lizette Smook's mission is to make innovative products from materials most people would discard, such as dinner plates from rice husks, towels from plastic bottles and bed sheets from bamboo. Smook founded her company, Innovasians, three years ago in Hong Kong to help companies become greener and cleaner. Why are the products unique?

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Garment firms in a fix over cotton price surge

Shoppers may have to pay more for clothes as rising cotton prices are hurting textile and garment manufacturers.

Manufacturers say the price of the commodity has risen so much and so fast in the past few months that their profit margin has narrowed sharply.

14 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Fashionable fabrics

Jubilant Mosaic

Transformable fabrics with a touch of romanticism. Fabrics include nylon, silk cupra, synthetic fibres, cotton, linen, eco-fabric blends, satin, crepe and chiffon in consolidated colours.

Island Extravaganza

16 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Erin Kleinberg

Who started it? Canadian designer Erin Kleinberg spent the first part of her career in fashion working for a number of top stylists. Having gained experience during an internship at W magazine in New York, she returned to Toronto, to set up her eponymous label last year.

20 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Ohne Titel

Who started it? Ohne Titel (German for 'untitled') is a luxury women's wear label designed by Flora Gill and Alexa Adams. The two met in New York in 1999 while studying at Parson's School of Design. Upon graduation they worked for various labels - Adams at Helmut Lang - before reuniting in 2005 at Karl Lagerfeld.

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Plastic power

About Plastic

Homonyms sound the same but have different meanings. Choose the correct word.

Plastics are organic compounds that contain the element carbon.

Because carbon atoms join together in long chains, scientists call plastics polymers - a word from the Greek poly meaning 'many' and meros meaning 'part'.

20 May 2008 - 12:00am

Big step in the right direction

Far from being the preserve of the hippy fringe, an increasing number of big-name apparel companies are turning to sustainable development and green purchasing trends.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

What's in it? Cellulose gum

Other names it goes by Acetic acid, cellulose ether, carboxymethyl cellulose, sodium salt.

What's it used in? Toothpaste, foundation, moisturiser, mascara and masks.

What does it do? It's used to bind and stabilise ingredients.

11 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Import call on cotton for textile producers

The National Development and Reform Commission has urged textile firms to raise cotton imports ahead of expected price rises next year on tighter supply.

22 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Green fashion statement

Interstoff Asia Essential-Autumn puts the focus on eco-textiles and cutting-edge fabrics and, as the only major international fair of its kind, it is a key marketing and sourcing platform for manufacturers and buyers with a 'green' outlook.

25 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Rolling out fabrics that can stand the test of time

Clothing is more than about the cut and fit of a garment. Technological breakthroughs in textiles and fabrics have created functional materials that make garments more wearable and comfortable.

25 Sep 2007 - 12:00am