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

Emphasis on green sourcing

Bedroom furniture company Okooko originates in New Zealand and is projecting Kiwi-style concern for the environment in Hong Kong.

'Our motto is that all the products we sell must be as natural and as 'New Zealand' as possible,' says managing director Dondy Poernomo, who will oversee the showroom's move from the 27th to the 26th floor of Horizon Plaza later this year.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Concern over dependence on imports

China must be cautious of its dependence on the global market for agricultural products, as demand and farming costs keep growing while resources become scarcer in the domestic market, Premier Wen Jiabao said last month in remarks published yesterday in the Qiushi Journal.

17 Jan 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

Newborn gear

Hot seats

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I heard about this awesome brand that makes sustainable clothes - just a few pieces that you can mix and match and are all you need all year round. Ring any bells? I thought it was called Ulta or Ultra something, but all I found was beauty products, music or complicated electronics stuff. I know this goes against your seasonal fashion thing, but I'd love to find it.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Row over who left the cotton in patient's eye

It was supposedly a simple eye operation for a waiter hurt when a beer bottle burst, but it became a talking point online after he was forced to have two more operations to remove cotton threads in eye tissue.

10 Jul 2011 - 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

Shutdown fears for textile factories

Hong Kong garment makers with factories across the border have warned of a tidal wave of shutdowns if the central government slashes value-added tax rebates on exports.

20 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

Cotton's journey

Wool on trees

Cotton is such a big part of our lives we take it for granted today. But, for thousands of years, it was only grown in certain parts of the world - in India and in South America. The ancient Chinese did not know about it until traders brought it from India.

29 Mar 2010 - 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

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

PolyU seeking markets for new body-fitting 'memory' fabrics

Clothes that take the shape of the wearer are set to become a reality after Polytechnic University researchers produced breakthrough 'memory' fabrics.

When such material is worn, it 'senses' the body temperature and becomes highly flexible, adjusting to the user's body shape, according to Hu Jinlian, the lead researcher.

15 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