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
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
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 (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
Hot seats28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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