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The environmental perils of dye

As with their choice of white cotton, most clothing manufacturers prefer synthetic dyes because they are cheaper and easier to use.

Sunday, 9 December, 2012, 1:51pm

Whitening Masks

Neogence C+ Multi-Whitening Mask (HK$158/6pcs)

Claim: whitens the skin in 15 minutes, removes aged skin cells and brightens the skin. Also helps reduce dark circles around the eyes. It contains chamomilla extract, ellagic acid and ethyl ascorbic acid to soothe and brighten the skin.

Estee Lauder Cyber White EX Extra Intensive Illuminating Mask (HK$350/50ml)

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Obsession: Felix Rey clutch

20ltd is known for creating luxurious one-of-a-kind pieces that only a few can afford. Recently, however, the website posted this gorgeous Felix Rey clutch for GBP260 (HK$3,021) that caught our eye.

12 Jan 2009 - 12:00am


While it seems at least one designer every season is inspired by the 1960s, the decade itself is so chock-full of inspiration the well never seems to run dry. This season, tie-dye materials have been revived in modern silhouettes and colour palettes so you don't look too retro.

18 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Reach for the stars

With Rubelli's 2008 collection you can sit on James Dean, tie back Maria Callas or run your fingers over Marilyn (right, in blue, and far right, in red; HK$1,150 a metre). Inspired by 1950s movie stars and musicians, the high-end retailer of furnishing fabrics has also come up with materials such as the Sinatra (a textured chenille), Armstrong (a fancy marl) and Nina (a handmade Ikat).

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

style meter


Thin belts

Go for an extra-long brown leather style wrapped twice around the waist.

The tribal vibe

Designers such as Oscar de la Renta went exotic this season. If you can't pull it off, consider donning an accessory such as an ikat scarf.

Grab bags

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

'Unbelievable pain' forces Dye out for at least two meetings

Shane Dye has been sidelined with a painful rib injury and will not ride at Sha Tin tomorrow and Monday's National Day Cup programme.

Dye sustained the injury at barrier trials last Tuesday when riding Australian private purchase Fever Pitch for premier trainer Caspar Fownes.

25 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Huafeng in HK$280m capacity growth bid

Hong Kong-listed Huafeng Textile International, which is seeking a listing in South Korea, plans to invest HK$280 million to expand its fabric processing and yarn-spinning capacity as well as to tap retail business.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Fountain Set to spend HK$430m this year

Textile producer Fountain Set (Holdings) has set aside HK$430 million for capital spending during this financial year to August to expand capacity and expects spending will remain at similar levels over the next few years.

'Such a capital expenditure budget - about HK$400 million per year - is in line with the past five years,' executive director Gordon Yen said yesterday.

16 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Back to the future

Coach is cashing in on fashion's love affair with all things old with its vintage tie-dye signature collection. Shoppers can choose from a range of accessories, including the wristlet, shoulder tote and wallet (left; $830), in bright colours such as hot pink and blue.

12 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

HKYAF seeking musical stars

The Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival (HKYAF) is looking for energetic actors, singers and dancers for their Broadway musical Fame.

The well-loved musical will be directed by Lindsey McAlister, with Scott Gibson as musical director and choreography by Jun Mabaquiao. There will be 10 shows in November at the Art Centre's Shouson Theatre.

30 May 2005 - 12:00am


It has been so refreshing to find many young Hong Kong people dyeing their hair reddish brown and even blond, that your article (South China Morning Post, January 24) about the female police officer being reprimanded for dyeing her locks is stupefying.

Why do the authorities think that their law enforcers should not keep up with the times?

28 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

115 lose jobs as print firm closes

One hundred and fifteen workers have lost their jobs with the closure of the 20-year-old Satisfactory Printing and Dyeing Factory in Kwai Chung. They claim they are owed more than $2m.

19 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

On The Rack

It used to be that tight, tie-dyed denim emerged only from tacky tourist shops, trailer parks and Grateful Dead concerts. Surprise! In the latest example of bad taste-made-good, designers such as Emmanuel Ungaro (right) and Michael Kors for Celine are embracing the look.

2 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Students right to dye hair?

A lot of people in Hong Kong are dyeing their hair. It is a common trend.

We should stand up for students' rights to dye their hair.

John Locke and Martin Luthur actively fought for and successfully spread awareness about human rights and liberty among people. Learning from the past is the main purpose of studying history.

18 Apr 2000 - 12:00am