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Garment Industry

Cambodia's textile workers hang by a thread under Chinese bosses

Pak Kok Heng used to make sweaters for the Pine Great Factory in Phnom Penh. Now, he and his former colleagues spend their days standing outside the Ministry of Social Affairs in the Cambodian capital.

Saturday, 27 July, 2013, 11:09am 2 comments

23 hurt in shelter collapse at Phnom Penh factory owned by Hong Kong firm

A structure's collapse in Cambodia's capital injured 23 workers yesterday at a factory thought to be owned by a Hong Kong group and which produces garments for H&M, police said.

21 May 2013 - 9:15am

Retailers sign up to accord on Bangladesh factory standards

Labour umbrella groups Industrial Global Union and UNI Global Union yesterday praised top retailers for joining their drive to make Bangladesh's garment factories safer, after 1,127 people died in a factory collapse last month.

17 May 2013 - 2:10am

Old family firms are ripe for the picking

Hong Kong family businesses are increasingly becoming targets of takeovers by institutional investors as the older generation of entrepreneurs retires, bankers say.

Hundreds of listed companies controlled by wealthy families may be taken private in the coming decade because they face operational difficulties or the younger generation is not interested in holding on to them.

9 Nov 2012 - 8:47am

The suits have it

The fact that Savile Row has been tailoring clothes for 200 years makes London the original home of menswear. Even the Italian and French labels cannot match such a long history, which is coupled with the British capital's enviable legacy of street style. But in a typically understated manner, the city has not shouted about it - until now.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

From drug needles ... to a needle and thread

Kenny Shum spent years honing his skills as a tailor, specialising in the intricate detailing of women's suits.

At the same time, he fed an 18-year heroin habit that robbed him of his life savings.

He eventually had to stop working as a tailor and found himself doing menial labouring jobs.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Exorbitant suits - dressed in the finest fashion

Dressed in the finest fashion.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Dry your eyes!

'Inside myself is a place where you renew springs that never dry up'

Pearl Buck (1892-1973) - American writer who spent many years in China

A dry run

'Dry' is the opposite of 'wet', but what do the following terms mean?

1 dry-cleaning

a. wet clothes hanging on a line to dry

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Brand director at esteemed tailor vows they'll never stray too far from Savile Row

When you've been making suits for nearly two and a half centuries and have dressed some of England's biggest names in royalty, you don't need to stray from heritage or give in to what's trendy.

That's what Ray Clacher, brand managing director of Gieves and Hawkes, believes.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Fabrics and prints focus of trend forecasters

If the ever-changing world of textiles is your business, this season's Interstoff Asia Essential - at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre starting on Thursday - is not to be missed.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am