The Dictator

The Dictator

Sunday, 16 September, 2012, 3:05am

Fashion venture that helps local communities

Thopdan Dorjee, 32, is the sales manager for Norlha, a not-for-profit operation that takes yak wool provided by Tibetan nomads and spins it into scarves and wraps that have recently caught the eye of fashion houses like Hermes and Lanvin Homme. So far, 120 nomads are taking part in the project. But running a business where social responsibility is more important than profit is a challenge.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Fairs expand to meet demand

Asia's largest houseware fair and a home textile fair are showcasing their most exciting range of innovative products and services to date, and drawing enthusiastic buyers from across the globe.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Still the height of fashion

Asia's most respected sourcing destination for niche apparel fabrics and accessories turns 25 in Hong Kong this year, and a host of exciting events have been arranged to celebrate the milestone.

12 Mar 2012 - 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

Too good to be undercover

Some people may think nothing of spending thousands of dollars on the latest fashions, but shop for their underwear at the bargain basement bin. However, the billion-dollar lingerie industry proves that men and women do care what's underneath.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Seminar Programmes

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre


Design & Trend Seminars

Fashion Trends - Colours & Fabrics for spring/summer 2011 by Yuko Watanabe, I.S. Planning, Japan: 10am - 11am, Room N101b

16 Mar 2010 - 12:00am


Who started it? Born in Seoul, South Korea, 50-year-old Wooyoungmi has been designing men's clothes for more than 20 years. After studying fashion at Seoul University, she launched her first menswear line, Solid Homme, in 1988. She relocated to Paris and launched her eponymous line in 2002. She continues to show twice yearly collections in Paris, where she also has a boutique.

29 Nov 2009 - 12:00am


Who started it? Ca$hmere is a collaborative venture between designer John Scher and visionary Patrick Lo. Before launching Ca$hmere, Scher had designed his own lines for women and men for more than 10 years. Originally from Hong Kong, Lo worked in finance before moving to New York to study merchandising and design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

6 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


Who started it? Born and raised in Paris, France, Joseph Altuzarra studied art and art history at Swarthmore College in Philadelphia, the United States. Upon graduation, Altuzarra landed a job as an intern for Marc Jacobs in New York.

9 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Weave your way to the top in home textile industry

International firm seeks merchandising manager

Individuals with adept technical skills and a keen understanding of home-decoration textiles are invited to apply for an exciting role. A growing international company with its roots in Europe would like to recruit a merchandising manager.

25 Oct 2008 - 12:00am


Boy toy

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Quality not quantity is key to success

As wages rise and the yuan appreciates, Hong Kong textile and garment manufacturers, many of whom have factories in Southern China, are rethinking their business strategies to meet the challenges ahead.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Seminars cover all aspects of industry

Interstoff Asia Essential visitors can expect a comprehensive lineup of seminars delivered by industry leaders from around the globe, including Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Switzerland and Britain who will address most aspects of the garment and textile industries.

Topics will include trends and design, technological developments and business strategy.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am