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Half of the silk on sale in Beijing contains little or no silk, study finds

Just weeks after it emerged that Shanghai hotpot was found to contain rat meat instead of lamb, a survey in Beijing has found that half of the silk products on sale in China's capital contain little or no silk. Quilts that claimed to be filled with 100 per cent silk, including one sold under a licensed Pierre Cardin label, contained mostly synthetic polyester and viscose, the study found.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 5:05pm 9 comments

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.

However, there has been growing concern about the impact of the colouring industry on human health and on the environment, particularly when waste water from the process is often discharged with inadequate or no treatment.

9 Dec 2012 - 1:51pm

Organic cotton: expensive but a saviour for sensitve skin

Like many first-time parents, Cherie Choi Suet-ying was excitedly stocking up on fancy baby gear when she was expecting two years ago. Choi and her husband soon realised, however, that much of it was simply unsuitable because they might have passed an unfortunate trait onto their son. Like his parents, young Kai-yin had eczema and often broke out in rashes.

9 Dec 2012 - 1:50pm

Mexico files WTO complaint against China over textiles

Mexico has accused China of breaking World Trade Organisation rules by giving tax breaks and other favourable deals to its own clothing and textile businesses, the global trade body said on Monday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

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

Linen Online

Linen Online

Westin Store (www.westin-hotelsathome.com)

Couldn't get enough of the Heavenly bed during your last visit to the Westin? No matter. Purchase the bed - and the hotel's entire range of Heavenly linen - online and relive your stay.

2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

going back to school well worth the effort

Does a trip back to the classroom really pay off? Just ask Louisa Lo Wai-sze, who graduated from Polytechnic University with a BSc in Textiles in 2000. After graduation, she worked as a product development trainee with a circular knit maker. One year later she enrolled in PolyU's MA in Fashion and Textiles programme while continuing to work full time.

6 Nov 2004 - 12:00am