A Cotton USA-sponsored seminar on the cotton and apparel market and how the industry is moving ahead with re-industrialisation was attended by nearly 100 partners throughout the Hong Kong textile supply chain. The seminar was organised by Hong Kong Association of Textile Bleachers, Dyers, Printers and Finishers in collaboration with the Textile Council of Hong Kong and Clothing Industry Training Authority.
The seminar was launched by Karin Malmstrom, Director of China and Northeast Asia, Cotton Council International (CCI) by sharing cotton market developments under the current dynamic trade conditions and CCI's “what’s new in cotton?” initiative. Jimmy Rowe, Manager of Strategic Analysis from Cotton Incorporated, elaborated on consumers’ and retail insights in the U.S. and China following their recent research, as well as their perception of sustainability when they are purchasing apparel.
Professor Philip Yeung, Executive Director of Clothing Industry Training Authority, introduced the re-industrialisation project commissioned by the HKSAR government and how small-to-medium enterprises in Hong Kong's fashion industry will benefit from this project. Karen Ho, Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability at WWF, also introduced its “making sustainability fashionable” project and how sustainable practices can pave the way for strategic success across the apparel and fashion industry.