Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

13th February 2017

Li&Fung dropped from stock index of Hong Kong’s leading firms

Li&Fung will be dropped from Hong Kong's Han Seng index of leading quoted businesses from March 6, the index compilers announced on February 12. The delisting - which has no...

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20th April 2015

Flying geese don’t mean the Chinese are leaving home

One of the biggest myths of modern sourcing is that Chinese  garment manufacturers are leaving China. My op-ed in the April 21 Sourcing Journal Online exposes the myth. In 2002,...

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7th November 2014

Spinners and weavers from Greater China resume Vietnamese investments

Two more companies based in Greater China announced Vietnamese spinning or weaving projects in October, in spite of earlier fears that the May anti-China riots would deter new businesses from...

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10th May 2013

Confusion over impact of Hong Kong dock strike

Hong Kong dock owners appear undecided about the effect of a strike that is now in its fifth week, and attracted new strikers at the end of April The dockers'...

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25th February 2009

How to widen your sourcing horizons

In recent months, conventional sourcing wisdom looks to have been overturned increasingly often. And we've also provided a fair bit of evidence for questioning whether it's been overturned as much...

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31st October 2008

Is Tack Fat the first of many?

With clothing retail sales throughout the world declining, it's understandable many people are worried about widespread collapses among clothing manufacturers – especially those heavily committed to the US and European...

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21st May 2007

Li-Ning Plans $75m IPO

China's largest sportswear company, Li-Ning, is planning a $50m initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong this year. The athletic shoe and apparel maker, 30% owned by the Singapore Government,...

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21st May 2007

Sun Hing Expansion

Sun Hing Knitting Factory Ltd., whose knitwear customers are claimed to include Sonia Rykiel and Marks & Spencer, is investing $2.5m this year to expand production capacity by 25% percent...

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21st March 2007

Apax finalises Tommy Hilfiger acquisition

Private-equity firm Apax Partners Ltd has bought Tommy Hilfiger Corp for more than $1.5 bn, or $16.80 per share. The Hong Kong-based company had put itself up for auction in...

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21st March 2007

HK set to import 5,000 mainlanders on minimum wage

Hong Kong's labour leaders agreed with manufacturers to import low-wage garment and textile workers from the mainland. In return, employers agreed for the first time to impose minimum wages in...

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21st March 2007

Shenzhou to float in November

Claimed to be China's largest knitwear exporter, Shenzhou International Group, set an indicative price range for its initial public offering in Hong Kong of HK$2.63 to HK$2.99 a share, sources...

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21st March 2007

Luen Thai H1 profit down

Hong Kong’s largest listed garment maker Luen Thai Holdings has blamed the trade disputes for a drop in its first-half profits. “Chief executive Henry Tan said: “The imposition of temporary...

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