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Véronique Saunier established her reputation as a journalist soon after moving to Hong Kong in 1988. As a freelance writer, she has been covering the fashion, leather and fine fibre industries for various magazines including the industry’s leading trend setter WGSN. Her background as a former science and technology writer enables her to interpret in a highly readable manner the way new technologies affect various industries and our lives. She understands and is concerned about the impact the fashion industry has on the livelihood and traditions of animal breeders across the world. A dedicated environmentalist, she tirelessly promotes corporate responsibility and sustainable development as a means of preserving cultural diversity. At the same time she defends the rightful access of local populations to education, healthcare, technological advancements, prosperity and wealth creation. She has played an active part in developing and coordinating the programme of the Cashmere World Forum and of the Global Footwear Retail Conference. A tireless traveler with an extensive experience of living in China, Véronique commutes regularly between Asia and Europe.
While admitting China’s slowing growth rate, Dr Dietrich Tegtmeyer, Vice President of LANXESS’ Leather Business Unit remains optimistic about the economic situation of the country.
Established in 2008, AnAn is one of the top ten synthetic material producers in China. Located in Zhangzhou, in Fujian province, in the eastern part of China, AnAn has developed business partnerships with both domestic and international sports manufacturers such as Anta, 361, Nike, adidas, New Balance, Sketcher, Puma, Under Armour and Warrior.
“We wanted to do something unique that differentiated us from the “pashmina” craze,” explains Subhendu Ghosh Dastidar of the Indian company Essma.
Bag’s Business Limited (BBL)’s Creative Director Yulia Kadamtseva and Chief Operations Officer Olya Kriuchkova were thrilled when they heard the news their brand new collection were awarded the APLF Newcomer Award.
Design is all that matters, according to Sappi’s Research Director, Nicholas Yardy. “We really spend a lot of time focusing on haptics, drag, touch and how the customers interact with the things we make. There is a lot of science behind it but at the end of the day, it is how it feels that counts,”
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