Sustainability Articles

First Sustainable Leather Forum to mobilize the French leather industry
02 August 2019


British The first Sustainable Leather Forum (SLF) will take place in Paris on September 16, 2019 at the Maison de la FNTP (Fédération Nationale des Travaux Publics), close to the Champs Elysees, under the patronage of the French Ministry of Economy and Finance. The current Secretary of State, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, will represent the ministry for Economy and Finance and give the opening notes. The Forum is organised by the National Leather Council, an inter-professional organization of producers and users of leather. APLF is one of the many sponsors of the event.  More...



Scarves lover creates sustainable cashmere brand
17 May 2019


British born, long time Hong Kong resident, charity volunteer, cashmere enthusiast and first time exhibitor at APLF’s Cashmere World, Surinder Francis tells us how and why she established and launched her own  luxurious yet sustainable cashmere brand, called Franci. More...

Red dot Awards for G2G eye catching “techstyle” system
07 May 2019


The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has won the prestigious Red Dot Award for Product Design 2019 for its Garment-to-Garment (G2G) recycling system Mini Mill. The G2G system is a mini production line that recycles post-consumer garments into clean and wearable clothes. More...


Green is the new Black
07 May 2019

The Asia-based “Green is the New Black” collective organized their annual “Conscious Festival” at the Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong on April 13-14th. The event features sustainable lifestyle products as well as inspiring talks and is a unique opportunity for the public to discover and experience a greener and more conscious lifestyle. More...



APLF Feels Green! Establishing APLF as the Sustainable Sourcing Platform in Asia Pacific
30 January 2019

The need for a Sustainable Sourcing Platform in Asia 

A growing number of designers and brands’ development teams are desperately looking for sustainable products and materials producers. More...